Squat and wide, it’s one of the few old buildings in the neighborhood, though you wouldn’t know it by the gleaming towers surrounding it. Built in 1937 as a laboratory and manufacturing warehouse of the Coffin-Redington Drug Company, 300 Beale, located in the East Cut, was converted into lofts in 1997.
Designed by Frederick H. Meyer, one of the architects who redesigned Civic Center following the 1906 quake, this “architecturally distinguished but understated” building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Fancy.
Want more fancy? The penthouse loft, a 2,856-square-foot affair, hits the market for an eye-popping $3.895 million.
Featuring three bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms, this top-floor, very top-drawer pad comes with a 1,360-square-foot wraparound terrace, two stories, polished concrete flooring, remodeled kitchen and baths, and window doors framing the neighborhoods many glass skyscrapers.
The master bedroom, decked out in concrete from floor to ceiling, is particularly glorious.
The listing is through Gregg Lynn of Sotheby’s International Realty. (Psst, you can take a virtual tour.)