How Does $3 Million Look in San Francisco?

What does a $3 million home (plus or minus) look like in San Francisco? With 36 diverse neighborhoods, San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. Yet despite its status as one of the biggest metropolises in the nation, the city is a mere seven by seven miles of land, with a population of just 815,000.

People ask me all the time, how much do I need to spend for a nice home in a beautiful San Francisco neighborhood? Well, here is what $3 million looks like in three of my favorite districts — Pacific Heights, South Beach, and the Marina — right now.

Summer 2017 California Comparables: $3 Million in San Francisco

Arts and Crafts Style Bungalow in Pacific Heights

Built in the early 20th Century, this Arts and Crafts style home retains a timeless charm more than a century after its original construction. Nestled in one of Pacific Heights premiere locations, walking distance to The Presidio, this charming residence maintains the architectural elements of the bungalow style popular during the Edwardian era including its shingled exterior, beamed ceilings, and wood plank walls. The exquisite rear garden designed by legendary landscape architect Thomas Church provides beautiful and tranquil outlooks from the living area and wonderful indoor/ outdoor living and entertaining. This single family home is a wonderful oasis in the midst of one of San Francisco’s most desirable residential neighborhoods.

South Beach Penthouse

Clean and sleek South Beach, known for salty sea breezes and picturesque views of the Bay, was once home to dilapidated waterfront warehouses. No longer. Formerly home to the historic Hooper’s South End Grain Warehouse, this penthouse at 72 Townsend along the Embarcadero is meticulously restored. Number 903 is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath penthouse with views of the water and a large south-facing terrace. The bespoke design is a beautiful blend of historic authenticity and modern luxury. The 74 unit building amenities include onsite attendant, outdoor sky terrace w/BBQ, a hospitality lounge, and independent parking. San Francisco Giants home at AT&T Park is nearby, and the location provides easy access to CalTrain, 101 and 280.

Home in the Marina

This three bedroom home in San Francisco’s famous Marina District is located just across the street from the stunning Palace of Fine Arts. Walk to the Marina Green, the beaches at Crissy Field, tons of shopping and restaurants, and quickly access the Golden Gate Bridge. Welcome home to ample interior spaces that flow to a generous backyard. Enjoy indoor and outdoor living in one of San Francisco’s youngest neighborhoods.

Anne Laury is an award-winning REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Previews International® in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights. In her first full year in real estate, Anne won the Rookie of the Year Award. Since then, she has ranked among the top 10 percent of real estate agents in the company. Her professionalism, expertise, initiative, and commitment to providing incomparable customer service make for a winning combination for her clients.