The Landmark Union Square
Of the adaptive re-use projects in San Francisco, The Landmark Union Square was the first of several conversions of former office buildings into residences. Originally built in 1908 and designed by Coxhead and Coxhead, The Landmark was once the Home Telephone Company Headquarters and is a noted San Francisco Historic Landmark. The building's new owner brought Huntsman on board to devise an interior design concept with urban elements to provide a city retreat for perspective buyers. Of the building's 51,000 square feet, approximately 36,000 square feet were converted into 39 units ranging from studios to one- and two-bedrooms to two-level penthouse suites which take advantage of the building's unique double-height top floor.
The units have sandblasted original brick walls and finishes that include granite counters, mahogany cabinets and solid hardwood flooring. The Landmark project gained support from San Francisco Beautiful and the Union Square Association, received a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board and received various approvals and entitlements from the San Francisco Planning Department.he Landmarks Commission.
Client Maefield Development
Location San Francisco, CA
Scope Residential Adaptive Re-use
Size 51,000 square feet
San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year, Finalist, 2004
"Phone Home: The Home Telephone Co. Reconnects as Luxury Condos," Multifamily Executive, June 2005
"Recovery Knocks in Office Market as Vacancies Dwindle," San Francisco Business Times, December 17, 2004
"Once a Telephone Building - Now a Place to Call Home," San Francisco Chronicle, November 11, 2004
"Chinatown is Firm's Launch Pad," San Francisco Business Times, October 22, 2004
"Home Work," San Francisco Downtown, August 2004
Credits Photography by David Wakely