Designer Loft with Water Views in Converted WarehouseWhen you live in the Clocktower lofts, you can have city living at its best. The perfect blend of luxury and rich historical character creates a unique view loft space in the heart of South of Market and South Beach. With impressive southern views featuring outlooks of the Bay, this historic loft has a distinctively industrial feel while incorporating both natural elements and modern design.
Masterfully renovated by Olle Lundberg of Lundberg Design, this live/work loft creates an environment that remains equally sensitive to both aesthetics and functionality. Loft 557T is truly an original masterpiece. Strength meets style at this iconic warehouse loft conversion, where youll find modular furniture; reclaimed Douglas fir flooring built to last; original concrete walls and mushroom cap pillars; premium appliances in the gourmet kitchen; and 1,812 sq. ft. of living space.
The highlight of the home is the water views, which are very rare for a loft conversion building. In addition to the south-facing wall of loft-paned windows, military gun articulators were refitted with mirrors that further capture the views of the Bay. Another major design feature is a square elevated platform that is positioned at an angle, separating it from the rest of the living space. This meditation raft is made of muriatic acid-treated steel and covered with multiple coats of wax to make the surface soft and tactilely pleasant. It is surrounded by river stones loosely laid out on the existing concrete floor.
The industrial kitchen is massive and unpretentious, perfect for the professional or at-home chef. The kitchen features a commercial-quality Hobart refrigerator, stovetop solar speed radiant burners by Creda, a Kitchenaide dishwasher, and a separate freezer and wine refrigerator.
Upstairs, a master bedroom mezzanine overlooks the downstairs area. A master bathroom with a stall shower, dual vanity, and large walk-in closet completes the second level.
Most impressive is the versatility of the space; furniture is adaptable and movable for both working and entertaining. Office furniture is on wheels and can be tucked away for impromptu dinner parties. Nesting tables can be extended to provide an extra working/dining surface. Additional features include a powder room; excellent closet space and storage; a full-size side-by-side washer/dryer; and optional garage parking, as well as access to the buildings palm tree-lined courtyard and a roof deck with views of San Francisco.
The Clocktower building was originally constructed in 1907 for the Max Schmidt Lithograph Corporation, a printing firm that designed and produced the classic California fruit box labels and posters for the Panama Public International Expedition. The concrete, brick, and timber structure was renovated into 127 live/work lofts resulting in a rich variety of unique unit types particularly suited to the emerging lifestyle. The building, an amalgamation of four phases of construction in timber, masonry, and concrete with a 10-story steel frame clock tower, provided the opportunity to create the environment of a district as opposed to that of an apartment complex, resulting in a rich variety of unique interiors; no two units are alike.
South of Market, known for its diverse and modern architecture, is one of the citys most fashionable and desirable neighborhoods. The Clocktower is in a prime location in the heart of the city where there are upscale restaurants, South Park, art galleries, cultural attractions, AT&T Park, and some of the best shopping and entertainment venues San Francisco has to offer.
1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms 1,812 sq. ft. per tax records Historic converted warehouse with concrete walls and industrial-style built-in shelving Chefs kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, separate freezer and wine fridge Hardwood flooring Plenty of storage Washer and dryer in unit Parking space in building garage available for an additional fee Pets considered on an individual basis Contact agent to discuss rent for commercial purposes
Historic live/work conversion building 2 interior courtyards and a fountain Rooftop deck with stunning panoramic views Convenient location in South Beach close to Financial District, BART, freeways