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Would you pay over ~$1MM for this apartment?

There's a giant diagonal support beam going right through the kitchen.

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by Anonymousreply 49March 28, 2023 10:42 PM

No, I wouldn’t.

by Anonymousreply 1March 25, 2023 8:42 PM

I would pay $3m

by Anonymousreply 2March 25, 2023 8:42 PM

Just take it out, what's the worst that can happen?

by Anonymousreply 3March 25, 2023 8:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 4March 25, 2023 8:44 PM

I heard of decorated ceiling beams, but a beam in the middle of the room is just tacky.

by Anonymousreply 5March 25, 2023 8:57 PM

I think not.

by Anonymousreply 6March 25, 2023 9:00 PM

Nope, I would not buy it but $1m isn't a high price for an apartment in SF. People put up with all kinds of shit in apartments.

by Anonymousreply 7March 25, 2023 9:03 PM

Definitely should have been an L shaped counter. Now it's just a tripping hazard I'd encounter at 4 AM.

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by Anonymousreply 8March 25, 2023 9:26 PM

WTF? Were these designed with a free trial of a DIY architecture program? Is there no way they could have built a pantry or half wall around that? That's so fucked up!

by Anonymousreply 9March 25, 2023 9:57 PM

People were lined up to buy those places, no need for that kind of design effort.

by Anonymousreply 10March 25, 2023 10:00 PM

Should never have passed the zoning board, assuming there is one. Or, if there is one it's totally composed of realtors and developers.

by Anonymousreply 11March 25, 2023 10:04 PM

The beam is ugly, but I don't mind it. I own a mirror, I'm used to ugly.

by Anonymousreply 12March 25, 2023 10:07 PM

The property has already been zoned but there is a department that reviews plans to give a building permit. Something as necessary as a support beam that creates a hazard should have been identified, with a change required. That department really dropped the ball on this or someone got paid off to let it through. This is crazy and dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 13March 25, 2023 10:09 PM


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by Anonymousreply 14March 25, 2023 10:10 PM

[quote]Just take it out, what's the worst that can happen?


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by Anonymousreply 15March 25, 2023 10:16 PM

Joan would've known how to deal with this.

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by Anonymousreply 16March 26, 2023 12:07 AM

SF is past peak. Those days of crappy apartments for $1 million may be coming to a close. Great city - but the insane mania has faded now that people can work remotely in tech.

by Anonymousreply 17March 26, 2023 12:20 AM

I'm not much of a cook anyway and it makes for an interesting conversation piece.

by Anonymousreply 18March 26, 2023 12:26 AM

Why is it diagonal? Otherwise, there would be a small wall there, is that it?

by Anonymousreply 19March 26, 2023 12:28 AM

Suction your dildo to it and go to horsey town.

by Anonymousreply 20March 26, 2023 12:36 AM

Diagonal is very common for earthquake resistant structures, but not through a kitchen. In all my years working in commercial Architecture, I have never seen something so bizarre and stupid. I really don't know how that got past inspection.

by Anonymousreply 21March 26, 2023 1:26 AM

I wold rub my pussy all over that beam.

by Anonymousreply 22March 27, 2023 4:07 PM

So, the cabinets were constructed around the beam?

by Anonymousreply 23March 27, 2023 4:26 PM

At least the support beam isn't running through the middle of the stove.

by Anonymousreply 24March 27, 2023 4:33 PM

This place is real! I thought it was a joke.

1488 Harrison St #302 San Francisco, CA 94103

by Anonymousreply 25March 27, 2023 5:15 PM

It’s holding the cabinets up like a retard.

by Anonymousreply 26March 27, 2023 5:20 PM

[quote] 1488 Harrison St #302 San Francisco, CA 94103

Hmm ... SOMA, semi-industrial, lots of bars / clubs in the area. Also, a Costco across the street. Also pretty close to the freeways.

by Anonymousreply 27March 27, 2023 11:22 PM

It's all about me, bitches! I'm holding that place together!

by Anonymousreply 28March 28, 2023 11:15 AM

There is a floor plan at this site. I don’t understand why they didn’t put the kitchen where the bathroom is and 7x 3 half bath and closets where the kitchen and beam are. Then the beam could have been completely concealed in a wall separating the powder room and a closet. It would have resulted in a long, narrow entry hall, but surely that’s better than this disaster.

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by Anonymousreply 29March 28, 2023 11:39 AM

They should replace The Beam with Mr. Bean. He could just stand there holding the building together!

by Anonymousreply 30March 28, 2023 11:43 AM

If there had to be a diagonal beam running through the apartment, why didn’t the developers simply place the kitchen somewhere else and have the beam run through a less-trafficked part of the apartment?

by Anonymousreply 31March 28, 2023 11:54 AM

No beam will ever stand between me and my fridge!

by Anonymousreply 32March 28, 2023 11:56 AM

When people speak so glibly about converting commercial spaces into residential housing, this is a pretty good example of why it’s not so easy.

by Anonymousreply 33March 28, 2023 12:03 PM

[quote] why didn’t the developers simply place the kitchen somewhere else and have the beam run through a less-trafficked part of the apartment?

Yes, switch the locations of the kitchen and the bathroom. And since this is really a 1 bed +den you don’t need a full bathroom on the ground floor so you can make it smaller. I would also eliminate the closet to the right of the entrance and instead create one where the beam and the fridge currently are (and hiding the beam in the wall that’s created).

by Anonymousreply 34March 28, 2023 12:07 PM

[quote]1488 Harrison St #302 San Francisco, CA 94103

Looks like there is a Leather Bar just down the street. I have seen many rainbow cross walks, but never a black and blue leather one.🏳️‍🌈

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by Anonymousreply 35March 28, 2023 12:14 PM

WTH? Everybody just ignore the beam in the kitchen. Odd.

by Anonymousreply 36March 28, 2023 12:24 PM

I think you know what I would do, fellas....

by Anonymousreply 37March 28, 2023 12:39 PM

I bet it would be the only apt standing after an earthquake.

by Anonymousreply 38March 28, 2023 1:22 PM

The beam would only make sense if it was the divider of two rooms such as living room/dining/room. Building a kitchen around it is more akin to a joke.

by Anonymousreply 39March 28, 2023 1:32 PM

Does every apartment in the building have that same beam?

by Anonymousreply 40March 28, 2023 1:34 PM

I like it. think it's a cute beam.

by Anonymousreply 41March 28, 2023 1:40 PM

San Francisco always had a fondness for people tripping

by Anonymousreply 42March 28, 2023 1:41 PM

Just gift wrap that beam, it will look adorable.

by Anonymousreply 43March 28, 2023 1:43 PM

You could keep the kitchen where it is, built a partial wall over the exposed beam, and turn the reverse side into a neat butler's pantry or juice bar. Class the joint up with a bit of creativity.

by Anonymousreply 44March 28, 2023 1:43 PM

Beam there, done that.

by Anonymousreply 45March 28, 2023 1:45 PM

r37 No, why don't you tell us?

by Anonymousreply 46March 28, 2023 2:17 PM

How far is it to a really good Italian place? Any bookstore/coffee shops in the neighborhood? If I could afford to buy it I could afford to have Door Dash bring me food. But, no, I still wouldn’t.

by Anonymousreply 47March 28, 2023 2:23 PM

"Enormous fucking beam"...

by Anonymousreply 48March 28, 2023 2:32 PM

R47, IMO, this isn't the neighborhood to find an Italian restaurant. Like I said, upthread, it's semi-industrial. Has more of a night life (clubs / bars). There's a Costco across the street, though.

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