Big and Little in the Excelsior

Following up from the post about Excelsior 2010 market statistics, I thought it might be fun to look at the biggest house that sold in the Excelsior neighborhood, as well as the smallest house to sell in the Excelsior in 2010.

For those of you with an excellent memory, you may recall that the smallest house came in at just 540 square feet and sold for over asking after about a month on the market. Located at 717 Paris, according to city records this tiny litte Excelsior house had no permitted bedrooms or bathrooms, but the structure was legal! And from the picture, it also appears to have foregone any of those fancy details like a front window! Tenant occupied at the time of the sale, no word on what has become of this little Excelsior house.

717 Paris in the Excelsior

For those of you with larger tastes in Excelsior real estate (or hey, maybe you just think a house should have a window) the big house to sell in the neighborhood during 2010 was located on a corner lot at 101 France Avenue. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and plenty of windows on the front and the side, this Excelsior house had 2,390 square feet of living space and sold for $45,000 less than the asking price of $795,000.

101 France Avenue

Of the 107 sales in the Excelsior in 2010, these two cover the two extremes of little and big (light and dark, apparently as well). Almost all of the sales in the Excelsior are single family houses, with only two of the 107 sales from last year being condominiums. As you have probably come to expect, all data is from the San Francisco multiple listing service and/or county tax records. MLS data is believed to be reliable, but is not warranted. County tax data is, well, county tax data. Your mileage may vary, thanks for being a reader!

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