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Published on April 23, 2024
150 Glenbrook Ave: San Francisco's Highest Home Lists for $19.95 Million, Offering Opulence and Breathtaking ViewsSource: Frank Nolan / Vanguard Properties

San Francisco's home at the highest altitude, located at 150 Glenbrook Avenue, has just hit the market once more, this time for a whopping $19.5 million, according to Vanguard Properties. With a foundation standing shoulder-to-shoulder at the same height as the base of the Sutro Tower, approximately 834 feet above sea level, this architectural marvel claims the title for San Francisco's highest-elevation home, and it's seeking a high-flying owner to match.

Source (All Images): Jacob Elliott / Vanguard Properties

This isn't just any upscale listing—it's a property that can proudly stand toe-to-toe with the city's grandest homes, and while it boasts a staggering six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms stretched across nearly 7,500 square feet, the home lays claim to breathtaking views that stretch from the Golden Gate Bridge across the East Bay hills, such views are a reflection of its sheer altitude and thoughtful design by local architect John Maniscalco, the house upon its corner lot exudes luxury with gardens designed in collaboration between Brian Koch of Terra Ferma Landscapes and master gardener Walter Laing; their work outside mirrors the undeniably stylish interiors crafted within.

"The house transforms through the multiple levels," Maniscalco told Vanguard Properties via The Business Journals, detailing how the home engages with its surroundings uniquely at each level, from panoramic cityscapes to intimate garden spaces.

With a host of amenities that scream luxury, like multiple view terraces, a guest suite with its own entrance, a steam room and cedar sauna, and a 300-plus bottle wine room, this isn't just a home—it's an escape perched above the hustle and dapperly clad bustle of the city streets below.

The original structure, dating back to 1981, was demolished to make way for this current edifice, which finally completed construction in 2018 and changed hands in 2021 for $17.5 million after initially listing at $22 million. The current seller, shrouded in the anonymity of 150 Glenbrook LLC, picked the opportune spring season for listing, said Frank Nolan, co-owner of Vanguard Properties, hinting at the increased activity in the luxury real estate market captured by recent Compass data.

As prospective buyers with deep pockets and perhaps an affinity for high altitudes tour the home during its open house, Nolan has hinted at growing interest, saying he's already fielded inquiries from three parties since the listing emerged on April 18.

For those who dream of living amidst the clouds in San Francisco, the sky-high asking price might be just down-to-earth enough to make a move—the open house is scheduled for April 23, offering a rare chance to stand atop the city's summit, nestled within the lap of opulence.

Source (All Images): Jacob Elliott / Vanguard Properties