Imprisoned SF real estate tycoon’s mansion sells for $18.8 million

The six bed, five bath, Mediterranean style house at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue is not your average eight-figure Sea Cliff abode.

For starters, when it listed in December of 2016 realtor Mark Allan Levinson candidly told Curbed SF that the historic and once beautiful home was “in very tired condition” and “more of a shell right now,” listing it without interior photos.

And yet the place still asked an unbelievable $19.6 million, making it San Francisco’s most expensive fixer-upper and briefly its second most expensive home in general.

More eyebrow raising than that, the Sea Cliff abode (and its out of place basketball hoop over the garage) formerly belonged to none other than “Lucky Luke” Brugnara, a local real estate tycoon who proved quite unlucky when the FBI arrested him in 2014 for attempting to steal millions of dollars worth of classic art via mail fraud.

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