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Living like a billionaire: The Bay Area’s costliest real estate listings


San Francisco Bay Area real estate is among the most expensive in America, and the city itself is among most expensive places to live on Earth. So, in

an already expensive city, what do you really get for $10 million and up? We searched the latest listings to find the most costly homes in San Francisco.

Browse these galleries to see what the wealthy — or maybe you, if you belong to the three comma club — can buy this week.

Check back next week for an updated look at new listings as they come out.

3 Bridle Lane, Woodside CA, circular driveway

3 Bridle Ln. Woodside, CA

PRICE: $45,000,000

DESCRIPTION: Frog Creek, built in 2006, a 12.63 acre parcel that is virtually flat encompassing a combination of wide-open spaces bordered by natural surrounds. A bespoke estate carefully considered & thoughtfully designed. This modern estate is abundant w/amenities rarely found, no expense was spared in its creation or lifestyle amenity bypassed. The living spaces feel intrinsically European, yet every room evidences intention & integrity w/a warm California ambiance. Wall-to-wall windows along the back of the main residence (12,039) reveal a perfect view of the oak tree allee, swimming pool (26′ x 60′) adjacent to the pool house (1498SF), tennis court, & a competition size equestrian arena & barn (2494 SF). A fully equipped 2-bedroom, 2-bath guest house w/fireplace (1,500SF), 4+car garage,11 seat movie theater, & wine cellar. Sequestered among oaks near a burbling creek, it’s easy to forget that Frog Creek is situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, & just a short drive from San Francisco.

SIZE: 12039 square feet

YEAR: 2006


AGENT: Gullixson Team Gullixson Team


Photos and listing copyright 2021 by Compass and associated MLS.

Los Gatos Forest Aerial View

24021 Highway 9. Los Gatos, CA

PRICE: $96,600,000

DESCRIPTION: Invest in more than 644 acres of incredible rugged wilderness in the back yard of the San Francisco Bay Area. Operate as an income-generating ranch with established, sustainable timber harvesting and oil extraction opportunities, and enjoy recreationally as a family or corporate retreat with plenty of space for hiking, camping, biking, off-road vehicles and equestrian pursuits. Let the lush forests, sweeping vistas, and mountain terrain guide your vision for the future of this exceptional property. This sale includes two parcels: 1) a 624 acre parcel in San Mateo County, zoned TPZ and in the Williamson Act. 2) a 20 acre parcel in Santa Cruz, zoned SU and NOT in the Williamson Act. Substantial timber income currently generated on an approved sustained yield logging permit. Oil field geology reserves also available.

SIZE: 0 square feet


MLS ID: ML81843470

AGENT: Michael Dreyfus

BROKERAGE: Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

Photos and listing copyright 2021 by Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty and associated MLS.

Drone view of Portola Valley mansion

610 Los Trancos Rd. Portola Valley, CA

PRICE: $53,888,000

DESCRIPTION: Silicon Valley Hilltop Estate. A Tech Titans Family-Inspired Domain A rare, secluded 13+ acre view property with rolling hills overlooking San Francisco Bay and the coastal mountains with expansive country club amenities in the heart of Silicon Valley. The unrivaled state-of-the-art athletic facilities include indoor basketball court and a ice hockey pavilion, a three hole golf course with two putting greens.This estate delivers the goal of creating an exceptional home designed for todays active, modern family in the Palo Alto school district. In desirable Portola Valley and ideally positioned next to Palo Alto only five minutes to Sand Hill Road, the financial epicenter of Silicon Valley, and less than an hour to San Francisco and San Jose. Featured PressMansion Global – “Tech Tycoon Listing Silicon Valley Mansion With Ice Rink and Putting Greens for $53.8 Million”

SIZE: 12657 square feet

YEAR: 2008


AGENT: Samira Amid-Hozour


Photos and listing copyright 2021 by Compass and associated MLS.

Front entrance to modern-style mansion

2582 Filbert St. San Francisco, CA

PRICE: $46,000,000

DESCRIPTION: Flooded with light, inspired by nature, and crafted with Troon Pacific’s unmatched expertise, Residence 2582 demonstrates the best of modern California architecture rarely seen in the heart of San Francisco. Newly constructed, the 12,200sqft home is organized on three levels on a triple-wide lot. Sustainably built/LEED Platinum, tech-advanced, and wellness-focused, this 6BR home combines timeless design with leading-edge health initiatives–like air and water filtration–and world-class lifestyle amenities. Panoramic views on the primary levels span across the bay, from the GGB to Alcatraz; soaring ceilings and cascading daylight impart a weightless flow throughout. A restrained palette curated with natural materials such as wood, hand-textured stone, and artisan cast glass expertly marries with sophisticated finishes. Generous terraces on each floor and an outdoor garden oasis with 72′ lap pool offer enticing reasons to spend more time outside. ADDL PICS/VIDEO/WEBSITE AVAIL BY REQUEST

SIZE: 12200 square feet


AGENT: Neal Ward


Photos and listing copyright 2021 by Compass and associated MLS.

High rise in San Francisco

2006 Washington St. San Francisco, CA

PRICE: $45,000,000

DESCRIPTION: The Penthouse was recently completely renovated in a classic style with the most exquisite detail and materials by internationally respected artisans, Architect Andrew Skurman and Interior Designer Suzanne Tucker. Brilliant panoramic views in every direction of iconic San Francisco landmarks and a rarely found wraparound terrace accessed by full-height elegant French doors make this the most significant Penthouse in the City, if not on the West Coast.

YEAR: 1924


AGENT: Malin Giddings


Photos and listing copyright 2021 by Compass and associated MLS.

430 Forest Ave. Palo Alto, CA

PRICE: $37,500,000

DESCRIPTION: Rare trophy building in the heart of downtown Palo Alto built in 2018, creating a new matrix for net zero buildings. 430 Forest is a collection of luxury sustainable homes including one penthouse, two townhomes and ten apartment homes.Impeccable finishes, a modern approach, and rich details create an air of sophistication throughout the homes. Expansive luxury penthouse 5 bd/4.5 bths is appx 3700 square feet and opens up to appx 1,700 square feet of wraparound deck for indoor/outdoor living. Separate chef’s kitchen, Miele appliances, high end finishes throughout. Two 3bd/3bath townhomes are appx 2300 square feet each with private garages and backyards. Ten well appointed 2bd/2bath apartments.The basement has 27 car parking.Unique features include Solar Panels, induction cooktops, remote controlled blinds, Greywater recycling, heat pump heating and cooling, EV chargers, smart controller in every home.

SIZE: 3700 square feet

YEAR: 2018


AGENT: Leika Kejriwal


Photos and listing copyright 2021 by Compass and associated MLS.

636 Waverley St. Palo Alto, CA

PRICE: $30,000,000

DESCRIPTION: Completed in 2018, this trophy building provides a rare offering to own an AIA award winning property in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. Two floors of penthouse luxury living (5,477 sf) with two floors of Class A office space (4,820 sf) provide myriad possibilities. Live in, rent part or all four floors, or enjoy the top two floor residences as one-of-a-kind living/entertaining space. The building is solar powered with net zero electricity, and the penthouses are wrapped with magnificent terraces (3,390 sf of outdoor space) presenting sweeping views in all directions. Each residence is sleek and modern with walls of glass for truly seamless indoor/outdoor living and a rare setting for urban entertaining. Top-of-the-line finishes, an open design, and luxuriously appointed bedrooms and baths. 2 floors of commercial space is currently rented by one tenant, is open space/industrial chic in design, with kitchenette and two restrooms. The 20-car garage is a rare bonus for downtown.

SIZE: 10297 square feet

YEAR: 2018


AGENT: Jennifer Buenrostro


Photos and listing copyright 2021 by Compass and associated MLS.


To read about affordable or so-called “affordable” homes instead,  we looked at what is available in SF for under $1 million. Here’s what’s you can get this week. For more affordable options, check out the tiny homes, condos and cottages in the Bay Area. This article features the smallest home on the market this week based on square footage.