Purchased as an 820-square-foot fixer of a home without a garage for $725,000 in March of 2012, the Noe Valley Victorian at 1402 Sanchez has since been expanded to over 2,000 square feet and a two-car garage has been added below.
The interior has gone the contemporary route.
Complete with an open floor plan glass framed staircase:

And while your friends might have an outdoor fireplace, you can have two.
On the market and just listed for $1,998,000, but with expected “offers due” on August 8.
∙ Listing: 1402 Sanchez (3/2.5) 2,040 sqft – $1,998,000 [1402sanchez.com]

15 thoughts on “Victorians Gone Contemporary: Before And After On Sanchez”
  1. Can’t say I’m in love with the interior or find it particularly imaginative, but please don’t anyone claim to prefer the “before” on this one.
    I like modern, but it surprises me just how few of these remodels go with a more classic approach to the interior spaces.

  2. Feels very suburban townhome to me.
    Nice to see a property with some deferred maintenance get some love though.

  3. I prefer modern as well, but some of these finishes are becoming cliches. The fireplace in the backyard is also just silly. Otherwise, I think they made some good decisions and I think it is priced right.

  4. Any contractor/experienced renovator out there want to take a guess at how much this type of renovation goes for?
    The permit says $175k, but that seems awfully low.

  5. Is it really necessary to completely hardscape the yard? Just seems like a classy modern equivalent of “let’s cover the backyard in concrete so we don’t have to mow”.

  6. $400k – $750k depending on how much foundation work was required and how good you are, assumes total gut job.
    Nit, outside glass railings are not a good idea in SF unless you are providing for awesome views. Otherwise, PITA to clean with our marine weather.

  7. The color scheme for the facade is great. Nicely picks up on the house next door and still reads fresh.

  8. The Mistakes We Made… and the laws that forced some of them.
    When the history of SF residential housing is eventually written there will be chapters on the Mistakes We Made:
    Conversion of great mansions into multiple units 1940-1970
    Destruction of the Victorian Western Addition for public housing
    Richmond specials 1980s
    Life-Work Lofts 1990s
    “Modernization” of working class Victorian houses 2010s
    Then there will be chapters on the consequences to the fabric of houses due to crazy public policies:
    Rent control
    Transit first
    Restriction on garages
    Restrictions on condo conversion
    Dwelling unit merger prohibition
    Failure to legalize in-law units

  9. I would say about $500-700k for the renovation. From walking by it a lot over the past year, they did a lot of foundation work.
    There was also a fire a few months ago, appeared to be in the garage, but did cause some damage to the front façade.
    The interiors? Well, pretty much what we are seeing these days. Rather the same cliché, not my style but I’m sure it will attract buyers.
    Some negative comments:
    -The new front double hung window below the bay is cheesy looking, without any substantial or appropriate trim or a true sill. Completely insensitive and cheap lookin.
    – the front stairs are very narrow (just code minimum) and very twisty and switch-back to get to the front door. Steep too. The stair guardrail seen from the street is cheap and old-school looking.
    – the gas meter is completely exposed right at the front elevation. Again, cheap and cheesy.
    -Not one shred of landscaping at the front elevation. All sidewalk, lots of concrete.
    I’m pretty sure this will sell for over asking.

  10. Nice overall. I’d take out the dumb outdoor fireplaces, put in a little grass on the patio, and maybe add a big hot tub. Will sell for over asking.

  11. guessing this goes for over asking. not exactly my cup o tea but it’s good enough to attract some dot com cash offer of 2.3mm

  12. Great location and remodeled to what the current buyer prefers so I think it goes for over asking, too, but not too much over asking. Say $2.1M. I will try and take a look this weekend.

  13. The sale of 1402 Sanchez closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract price of $2,200,000.
    Call it 10 percent over the structured asking price and the mid-point between NoeValleyJim’s and primrose’s two guesstimates above.

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