If ever a property epitomized San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, it is this approximately 5,279-square-foot, industrial-chic masterpiece. With a complete renovation by Knock Architecture & Design and Butler Armsden Architects, this urban showplace takes loft living to new levels.
Zoned for live/work in a former warehouse, the residence now holds four bedrooms and two and one-half baths on three levels — but the possibilities are endless, as the layout is completely flexible. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and steel create a home that seems to expand at every view.
Exposed wood, brick and concrete complement the expansive use of glass and steel to create a standout design, as gorgeous as it is livable. The first floor sits under soaring 20-foot ceilings that rise to the roof, exposing multiple skylights above a grand artist-made chandelier and custom theater lighting. On this level are numerous living spaces delineated by sliding doors, which can be used for multiple purposes, from family rooms to bedrooms to dining rooms to offices. The phenomenal open kitchen has custom-fabricated, solid-maple cabinetry finished in black lacquer and stainless steel, with marble countertops and an impressive island; it offers a Subzero fridge/freezer, Miele dishwasher, Wolf microwave and custom Bertazzoni range.
Throughout the home, you’ll walk on solid white oak wood flooring, joined on the top level by glass walkways. Bedrooms, offices and sitting rooms are situated above it all and share the top floor with a wonderful, expansive roof deck, floored by both wood and faux grass, where you can hide away from the world outside.
On the ground level, the garage with car-charging outlets, designed to accommodate a car lift, joins a huge laundry room with custom-fabricated stainless-steel cabinetry and a Miele washer/dryer. Multi-zoned heating and air-conditioning are featured, as are custom appointments, such as Waterworks plumbing fixtures, a HomeWorks home-automation system and Lutron lighting controls. This oasis of a home is in the very heart of SoMa, amid shopping, dining, entertainment, and just steps to Moscone Center and Yerba Buena Gardens.