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SAN FRANCISCO—Curious about the most expensive homes for sale in the city? We've mapped the top 25, with glorious photos and plenty of deets. The top spot goes to 2724 Pacific, which is asking $30M and is owned by Doug Engmann, former chairman of the Pacific Stock Exchange.

RUSSIAN HILL—Michael Conrad has penned a People's Guide for Russian Hill. The People's Guide is Curbed SF's tour o' the nabs, lead by our most loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing.

PACIFIC HEIGHTS—A William-Wurster-designed Mid-Century modern home has hit the market asking $11.25M. Not a typo. The home used to be home to late Levi Strauss heirs Walter A. Haas Jr and his wife Evelyn. It's currently owned by Internet entrepreneur John McLaughlin, who spent "about four times what he was quoted" on a 1-year complete remodel.


CENTRAL SUNSET—Our Then & Now series was a hit this week because of awesome aerial photos of the Central Sunset and the story of the creation of the nabe's "Doelger City." Be sure to check out the many galleries!

SAN FRANCISCO—Looking to buy in San Francisco? It's complicated. Thankfully we've put together a guide on what you need to know about buying a home here in the city. It's part of Curbed University, which delivers insider tips and non-boring advice on how to buy, sell, or rent a home or apartment here in the 415.

SAN FRANCISCO—The top three residential property sales for the past week exude opulence. The #1 most expensive home to sell is a 2-bedroom co-op in Pacific Heights that sold for $5.25M. Other highlights include a single-family home on Marina Boulevard (perfect for America's Cup viewing parties!) and another 2-bedroom co-op, except it's on the top of Russian Hill.

CIVIC CENTER—If you're fixing to call Civic Center home, we've mapped the five least expensive properties for sale. All but one are under $500K and there's even a 2-bedroom at the Book Concern Building for $478K.

PRESIDIO HEIGHTS—Mayor Joe Alioto's former home in the very exclusive Presidio Terrace has just come on the market asking $8.98M. The 5-bed, 6.5-bath mansion is a Beaux Arts palace. Property highlights include a marble-encased reception area and a home gym with a steam room, sauna, and wet bar.

THE TENDERLOIN—This neighborhood's not known for its abundance of top tier real estate, but the Hamilton's penthouse at 631 O'Farrell has just hit the market asking $5.25M. It's got good bones (that a huge solarium and plenty of terraces), but the decor's an eyesore.