When plans were approved last year to stick an addition on the top of the historic palm-covered structure at 1033 Polk St., there were no renderings available. However, with Stanley Saitowitz's Natoma Architects acting as the project sponsor, there was no question that designs would be showstoppers when they finally appeared. Today, our friends at BuzzBuzzHome tipped us off to the release of brand new renderings that show a striking glass tower with projecting concrete balconies. The base of the building—including all of the palm trees—will remain largely unchanged.
The new development will have a total of just nine units, with two apiece on each of the lower floors and full-floor, two-bedroom penthouse units at the top. All are set to be rentals. The historic base, which was an office previously, will remain as commercial space, with room for an office on the second floor and retail at ground-level. There's no firm date available for groundbreaking, but once construction starts it should take about 14 months to complete.
· Natoma Architects Raises the Roof in Lower Polk, Historically [Curbed SF]
· 1033 Polk [BuzzBuzzHome]
· 1033 Polk [Natoma Architects]