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San Francisco Apartment Complex Includes Butterfly Habitat Because Of Course It Does

10/15/2013 09:12 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2013
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Oh, San Francisco. You've really outdone yourself this time.

While the green-loving city’s notorious rental market has garnered national attention for pricing out many residents, butterflies can rest assured that they have a protected space in one of the most desirable neighborhoods.

38 Dolores, an 81-unit apartment complex currently under construction, touts a protected butterfly habitat as “a living representation of the sustainable lifecycle” at the core of the building’s philosophy. Protected butterfly species will reportedly include the Mission Blue, the San Bruno Elfin and the Bay Checkerspot.

Other green amenities include a rooftop herb garden, an on-site car share program, living walls, rainwater harvesting and solar heating systems and -- we can’t make this up -- a 30,000 square-foot Whole Foods.

One-bedroom apartments range in price from $2,950 to $4,595. But the eye-popping price comes with the aforementioned amenities, easy access to some of the city's most popular destinations and, of course, the sense that you might be living in the most San Francisco apartment building of all time.

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