Top 40 Home Sales in San Francisco, 2009

This Sea Cliff home sold for $18,000,000 in the Fall

After reviewing public records for San Francisco real estate transactions above $4 million through 2009, we are interested to see that, since June, there has been a steady number of luxury sales in the City.

We’ve counted 40 sales over $4 million throughout the year, with 5 more currently pending, as of November 1st.

The year started off weak, with only six $4 million-plus homes selling from January through March. Sales continued to be slow until suddenly last summer there were 8 closed transactions in June alone, culminating in July with the first sale over $10 million in a year. The third quarter had the most luxury sales (a total of 16.)

So how do things look for the rest of the year? Our review of the records indicates the likelihood San Francisco will meet or exceed second quarter luxury sales, and may exceed sales for the same period last year!

Here is our list of the Top 40 sales in San Francisco from January 1 through November 1, 2009. Please note that price information is an approximation based on publicly available records found online, and not through independent verification with brokers or principals to these transactions.

Top 5 Highest Home Sales
$18,000,000 for 300 Sea Cliff Avenue in September

1. 300 Sea Cliff Avenue – $18,000,000. Since news of this private transaction recently became public, speculation has been rampant about the identity of the buyer, with guesses ranging from Tom Cruise to Larry Ellison. Having been put on the market years ago, it’s just a relief to see that the right buyer has been found for this unique home, regardless of who it is. Sitting on almost half an acre, the 5-bedroom house, built in 1938, has been recently renovated and features sweeping views from the Pacific Ocean to the Golden Gate Bridge.

$11,500,000 for 2510 Jackson in July

2. 2510 Jackson Street – $11,500,000. Until the September sale of 300 Sea Cliff Avenue, this was the highest priced transaction in San Francisco since the hip young founders of Bebo purchased 37 Raycliff Terrace in the fall of 2008 for $29,000,000.

This magnificent Pacific Heights home consists of seven bedrooms, a ballroom, seven fireplaces, a garden and many other luxuries one would expect from a top rate Pacific Heights mansion.

Listing agent: Bernadette Lamothe, Sotheby’s International Realty
Buyer’s agents: Joel Goodrich, TRI Coldwell Banker & David Barrett, Warwick Properties Group

$9,000,000 for 2430 Broadway in October

3. 2430 Broadway – $9,000,000. Protected from the street by towering greenery, this 5-bedroom home presents a stirring balance between the warm interior aesthetic and quintessential San Francisco views. Completing the home is an enchanting multi-tiered courtyard – a private enclave nestled in the heart of Pacific Heights.

Listing agent: Steven Mavromihalis, Pacific Union Real Estate
Buyer’s agent: Gloria Smith, Sotheby’s International Realty


$8,900,000 for 3355 Pacific Avenue

4. $8,900,000 for 3355 Pacific Avenue in February
Listing agent: Malin Giddings, TRI Coldwell Banker
Buyer’s agent: Kaye Woods, Woods Real Estate, Inc., Kaye

$7,995,000 for 3712 Jackson Street

5. $7,995,000 for 3712 Jackson in September
Listing agent: Malin Giddings, TRI Coldwell Banker
Buyer’s agent: Neal Ward, McGuire Real Estate

And pending close of escrow:
632 El Camino Del Mar – (was asking $9,000,000)
3855 Washington Street – (was asking $8,000,000)

Top 5 Highest Condo Sales

1. $9,350,000 for 301 Mission Street, Grand Penthouse A in September
2. $8,100,000 for 301 Mission Street, Grand Penthouse B in September
3. $7,250,000 for 2100 Pacific Avenue #9 in September
4. $6,000,000 for 1750 Taylor Street in August
5. $5,074,500 for 301 Mission Street #57B in June

The Top 40 Real Estate Sales, January 1 – November 1, 2009

1. $18,000,000 for 300 Sea Cliff Avenue
2. $11,500,000 for 2510 Jackson
3. $9,350,000 for 301 Mission Street, GPHA
4. $9,000,000 for 2430 Broadway
5. $8,900,000 for 3355 Pacific Avenue
6. $8,100,000 for 301 Mission Street, GPHB
7. $7,995,000 for 3712 Jackson
8. $7,800,000 for 2712 Broadway Street
9. $7,750,000 for 2629 Pierce Street
10. $7,250,000 for 2100 Pacific Avenue #9
11. $7,195,000 for 200 Locust Street
12. $6,995,000 for 3222 Jackson Street
13. $6,766,001 for 2151-2157 Green Street
14. $6,250,000 for 3525 Pacific Avenue
15. $6,000,000 for 1750 Taylor Street
16. $5,700,000 for 2601 Lyon Street
17. $5,700,000 for 3481 Washington
18. $5,600,000 for 2525 Webster Street
19. $5,500,000 for 1009 Francisco Street
20. $5,235,000 for 2306 Broadway Street
21. $5,200,000 for 37 Presidio Avenue
22. $5,074,500 for 301 Mission Street #57B
23. $5,000,000 for 2709 Larkin Street
24. $4,980,000 for 3388 Clay Street
25. $4,950,000 for 2775 Green Street
26. $4,900,500 for 301 Mission Street #53B
27. $4,800,000 for 3424 Jackson Street
28. $4,775,000 for 3778 Clay Street
29. $4,700,000 for 765 Market Street #26F
30. $4,580,000 for 45 McLaren Avenue
31. $4,527,000 for 107 Spruce Street
32. $4,500,000 for 37 Calhoun Terrace
33. $4,500,000 for 3310 Baker Street
34. $4,400,000 for 2332 Washington Street
35. $4,350,000 for 2626 Green Street
36. $4,320,000 for 768 Green Street
37. $4,275,000 for 2221 Baker Street
38. $4,200,000 for 2721 Pacific Avenue
39. $4,200,000 for 2838 Washington Street
40. $4,000,000 for 2580 Broadway Street