Special Sneak Preview:
8 Octavia with its Architect Stanley Saitowitz
This past week I got a special hardhat tour of 8 Octavia with the renowned architect Stanley Saitowitz. He himself said that this is a personal favorite of his among projects being built right now in San Francisco. And let me tell ya… the spaces are large, solid, with lots of natural light from tall courtyards and, despite its central and busy location, it’s very quiet. And many units will have outdoor space thanks to multiple courtyards but for those of you who need to sleep in absolute darkness, you’ll have the option of ensconce in yourself behind giant automated metallic shutters that are on the exterior of the building’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
What is it?
Brand new building with 50 units for sale, three penthouses with exclusive rooftop deck access with three bedrooms. Most are 1 and 2 bedroom units. This new construction is seven floors above another level of parking for half of the units (as per SF law, only 50% parking allowed). And, with safety on people’s minds lately given the Mission Bay blaze, when it comes to new construction, this building is premium as its concrete and steel construction is reassuring to say the least. Concrete construction cuts down on noise transmission and can reduce the impact that water intrusion could pose on any new building.
Is It Quiet?
Yes.The trees around Octavia grown-up significantly which really changes the feel of the neighborhood. And between the thick double-glaze glass, the concrete and insulation, and the big luvers as Stanley calls them, you’re set.
When will it be done?
Sales will start in June with completion expected in mid-summer. I’ve been investigating sales with the Mark Company and will send word as soon as I know more.
Will it be popular?
Remember last’s week’s news from the Vida SF, the other new concrete new build of 114 units over at 21st and Mission Streets? After reports of last week’s $40,000 price increases over the span of an afternoon you’d think people may be put off. Wrong. Current reports say that 40% of the units are now sold out. Considering that the building won’t be done until January or February 2015 at the very earliest, I’d say interest is very strong indeed for new construction.
I’ve made contact with the listing brokers and will let you know when we learn more when folks can buy there.