The ClockTower building was originally constructed in 1907 as the home of the Schmidt Lithograph Company, a graphic arts firm that produced classic California fruit-crate 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 interiors.
Unit #660T is located in the tower section of the building, and was designed by Jeff Burris of Studio 12 Architecture to create a living space that served collectively as a prism – extending daylight through the long volume of the unit. When passing through the entry hall, each room is nestled up against one portion of a main glazed wall borrowing light from the hallway while exposing the profile of individual spaces.
The main loft is an open floor plan of living and dining flowing into the kitchen and hallway, with 14 foot ceilings and a south-facing wall of windows overlooking South Beach and the Bay. Perfect for the professional or at home chef, the kitchen design features custom open cabinetry with stainless countertops, slate flooring, recessed lighting, Sub Zero refrigerator, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, Bosch oven, Dacor stovetop, and a moveable butcher-block-topped kitchen island. This level also features a generous studio or home office enclosed with double-hung walls to minimize sound transference. A slate bath with stainless fixtures and a bookcase backed in frosted glass, lend a practical livability to complete this level.
A floating staircase leads to the upper loft bedroom suite featuring a Rothko-inspired art wall, in-floor lighting, and a sweeping interior curved wall leading to the master bath with a free standing pedestal sink and walk-in shower adorned with iridescent glass tile, and an adjacent spacious wardrobe with custom built-ins and in-unit laundry.
Other amenities include a dramatic Droog Design dining chandelier, stylish hanging home theater Zemi & Atun ceramic speakers, hardwood floors, two-car tandem parking, additional storage, as well as access to the building’s palm-tree lined courtyard, and a roof deck with views of San Francisco.
Located in the South of Market, one of the city’s most fashionable and desirable neighborhoods known for its diverse and modern architecture, the ClockTower is one block from South Park, a few blocks from the Waterfront, upscale restaurants, art galleries, cultural attractions, AT&T Park, and is convenient to all transportation. Unit #660T is a place to call home!