San Francisco, CA – The newly completed residences at 750 Second Street weave a bright new thread into the urban fabric of the South Beach neighborhood, directly adjacent to the still-buzzing AT&T Park. Located near the waterfront and Mission Bay, 750 Second Street offers a unique San Francisco living experience rooted in one of the city’s most exciting revitalized communities.
The building is part of the South End Historic District, a former warehouse district that has retained its industrial character even as it has developed into a mixed-use neighborhood. 750 Second Street joins a host of dynamic built or planned projects in the area, including the Golden State Warriors’ planned arena at Pier 30, the S.F. Giants’ Mission Rock plan, the Mission Bay Kids’ Park, and the UCSF complex at Mission Bay. This vibrant mix makes the neighborhood increasingly attractive to potential residents, and yet 750 Second Street is one of the only multifamily residential projects recently completed in the neighborhood. The architect is Gould Evans, and the development team is led by Manchester Capital Management LLC. Oliver & Company is the contractor.
“People want to live in lively, active urban communities, and 750 Second Street is the ideal location to enjoy the best of what San Francisco offers, from world-class sporting events to the city’s extraordinary dining culture to cultural activities located in a stunning waterfront setting,” says Frank Nolan, Listing Agent from Vanguard Properties. “With its easy access to Silicon Valley, the building is a particularly appealing option for technology sector residents.”
Gould Evans’ design distills aspects of the district’s early 20th century warehouses into a contemporary architectural expression. Terra cotta cladding with small punched windows on one elevation reflect the masonry construction and fenestration of the earliest warehouses in the district. Another elevation responds to its neighbor, a concrete warehouse with large sash windows, offering floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views. Balconies make visual reference to old fire escapes and offer dramatic panoramas of the ballpark, marina, bay and city skyline.
“We sought to carefully recall the materials and details that give the South End Historic District its identity, while creating sophisticated residences appropriate to life in 21st-century San Francisco,” said Design Principal Bob Baum of Gould Evans. “We responded to the challenge of a tight infill site with a design that offers plentiful light and compelling views from all 14 units.”
The result is a building that is both of its time and responsive to its historic setting. Residential amenities include generous floor plans, direct access to each unit from the elevator, finely appointed interiors, and stacked parking. The building is designed to achieve a LEED Gold rating, with unique sustainable features like a bioswale in the rear garden that filters rainwater; solar thermal hot water panels; and insulation on the outside of the walls, behind the terra cotta and metal panels. With an average size of almost 2,000 square feet, these two-, three-, and four-bedroom condominiums offer luxurious living space in a building that will help write a new chapter in the history of the South Beach neighborhood.
About Gould Evans
Gould Evans is a design and planning firm whose principals and associates are united around a common vision: to create experientially-rich spaces with positive and measurable outcomes, impacting our clients’ lives every day. Our portfolio is diverse, encompassing living spaces, higher education projects, civic buildings, cultural institutions, athletics facilities, workplaces, environmental branding and urban planning. Our designs have garnered local, regional and national awards for their specificity to people and place. With more than 110 associates across our San Francisco, Kansas City, Lawrence, Tampa and Phoenix studios, Gould Evans combines the responsiveness of a local firm with the resources of a national practice.
About Manchester Capital
Manchester Capital Management, LLC began as a private family office created to manage the assets of the descendants of Edmund C. Lynch, who founded Merrill Lynch, and William A. Read, who founded Dillon Read. Over the ensuing years they developed into a multi-client family office and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1993. The combination of families’ resources provided superior, cost-effective investment expertise, not previously available from conventional brokerage firms, banks, or investment houses. Assets under management currently total $1.9 billion. Commercial real estate development and investment assets comprise approximately $350 million of assets under management with properties located in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and Virginia.
About Oliver & Company
Lloyd H. Oliver founded Oliver & Coburn in 1946 – a mere nine years after he helped complete the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Oliver & Company is a hands-on, full-service construction company with more than 2,000 buildings across Northern California. All have been completed to the full satisfaction of our clients. We are known for our ability to manage the complexities that inevitably accompany building projects. We understand how to balance key aesthetic issues with the most critical financial and scheduling parameters. By working collaboratively and proactively with architects and designers, we can practically manage their efforts, and at the same time offer insight into innovative building practices and practical measures that enhance the overall quality of the building, without compromising budgets or project timelines.