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Speaking of price reductions, the modern 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street, “one of the most magnificent crown jewels of Noe Valley,” has just been relisted anew for $7.995 million, down from $9.95 million in December and $12 million in November of last year but with an official “1” day on the market according to all industry stats and aggregate reports.

Purchased by a young tech couple for a record setting $7 million in 2014, after which the couple quietly acquired the adjacent parcel to the west, upon which they were planning to build an underground addition and private urban playground but was subsequently redeveloped with another big home, a “stripped out” 625 Duncan Street returned to the market in 2015 and sold for $4.4 million that April.

Since rebuilt with “lavish” finishes throughout, the “palatial masterpiece overlooks San Francisco from Twin Peaks to the illustrious skyscrapers of downtown,” with a four-car garage below, an “impressive” in-law unit and “an influx of natural light.”

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by SF Doc

    Yikes on a bike. It literally looks like the 90’s exploded in there.

  2. Posted by Maurice

    I admit that I am not a fan of luxe Noe Valley, and don’t really know what sells to young tech couples. But this is an odd house that seems quite large but otherwise pretty…mediocre.

  3. Posted by unlivablecity

    This is what we have now. A cultural void. We used to have seekers with amazing sensibility and taste. Now we just have tech money and its attendant smugness.

  4. Posted by unlivablecity

    The description, oy vey. It refers to “the posterior of the home.” I guess that sums it up perfectly.

  5. Posted by kbbl

    Fireplace seems to have taken inspiration from the Kaaba. The rest I can’t make sense of.

    • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

      That is hilarious and accurate. All it needs is a black stone embedded in one corner and a black velvet cover.

  6. Posted by Cody

    I like this very much. Once the furnishings are put it will be home. It would be nice to see larger high resolutions photos.

  7. Posted by Kevin

    For a $8 m home, the stagger can use higher end furnishing. That glass dining room table and those chairs scream 1990s! That master bath is just oh so tacky looking. I’m sure anyone spending $8m will rip it out and put something more tasteful. Actually I can’t imagine one can’t get a house that’s completely remodeled for $8m in SF in a good neighborhood.

  8. Posted by AstrosFan

    Wood, white surfacing, and modrian-esque windows…

    Aka “Gentrification style” and by a “young tech couple” to boot

  9. Posted by Chris

    The home is spacious and in a great location, but the interior décor looks a bit dated and austere, aside from the ostentatious primary bathroom. If it were my home and I were selling it, I would reface the fireplace, tone down the bathroom, and restage it with warmer and more contemporary furnishings. All that said, it has beautiful views, and I would be glad to live in it.

  10. Posted by Gil

    The City loses yet another piece of it’s soul…

    • Posted by sparky-b

      please expand on this deep thought Gil.

      • Posted by shza

        To expand: The City loses yet another piece of it is soul…

        • Posted by Ohlone Californio

          Because it was chock full o ‘ soul before when it was built back in ’14? and this remodel is just too far beyond the pale so now it doesn’t have any doggone soul? please. The most interesting thing there was it’s. Like, there’s a hater who can’t write. Kinda funny.

        • Posted by sparky-b

          but whatever piece of its soul this house represents was lost in 2008 when it was finished, or maybe in 2005 when the lot was split. But certainly the city can’t keep losing part of it’s soul every time a house resells.

          Also I weep for the city because apparently it loses part of its soul when a remodel is to taste specific and it loses its soul if the remodel is to cookie cutter. Its a lose lose, I blame the DA.

        • Posted by Chris

          A large modern home in the sleepy and affluent neighborhood of Noe Valley is the “soul of the city?” Uh…….no. When you have lived here awhile, Dear, get back to me about the “soul” of the city.

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