New Developments in the Dogpatch/Central Waterfront
With such a limited supply of condos in the city, new construction projects have been selling out in record time, especially new developments in the Dogpatch area of Potrero Hill, one of San Francisco’s up-and-coming neighborhoods.
The Dogpatch’s Millwheel South development sold particularly fast; all units entered contract in just under a month. Larger 3 bedroom units were the first to sell out, indicating higher demand for family-ready condominiums. Millwheel South’s follow up, Millwheel North, will feature 39 units and similar finishes and amenities. Real estate investors should see Millwheel South’s quick success as an indicator of the intense demand for housing in this area, a good recipe for a sound investment.
Prices in the Dogpatch are still relatively low (median home price of ~$650,000 compared to ~$750,000 in SOMA/South Beach) without a compromise on finishes and style that you see in downtown high-rises. With more options for parking and one of the sunniest microclimates the city has to offer, home buyers are seeing the Dogpatch as a worthwhile early investment. Combined with easily accessible transportation to San Francisco’s downtown via Municipal Railway lines and Third Street, the Central Waterfront/Dogpatch offers the convenience of city living with a quaint slice of San Francisco that you simply won’t find elsewhere in the city.
For more information about new development projects in the Dogpatch, contact neighborhood professional Hector Orozco at 650.255.3001 or email@example.com.
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The Dogpatch: San Francisco’s Up-and-coming Neighborhood
San Francisco’s real estate market is showing signs of continued growth in the last quarter of 2012, and according to the most recent statistics, the Dogpatch is a true up-and-coming neighborhood destination for new home buyers this year. Urbanites seeking commutable travel to the city and a close-knit, artistic community are making the Dogpatch their choice.
The area offers affordable single-family homes, new construction condominium communities, and an exciting local arts district with tons of local flavor, along with a plethora of unique dining options. With a history as an industrial center, the new condominium complexes are going a long way to rejuvenate the area. Other contributing factors to the neighborhood’s popularity are its proximity to the budding Mission Bay and South Beach areas, as well as the new University of California campus. Plans for redevelopment of existing industrial space as well as increased zoning for parks are clear signs of the growth potential for this area.
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Potrero Square Lofts
Originally constructed in 1900 as the T.A. Robert’s liquor & wine warehouse and bottling plant, Potrero Square Lofts has a rich history in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. It became the Kessler Building after its use as a warehouse and bottling plant and in 1993 Pyatok Architects converted it into its current, and beautiful I might add, condition that it is in now.
The original façade still exists in the front of the building but when you enter today you will find 58 residential homes and 4 Live/Work units. There is a choice of single floor or loft units that range in size from 661 to 1,900 square feet. There is also deeded parking for all the homes in this gorgeous building and street parking is still readily available for guests. Once inside the building you will be welcomed by 5 landscaped courtyards with an incredible array of mature trees and water fountains that offer an element of tranquility. In my opinion, there’s something nice about having running water near a home. As of Fall 2011, all of the interior courtyards have been repainted and look great!
Steps from the entrance on Minnesota Street you will find Esprit Park. This seems to be a regular hangout for dog owners and non-dog-owners alike. There always seems to be people in there whenever I drop by this area and seems to be a place where people can meet their neighbors and make some new friends. If commuting is important to you then you’ll love Potrero Square Lofts’ proximity to 3rd Street and Highway 280. They are both just 2 blocks away!
Potrero Square Lofts offer a great option for those who want a great home at a great price but don’t necessarily want to be in the heart of the action of city living.
For more information about Potrero Square Lofts, The Dogpatch, or the surrounding neighborhoods, contact area expert Gabriel Rojas at 415-562-6999 or via email at Gabriel@climbsf.com
Rented: 401 Arkansas | CLIMB
This lovely 2-bedroom flat rented for $3,350.
• Spacious 2 Bed/2 Bath floorplan
• Lower floor in 2-unit boutique building
• Expansive corner outlooks
• 1 car parking
• Shared backyard and deck
• Gas 6 burner stove
• Renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new countertops, dishwasher, hooded gas range, and custom dark wood cabinetry
• Remodeled bathrooms with tile floors and surrounds
• Convenient washer/dryer
• Easy access to 101/280 highways
• 22nd St CALtrain is just blocks away
• Close proximity to Potrero Hill amenities, shopping and dining on 18th and 20th Streets
For more information on Climb rentals in the SF Bay Area contact Darcy Algeo at 415.601.2775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home of the Week — Esprit Park | CLIMB
Esprit Park Penthouse 556
Esprit Park has a gorgeous two-level Penthouse that’s now available at $979,000. It has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a beautiful private patio — it is perfect for viewing the city and Bay Bridge! The two bedrooms are downstairs and each one has their own bathroom inside. A combination Washer Dryer is downstairs. Upstairs is the kitchen, living room, dining room and a half-bathroom.
Built in 2009, Esprit Park is perfect for accommodating modern needs. The walk-in closets are huge, the views are beautiful and the living space is both open and clean. Additionally, the penthouse is highly dynamic and can be arranged into two suites. Esprit Park is dog friendly, has a beautiful courtyard, reflecting pool, fitness center, theater room and it’s just a few blocks from Potrero Hill’s best shops.
Please call Jena Davis for more information at 415-860-2100
Represented by Shannon Piro of Pacific Marketing Associates DRE# 01409660
Rented for $2875 in Potrero | The Potrero: 451 Kansas Street #551
The Potrero: 451 Kansas Street #551
Contact Melody Hultgren for showings.
Melody Hultgren | email@example.com | 415.601.6915 | DRE# 10379851
Tastefully designed to blend with the neighborhood, The Potrero is distinguished but discreet. Stroll down the central mews and two garden courtyards beckon on either side. Here, lush landscaping with an abundance of flowers and trees offers a peaceful respite from the urban bustle. Just inside is the state-of-the-art fitness center with strength, cardio and Pilates equipment, for even greater well-being. And when your thoughts turn outward, grab a blanket and a bottle of wine and head to the rooftop deck, where the view of the city is as vast and brilliant as the stars above.
If the measure of a neighborhood is the neighbors, Potrero Hill has it in the bag. Take a stroll down Mariposa Street and breathe the sweet aroma of malt and hops. That’s Anchor Brewing Co., a very popular neighbor since 1979. At Connecticut and 18th, Goat Hill Pizza’s sourdough crust is the stuff of legend. Make it a Monday and it’s all you can eat. Is it music you want? No self-respecting rocker comes through San Francisco without hitting the Bottom of the Hill – no address necessary. Along bustling streets, you’ll find cafes and restaurants, galleries and theaters, watering holes and wine shops. And in between: homes. Because while Potrero Hill is a neighborhood packed with every convenience and cuisine, it is, first and foremost, a neighborhood. Families and professionals, young couples and old, third-generation homeowners and first-time buyers – all sharing one thing in common: a home on the Hill.