The great Italian architect and designer Carlo Scarpa famously once said, “If the architecture is any good, a person who looks and listens will feel its good effects without noticing.” Scarpa is known for his attention to detail—for the finishes that elevate the feel of a faucet or the way a touch of metal punctuates the smoothness of marble. The interiors in the San Francisco condos for sale at 1288 Howard embody Scarpa’s ideals. Here, you’ll find a European-inflected design sense and an atmosphere of peace and relaxation. Available as flats, lofts, studios, or townhomes, the building’s SoMa condos can be tailored to your needs—both practical and aesthetic—while providing the best of the city, outdoor spaces, and an impressive roster of amenities.
Each residence features oversized windows with views of the sun and the skyline, engineered plank floors, and Kohler plumbing fixtures that give a sculptural-tactile boost to the simple act of taking a bath or washing your hands. The kitchens have quartz countertops and marble herringbone backsplashes, creating a subtle contrast in surfaces, both textured and smooth—with the counters a perfect canvas for any cooking or baking endeavor. The home chef will also benefit from Bosch dishwashers, Liebherr refrigerators with front panels, and Bertazzoni gas ranges for a cooking experience sought after by professional chefs. Porcelain tile, washer/dryer hookups, and floating vanities in the bathrooms all create a sense of open space and ease that, as Scarpa suggested, promote a tranquil, visually rich state of mind instead of a fussy design.
With a range of floor plans to choose from, you can think like an architect as you consider how you live, how you tend to use space from day to day, and what your aesthetic is. Studios create a sense of open space and flow from one living space to another in homes that are made to reflect the personalities of one or two people creating a private haven, many with outdoor areas to increase the sense of expanse and the connection with air and nature. Spacious 1- and 2-bedroom residences feature open-plan kitchens and large bedrooms, often with access to an outdoor terrace. Lofts evoke the atmosphere of a high-ceilinged Downtown art studio that doubles quite neatly as a home. The townhomes are aesthetic sisters to the single-family houses of San Francisco that communicate more directly with the street, offering numerous opportunities for privacy for a growing family or those who work from home, all with the benefit of 1288 Howard’s luxury common spaces and amenities.
Whichever layout you choose, you will be creating a home whose keen design sense and impeccable finishes will keep delivering Scarpa’s “good effects” to your lifestyle. Book a tour to start your 1288 Howard journey.