Real Estate Report: BLŪ Tri-plex Penthouse in SOMA, $2.5M



Once upon a time, typography was considered a critical component of marketing, and in San Francisco, we got a condo project named BLŪ. Here’s a look at one of the six three-level penthouses topping BLŪ out.

The Basics: A three-level condominium with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a small alcove called a “den” in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, with parking for one car, well-located a short walk to the Financial District and Yerba Buena, asking $2.5M with HOA dues of $866.96.

Not So Basic: It’s an uncommon configuration in San Francisco. The main entry level is on the 21st floor, with stairs going down to the bedrooms on the 20th floor (with another entrance) and up to a small pentroom with a terrace on the roof. And the main floor is as big as the three bedrooms below it:

The stairs are actually open and finished with glass and steel railings, unlike other spec projects where the stairs are buried between drywall to save money. Have a look  at the plan (the pentroom is not shown) below. The bedrooms seem small, but the main open space looks comfortably large:

Nice kitchen with glass tile backsplash, and a swell master bath:

The staging’s been done in a generic, high-end catalogue style, and someone’s really committed to accent walls:

Above, a glimpse of the pentroom. It’s hard to know how many units have been sold in the building to date—its early sales history was marred by a collapsing economy and a requirement for all-cash sales— but it has at least reached the threshold of occupied units where banks are willing to provide mortgages. Check out the building’s website and the listing below for more images.


Listing: 631 Folsom Street, Ph-B, San Francisco  [Redfin]