601 4th Street #113 - The Railway Loft
About The Loft
Owning The Railway Loft is a one-in-a-generation opportunity. It’s current caretakers, a fine furnishings craftsman and creative design/performance artist have recreated the space for the next generation of ownership. Purchased 22 years ago and completely renovated in the past two years, the property has never been lived in in its current configuration but has been the scene of numerous photography shoots, event gatherings and artistic creations.
Extraordinarily rare in it’s expansive volume, the property was once the entry point for the railway delivery of goods to the historic Heublein Warehouse. Coupled with wrap-around south and west facing wall of windows, the internal space vibrates with light and imagery from the very heart of SoMA. The Railway Loft offers it’s next ownership some incredible rarities, not found in similar buildings, including 3 car parking, one of which sits right outside the private entrance and which serves as the perfect guest spot for live or work/business purposes. A private, walk-in entrance on the sunny, south facing plaza drive allows for immediate in and out access for guest or clients and allows for quick and efficient deliveries and easy drop-offs at ones front door. Higher ceiling heights to facilitate the original train entry provides additional volume and clearance on the upper level not found anywhere other than this lower south position in the building.
The main level is designed to live and feel in line with the true industrial history of the loft but with the sophistication of extraordinary finishes, design details and simple functionality. Spread in front of the wide-plank oiled oak floors, the exquisitely clean-design kitchen is warm in tone, functional in space but intuitively designed to keep the preparation and cooking areas simple, all anchored by an enormous walnut and granite, but light-feeling custom island. The island is perfect for hosting large gatherings around its massive frame and yet moveable to accommodate varying levels of engagement. The majority of the beautifully designed, walnut wood storage and serving area is set to the east wall and allows a balance of kitchen prep work, engagement, storage and play in a no-compromise setting that doesn’t feel like a kitchen…but more like a design showroom that actually performs.
The master bedroom floats to the north behind a soaring custom built walnut wardrobe wall backed by mirrors to accentuate the space and reflect the loft’s incredible scale. The beautifully appointed and “quiet-design”, attached bath adorned with simple Ann Saks tile, flows through to the entry walkway from the common entrance, into the bedroom and beyond, all seamlessly through concealed pocket doors.
The upper guest bedroom is nicely set off up the side stairs and remains discreet yet intimate and beautiful with built-in media console. Finely detailed walnut cabinetry and closet system flanks the bedroom and is ingeniously backed by an opaque line of glass, backing to the private staircase to present natural light to one’s wardrobe. The adjacent bath is simple, elegant and spacious with a curbless walk-in, glass enclosed shower room. And with a nod to the space below the owners designed in a streamlined awning window perfect for additional flow of fresh air and to provide a glimpse and visual connection to the dramatic space below.
Additional highlights at The Railway Loft include floor to ceiling retractable drapery on the west wall, a spacious walk-in storage and laundry area, row of storage lockers at the front spot of the 2-car tandem internal parking space, secondary entrance to the common interior and access to the panoramic city view common roof deck.
This is a must see, must have property for the true loft lover who wants a non-replicable, no-compromise, live-work loft that truly lives, feels and works like a home.
Fine finishes and fixtures at The Railway Loft include:
Wall hung (interior tank) toilets
Quarter sawn walnut cabinets
Solid walnut hand rails and wall caps.
Miele convection oven and range with induction cooktop.
Miele refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher
Kitchen cabinetry includes:
-Sealed venetian plaster backsplash
-Solid walnut floating shelves
-Solid walnut soft-slide open drawers
-Reverse hang wine-glass racks
* All woodwork is finished with Rubio Monocoat, a non-toxic environmentally safe amber oil.