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Speaking of long vacant buildings in the neighborhood, just down the street from the Hugo Hotel, the Lighthouse Building at the corner of Howard and Seventh was empty from 1982 to 1996 at which point it was rehabilitated and redeveloped as 22 loft condominiums.
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Two of those original twenty-two units have since been combined to become the 2,400 square foot Lighthouse Lofts unit #201 with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two parking spaces, and one new kitchen with an induction range and a new hood:


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As the kitchen looked when the unit was purchased for $1,295,000 in March of 2007:
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Having been remodeled, repainted and redecorated, 1097 Howard #201 has just returned to the market listed for $1,395,000.
∙ Listing: 1097 Howard #201 (2/2) 2,400 sqft – $1,395,000 [pacunion.com]
The Lighthouse Lofts In General (1097 Howard), And #308 In Specific [SocketSite]
Defenestration’s Days Are Numbered [SocketSite]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by wc1

    Cool. I’m glad lofts are looking like lofts again.

  2. Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

    I’ve always wondered what it would cost on a monthly basis to heat those large, open loft spaces in the winter.

  3. Posted by SocketSite

    The sale of 1097 Howard #201 has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1,400,000.

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