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On the Market: Airy SoMa Loft Living

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We feel like flashing back to 1999 today so we're going to show you around a "stylish" and "sophisticated" SoMa loft that's on the market with a brand new asking price of $529,000, which is $20,000 cheaper than its first listed price a month ago. This contemporary 1-bed, 1-bath live/work loft is located at 161 Gilbert Street, and is jam-packed with all sorts of extremely trendy upgrades and finishes that you will want to (but shouldn't...) rip out immediately. Maple hardwood flooring? Fine. But a stainless steel square tiled backsplash in the kitchen? We think not. Fun on a Friday night, sure, but come Monday morning we aren't really trying to make coffee with a disco ball as a background. We are definitely feeling the wood-burning fireplace that we would never use, and also the custom spiral steel staircase. A little rant here: have you ever tried to get a king mattress up a spiral staircase? What about a solid wood desk? Trust us, dear readers, it isn't pretty or easy. In fact, it's downright awful. The remodeled bathroom has got a nice black and white theme going on, but the real deal maker is the CaesarStone countertop. CaesarStone is a sustainable quartz manufacturer, so you can fluff your green feathers and act like you made an environmentally responsible decision by purchasing this loft. In addition to the designer frills you also get a washer and dryer and your very own deck, which will provide you with an excellent view of Caltrain.
· 161 Gilbert [Redfin]