Welcome home to your very cool loft in San Francisco's hottest up-and-coming neighborhood. This 1 Bedroom, 1.5 bath unit feels incredibly spacious with its 16-foot high vaulted ceiling and wall of south-facing windows. A living level bathed in natural light welcomes you home each day, and a small deck overlooking quiet, tree-lined Shipley Street is the ideal spot to enjoy morning coffee or reflect upon your day. Upstairs, an extra-deep loft level boasts a walk-in closet, washer/dryer and master bath.
The Yerba Buena Lofts (YBL) is a renowned residential landmark designed by world-famous architect Stanley Saitowitz. Special amenities include a Zen-like lobby with 24-hour security, on-site management and front desk staff. There is also an elevator, although you will not always need it as #323 is on the same level as your deeded parking space.
Those lucky enough to live at YBL find art, entertainment, culture, dining and shopping steps from their front door at establishments like the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, AMC Metreon Movie Theaters and Westfield's San Franciso City Centre. With its enviable 94 WalkScore, YBL's block also enjoys a dedicated bike lane for swift two-wheeled commutes to downtown or the Mission District.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Twilight Wednesday September 24, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Twilight Wednesday October 1, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
YERBA BUENA AND ITS ROOTS
In 1966 the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) and Board of Supervisors designated the Yerba Buena Neighborhood as an urban renewal area. After years of careful planning and hard work, the community dream of a dynamic urban cultural center with more than two dozen galleries and museums, recreational and entertainment facilities, activities for children and families, housing, hotels, shopping, and fine dining became a reality. The Moscone Center opened in 1981. The San Francisco Marriott opened in 1989, bringing a wave of luxury and boutique hotels into the area. In 1993 the Yerba Buena Gardens opened, anchoring the community with a beautiful public open space. Covering two city blocks, this award-winning 5.5 acre urban oasis sits on top of the Moscone Center. SFMOMA opened in 1995, joining the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as the cultural anchors of the area and launching the Yerba Buena Neighborhood as San Francisco’s cultural district. In recent years Moscone expanded; additional galleries, hotels, museums, and public space opened; and the Metreon and Westfield San Francisco Centre (in the historic Emporium) brought renewed retail into the area. A significant increase in residents has also changed the face of the Yerba Buena Neighborhood.
Stretching from 2nd to 5th and Market to Harrison Streets, the Yerba Buena Neighborhood today is one of San Francisco’s most dynamic communities. Ever-increasing numbers of residents, workers, and visitors ensure that this community is active 24 hours a day.
Yerba Buena Lofts received the Design Excellence Award, 2003 AIA SF Design Awards, Best of the Bay
Stanley Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Masters in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He is a Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at numerous schools, including the Elliot Noyes Professor, Harvard University GSD (1991-2), the Bruce Goff Professor, University of Norman, Oklahoma (1993), UCLA, Rice, SCIARC, Cornell, Syracuse, and University of Texas at Austin. He has given more than 200 public lectures in the United States and abroad. His first house was built in 1975, and together with Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc., has completed numerous buildings and projects. These have been residential, commercial and institutional. He has designed houses, housing, master plans, offices, museums, libraries, wineries, synagogues, churches, commercial and residential interiors, memorials, urban landscapes and promenades. These projects have received national and international recognition. Amongst many awards, the Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the Monuments Council in South Africa in 1997, the New England Holocaust Memorial received the Henry Bacon Medal in 1998, and in 2006 he was a finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House. Three books have been published on the work, and articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. His paintings, drawings and models have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums.
Take a stroll in Yerba Buena Gardens and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
May through October enjoy free performances by various local artists at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Keep up to date with what's going on in your neighborhood by visiting the Yerba Buena Community Website
Buy Locally Grown Fresh Organic Produce, interact with your neighbors and share your passion for fresh locally grown food at theYerba Buena Lane Farmers Market
Missed the Farmer's Market? Don't worry Whole Foods Market is just a block away
After enjoying Yerba Buena Gardens walk across 3rd street to the SF Museum of Modern Art ( SFMOMA) the first musuem on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art.
Yerba Buena Gardens is also the future home of the The Mexican Museum
Designed by award-winning architect Stanley Saitowitz, the Yerba Buena Lofts (YBL) has a distinctive, one-of-a-kind design that secured it an AIA Design Excellence Award when it was completed in 2003.
Special amenities include 24-hour security desk (who can also take and hold packages for you), zen-like lobby and on-site management.