April 10, 2013

Remodeled With Two Tons Of Rock And $400K Worth Of Steel Work


With two tons of river rock and $400,000 worth of fabricated steel and glass inside, the Olle Lundberg designed loft #T557 at the ClockTower (461 2nd Street) sold for $1,160,000 in early 2007 having been on the market for $1,195,000 at the time.


Listed for $1,399,000 two months ago and briefly in contract, the asking price for the 1,812 square foot loft with a Hobart in the kitchen has just been reduced to $1,349,000.


Purchased for $375,000 in 1995 prior to the Lundberg makeover, the redesigned loft first resold for $1,050,000 in September 2000 and then for $785,000 in August of 2002.

And yes, that's a custom fabricated pull-down bed behind the breakfast table above.

∙ Listing: 461 2nd Street #T557 (1/2) 1,812 sqft - $1,349,000 [clocktower557t.com]
The ClockTower Lofts (461 2nd Street) [SocketSite]
Lundberg, ClockTower, And Cocktails…Oh My! [SocketSite]

First Published: April 10, 2013 8:30 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Love this building. Love to see a pic of the murphy bed down.

Posted by: eddy at April 10, 2013 10:26 AM

Like the continuous painting of the Golden Gate Bridge, if each time you ran the dishwasher you put one river rock in, they would always be clean.

Posted by: redseca2 at April 10, 2013 10:41 AM

Perfect hiding place for spiders and other creepy-crawlers.

Posted by: lol at April 10, 2013 11:22 AM

The potted rubber plant in the corner looks like the neighborhood ganja dealer who stumbled into the wrong party of German architects and Swedish revolutionaries. "Hey bros, these rocks are rad. Who wants to burn one down?"

Otherwise, I don't really get the murphy bed. I mean, if the point of a loft is big sexy open space, it's sort of a weak concession to add a piece of furniture that is meant to optimize a very small floor plan. Oh well, I make fun of plants. What do I know?

Posted by: soccermom at April 10, 2013 11:34 AM

Yeah, redseca2, my first thought was how to clean the rock floor as well. Wouldn't it be a terrible dust trap?

I love the building too. Though I don't know if I could get used to living underneath the freeway. The roofdeck is amazing, but so loud--and I imagine it's quite a roar when you open your windows too.

Posted by: le_sacre at April 10, 2013 11:37 AM

How do you clean the rock floor? With a leaf blower of course!

Posted by: emanon at April 10, 2013 12:55 PM

Very cool.

Posted by: Mark F. at April 11, 2013 12:14 PM

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