October 26, 2012

Architec-designed living in the heart of SOMA

It’s time for your weekend!  How about spending it somewhere exciting, like the big city?  (Noooo, we do not mean San Jose.) We’re willing to go toe to toe with the San Francisco real estate blogs when we have to, and when we have to is when it comes to listing fail.  Here’s an Unhappy Hipsters-inspired example of Better Living Through Concrete, courtesy of Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer.  Thanks very much for this snug single in SF!

121025-harrison-redfin766 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94107
$349,000

HOA Dues: $265/mo.
0 Beds
1 Baths
292 Sq. Ft.
$1,195 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 2008
Lot Size: —
On Redfin: 1 day
Status: Active
HOA Dues: $265/month
Style: Contemporary, Modern/High Tech
County: San Francisco
Property Type: Condominium, Studio
Community: Yerba Buena
MLS#: 402288

Architec-designed living in the heart of SOMA. Cubix is a contemporary community located in th Yerba Buena Arts District. George Hauser designed this modern studio resindence 121025-harrison-buildingwhich faces Northwest. Stylishly appointed home with concrete radient heat floors, newly upgraded full kitchen with Bosch appliances and cabinetry, and a balcony. Rare storage is included. Green building features lansdcaped roof deck, BBQ, glass-enclosed outdoor picnic area for private parties, succulent garden. Epicenter Cafe is conveniently located on the first floor. Great location next to Whole Foods, SFMOMA, Metreon.

121025-harrison-kitchenNot only is it architec-designed, it looks like it was architec-spellchecked as well.  This resindence features radient heat floors and a lansdcaped roof deck.  It also features architec-design suggestive of The Stacks.

One way you know there was an architec involved: lots and lots and lots of pictures of a 292 square foot condo.  Bunus: a price per square foot that gives Palo Alto a shove in the shoulder and says, “Can you beat that? Huh? Huh? Can you?”

Comments (10) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

10 Responses to “Architec-designed living in the heart of SOMA”

  1. madhaus Says:

    Aaaaaaaaand…. it’s up. Sorry ’bout dat.

  2. Divasm Says:

    What is “rare storage?” Does that mean that you can only access it once every blue moon? Or is it less cooked than “medium storage?”

    I’m sure this sort of place is pretty run of the mill for Manhattan, but the square footage being only slightly more than the HOA dues is pretty funny.

  3. nomadic Says:

    I was wondering about that storage too. Maybe it’s accessed via the portal to hell?

  4. mabeldu Says:

    #2 – the rare storage is where you keep your rare earth minerals. there’s never enough room for my promethium and lanthanum.

    don’t forget you’ll pony up another $250/month lease fee to park your lambergeeni (just keeping up w/ the spell-fail).

    no mention of the super-duper easy access to the bay bridge? 100′ away from zipping trucks at night, and stalled cars spewing fumes all day isn’t a good thing?

    come to think of it, a semi trailer is about 400’sqf, why not get one of those instead? at least the view changes.

  5. Mole Man Says:

    Rare storage means they spent way to much on it just like the rest of the finishes. These units are nice enough for what they are, but it doesn’t make sense to go so far over the top with what amounts to hotel room style units. These sort of made sense at the original price points, but nearly $400k for a hotel room to call your own? If you stay there every day for around five years then it might be price competitive with a full service hotel room, but without maid service.

  6. Jb Says:

    Wish we knew how big Rare Storage is…the bathroom actually seemed spacious.

  7. Real Estater Says:

    Buy now before things get more expensive. Merrill Lynch analysis says housing is poised to rise by 40%.

    This went to our spam queue, as did a second comment sent the next day with the same link. Sorry about that. –ed.

  8. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Zillow says the rent for such a place would be $2,490 (range is $1,700 to $3,200).

  9. cardinal2007 Says:

    Prices have certainly gone up in this complex (or the seller wishes they have), I remember when the small unit in Cubix where selling for $199K.

    There is also “Cubix: Robots for Everyone”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubix

    It looks like a cute cartoon.

  10. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Sold for $320k.


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