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Rare corner unit inside 8 Octavia asks $1.19M

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It’s one of only six units on this side of the building.

A large white and green building with various trees in front of it. Photo by Patrica Chang

Regardless what one thinks of sublime 8 Octavia, one of San Francisco’s most polarizing buildings, it did bring in a much-needed boost of housing stock to the neighborhood when it completed in 2014. A condo on the peaked-corner side of the building, one of only six inside the 47-unit building, lands on the market for $1,195,000.

Featuring two bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms, unit 301 comes with concrete walls and ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows covered with the building’s famous electric blue aluminum louvers, oak floors, in-unit laundry, and views of Market Street and the First Baptist Church on Waller Street.

What makes this condo special is the living/dining room, situated where the end of the building narrows, flanked on three sides by the aforementioned windows and louvers. Think of it as a “voyeuristic flatiron,” noted John King, San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic, of the sharp-edged side of 8 Octavia.

There’s also shared access to the rooftop deck.

The building was conceived by noted designer Stanley Saitowitz, who created some of the best modern buildings in San Francisco, including 1234 Howard in SoMa and Beth Shalom Synagogue in the Outer Richmond.

HOAs at unit 301 are $729 per month; the listing is through Nina Hatvany and Paul Michael Kitchen of Compass.

Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Compass