Real Estate Report: Austere Minimalism in The Mission

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Where: 1515 15th Street, Mission District
Asking: Prices slightly north of $1100 a square foot
What: A sleekly austere building designed by architect Stanley Saitowitz with a range of studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom condominiums in a formerly desolate corner of the Mission– and about to be joined by at least three other projects in the near future as developers race to house the surge of prosperous tech, creative and marketing workers. The neighborhood is changing.

Photo Credit: Josh Nasvik/Polaris-Pacific

A walk-through last week gave us some insight into the building– these are completely untypical condo units with minimalist, well-finished interiors, uniformly painted white with grey-stained plank flooring, with high ceilings, plus Saitowitz’s signature acid-etched glass walls and door in the baths.

Photo Credit: Josh Nasvik/Polaris-Pacific

On a sunny day (The Mission is the sunniest neighborhood in San Francisco) the interiors can be dazzlingly white. Motorized shades help control that. These are not condos for the timid or antiquarian– the interiors seem remarkably unfriendly to clutter in a town where the gold standard has long been Victorian.

Photo Credit: Josh Nasvik/Polaris-Pacific

What We Love: Beautifully sourced and detailed baths and kitchens; the stainless steel Liebherr refrigerators; the roof deck.
More: The sales office is open and the property’s website has both floor plans and more images.