When the young tech couple “who like to entertain” purchased the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street for $7 million earlier this year, it became the most expensive home to have ever traded hands in Noe Valley. And that was just their starting point.
Hidden behind an LLC, the couple has also quietly acquired the adjacent undeveloped parcel to the west (645 Duncan), a parcel upon which a 5,000-square-foot home was approved to rise and sparked a rather ironic fight to preserve “the character and charm” of Noe Valley.
Instead of building a four-story home on the lot, a development which would block the views from their home at 625 Duncan, the couple is working on plans to build a modern underground bunker on the parcel, an effective 800-square-foot addition to their home next door. The parcel will then be landscaped as a garden and playground for 625 Duncan, “with switchback paths and patios that terminate at the top of the property at a huge view deck…and lots of lounge chairs at every level,” according to a plugged-in source.
And as part of the project, the west side of the existing home at 625 Duncan will be redesigned, opening it up to the landscaped lot to create a massive Noe Valley estate, the total cost for which should easily total eight figures.