Writer Michelle Quinterro explores and compares what $1.4 million can buy across the Golden State, from sunny San Diego to the City by the Bay. Introducing the first in her “Cali Comparables” series for Coldwell Banker:
You set a certain budget for your house hunt—and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a series called “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.
For this edition of Cali Comparables, we’re traveling up from the sunny county of San Diego and landing on the cool, coastal land of San Francisco. The City by the Bay, as it’s often called, is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, being home to a number of incredibly successful companies, an eclectic mix of architecture and its savvy and diverse population. All those amenities come at a price, however. For the second quarter of 2016, according to the Coldwell Banker Quarterly Real Estate Report, the median sale price for a single-family home in San Francisco was $1,365,000. With that in mind, we decided to explore what the dynamic city of San Francisco has in store around that price range – or slightly over/under. Here’s what we found:
Fabulous Find in the Financial District
Location, location, location. This sophisticated condo puts you in the middle of San Francisco’s upscale and fast-paced downtown area where you’ll be in walking distance to world-class museums, Moscone Convention Center, Metreon and Union Square. At home, enjoy a well thought out space that contains top-line finishes and details throughout, super high ceilings, large French windows, bamboo floors, a roof deck and more.
Stylish Sunset Gem
Luxurious. Contemporary. Spacious. That’s what this stunning Sunset remodel is all about. Boasting a bright open layout, oak hardwood floors, LED recessed lights, high ceilings, new designer paint colors and a large backyard, this five-bedroom home is perfect for those who want to come home to comfort and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Classic in the Castro
If you’re on the lookout for the ultimate San Francisco Victorian, then look no further. This updated vintage home located in one of the city’s most historic districts will put an end to your search. With bright and airy rooms, amazing views of the Bay and Mount Diablo, a beautiful backyard garden and classic architecture, you’ll rediscover the classic beauty of living in the City by the Bay.
— by Michelle Quinterro for Coldwell Banker San Francisco Bay Area, compliments of Anne Dautun Laury, Luxury Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker