Get the Upper Hand on Time in This Rare Clocktower Penthouse, Listed For $6M
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Get the Upper Hand on Time in This Rare Clocktower Penthouse, Listed For $6M

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By Kathryn M.
Perched high above San Francisco, the one-of-a-kind residence offers the unique chance to live within a historic four-story clocktower.

If you've ever roamed the streets of SoMa in San Francisco, there's a good chance you spotted a soaring clocktower. Located at 461 2nd Street, the iconic structure has long intrigued residents and travelers alike since it completed construction in the 1920s. While it originally served as the headquarters to Max Schmidt Lithography Company—once the largest printing company on the West Coast—the building was radically reimagined in 1993 into numerous live/work spaces. Now, its most visible residence, the Clocktower Penthouse, is up for grabs.

Sited in San Francisco's popular SoMa neighborhood, the Clocktower Penthouse is perched in the top four floors of the Clock Tower Lofts Building. Steeped in rich history, the 3,000-square-foot home has been meticulously remodeled for contemporary living.

Having had just one owner since it first became a residence over a quarter-century ago, the four-story penthouse is in impeccable condition and well equipped for modern-day living. Spanning across 3,000 square feet, the home boasts an airy, open layout that's perfect for entertaining. Its 1,300-square-foot deck creates an instant indoor/outdoor connection, while also framing captivating skyline views.

The newly remodeled kitchen is located on the main floor, connecting various living spaces.

Two bedrooms and two baths are located on the main floor, alongside an updated kitchen and two spacious living areas. A private-use patio is also available on this floor. The additional three levels of the abode offer a game room and home office, as well as a large entertaining space in the full-functioning clock room itself. Scroll ahead to take a peek inside the property, currently listed for $6,000,000.

A spacious dining area is located just steps away from the kitchen. Folding doors allow for the option of separating this space from the nearby main living room.

The light-filled living room offers direct access to the main floor's outdoor patio. Exposed piping and brick pays homage to the property's industrial past. 

A look inside the full-functioning clock room—the perfect spot for memorable entertaining. 

Exposed brick continues into the home's upper levels, including the expansive game room.

In total, the penthouse includes two bedrooms, both of which are bright, airy, and spacious.

Capturing panoramic views, the 1,300-square-foot deck provides a private city escape.

Once the sun sets, the Clocktower Penthouse glows like a beautiful beacon of light.

461 2nd Street, Unit 651T is currently listed for $6,000,000 by Rob Levy and Eric Turner of Compass.  

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