RISMEDIA, May 30, 2008-Modern living in the heart of San Francisco is exactly what this extraordinary conversion loft offers. Quietly tucked away in the heart of bustling Rincon Hill, the former Smitty Knitting Factory was transformed into a contemporary penthouse in 2000 by renowned Bay Area architects Abrams & Milliken. Peter Fisler of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate is representing the seller. The property at 75 Lansing Street is listed at $3.85 million.
“This loft is a pure fusion of raw historic elements and contemporary design,” said Fisler, who works from Pacific Union’s Presidio office. “An amazing, spacious rooftop deck offers exhilarating, sweeping downtown views by day and night.”
Built in 1928 with an early 20th century industrial facade with Corinthian capitals, pediment sculpture and fully glazed bays, the exquisite loft features a captivating grand salon with 20 foot vaulted wood ceilings, elegant steel trusses, suspended lighting and striking Venetian walls. Expansive windows and skylights shower the home in natural light. Exotic wide-plank wood flooring runs throughout the three bedroom two and a half bath penthouse.
A graceful master suite offers dual, walk-in custom closets, an open sitting room and hand-crafted master bath with glass mosaic tile, Jacuzzi tub and glass enclosed shower. The second bedroom, currently a library, provides a tranquil setting with Japanese-style sliding wood and translucent glass doors and custom mahogany bookshelves. An elegant spiral staircase leads to the lower level of the penthouse, featuring a guest suite with full bath, private entrance, a media/family room and home office.
The custom Pacassa Studio chef’s kitchen is highlighted with a suspended ceiling, recessed lighting, hardwood veneer cabinetry, an elegant commercial range and pantry. The unit offers generous storage, home gym and wine storage. A private 2-car garage leads directly into the home.