1617’s Features

  Walk Score 91

  Transit Score 75

  Bike Score 91

  Close to tech shuttles

  Near 101/280 freeways

  Circa 1885 (as per Spring Valley water records)

  Updated kitchen with marble and quartz countertops, recessed LED lights, Samsung, Bosch & Wolf appliances (gas stove)

  Tall 10 ft ceilings, skylights, wainscoting, and wood-burning fireplace with marble hearth & surround

  Custom plantation shutters & double-pane windows throughout

  Landscaped and private back garden

  Architectural plans by Martinkovic Milford for lower level build-out available


Listed Exclusively with Kevin K. Ho + Jonathan B. McNarry


Vanguard Properties

1617 Church Street, San Francisco

An Elegant Noe Valley Victorian with Oasis-like Back Garden


The Video Tour with Mr. Raff

The Property.

1617 Church is an elegant Noe Valley single-family home with a rich Victorian façade dating from 1885. The home is both heart-warming and updated and is situated in a sought-after ideal neighborhood. 1617 has been cared for over its history and possess the right mix of rich traditional elements like solid hardwood floors, decorative millwork and tall ceilings, alongside an updated kitchen, bathroom, garage parking and a private landscaped garden with patio, outdoor lighting and fish pond that’s perfect for entertaining friends, family and neighbors.

Other features include a bay window, wood-burning fireplace and custom plantation shutters throughout as well as the updated bathroom with shower-over-tub that is bathed in sunlight from the overhead skylight, a master bedroom with walk-in closet, while updated Elfa closet systems in both bedrooms yields an efficient use of space. The updated kitchen has a professional-grade gas stove, updated appliances, marble and quartz countertops and a skylight. There are LED recessed lights and Benjamin Moore paint colors throughout. What’s more is the home’s serene landscaped backyard has raised planting beds with azaleas, a large trellis, brick pavers, private fence and one of the finest specimen Podocarpus conifer trees around. While move-in ready now, the sellers have neighborhood-approved architectural plans ready for submission for a 700+ sqft master suite and laundry room build-out in the full-length basement/garage area that will also allow for internal garage access while preserving the home’s parking.

Offered at: $1,349,000

SOLD: $1,705,000

On Our Open Houses…

Were great. Here’s what one agent said to us:

I must say that your entire property from stem to stern, showed Spectacular!  Was it staged, or were the furnishings the Seller’s?  In any event, everything was extremely well balanced – the pictures, art work, mirrors, window treatments, lighting fixtures, interior & exterior paint jobs, back yard, and the total ambiance that the two of you created in your presence with your cordiality & friendly personalities, made this one of the best open house presentations that I have ever experienced in 40 years as a Realtor! Needless to say, your asking price is perfectly priced and it is most likely that you will receive multiple offers….

— Area Real Estate Agent, Noe Valley

(Unsolicited Message)


5 Offers Were Received on Monday, May 4, 2015 

To learn more about how the property went from its $1.240M 2013 sale price to its near-record 2015 price, ask Kevin or Jonathan




The Location.

Vanguard Properties, Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry cannot warrant the information presented here but believe it to be reasonably correct. Interested parties are urged to investigate any and all matters before proceeding with any purchase to their own satisfaction.