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SoMa’s Clock Tower offers top-floor loft, asks $1.795 million

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Rare loft opening inside historic South of Market space

Hitting the market next week is a third-floor loft inside the coveted SoMa Clock Tower.

Featuring two bedrooms, one and a half baths, and 1,900 square feet, this spacious unit comes with hardwood floors, brick wall with soaring ceilings, a remodeled bathroom, bonus den/guest room, washer/dryer, and a parking spot.

Asking is $1,795,000.

The circa 1907 structure was initially the headquarters of the Schmidt Lithograph Corporation, formerly the largest printer on the West Coast.

In the 1930s, the city of San Francisco planned to demolish the tower during Bay Bridge construction. After Schmidt threatened to move his company out of the city—in a Twitter-esque game of chicken—the city relented and the clocktower stayed.

Renovated in 1992, the Clock Tower building is now home to 127 live/work lofts, including a bonkers penthouse where one can see the clock’s mechanics in action.


The Clocktower Building

461 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107