Sold: 1097 Howard Street #103

San Francisco, CA

  • Offered at $ 599,000
  • Sold: $700,000 on 05/21/2015
  • Seller Represented
  • 1 Bedroom/1 bath industrial conversion live-work loft
  • Original 1920s factory-style windows
  • Exposed rough concrete mushroom columns with 13′ Ceilings
  • Stunning landmark façade
  • Sleek European styling throughout
  • In-unit front-loading washer & dryer
  • Huge walk-in closet
  • Exposed polished concrete floors
  • Shared elevator accessed roof deck with 360 degree downtown views & BBQ
  • Originally constructed in 1924/converted to residential lofts in 1997
  • Wakscore 97/TransitScore 100/Bikescore 97
  • Separate 10×18 Storage Room
  • Square footage: 1,017 per tax records
  • HOA Dues: 511.03/month

The Lighthouse lofts were originally constructed as a factory and offices for the Lighthouse for the Blind Association and converted to residential use in 1997. The general area now containing Unit 103 was a fireplace warmed lounge that led to the administrative offices. Today the spacious unit boasts the attractive concrete remnants of the building’s industrial past with modern New York conversion style kitchen and baths. The main floor contains a large open living and dining room, galley kitchen, and full bath with shower over tub. The sleeping loft, with walk-in closet and in-unit laundry, is accessed via a architecturally stunning staircase with floating steel treads.

But the best thing about 1097 Howard #103 may be the location. It is located in the very center of San Francisco’s vibrant South of Market District. While the neighborhood was historically full of light industrial workplaces, starting about 25 years ago many residential units were added without the needed services such as grocery stores and restaurants. But in the last 10 years, as the residential occupancy of the area has exploded, the level of services and businesses catering to residential occupants has surpassed that of many more traditional residential areas. As a result, there are too many convenient attractions to list. But for a start, here’s a selection of what’s within three blocks:

  • The Market (on Market)
  • Westfield Center
  • Metreon – with Target
  • Moscone Center
  • Yerba Buena area museums and performance spaces
  • Mint Plaza – with Blue Bottle!
  • Whole Foods
  • Harvest Urban Market
  • Sightglass Coffee
  • Warfield Theater
  • Bart (eight blocks to CalTrain)

The property is walking distance to the financial district and major tech employers like Twitter, Zynga, Yahoo, Foursquare, Yelp, Square, Yammer, and Box, as well as the UOP School of Dentistry. The Bay Bridge and freeways to the Peninsula can be accessed in minutes. With a 98 Walkscore, it is an ideal location for enjoying exciting urban living and a great walking or biking lifestyle.

1097 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, USA