September 7, 2006
A Second Chance: 355 Bryant #102
We couldn’t help but notice that 355 Bryant #102 is back on the market. For those unfamiliar with it, this loft features a stunning modern staircase and true high-end finishes:
The kitchen is by Varenna, the closet system are by Poliform and the bathroom vanities are by Rifra. All counter surfaces as well as the bathroom walls are cut and book matched from Carrara marble slabs. Sliding glass door systems are by Tre-Piu. Appliances are by Miele and SubZero.
An interesting video of the down to the studs transformation is available at Loft102SF.com. And while we’re big fans of the finish, we’re still struggling with the listing’s description which, along with the price, hasn’t really changed since the last time it was on the market.
∙ Listing: 355 Bryant #102 (2/2) - $2,195,000 [Gomez & Patton] [MLS]
∙ Loft 102: Introductory Video [Loft102SF.com]
∙ The Art Of The Listing [SocketSite]
∙ The Live/Work Lofts Of 355 Bryant [SocketSite]
First Published: September 7, 2006 12:15 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
I'm on the record as being a fan of 355 bryant, and this is certainly a nice renovation.
the copy used to describe this place, however, is some of the more unintentionally funny crap you'll ever read. these people are so impressed with their achievement it is astounding. you'd think they'd built a richard serra into the middle of the damned thing.
Posted by: amused at September 7, 2006 3:53 PM
I'm confused. Are they literally selling the idea of "living in a fishbowl"?
Posted by: SaveYourMoney at September 7, 2006 4:16 PM
Modern? Yes. Nice? Yes. Worth $2.2? I think not.
Posted by: Sexy & Sassy in SF at September 7, 2006 4:29 PM
Biggest flaw - no deeded parking at 355 Bryant. I believe the only available parking is leased from a commercial garage next door.
I don't see this getting anywhere near 2.2m.
Posted by: anon at September 7, 2006 4:43 PM
2+ for a glass house with no parking. Can't even sit on your couch and read the paper in your underwear
Posted by: lol at September 7, 2006 8:04 PM
uhh...think that's a shot of the (private) back patio. And that the front door is on the other side. You could read the paper starkers and be just fine...
Posted by: SFSal at September 7, 2006 8:56 PM
the patio is private, but it's true that the parking is leased from a building next door. there is no parking at 355 bryant, nor is there the possibility of it. it was the prime feature of the disclosure package when I was considering buying there.
... so you get dinged for an additional $300/month on top of HOA. dues for that unit at ~2000 sf would mean a combined parking/HOA hit of roughly $1K per month.
Posted by: amused at September 8, 2006 10:00 AM
IMO, it's not just the parking fee that's a problem. It's the fact that the parking garage is controlled by an outside entity, so you have no control over what the parking rates will be. It will be at the whim of the garage owner. (And what if the garage decides to shut down and turn itself into more condos?)
This is in contrast to some South Beach buildings where you lease parking from the HOA. That's not so bad, because at least the money is going back into the HOA, and you have some control over it (by voting).
Still, deeded parking would be best. In SOMA, it must be tough selling something for $1m+ without it. And certainly for $2m+. All IMO of course.
Posted by: anon at September 8, 2006 3:14 PM