1025 Minna is a part of a neighborhood that physically represents a broad spectrum of San Francisco architectural history. The Western SoMa Light Industrial & Residential Historic District saw significant development between 1906 to around 1936, although numerous lots remained empty for many years thereafter. 1025 Minna filled one of those lots in 2003 as a collection of 8 units, of which #5 is a premium 2-level, top-floor live/work loft. The character of this niche neighborhood is reflected in the special qualities of #5, from which one sees brick as well as timber buildings, some older & some newer. The 2-story windows framing a corner of the unit allow light & air to pour into the space, with additional light coming from multiple skylights. The exclusive-use patio is also bathed in sunshine & overlooks the historic Lafayette Court duplexes dating from the 1920s. Unlike many SoMa residences, 1025 Minna is not on a main street, yet is an easy walk to Hayes Valley or Downtown.