Apartment Porn: It's All About Plush Common Spaces and Rooftop Views in Dogpatch


By Jen Woo | 7X7


Let's be real. Most of us aren't going to be able to buy a house in San Francisco anytime soon. But that doesn't mean you have to live in a shoebox.

A recent study showed that you'll need to be bringing in a minimum of $179,390 to afford a $895,000 home in the city. To get a house that you'll actually want to live in and within city limits (where the average price sits just over $1 million), you're going to need a salary of $290,630. Not raking in the dough? Don't fret. Renters can still still score some posh digs—without having to worry about roofing issues, HOA, or mowing the lawn. Enter The Martin, a boutique apartment community in artsy Dogpatch that began leasing in December 2017.

Situated on the re-purposed grounds of the Martin Shipping Company and with super easy access to the light rail, The Martin's 92 sparkly rentals have all the trappings you'd expect from a luxe new complex in SF, even if you can only afford the sub-500-square-foot studio ($3,015/month and up). Yes, the apartments have that modern-minimalist-packaged vibe you'll find everywhere else in town—white walls, light-hued wood, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry—but private balconies promise great views of the bay and common spaces include pretty nooks for work or reading; a sunny rooftop with barbecues and lounge-y seating; and a gym. Plus, they're pet friendly.

After just a few months, The Martin is 50 percent full, with one-bedroom ($3,670/677 sq. ft.) and two-bedroom (starting at $4,805/1,000sf) spaces also still available. This is the price of adulting in the city.


1699 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109

Office: 415-345-3100 • Cell: 415-608-2233

DRE: 00843865

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