780 Duncan Street
Fabulous contemporary renovation of this stylish and inviting home, blending mid-century accents with the latest finishes! Perched atop a hill overlooking the Waterfront and a picturesque East Bay view. Past charming front landscaped planters and a brick pathway, one reaches the front door of 780 Duncan. Inside is a vision of modern chic: handsome wide-plank hardwood flooring, a glass staircase with LED stair lighting, white airy interior, and a built-in display nook.
Up the sleek glass staircase, you step into an entirely open-concept space, with light flooding in from north and south oversized windows as well as from an overhead skylight. Giant picture windows on a corner frame a stunning north and east view of the city, including the downtown skylight and East Bay, all the way across to Twin Peaks tower. Exposed beam ceilings provide warmth and contrast to the minimalist aesthetic and a corner fireplace with white brick surround serves as an elegant anchor for the living area. Sliding glass doors lead out to a large wraparound patio, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor experience and providing a perfect spot for al fresco entertaining and dining as well as admiring the sweeping views. The patio has rustic wood flooring and a stucco surround as well as a steel railing facing the views. There is ample space for multiple seating arrangements and moving towards the front of the house, by the staircase is an ideal location for formal dining, with a LED chandelier overhead and glass doors facing Douglass Street, opening to a small front patio.
The open chef’s kitchen is the focal point of the room; an incredible waterfall Calacatta marble center island stretches across, allowing for informal seating, a prep sink, ample countertop space and deep storage shelves. Bold brass cabinet pulls adorn the warm gray flat-front cabinets and underneath is a gorgeous slab Calacatta marble backsplash, white quartz countertops and an oversized stainless sink. A skylight overhead and recessed lighting illuminates the space, which is also framed by north-facing large windows. The kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line Bertazzoni appliances, including a French door refrigerator with freezer drawers, double built-in ovens, a dishwasher, five-burner cooktop, and hood. Around the corner in the kitchen is a wonderfully large walk-in pantry.
On this floor is a lovely office or bedroom, which offers windows overlooking the wraparound deck and northern city views. Adjacent to this room is an attractive bathroom, outfitted with a floating marble-topped vanity and a porcelain gray and white tile shower.
Downstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including an incredible master suite. At the foyer is a clever storage cabinet under the stairs, and down the hallway is a coat closet and a laundry room with a stacked washer dryer and a sink. Two sizeable bedrooms are off the hallway, one with a fantastic view of the downtown skyline, and both share a hallway bathroom with a floating marble-topped vanity, gray and textured porcelain tile floors and shower surround, and a glass-enclosed shower over tub. The master suite is at the back, framed by sliding glass doors. They open directly to a huge decked garden, with the same incredible north and eastern views of the water, East Bay hills, the downtown skyline, and city views to the north. This bedroom boasts a double closet and an ensuite master bathroom complete with dramatic textured porcelain tile walls and flooring, a floating double vanity, an LED backlit mirror, and a glass walk-in shower.
The one-car garage is long with room for additional storage at the back, as well as possible parking on the driveway pad.
This home is in coveted Noe Valley, just a short walk down the hill to 24th Street restaurants and shops, including Philz Coffee, Firefly, Bacco, Contigo, Noe Valley Bakery, and Whole Foods Market. It is steps from Douglass Playground and the Upper Douglass Dog Play Area. With designer finishes, panoramic views, extensive outdoor space, all in a desirable location – this home completes the picture.
Year Built: 1952 (Per Tax Records)
Square Footage: 2,365 sq.ft. (Per Graphic Artist)