Meet Mosso, the MHN Excellence Silver in ‘Mid-Rise’

See a slideshow of the award-winning entry by Essex Property Trust, Architecture International Ltd. and BKF Engineers.

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.

See the full list of MHN 2015 Excellence Award winners here.

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.