To mark the official opening of 181 Fremont and to showcase the aesthetic splendor of its 55 residences, Jay Paul Company has revealed two model residences, designed by visionaries in the field. The models tell two distinct design narratives that complement and further highlight the building's masterful architecture by Heller Manus Architects, resplendent interiors by ODADA, distinct custom home layouts, bold art program in partnership with Gagosian Gallery, and never-before-seen views of San Francisco.
ODADA, the internationally recognized design firm founded by master talent Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, was selected to design a model residence composed of a foyer, powder room, home office, living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and master bath, and guest bedroom and en-suite guest bath. "We designed this model residence at 181 Fremont with the idea of curating an exceptional, visually moving, and meaningful experience from the moment one steps inside," said David Oldroyd, principal at ODADA. "Every design decision took into consideration the home's most stunning feature . . . the view. We enhanced the custom layout by incorporating beautiful and unusual furniture, art, and accessories in very deliberate ways. There's a special sophistication to this home —it's like being in a livable art gallery in the sky."
Upon walking into the ODADA-designed residence, the entryway portrays a simple neutral color story, reminiscent of a sophisticated art gallery. In the living room, one-of-a-kind ODADA-designed furnishings, including a sculptural navy daybed, sofa, kidney-shaped black marble coffee table, grey area rug, and mirrored end tables, make a refined statement.
The master bedroom is an exercise in soft elegance, boasting subtle grey-lavender tones and ample mirror features to create additional depth and spaciousness. Several custom ODADA pieces, including the headboard wall upholstery, bed and mattress, dresser, and nightstands, are rounded out with pieces like the comfortable Kashan Lounge Chair, a Nera Stool side table by Monica Forster, White Gourd Lamps by Stephen Antonson, and an Infinity Velvet and Lucite Bench from Chairish.
As a part of the impressive collection of artwork displayed in partnership with Gagosian Gallery, ODADA's model presents MAN RAY The Tortoise, 1944, and EDMUND DE WAAL the ten thousand things, for John Cage, VI, 2015, among other notable pieces by leading international artists.
The model residence by Charles de Lisle, an award-winning Bay Area designer known for his custom residential, retail, and hospitality interiors, reflects a sophisticated coolness indicative of his characteristic Northern California style. Taking inspiration from the fabric of San Francisco—the tension between new and old, innovation and nature—and the lifestyle of a global cultural connoisseur, de Lisle's design conveys the paradox between contemporary and classic city living.
The glamorous living room is intentionally spare yet cozy, outfitted with tailored, soft edges such as twin custom-designed Charles de Lisle sofas with Rogers & Goffigon Alpaca Boucle fabric that sit back-to-back, complemented by a vintage Paolo Piva Glass Coffee Table. The master bedroom was designed with a blue color story, incorporating navy, indigo, cobalt, and other dynamic hues. A custom-cut deep indigo wool rug, Navy Blue Paperbacked Linen wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries, and Casamance Blue Belgian Linen Curtains help ground and anchor this bedroom, eliciting a sense of homey coziness. Meanwhile, the Charles de Lisle guest bedroom is romantic and quirky. The unique color palette incorporates orange tints and tones, including cinnamon, beige, umber, ivory, rose, and persimmon. A Danish woven carpet in all-natural wool is tight and architectural and sits under the bed and custom headboard by Charles de Lisle.
"It was our intention to create a truly livable space for residents who have an appreciation for interesting art, custom furnishings, and stealth design details that feel effortless and approachable," said de Lisle. "It's incredibly unique that residents at 181 Fremont can witness the building's extraordinary architecture right in their homes. We wanted to celebrate and accentuate this aspect. The model we designed is glamorous and refined, but at the same time, it's whimsical and fun, with a great mix of new and vintage incorporated throughout. 181 Fremont is a best-in-class building; it was a privilege to put our stamp on this home so prospective owners can get a glimpse into their futures living in a dynamic neighborhood with never-before-seen sky-high views all around you."