Having survived a challenge by neighbors on the northern edge of Glen Park, the old 875-square-foot cottage at 1783 Noe Street – which was purchased for $1.7 million in 2014 having sat on a prime 4,000-square-foot lot with panoramic views – was razed and the construction of a contemporary 5,100-square-foot home is now completed.

Designed by Winder Gibson Architects, the five-bedroom home leverages the aforementioned views, with walls of windows and retractable glass and an elevator from its three-car garage to the third floor great room which stretches from a marble appointed designer kitchen to a rather spectacular terrace/deck.

The master bedroom on the level below captures a slice of the same views, with a wall of glass and terrace as well and a designer master bath.

The family room and adjacent office on the ground floor open to a protected yard.

And while not yet listed, the brand new home at 1783 Noe Street (which has been dubbed “Noe Looking Glass” by the marketing team which is also pushing “Laidley Heights”) is slated to officially hit the market next week with a $7.7 million price tag.

And yes, 1783 Noe is right around the corner from 143 Laidley Street which just fetched $9.7 million and set the eye-popping record for the neighborhood.

49 thoughts on “Stunning Home, Views and $7.7 Million Price Tag Coming Soon”
    1. Of course though their foundation will be starting from a substantially lower point so they cannot build as high in absolute terms. The two view decks in this home are safe from substantial obstruction.

  1. It’s breathtaking how deeply clueless people are to why a previously neighborly, quietly modest little piece of this beautiful city is appalled by everything this ugly oligarch’s house represents, and the obvious grossness of anyone who would choose to live in it. Go live in Dubai for gods sake.

    1. “I don’t want people with money near me” is how this reads. Don’t like it? Move somewhere else. Cities change. Neighborhoods grow.

    2. “modest”. MODEST? With an approximate median value of a house in “MODEST” Noe Valley at $2.17 MILLION (thank you very much), your post makes me blush. YOU are the reason this “beautiful city” has approximately 7000+ and rising, homeless people. Calling the streets their home and the sidewalks, their bathroom. You have the audacity to call that an oligarchs house. Thou doth protest a bit much….. The only thing ugly is your attitude. San Francisco…. the most “liberal and open minded city in America” What a joke.

  2. Stunning. Seems every square foot of space has been utilized. First time I have seen a kitchen backsplash design for the garage driveway. Maybe herringbone or octagonal shaped concrete ground tiles are next.

  3. How’d the developer manage to extend the glassed-in decks to the property line? I thought a 3′ setback was mandatory absent a firewall…

        1. We did use tile but not sure if we were required to do that. We prefer the bullet proof nature of tile for outdoors (years of sun/rain exposure) so that never came up. If we were doing a spec house we would have tried to use wood since it looks good new.

        2. I think you can use IPE if you want wood, which is also class A. At least that’s what we were told by a contractor. We ended up doing 2×2 modular porcelain tile on pedestals which ended up being a really good idea. It allowed us to run electrical and Ethernet below the deck, above the roofing after the fact with minimal effort.

  4. $7.7/5,100sf = $1,509psf. = Too high.

    “Everything in SF is worth $1Kpsf, = $5.1mm (probably too low)

    I am going with $1,200psf * 5,100 = $6.12mm.

    On costs, I guess:

    $1.7mm dirt
    $200K permits & plans
    $2.85mm Build : 5,100 * $550psf
    $4.7mm basis. (Dunno, that sounds high. Maybe could build for $2mm?

    Good luck to the developers. You do need a buyer who doesn’t care about being the Bentley parked in a lot full of Camrys. Might have gone more understated on the front for the full mullet-house treatment. You know, party in the back, but a little more sedate in the front.

    1. Yeah I was thinking the same thing: it’s overpriced. If it were in a traditionally wealthy area it might fetch that price, but good look in Glen Park…

    2. It is much better than [80 Laidley], basically on the same block.

      That got $1186/ft.with a lot of questionable and poorly used space. So this should get a good bump up from that one.

  5. “Maybe could build for $2mm?”

    Not a chance. I would say the build was between 3 and 3.5M.

    Nice house but on aerial it looks like it’s crowded in by the older houses around it and looks a bit out of place.
    Price would be double on a pac heights view lot.

    1. FWIW, if you are a retail customer building your dream home, you are a PIA for a contractor and you will pay premium prices. In other words, a project might cost you $3.5mm, but it might not cost a developer who has his act together the same.

  6. I actually like this one, usually I cant stand places like this unless on the beach in Miami or So cal, but for some reason I like this moster behemoth status symbol to the false god of money/power

    1. Ha! My thought exactly – for $7.7M, you get 2 kitchen cupboards, and a barn door to a bathroom. And god forbid they have kids or dogs, can you imagine keeping all that stairwell glass clean?

    1. the new Bernal? Bernal hasn’t yet seen these kind of pricing, it is still next. Glen Park is the new Noe Valley mayber

      1. I had always thought of this corner of GP as being part of Noe anyways. Then a real estate map shattered my assumptions.

    2. Disagree, as Glen Park lapped Bernal already due to lot sizes. If you get a big lot in Bernal then OK, you can build a big house. But most Bernal houses are on 25 X 80 lots.

    3. I disagree. A house on Bernal with a view is higher cache than the same in Glen Park, at least among my peers. Isn’t even that close.

        1. Same house, same lot, skyline view…I’d bet Bernal, at least with 30-something tech buyers. Walk to the Mission, walk to Cortland Ave, walk to “La Lengua”…far more compelling place to be than the Glen Park options. I’d consider freeway access and parks to be a wash.

          1. So only because 5k foot houses don’t exist in Bernal is the price held down way below the prices in Glen Park. Interesting thought. Your list of walking distance options also limits that area to the North and west sides of bernal hill further limiting the possibilities.

  7. I like it and also think it is a little bit fun to see people actually enjoying being in the house in the photos.

    1. I agree the name “Fairmount Heights” seems a bit more appropriate than tying an entire neighborhood to one street’s name (Laidley). I live on Everson, which is higher up the hill than Laidley and there are several multi-million dollar rebuilds happening currently on my street alone. But, it’s all really just realtor talk…

      1. I recall seeing an old-timey map on the internets identifying “Fairmount Heights”. And Fairmount Elementary School of course. Yes, I suppose we should be glad the realtors haven’t glommed this onto Noe Valley, like Fair Oaks.

        BART to Everson – that must be a good workout!

        1. You’d almost think for it to be in Noe Valley it would have to be in…a valley. Not on the opposite of a valley, which is a height.

  8. Cute house they demolished. I guess this is what people want. Wish they would knock down some of the crap built over the last 50 years to build these instead.

  9. Nice views, lots of glass, on a narrow street and uphill. block not my preference. The quality of work is not really good, and the asking price too high for the finishes.

    the metal stairs are cheap and old style. Better quality and design is expected. The glass on the stairs is supported by steel, not my preference to have metal on the interior that rusts. Frame-less glass on stairs is sleek and more expensive.

    from the photos posted. the window on the bottom floor is exposed to the street, not safe and no privacy. a safety concern for the buyer.

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