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February 3, 2010

Preview: Nove’s Noe/Mission Luxury Condos


The nine LEED-certified condos known as Nove (pronounced “Nov-ay”) are taking shape at 1060 Guerrero and 145 Ames on the Noe Valley/Mission border. I toured the property yesterday (no photos allowed yet) and the luxury units are pretty impressive.

Designed by Handel Architects—the same group behind downtown’s Millennium—Nove is subdivided into three lots, with each lot running from Guerrero to Ames. There are three condos on each lot—two units in the front building, and one townhome-style in the rear. However, the units in each building are not detached from each other. (A couple different developers own the lots.) There will also be three separate homeowners associations.

There will be eight 3BR/2BA condos, and one 4BR/3BA unit, ranging from about 1291 square feet through about 1800 for the 4BR. Finishes are high end and designed by Studio Becker. The living areas are spacious, and the master suites typically feature nice front and rear balconies. The Guerrero units get great light and have a nice feel to them. The Ames properties have less appealing/private outlooks, as they face the Guerrero building and the homes on Ames. But the benefit is that you have no one above or below you. The two buildings are separated by a nicely landscaped area that also accommodates deeded patios.

Prices aren’t set yet, but will range from around $1.1M for the smallest 3BR to around $1.4M for the other 3BRs. The largest 4BR/3BR condo will likely be in the $1.7M range, and Nove’s first open house will be the weekend of February 20th. Contact me if you’d like a preview. My take on this project is that it’s beautifully designed and provides excellent space and finishes in a highly walkable location near public transportation, freeways and some of the best restaurants in town.

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