November 22, 2010
The First Two Of Twelve Are Listed At Seven Twenty Three Taylor
Both without parking and the two-berooms with some untraditional walls.
∙ Listing: 723 Taylor #301 (1/1) - $549,000 [MLS]
∙ Listing: 723 Taylor #302 (2/1) - $629,000 [MLS]
∙ 723 Taylor Unwrapped And Coming Soon [SocketSite]
∙ 723 Taylor Rising: Urban Infill In Action And Twelve Units On The Way [SocketSite]
First Published: November 22, 2010 12:45 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
oh come on!
thats a studio with a glass room diveder!
Posted by: meep at November 22, 2010 1:10 PM
That's not a legal bedroom is it?
I'm a real fan of this location and am ready to pull the trigger and buy something nice. Please tell me that they're not installing glass room dividers and branding these spaces bedrooms!
I'd love to see what's on top of this building… And I hope that those vents in the kitchen are ducted to the outside - otherwise the whole place will smell like what's for dinner.
Posted by: embarcadero at November 22, 2010 1:36 PM
If they're counting that glass box as a bedroom they must really think people will believe anything a realtor tells them. That is SO '05ish of them.
Posted by: Marcie at November 22, 2010 1:46 PM
That's just silly.
They look small as well. No bargain in the $/sf department. Does anyone see a closet anywhere?
They have twelve like this to move?
Good luck with that, guys.
Posted by: justme at November 22, 2010 2:31 PM
Wow, that is one huge shower stall. Kind of awkward to have it open into the LR though.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at November 22, 2010 2:42 PM
Wow! That's a joke! You are an idiot to buy one of these. Talk about no re-sell value.
I guess at the right price people will buy anything. This is worth about $250k in my mind.
Posted by: MarinaRenter at November 22, 2010 2:50 PM
Why didn't they build this building right instead of trying to sell suboptimal junk? And they had to put BMR units in too, right? That means even the suboptimal junk is required to be priced higher than economics would suggested.
Posted by: sfrenegade at November 22, 2010 2:56 PM
To the estate agents in charge of marketing this place: could you please let us know the square footage (don't tell me you don't know) and include a few photos of the "spa bathrooms"? I'd love to see those rain-showers.
Oh - and a few photos of the kitchen would be nice - and why not a link to the floor plans? I'd gladly come see these places but if I go all the way over there and find out you didn't include photos for a reason, I'm going to be peeved…
Posted by: embarcadero at November 22, 2010 2:59 PM
I think rather than count these as 'bedrooms' put in a couple of shower heads and have a killer shower stall.
2bd/1bth turns into 2 shower rooms / 1bth condo.
Posted by: suspicious at November 22, 2010 3:23 PM
The fact that it's brand new construction, and no square footage information in the listing says a lot.
Posted by: lyqwyd at November 22, 2010 3:54 PM
Wild. Especially with that in the action location it seems like this is intended to appeal as a one bed with a home office. The acoustics of a glass space with flat, parallel walls must be terrible. The pricing seems well below what a full two bedroom unit there would command.
Posted by: Mole Man at November 22, 2010 4:34 PM
I'm the developer. We are marketing this for nudists/exhibitionists, so we felt closets were unnecessary.
And do you really need to ask about square footage? Look at the" doors" to the "bedroom", they slide back rather than opening like real doors because we didn't have the space. That and the glass top tables and see-through-the-underside seating should tell you that if I listed the actual square footage, you'd never come and look.
The bedroom may seem funny, but if there is an earthquake in the middle of winter, you sure will be happy to have some spare glass to replace your broken picture windows, did you ever think about that?
We'll have these two units sold to family friends by the end of the week to generate a couple of "comps", but I invite you all to our gala grand opening. At our gala grand opening, we're going to fill the bedroom with water and add live fish. Instant fish tank. We'll be serving the freshest sushi you ever ate.
Then we'll hand the keys to the other units back to the bank. Stupid location! We thought it would be the next dogpatch. Unfortunately, it was.
Posted by: tipster (not really the developer) at November 22, 2010 7:31 PM
Posted by: bgelldawg at November 23, 2010 8:44 AM
Wow, this falls under the "what were they thinking" category with that glass divider room.
And what developer builds something from the ground up these days with no parking?
Posted by: Lori at November 23, 2010 12:41 PM
Was there this weekend to check out the PHs. Feels like a two-level box, stairs without railing, main door opens smack in the LR without even a small hallway. The dining area is so small that the model dining table there can't even take normal dining chairs -- they used some plasticky, kid's chairs instead.
Home sweet home, for idiots.
Posted by: H. C at November 29, 2010 3:27 PM
"The dining area is so small that the model dining table there can't even take normal dining chairs -- they used some plasticky, kid's chairs instead."
Maybe that's just an awesome staging idea to make places look bigger - start using smaller furniture. The staging industry has to evolve, after all.
Posted by: sfrenegade at November 30, 2010 12:44 PM
Oh, staging with midget furniture has been around for a while. Trickier still is staging with key lifestyle items completely missing. For example not all open house browsers will notice that a bedroom is staged with no place to store clothes.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at November 30, 2010 1:27 PM
I visited the property this past weekend. The design details are impeccable. All of the units have bay windows with decent city views or some of the landscaped garden. Steel and concrete construction so this building is built to last. Beautiful hardwood floors, cabinetry and tile work. I happen to like the glass divider as a wall, far more thoughtful with regards to light and design. There are only two units per floor which I feel is attractive. The location rocks!
Posted by: designguru at December 1, 2010 2:48 PM
@designguru, what is the square footage?
Posted by: eddy at December 1, 2010 3:53 PM