Meet Mosso, the MHN Excellence Silver in ‘Mid-Rise’
- Feb 04, 2016
San Francisco—A Silver winner in the MHN 2015 Excellence Awards Mid-Rise Category, Mosso serves as a distinctive anchor presence in San Francisco. The city and the developer, Essex Property Trust, have strengthened the vitality of a high-profile redevelopment area with this two-building apartment community totaling 607,549 square feet.
Mosso features unique and unified architectural presentations, desirable dwelling units and community amenities, and ground-level retail that benefits residents and the neighborhood. Thoughtful, striking architecture and planning generate a flagship presence that attracts a target market of affluent entrepreneurs and professionals. Units range in size from 475 to 1,917 square feet, with a variety of floor plans for studio units through three-bedroom penthouses. Natural light, views, functionality and luxury finishes enhance all homes, with design by Architecture International Ltd. and BKF Engineers.
The community has a Walk Score of 96, reflecting easy access to transit options like BART/MUNI and Caltrain within a few minutes walk. Whole Foods, AT&T Park, Westfield Mall, The Metreon and Union Square are also within minutes by foot or transit. Onsite retail components provide goods and services that strengthen the community’s enclave character.
Recreational/leisure options are distinct to each building, and shared access to all choices strengthens sociable dynamics. Amenities include: courtyards, playground, barbecues, solarium, tech room, terrace garden and a panoramic rooftop with outdoor dining, container gardening, bocce ball and fireplace. The distinctive architecture/planning for the two buildings on adjacent blocks complements these unique frontages, while also generating a unified identity. Folsom building’s white and gray metal panels relate to city traditions, while Clementina building’s golden hues tie to neighboring wood structures and cityscape towers beyond.