This San Francisco Clocktower Penthouse lends you a staggering view of the SoMa neighborhood, and it’s on the market now for a wee $6 million.

100 years ago, the clock tower was part of Max Schmidt Lithography Printing Co., at the time the largest printer on the West Coast. In 1993, architect David Baker remade it into a loft space.

The couple who purchased the penthouse put it up for sale in 2016, with an asking price of $8.5 million. Not one bit. They lowered it to $6.25 million, but still the listing never found any interested buyer. Now, it returns, with 250,000 shaved off the asking price.

Potential owners get 3,000 square footage of space. And that’s just the indoors we’re talking about. They also are privy to 1,300 square footage of outdoor space courtesy of a wrap-around deck. Of the 127 lofts in the building, only the penthouse has access to the clocktower. The clock still functions to this day, with the building’s homeowners’ association taking care of upkeep.

The penthouse features original hardwood and concrete flooring, not to mention brick all throughout the space. On walls, you’ll find massive windows that let plenty of light in and provides spectacular views of the city. The third floor houses a game room, complete with a Dirty Harry pinball machine. Now that’s vintage.

In all, the penthouse has two bedrooms, the same number of bathrooms, and a glass-covered fireplace. The fourth and farthest floor is the clock tower room, where you can chill and see the inner gears of the timepiece.


Photos courtesy of Compass and Open Home Photography