151 Alice B Toklas #604, San Francisco
Marquee Jewel | Curated Cool
Square Feet: 1,488 (per graphic artist)
Listed at: $995,000
Sold for: $950,000
Marquee Jewel | Curated Cool
Stunning, Spacious, Stupendous. These are just some of the glowing descriptions applicable to this unique luxury loft condominium, located in the venerable Marquee Lofts of San Francisco. Redeveloped and reimagined in 1998, this discrete and understated residential enclave is located in the historically significant and nationally acclaimed Don Lee Cadillac Building at 1000 Van Ness Avenue. Designed with an influence of styles derived from Italian Renaissance and Spanish Colonial by esteemed architects Weeks and Day, it was commissioned in the early 1920's by Cadillac to house their showroom and auto repair services and is the largest and one of the most architecturally significant automobile showrooms on San Francisco's historic Auto Row. Today, the building offers a mix of residential, commercial and retail uses.
With inherent notes of a SoHo styled industrial warehouse, Residence 604 is perched high above the city and commands views towards the west, a formal entrance that flows naturally into the main entertainment space, soaring concrete ceilings, fully exposed structural columns, and massive wood sash windows that stretch the view across the expansive city sky. Open and spacious as loft living is, the living and dining spaces of this home flow across the entire entertainment area, and the chef's grade kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, Dakota Mahogany granite counters and a custom designed island by Item Studios. The main bedroom loft is privately and separately positioned with open views to the living spaces below and also includes custom built-in storage. A dual-zone bathroom offers spa-like amenities and fixtures with chic design notes. Perfectly positioned opposite the large walk-in closet is the laundry closet with brand new washer and dryer. And just when you think you've seen the whole space, peek up to the secret flex space that's the perfect perch for that second sleeping loft for the occasional overnight friend, or the perfect place for meditation or yoga. With an abundance of storage under the main bedroom loft, there is room for everything in this spacious urban retreat, including a dedicated parking space, a residential gym, and a shared roof-top view deck.
And as San Francisco opens back up, it's role as the premier cultural center of the west, with the Opera House, SF Jazz, Symphony Davies Hall and San Francisco Ballet all just a stroll away, makes Residence 604 the perfect pied-a-terre home for the buyer seeking a dazzling urban respite, as well as the best main residence any city dweller could wish for. This is flex space at its best -- the optimum place for any type of user - from empty nester to first time homebuyer.