The 46 live/work loft condominiums that comprise Harbor Lofts (400 Spear) in San Francisco were the result of a rehabilitation and conversion of the Hathaway Warehouse (a national historic landmark) in 1996-1997.
One of the oldest extant warehouses in the city, the ground story of this splendid brick structure has its origins in the third quarter of the 19th Century, possibly as early as 1856. Additions to the Harrison Street facade were completed in 1875 and the upper sections of the building were completed by about 1900. The two-story brick building, now painted a cream color, is distinguished by projecting brick hood moldings on the ground floor along Spear Street. Brick pilasters with corbelled capitals divide the facade into a series of paired window bays.
MBH Architects led the design of the conversion, and the 46 condominium lofts range in size from 650 to 1,700 square feet. Interiors feature exposed brick and timber accents and all units offer direct access to a two-story central courtyard.
As far as we know, unit #118 is currently the only available unit on the market (although it’s not listed) and boasts a “showcase remodel that delivers wall finishes of stippled concrete and Venetian plaster…open, rustic shelving in the kitchen and rough-hewn sliding wooden doors at both of the bathrooms…[p]olished concrete floors…[and] a roomy tiled shower with a built-in bench, and a vessel sink perched atop a wooden vanity.”
Any current (or past) residents care to shed some additional light on living in the building and the neighborhood?
∙ MBH Architects: Harbor Lofts [mbharch.com]
∙ Listing: 400 Spear Street #118 (1/1.5) – $775,000 [863katy.com]
∙ Area Plan: Rincon Hill: Site 5 – Hathaway Warehouse [SFGov]