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.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Adam

    That is quite a view- I wonder if the downhill neighbor could ever build up though?

    • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

      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.

  2. Posted by UnlivableCity

    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.

    • Posted by that_dude

      I love it!

    • Posted by SFwatcher

      well, they want Dubai here, and they can afford it. It’s called capitalism, where class can be bought

      • Posted by Conifer

        Neither real class nor taste can be bought, and neither is evident here.

        • Posted by inthemarket

          the little people always think they have such high tastes….

    • Posted by Fishchum

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

      • Posted by jack

        I think it’s “I don’t want people with more money near me”.

    • Posted by Franklin

      “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.

  3. Posted by Amewsed

    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.

  4. Posted by observant neighbor

    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…

    • Posted by frozentoast

      Apparently not. We did the same thing and no variance needed.

      • Posted by observant neighbor

        Were you required to use a non-flammable deck surface (e.g., tile not wood)?

        • Posted by frozentoast

          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.

        • Posted by RobBob

          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.

  5. Posted by bachman_erlich_overdrive

    $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.

    • Posted by aerel

      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…

    • Posted by sparky-b

      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.

    • Posted by Ohlone Californio

      It got $7.4M

  6. Posted by frozentoast

    “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.

    • Posted by bachman_erlich_overdrive

      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.

  7. Posted by RDL

    I wonder if people are selling because of the new tax laws?

  8. Posted by Some Guy

    Glen Park…the new Pacific Heights!!

  9. Posted by SomeOtherGuy

    Now that is a beautiful home. Won’t have any trouble selling for 7.7 Million.

  10. Posted by Anon

    Could the house next door build up a floor and block their main view?

  11. Posted by Just My Opinion

    What’s good for the goose…..

  12. Posted by oakland lover

    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

  13. Posted by Footie

    A barn door? Seriously? I think they covered every design cliche here.

    • Posted by Sierrajeff

      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?

      • Posted by SFMichael

        If they can afford a $7.7MM house, they can afford to hire maids to keep it clean.

    • Posted by jenofla

      This house is almost a parody being this trendy. But that view, wow, it is timeless.

  14. Posted by Panhandle Pro

    Glen Park is the new Bernal. The land grab for Glen Park homes with a view is just beginning.

    • Posted by sparky-b

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

      • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

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

    • Posted by Ohlone Californio

      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.

    • Posted by Panhandle Pro

      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.

      • Posted by sparky-b

        Then what do you think a totally redone 5k foot view house in Bernal would get? More than this $7.7mm?

        • Posted by Panhandle Pro

          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.

          • Posted by sparky-b

            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.

  15. Posted by Ohlone Californio

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

  16. Posted by Grenadier of Antioch

    Fairmount Heights, not Laidley Heights. FWIW.

    • Posted by Jasper Parker

      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…

      • Posted by Grenadier of Antioch

        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!

        • Posted by pal

          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.

  17. Posted by pal

    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.

  18. Posted by Mutal Kudi

    This house is gonna kill a lot of birds.

  19. Posted by balton

    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.

  20. Posted by sparky-b

    This one sold

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