Open House Obsession: Spectacular Loft Space in the Oriental Warehouse, $1.549M

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Where: 650 Delancey Street #205, South Beach
When: Saturday, November 8 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and Sunday, November 9 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Asking: $1.549m with HOAs of $567 per month
What: A 2-bed, 2-bath loft in a now-rare brick and timber warehouses from the days of the Gold Rush. Originally built in 1857 on what was once the waterfront, in 1996 the Oriental Warehouse became San Francisco’s first adaptive re-use and rehab of an historic structure into artist’s live-work spaces. Braced by a heavy-duty seismic frame, the units were built in a separate structure created within the historic brick walls, allowing for a huge expanses of glass and private patios:


Re-using some of the original timber:


A view through the warm and inviting open kitchen:

The listing calls it a 2-bedroom, although the master suite is in the semi-open loft space and the other– an attractive open area behind the kitchen– will probably see more use as a den or office:

What We Love: The simplicity of the design– no gimmicks, a basic palette of old timbers, wood floors, white or brick walls, the grid of seismic steel bracing– plus high marks for the handsome kitchen and baths.
More: Go to the agent’s dedicated site for additional images and details.