81 Frank Norris Street
(at Polk between Pine and Bush)
An imaginative blend of a historic commercial property with thirty-two
all-new residential condominiums, this development is a unique
opportunity for those who are 55 and older.* The core of the City
is close at hand.
Being just a block and a half from the cable car and very close
to public transportation makes it easy to take short ride to,
Downtown, Union Square or the Opera, Symphony or Ballet. The neighborhood
at your doorstep is dynamic and transitioning in a very positive
way. As one travels along Polk Street, the variety and number
of businesses and services is truly staggering.
Named after the turn-of-the-century naturalist writer, Frank Norris,
the residential condominiums are above a former coffee company
that was housed in the reused brick commercial building that fronts
Polk Street (now occupied by a financial company). All the residential
units are 100% brand new (completed in 2007). Ian
Birchall + Associates, the architects of recently constructed
developments such as The Palms and 3208 Pierce, utilized a state-of-the-art
steel framing system to meet the stringent building code requirements
to achieve this innovative design.
There are currently a variety of different one-bedroom units available
and ready for immediate occupancy – please visit the Update
page for more information.
The attractive lobby provides a comfortable waiting area with
a garden view. From the lobby, the elevator accesses the six floors
of residences which feature large hallways and six different floor
plans. Each unit has an open floor plan with kitchen, dining and
living areas, one bedroom, one bath, washer/dryer hookups and
a deck. Some units have alcoves that can be used for a home office.
The kitchens have granite counters, stainless steel appliances
and vented hoods. The baths have ceramic tile floors and shower
walls and granite vanity counters. There are hardwood floors in
the main living areas and carpet in the bedrooms.
Outdoor space is available to all residents on the second floor.
There is a limited number of underground parking available for
purchase in the building and deeded storage spaces.
* One occupant must be 55 years or older. There
is no restriction on the age of the condominium owner.