So You Got a Spare $40 Mil?

April 24, 2017 9:00 am

Billionaire’s Row: It’s a stretch of Pacific Heights where the houses get deep into eight figures. 

Neighbors? Jony Ive. Larry Ellison. The Gettys, down the block. 

And for the first time in a while, a new property will soon be up for grabs. 

It’ll set you back — about $40,000,000

What’ll you get for the money? 

Well, not the 19th-century clapboard that was demolished to make way for this multi-story contemporary with views of most of northern California. 

You will get: seven bedrooms. Eight bathrooms, four half-baths. An outdoor kitchen, an indoor kitchen, an elevator, theater and gym. Two wine rooms. Did we mention the neighbors?

The spec house isn’t on the market yet, but when it is, it’ll be through Sotheby’s International Realty. 

Don’t want to wait for your million-dollar house? Below, a few more of S.F.’s top-dollar properties. 

Where: 3444 Washington
Price: $18M
Square footage: 9074
Details: 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 quarter baths
Highlight: Deck with view of the Golden Gate
We say: It’s actually a beautiful, refined 1904 property that will literally embarass owners of the newfangled, new-money contemporary developments. 

Where: 2820 Scott
Price: $29.5M
Square footage: 16,000
Details: 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, 3 half baths
Highlight: That lemon-yellow exterior. Do not change that, new buyer. 
We say: Maybe you’re the Ex Machina robot played by Alicia Vikander? If so, go ahead with the $40M newbie above. Everyone else — anyone with any sense of style, history, grandeur, etc. — will prefer this historical beautiful. With a surfeit of marble fireplaces. 

Where: 3001 Pacific
Price: $22M
Square footage: 13,643
Details: 15 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
Highlight: 4 parking spaces — it’s more of a luxury than the entire staff floor. 
We say: The views are killer, and the side wall of windows is to die for — never mind that from the front this looks like half the brick-face houses in rural Pennsylvania. 

Where: 308 Sea Cliff
Square footage: 4,180
Details: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms
Highlight: Not a very big house for the money, eh? Focus on the ocean-view garden and the spiral staircase. 
We say: We’re a sucker for the neo-Classical architectural details — and the landscaping. It’s a little too green for our tastes — let’s be California; we don’t have to be Virginia — but still: tough to beat. 

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