2300 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, Russian Hill: Views, Views and More Views

Listed at: $2,825,000  Sold at: $2,828,000

Issues Handled:

  • Other buyers ‘circling’
  • Competitive offer terms with time limited response deadline
  • Investigation of past foundation/retaining wall improvements
  • Potential renovation project investigation

2300 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, MLS 439184

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Where: 2300 Leavenworth, single-family home at the corner of Leavenworth and Lombard (the crooked part) in Russian Hill

What:  Three-level,recently renovated, bright home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage parking, views of the City/Coit Tower from every level that all lead to a 300° view roof with views of Lombard, the FIDi, Coit Tower, Alcatraz and northern views to Tiburon, Marin and Angel Island.

Type: Single-family home/townhome in Castle Court gated community

How Much: List Price: $2,825,000, sold at $2,828,000, cash offer

Closed: December 2015

Who Was Kevin’s Client: Buyer, a tech sales engineer who had worked with another agent before switching to work with Kevin+Jonathan nearly 4 years before finding the perfect home. During that time the company our buyer helped found got bought by a major Silicon Valley company.

Commentary:  Congratulations to our buyer Todd who has been looking for the right house for nearly 4 years now finally landing it at 2300 Leavenworth Street, right at the foot of the crooked part of Lombard Street in Russian Hill. With more than 2,000 sqft of room, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, elegant finishes and views of SF’s skyline from every room all leading to a rooftop deck with nearly 300 degrees of relatively protected view. The vertical home is located in the Castle Court enclave of 13 homes that command a perch above bedrock. The property was rented for more than 10 years but is ready to be our client’s next home. Listed for $2.825M we scooped up the property for just a bit over the list price at $2,828,000. We beat out 2 other impending offers where the competing buyers were just waiting for someone to pull the trigger. Not wanting to play that game we raised an initial offer to where we needed to be but only gave a 2-hour response time. It worked. Even with a contingency period we also found out that one of the other buyers who had been circling and circling came back only after it was too late offering a higher price at $2.9M, which was too late for them.

From the listing agent’s comments: 

Shown by appointment only. This is a very rare opportunity to own a precious home (not a condo) at Russian Hill`s historic Castle Court community. This charming Edwardian boasts of the very best view of the world renowned flowering crooked street. Enjoy BBQ parties from your sunny roof terrace equipped with wet bar while experiencing the spectacular view’s of Coit Tower, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, and the skyline of the Financial District. This 3-story home has hardwood floors throughout. Every room has views and gets lots of natural light. 2300 Leavenworth is a walker’s paradise getting a Walk Score of 94. This distinctive home is ready to enjoy as is. Yet, it offers much more potential for the inspiring designer.