Purchased for $975,000 in December 2007 and then remodeled, the “mid-century modern” home at 218 Clipper Street last sold for $1,200,000 at the end of 2008.
With three bedrooms and a bath on the main floor, and an unwarranted 400 square feet of living space including a bedroom and bath below, the Noe Valley home is now back on the market and listed for $1,295,000, apples-to-apples style.
∙ Listing: 218 Clipper (3/1) 1,346 sqft – $1,295,000 [via Redfin]
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14 thoughts on “A Blue Kitchen, Green Apple, And The Grey Area Below”
  1. This is a great looking house with nice but personalized kitchen. My bet it will sell at or over asking.
    One tip for those who remodel to a downstairs space. Frame out any pipes, vents and other protrusions ….then sheetrock. The photo of the downstairs bedroom has the glaringly obvious furnace vent which screams, ‘cheap’ This is an easy 1 hour fix.

  2. Call in Harry Tuttle to fix that exposed ductwork. Don’t worry about attracting the attention of the Ministry of Information DBI.
    radar is right : It is a super easy fix to cover that ductwork and much cheaper than staging.

  3. Yeah, what radar said, that air duct looks terrible, but it would have been so cheap and easy to make a simple cover.

  4. “Mid Century Modern” really should only apply to something that makes a stylistic statement; say… Richard Neutra, or Googie architecture.
    My favorite term for this type of building is “Contractor Modern” (sometimes “Builder Modern”).
    It’s interesting to see these kids of places (very common in Daly City) being redone in a stylish contemporary way. They’ve spend most of their lives being nondescript modest places, that are now much more upscale than their original purpose, and the amenities that were taken for granted (like parking and yards) for working class folk in the 50s seem luxurious.

  5. But it has a pot filler! Must buy now!
    Agreed, that exposed ductwork is a quick fix and looks ridiculous.
    I like the blue kitchen, but I realize it’s very taste-specific. Otherwise looks decent.

  6. Surprised i’m saying this but I think this is fairly good price. SFH..good location…and to me: everything is already ‘done’. Nice skylight(s) added, floors look re-done, etc. And u get a bedroom and bath (no pics of bath?) downstairs.
    I guess I’ll say it’ll go for asking or a little more.

  7. Its a short, squat house sandwiched between two taller buildings. A prime candidate for an additional story to be added.
    Regarding the term “mid-century modern”; The “style” is already fading just as “post modern” died in the 90s. RE agents always do that. They jump on terms and so overwhelmingly overuse them that the term becomes meaningless. Mid-century will be as “desireable” as a Cabbage Patch doll in 6 years. Otherwise, not a bad house.

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