653 Duncan
The Noe Valley lot at 653 Duncan Street was purchased for $190,000 in 1994. In 1995 a two-bedroom home was built to which a third bedroom and bath was added above the dining room in 2003. The expanded 653 Duncan sold for $1,550,000 in 2004.
653 Duncan Living
Touting “an elegant expression of minimalist architecture & design” and a “luminous style merged with modern amenities,” the three-bedroom is now back on the market and listed for $2,195,000 in 2012. A walk run-through of the Noe home and its art:



∙ Listing: 653 Duncan Street (3/3.5) – $2,195,000 [653duncan.com]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by anon94123

    CAUTION – That video could give you motion sickness if watched on a large screen. Nice house however!

  2. Posted by Robert R

    This looks so out of place relative to the houses nearby.

  3. Posted by jlasf

    Love the house.
    The video made me laugh. It looks like they strapped the
    camera to the back of a Golden Retriever and let it run
    through the house.

  4. Posted by sparky*b

    That video showed 2 bedroom, I guess that other lower level room set up as the TV room is the 3rd. It must have a bathroom as well.
    Split bedroom floors, the master doesn’t get the views, the closed in galley kitchen and a detached garage is what $2.2M gets you in Noe these days.

  5. Posted by Footie

    Sweet art work. And I love me a galley kitchen (as all real cooks do).

  6. Posted by emanon

    As I’ve said on other posts, split bedroom floors are ideal. Affords a greater level of privacy when you have guests or family staying over. Also agree with Footie, galley kitchens are much easier to cook and bake in.

  7. Posted by bgelldawg

    It’s a shame they were too lazy to reshoot the video on one of the beautiful, clear, sunny days we have had recently.
    It would have made a huge difference.

  8. Posted by Lori

    Good grief that video is horrible. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing. Who thought that kind of style was a good idea?

  9. Posted by sparky*b

    “split bedroom floors are ideal”. Not when you have young kids. Split bedrooms where the family is on one floor and the guest another is good, or even a big master up above the other bedrooms. Kids beds on the ground floor and then the family/living/kitchen floor and then the master is not ideal for most people.
    Galley kithen is good to cook in, but most people would like it opened up some.
    It is a nice house, didn’t mean to sound like it is not.

  10. Posted by BobN

    I actually appreciate the speeding through parts of the walk-through. Pity it makes me queasy. Oh, oh, better go lie down…

  11. Posted by redseca2

    Duncan is broken into pieces and changes character, so I went to the map on the website to which Duncan this was in, where the map labels the Castro/24th intersection as Cole Valley.

  12. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    I also don’t mind the fast forward through the uninteresting spaces. But why are the roof deck walls framed into window portals? Those upper bars seem to have no purpose except to provide more surface to accumulate mold and grime.

  13. Posted by MM2

    God, this place is ugly. Although the surrounding homes are nothing spectacular, this manages to insult every architectural style since grass huts. Despite going way beyond the size and style of the area, it went up with a ton of “variances” over neighbors’ objections. (See the non-demolition/complete demolition on nearby Noe street to see how to get what you want done without permits that have anything to do with reality.)
    It’s another car showroom/corporate boardroom, only every move anyone inside the place makes is visible from two blocks away.

  14. Posted by SocketSite

    Noting the “owner has decided to wait until next year to sell,” the listing for 653 Duncan has been withdrawn from the MLS after a month on the market without a sale.

  15. Posted by SocketSite

    653 Duncan has just returned to the MLS “as new” with an official one day on the market.

  16. Posted by SocketSite

    The sale of 653 Duncan Street closed escrow today with a reported contract price of $2,251,000.

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