5 On-the-Market Starter Homes for Newly Minted SF Millionaires

Not sure what to do with that IPO cash? Try one of these.

March 21, 2019 9:00 am

The Listings covers the best of Bay Area real estate, in all its wild glory. This month: some suggestions for the newly minted IPO millionaires. And for all of us about to get priced out: take a long look at that parenthetical at the bottom.

Payout: $1.5M
What you’ll get: A four-bedroom house in the Sunset
Where: 1782 27th Avenue
Why: You can find a condo closer-in, but if you want a house-house, this is your spot: four bedrooms, 2+ bathrooms, and “one of the larger kitchens in the area,” which is always a bonus. You’ve also got a parking spot, which seems like the least you could ask for $1M+.

Payout: $3M
What you’ll get: A “house-like” 4BR in North Beach
Where: 186 Francisco Street (#4!)
Why: Focus on the interior spaces and you’re basically living in a Dallas McMansion. Oh, but those killer outdoor spaces: five in total, ranging from balconies to patios and all offering sweeping views of the Bay, Marin, Alcatraz, bridges galore and everything else.

Payout: $5M
What you’ll get: An investment opportunity in the Mission
Where: 658 Shotwell Street
Why: So you made your money in tech and now you’re looking for something that’s less likely to be pushing against the fabric of our society. Have you considered … real estate! If not, here’s your chance, for “development, or all kinds of possibilities.” (Otherwise, here’s a four-bed “architecturally significant retreat” in Belvedere.)

Payout: $10M
What you’ll get: A mansion in Presidio Heights
Where: 3990 Washington Street
Why: So you want a spread, but within city limits? Tomettes in the kitchen, marble in the bathroom, sunshine everywhere thanks to the expansive southern exposure — plus six bedrooms, 7,600 square feet and room for four or so cars.

Payout: $25M
What you’ll get: Basically everything you want
Where: “Undisclosed address,” Alamo, CA
Why: You’re retiring, right? Or at least prepping for whatever comes next in the privacy of your 12-bedroom, 100-acre spread. Tend to your grapes (yep, there’s a vineyard) while sizing up the competition. Per the listing: “You know you are just minutes from the City, but you can easily convince yourself that you are in the French countryside.” (Oh, and P.S.: You can live in the actual French countryside for basically nothing, like this four-room house for under $100K.)

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