David Baker Architects

Marquee Lofts

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Sketch of historic building in which lofts are located.

Unit kitchen.

The Marquee Lofts at 1000 Van Ness are situated several blocks north of City Hall and the San Francisco Opera House. The project consists of 53 residential lofts located on the 4th through 8th floors of the building, with a wide range of loft sizes and layouts. There is a private residential entrance lobby and two private residential elevators that also go up to a private roof- deck terrace.

This historic, landmark building was completed in 1921 and was built for Don Lee's Cadillac Dealership. The architecture, a combination of decorative motifs and traditional building materials, was considered a symbol of the emerging commercial style in the 1920's and signified the beginning of America's automobile revolution.

project details


Adaptive Re-Use, All Projects, Lofts, Market-Rate, San Francisco, Tall


San Francisco


Holliday Development


David Baker Architects

Structural Engineer

Tipping Mar + Associates


DPR Construction

Artisan Metal Fabricator

South Park Fabricators



project data
Marquee Lofts
1000 Van Ness
San Francisco, California
Completed 1999
number of units
studio 32
1 bedroom 9
2 bedroom 12
total 53
density ratios
project sf 72,458
site sf 82,363
acres 1.9
total bedrooms 65
bedrooms/acre 34
units/acre 28
total 50
spaces/unit 0.94
type existing building