San Francisco is the city of the Golden Gate Bridge, foggy summers, steep roads, and the priciest real estate in the country. Located on the California coastline and home to the biggest tech companies in the world, it’s no wonder why rent and mortgages are so out of range. It’s safe to say most of us can only afford to take a digital peek inside the most expensive homes for sale in San Francisco. 

Unlike the megamansions of Los Angeles, the estates that house San Francisco’s upper echelon are more traditional and compact to suit city living. Without further ado, let’s explore the current most expensive homes on the market now in San Francisco. 

5. 2780 Broadway St.– $22,500,000

Money may not buy happiness, but it does get you this palatial residence in ritzy Pacific Heights. 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths span 5 floors of pure residential excellence. 

The simple, clean lines of the walls and appliances add to the modern appeal of the interior. Glass-paneled balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows present unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding Bay. Finally, an atrium on the ground floor connects the rooms and adds a unique touch to the already impressive home. 

4. 435 Marina Blvd– $25 million 

This sophisticated, modern masterpiece proves you really can have it all in San Francisco- a expansive, private home on the inside and bustling city life on the outside. 

The 5-bed, 7.5-bath residence embodies the concept of indoor-outdoor California living with pocket doors that open directly into the Bay for your own exclusive slice of paradise. A sleek wood and marble kitchen opens into the dining and living room in a harmonious flow, and a floating staircase leads you to the upper levels. The impressive master bath has a shower so spacious that the tub sits inside it. Each bedroom has its own private balcony and ensuite bathroom. Finally, the rooftop terrace is the ideal place to sip on wine and watch the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. 

3. 2000 Washington St. Unit 7– $25 million

This Neo-Classic penthouse epitomizes San Francisco luxury. The white interior of the 4-bed, 4-bath residence offers a bright and airy atmosphere to counter the city’s many foggy days. Crown molding, marble countertops, crystal chandeliers, and a winding staircase all make this home a traditional beauty. However, the reading nook surrounded by windows overlooking the Bay is what really steals the show. 

2. 2698 Pacific Ave– $25,800,000

Modest is not a synonym for this Pacific Heights estate. Built in 1906, the mansion is a masterpiece of old-world charm mixed with state-of-the-art finishes. 

The lavish oval entryway marked with columns is just a preview of the luxury that awaits inside this Classic Revival manor. 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms unfold over 4 stories and nearly 11,000 square feet of unparalleled design. 

Crystal halo chandeliers hang from crown-molded ceilings, serving as an example of the juxtaposition of traditional and modern style that can be noted throughout the residence. Showers with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and rain heads embody the pinnacle of contemporary style, and gold-rimmed mirrors in the master bath overlook the city beyond, making you truly feel like a king. 

1. 2590 Green St.– $28,800,000

San Francisco’s top-dollar residence is this stately Pacific Heights mansion. Featured in Architectural Digest, it spans 5 floors and offers large windows with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. The traditional home has modern, minimalist updates while still maintaining its classic charm through its crown molding, columns, and wood-burning fireplaces.  

This price tag will get you 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in the heart of San Francisco- but that’s not all. The mansion comes with a billiards room equipped with a wet bar and wine cellar; a surround-sound theater; a wood-paneled home office; a gym with sauna and steam room; a large terrace overlooking the bay; a private garden; and a 6-car garage.

The mortgage on this home runs upwards of a striking $250,000 a month. Of course, if you can actually afford the place, mortgage would be just an afterthought.