A spectacular corner loft in the historic Hueblein Building, one of San Francisco’s premier conversion buildings, located at 601 4th Street in San Francisco’s vibrant SOMA district. Inspired by the loft lifestyles in New York City and by the 1988 relaxation of the live/work building code in the SOMA district, developer Rick Holliday and architect David Baker converted the Hueblein Building into contemporary lofts in 1990.
The Hueblein Building was formerly home to Hueblein Inc., a wine distributor. Originally founded in 1862 as a restaurant and hotel business, Hueblein expanded into a vast and successful 20th century producer and distributer of alcoholic beverages and food. In 1895, Hueblein commenced production of A-1 Steak Sauce and in 1938, acquired all rights to Smirnoff Vodka, timing its venture perfectly with the repeal of Prohibition five years earlier.