October 23, 2012

Pushing The Architecture + Design Envelope Over In Noe

264 Clipper Street

As we wrote and revealed about 264 Clipper Street back in 2009:

The Envelope Architecture + Design remodel of 264 Clipper Street over in Noe Valley lands in The New York Times today.
Purchased for $1,368,000 in August of 2005 according to public records ("$1 million in 2005" according to the Times). Renovated at a cost of "just under $500,000" in 2007.
There's a sweet little studio below with garage door leading to a backyard designed by Flora Grubb. And sorry, it's not on the market...

While it wasn’t on the market then, it is now and has just been listed for $2,250,000.

264%20Clipper%20Kitchen%202012.jpg

And yes, this is the one with the Space Invader embedded in the concrete out front:

264 Clipper Street Space Invader

And another garage door out back.

264 Clipper Rear Facade

∙ Listing: 264 Clipper Street (3/2) 2,144 sqft - $2,250,000 [Redfin]
Skate Design Or Die: Pushing The Envelope On 264 Clipper Street [SocketSite]

First Published: October 23, 2012 8:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Is there a vent for that range?

Posted by: MG at October 23, 2012 8:55 AM

Nueveo Iglesias de Satan.

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at October 23, 2012 9:22 AM

That kitchen seems too traditional and out of place with the modern surroundings.

Posted by: g at October 23, 2012 9:36 AM

You don't even need to decorate for Halloween...

Posted by: Joshua at October 23, 2012 9:45 AM

Those sneakers hanging from the overhead wires I'm assuming are part of the staging...

Posted by: Willow at October 23, 2012 10:06 AM

Park the caddy in the studio, I be confused.
I got chocolate cake stools that I never use

Dwell magazine sweat me, the bohos rave
Drop a deuce full bath feels like I’m in a wave

Big deer small rack taxidermy showy
Dolls in the valley, act like you Noe.

Eames chair I relax my fireplace be blue
One percent, mad steez, and you that’s true.

-MC Don Draper

Posted by: soccermom at October 23, 2012 10:24 AM

How practical is the garage door in the back? Yeah, totally fun for the several dozen warm days when you want it open. But in winter, I imagine it seeps cold like crazy, and you either run up heating bills in this room or simply abandon it.

Posted by: Debtpocalypse at October 23, 2012 10:28 AM

Is lack of a refrigerator and back of house being open related somehow? A conservation oriented natural chill device? Just saying....

Posted by: 4oceans at October 23, 2012 10:47 AM

Miss Bigbie shows that Trustafarians still crave the boutique urbanity of San Francisco. The pretend slacker skater lifestyle the article claims is lived in this house could ONLY take place in neighborhoods I doubt she has ever been to.

Posted by: NoTrustFund at October 23, 2012 10:52 AM

I have to say, I really love the art in the kitchen that appears to be either a CD collection or bookshelves. The main thing I miss about digital media is having a browsable collection like this and even just having the spines translated into a big wall panorama is a pretty neat idea.

Posted by: Jason at October 23, 2012 11:18 AM

Buy one get one free garage doors at IKEA?

Posted by: mikey woodz at October 23, 2012 12:06 PM

4oceans: looks like under-counter refrigerators.

Posted by: EH at October 23, 2012 12:36 PM

"Is there a vent for that range?"

Nah. Houses with "chef's kitchens" are passé. This is the cutting edge: a real "window-cleaner's kitchen". More seriously, it could have one of those pop-up vents at the back of the cook top, but it doesn't look like there's one in this case.

Posted by: BobN at October 23, 2012 1:23 PM

Nah, cooking in "chef's kitchens" is passe. They're for show only.

What this place needs is a quality skateboard half pipe. Oh wait !

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at October 23, 2012 1:32 PM

Blue fireplace = CRIME against architecture

Everything else is fine, but that beautiful original fireplace, painted bright sky blue? Awful awful awful.

Posted by: Adam at October 23, 2012 2:35 PM

Will be interesting to see if this one holds its price point at about $1,050 psf. Most of the recent sales in the Noe core (23rd-26th, Dolores-Diamond) have priced over $1k psf, but this one has the added challenge of fronting Clipper, interior not necessarily designed with the typical Noe young parent buying crowd in mind, plus a back yard that is overshadowed by some of the $3mm behemoths on south side of 25th street. Pretty cool and funky interior tho.

Posted by: no_ vally at October 23, 2012 3:22 PM

soccermon/MCDon Draper..

Many thanks for the wonderful poem!!!

Posted by: REpornaddict at October 23, 2012 4:16 PM

Poem? That's not a poem!

Soccermom be spittin' some rhymes.

Posted by: R at October 23, 2012 5:14 PM

Miss Bigbie shows that Trustafarians still crave the boutique urbanity of San Francisco. The pretend slacker skater lifestyle the article claims is lived in this house could ONLY take place in neighborhoods I doubt she has ever been to.

let's recap some of the interesting parts from the Times' piece, shall we?
• a then-barely 30-something interior designer
• her boyfriend, a then-33 year old skateboarder who is the bass player for a heavy metal band in San Francisco
• After the female half of the couple graduated Rhode Island School of Design in 2001, they lived in London for a year.
• After the male half gets offered a job as a team manager for Think Skateboards in San Francisco, they returned to the U.S. and bought this place for $1 million in 2005
• shortly thereafter, they spent just under $500k for the renovation after hiring an architect

…yes, I think I agree with NoTrustFund (above) that there is some serious non-wage income providing the majority of financial support for this household, but the reporter doesn't seem to be to curious about how this couple is/was funding their endless summer.

Instead, casual readers are lead to believe that one can buy a million dollar home in San Francisco on the salaries provided by low-level "creative class" jobs.

Uh…sadly, not nowadays, even back in 2005.

Posted by: Brahma (incensed renter) at October 23, 2012 9:51 PM

It's 3 years later, and I still like the place. If it's getting dated, it's doing it slowly.

Posted by: jenofla at October 24, 2012 8:19 AM

Miss Bigbie speaks...

Latest obsession:
"Striped tops and old Judas Priest records."

Favorite gift you ever received:
"A 1967 Triumph TR6 Trophy motorcycle that my boyfriend built for me."

What's the eBay item that got away?
"A Vivienne Westwood armour ring."

http://stylestories.ebay.com/claire-bigbie

Posted by: Joshua at October 24, 2012 10:47 AM

"Instead, casual readers are lead to believe that one can buy a million dollar home in San Francisco on the salaries provided by low-level "creative class" jobs."

Brahma: I don't think so...people are able to read between the lines.

Posted by: Willow at October 25, 2012 11:03 AM

100 years ago, a trustifarian who spent their life sailing yachts and playing polo was called a "Sportsman". I guess it includes skateboarding now.

Posted by: redseca2 at October 25, 2012 12:18 PM

Pending after about 45 days on market...will be interesting to see where this prices out after all the hype and news coverage

Posted by: no_ vally at December 7, 2012 9:47 PM

UPDATE: 264 Clipper has sold for $1,895,000.

Posted by: SocketSite at January 18, 2013 2:18 PM

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