The Artani, 818 Van Ness, in San Francisco with limited availability

The Artani, down the street from yesterday’s featured post about Symphony Towers, has a few condos left for sale as well.

While it hasn’t been marketed for nearly as long as it’s neighbor down the street (when the sales market originally headed south, the developer pulled the building and rented units. As those units have become vacant, they have been placed on the market for sale). When I’ve toured the building, my impression is that the units are thoughtfully done, but nothing spectacular or jaw dropping. The finishes and feel to the building all seem to be quite solid. The roof deck does offer some great views, and seems like it would be a relaxing place to spend an afternoon. More than features or finishes, though, I think one of the primary draws for The Artani is the central location in the Civic Center/Van Ness corridor area.

The building definitely markets itself as being in a very walkable location, and depending on how fast you walk (and how many children and animals you may be herding), the following cultural institutions, restaurants, and bars are within an approximately 10 minute walk from the front doors of the Artani: The Herbst Theatre , San Francisco Opera House, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco main Public Library, Indigo, Hayes St. Grill, Crustacean, Brick, Tajine, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Jardiniere, Jade and Millenium.

Fast Facts:

  • 8 stories
  • 52 units: 32 1 bedrooms and 20 2 bedrooms.
  • Rooftop deck
  • Air rights over the building to the south were secured in order to preserve views.
  • High end finishes: Viking and Bosch appliances, Caesarstone countertops, Hansgrohe faucets, TOTO toilets and Duravit and Dornbracht in the bathrooms. Floors 2-5 feature hardwood floors that are beech and  cabinets that are white oak. Floors 7-8 have black oak hardwoods and walnut kitchen cabinets.
  • Architect Warner Schmalz of Forum Design. (fun fact, also designed  77 Van Ness)

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