8 Octavia: Timing, Sales, And A Peek InsideJune 13, 2014
Construction on 8 Octavia, the modern 47-unit building designed by Stanley Saitowitz rising on the former Central Freeway parcel along Octavia between Market and Haight, is on-track to be finished at the end of July and the first residents are expected to move in this fall along with three retailers on the ground floor(s).
While the final pricing has yet to been set in stone, or cast in concrete, it will be north of $1,000 per square foot. Sales are slated to commence next week and two units have been staged by The Future Perfect and Propeller.
The market rate condos range in size from 650 to 1,760 square feet. Seven of the units will be Below Market Rate.
Designed to modulate light, views and the temperature within, the exterior aluminum aero foil louvers are fully operable and individually controlled by each unit, which will make for an ever-changing modern facade.
A few other numbers to consider with respect to 8 Octavia: 0 (the number of keys a resident will need to carry as access to the building and individual units can be provided via smartphone); 3 (the number of three-bedroom penthouse units with A/C and private roof decks); 24 (the number of parking spaces underneath); and 200 (the Mbps speed of the synchronous internet service for which the building is wired).