South of Market was the original home to the urban lofts in San Francisco. Starting in the 1990s the areas warehouses and vacant lots were filled in by, well, loft condominiums on the area’s small alley side streets. Over time they’ve grown more elaborate and more luxurious with some stunning examples of brick and timber renovations like those in the Oriental Warehouse at Delancy and Brannan Streets to modern concrete/harsher designs (855 Folsom). But starting in the late 2000s with the Palms at 4th and Bryant the area has now moved solidly into the mid- to high-rise luxury developments that are named or are known by their addresses: 829 Folsom, 200 Delancy, 175 Bluxome, the Portside, Bridgeview, etc.
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