A Hyper-Local Guide to Noe Valley
You mean "grown up skaters who went to $18,000-per-year private elementary schools".
I'm still trying to figure out where they came up with $1.5 million. What do interior designers make these days? I'd love to buy a house in Noe Valley, but I'm a lawyer and can't afford it. I should have gone into interior design.
im sorry but this is horsesh*t. Their parents def dropped some coin on the downpayment. Interior Designers don't make diddly. It's called "Room & Board"...no designer needed.
I liked the NYtimes article. I don't think it defines Noe Valley, so much as it just shows the younger wealthier side which definitely exists. I am not sure why this rubs people the wrong way...is it jealousy or fear of losing what once was? this mentality doesn't move the neighborhood forward.
Are they breeders yet?
Anonymous @4:58:They seem like great people for sure, but because of the way the article is framed, readers can't help but feel a sense of jealously, or at the very least, confusion. The author seems to be making the case for this couple being representative of their generation. In many ways they are: college, a year abroad, jobs of gradually increasing responsbility, unmarried but living together, renting a small cottage in the mission district, going to del fina, etc. Up to this point in the article, I can entirely relate to this couple on so many different levels. And then, the couple buys a $1,000,000 house and undertakes a $500,000 renovation. Because this doesn't mesh with their professions and career paths, and the author gives no explanation as to how the project was afforded, the reader is left confused, and any feelings of empathy for the couple have vanished. The author's concept that the couple or the project is somehow typical or representative of a generation, becomes a complete joke. Great people, great project, poorly framed article.
@2:16 -Very well put.
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