Coolness Factor at 1331 Folsom
I sell highrise condos, but I can’t help but gawk at this super cool, fun and eclectic home in SoMa. It is very iconic of the neighborhood’s genesis, an incubator for the information age and the dot-com subculture. Some of San Francisco’s most eccentric artists and innovate entrepreneurs laid their roots here on this side of town. Drawn to affordable rents and unconventional communal living spaces, this pre-tech generation of creatives built lofts from open warehouse space to be able to accommodate a live/work lifestyle.
1331 Folsom is almost a collector’s item, a rare single family home in what was a very industrial part of town. The 2 bedroom / 4 bath home is a labor of love with a thoughtful floor plan dedicating a whole to room to an art studio/library which leads straight to an entertaining area with kitchen and outdoor deck. Totally not what you’d except, but it’s beautiful! The bedrooms are separated with the master bedroom on the main floor and a second bedroom on the top floor with its own outdoor staircase. Again, not traditional, but you have to appreciate the creative use of space throughout the entire compound. I’m super into this property because the style of living reminds me of being an artist in San Francisco – fun fact: I used to work in a photography studio in Dogpatch before I became a real estate agent. The progressive innovative thinking that came from these types of live/work incubators is what brought information technology, software development, AI, CRMs and other digital apps to the Transbay waterfront neighborhoods of South Beach, Rincon Hill and Mission Bay. Call me if you are interested in a tour and would like to purchase this piece of art! Offered at $4,000,000. More information on this listing can be found here.