I had a suprise treat today during my Tuesday property tour. I viewed a rarely available 1733 SF Brick and Timber loft in the coveted Clock Tower Building in San Francisco’s South Beach (SOMA) neighborhood. This home is perfect for an artist, a couple who entertains, a tech exec or an expressive bachelor or bachelorette. This is a home in which to live your glory days, even if that means a fabulous San Francisco pied-a-terre now that the kids are in college.
The building itself features broad expanses of metal and wood and each homes door has a metal lighted sculptural feature that adds to the hip, arty, modern feel. The interior courtyard is charmingly landscaped with ferns and vines covering the interior walls. There are elevators from the entrance and to the Tower, where #454 is located.
This private loft bedroom sits a few steps above the expansive living area that is framed at the far end by two enormous windows that span the width and overlook a charming vintage building landscape. The quality of lite is exquisite and the exposed brick, stunning hardwood floors and vaulting exposed beam ceiling make this a New York Style loft.
At the front entry there is an open room as a sitting area, gallery, den or office. The overall effect is of spacious urban living that is elegant, chic and hip! The kitchen could use some updating though its’ design is seamless with the current homes design.
This development, built originally in 1907 was converted into 127 live/work units. The Max Schmidt Lithograph Company that used it made the posters for the Panama Pacific International Exposition and classic California fruit box labels. The building has won multiple awards for design and rightly so.
Sure to move quickly, it has been on the market for 6 days and asking $949,000.