Tehama Grasshopper, Estate of the Day
Intriguing architecture doesn't always equate to a quick sale. Fougeron Architecture's Tehama Grasshopper in San Francisco's SoMa area turned heads when it debuted in 2007. It made the cover of Metropolitan Home magazine and was a 2007 American Institute of Architects (AIA) tour home and later received a national AIA Institute Honor Award. The striking 5,000-square-foot loft residence turned a warehouse into a modern confection of concrete, steel, glass, wood and marble. The home has a lightfilled courtyard that connects the building to the new penthouse above and to the sky. The interior courtyard and skylights fill the home with light. It was listed at $4.128 million but can now be had for $3.995 million. Socket Site reports that the unit below, the former Fougeron office is also for sale for $1.5 million.
Gallery: Tehama Grasshopper