Penthouse in SF's historic Clock Tower hits the market

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It's a well known landmark for the hundreds of thousands of commuters who cross the Bay Bridge every day.

The historic Clock Tower near the west end approach of the Bay Bridge has stood at the SoMa location for almost a century (even longer than the span itself) and is a symbol of the bygone days of industrial grandeur that the area was once known for.

And now a coveted piece of the building is up for sale: The tower's penthouse loft is being sold for $8.5 million with Sotheby's.

It's the first time the property is on the market since the original owners moved into the loft more than 20 years ago when the Clock Tower was renovated into 127 modern live-work lofts.

The penthouse property has two bedrooms, two baths and spans some 3,000 square feet.

Its features include hardwood and concrete flooring, steel structural beams, a wrap around deck, a modern kitchen, and let's not forget the exclusive access to the three stories leading up to the historic Clock Tower.

The building's current owners Tom and Carol Burkhart are ready to move on and "let somebody else have a piece of history," realtor Rob Levy tells KTVU Fox 2.

Since the loft's initial remodeling in 1993, the Burkharts renovated the property again in 2013, according to Levy.

The penthouse located at 461 Second Street officially hits the market Monday, and it's already gotten the attention of some potential buyers seeking to own a piece of history. 

Levy tells us, "There have already been a few qualified parties interested in the property."