Open House Obsession: Amazing Views From San Francisco’s Laidley Heights, $7.7MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1783 Noe Street, Laidley Heights
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25 from 2:00pm-5:00pm both days
What: A true 5-bed, 4.5-bath home on a rare double lot, enabling four exposures and 270-degree vistas from the top floor, with extraordinary construction values and technology. The top floor living space is a tour-de-force, with sliding walls of glass that open to the view.
Less well known that its immediate neighbors, Glen Park and Noe Valley, Laidley Heights began life (as did much of San Francisco) as a dairy farm and was later covered by small homes after the 1906 earthquake. A hippie enclave in the ’60s and ’70s, it would become a testing ground for some of San Francisco’s younger architects taking advantage of modest prices and stellar views. In the past decade, Laidley Heights has become an enclave of Apple and Google executives as the former worker’s cottages give way to renovation and new construction.
Building on a double lot enabled a feature rarely found in San Francisco– a huge master suite plus three family bedrooms on the same floor. Divided by a foyer tnat wouldn’t be out of place in Pacific Heights, the two areas can be closed off for privacy.
It Takes A Village: Architecture and interior design by Geoff Gibson of Winder Gibson Architects with additional interiors and staging by Samir Salameh of Room Service SF; Structural Engineer, Hom Pisano Engineers; General Contractor, Chris Begg of CBC Construction; development and real estate consulting by Kira Mead and Danny Fernandez Acebo at Real SF Properties. This being San Francisco, the project took four years from the initial property acquisition to final completion just weeks ago.
What We Love: There’s an elevator to the top floor directly from the garage, and the open kitchen has a well-equipped butler’s pantry, plus there are two outdoor kitchens.
Clearly, a house thought out and designed by people who love to entertain (and know how to) this is a family-friendly house for any family at any age. Below, on the lower level there’s a family/media room and office just off the garage, plus an enviable mud room, laundry and the fifth bedroom suite.
More: Have a look at the property’s outstanding dedicated website for additional details, images, and a 3D floor plan walkthrough. Represented by Kira Mead, Danny Fernandez Acebo, and Harry Clark at Real SF Properties.