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.

Oh, San Fran — we can’t quit you! We head back to our favorite Northern California city today to explore what $1.6 million (and slightly over/under) will buy us in terms of real estate. Hey…we’re encouraged by some reports that prices might be easing somewhat…



1217 San Bruno Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94110 | $1,695,000

Sleek lines, uncluttered spaces and stylish modernity. Yes, please! This two-bedroom, 1.5 bath abode in Inner Mission has a fresh and chic look, thanks to the present owner/designer’s thoughtful remodeling. With 1,940 square feet, the place is spacious for city living — plus it has an artistically landscaped backyard with a  lawn, native plants and trees!



10 Mint Plaza #1 | San Francisco, CA 94103 | $1,600,000

This Manhattan-like industrial condo in SOMA has direct elevator access, soaring ceilings and an open floorplan primed for entertaining. Sleek and modern interiors reveal two bedrooms and two baths with high-gloss concrete floors, exposed beam ceilings and concrete posts. Bonus: a virtual wall of windows in the living room overlook Mint Plaza, which features 54 Mint, Blue Bottle Cafe, Sushi Hashiri, Latte Express. Nearby are Westfield Mall, Powell St. Bart, the Hotel Zetta, Metreon, Union Square, and Yerba Buena Gardens.



1242 Sacramento Street #5 | San Francisco, CA 94108 | $1,598,500

Paris, by way of San Francisco — Francophiles will rejoice in this exquisite one-bedroom Beaux Arts-style penthouse atop one of Nob Hill’s iconic buildings. You’ve got stunning views, elegant living spaces and a superb location on one of the City’s most beautiful tree-lined blocks, plus an entrance gallery for art, plus a living room, office alcove and dining/ family room with openness and great flow. This unique space is all about the details: gorgeous moldings, gleaming hardwood floors and exquisite French-style windows.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in San Francisco in the $1,600,000 to $1,700,000 range.

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