The San Francisco luxury condos at 181 Fremont are hitting the market, and Penthouse 55B is on full display on Curbed, where a recent article shows off the home's bespoke interior and panoramic Bay Area vistas. This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence with a flexible study opens into a grand foyer, with a textured turquoise wall covering by Phillip Jeffries, which leads to the living room and kitchen, where residents are treated to a 180-degree view of the East Bay, South Bay, and the city itself. Other highlights of this unique condo in SoMa include a custom chandelier by designer Peter Bristol, reproduction Brueton chairs, and a marble-clad master bath with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The three-bedroom penthouse at the Jay Paul Company-developed 181 Fremont has set a new price-per-square-foot record for a San Francisco condo. The 3,326-square-foot luxury residence sold for $15 million, or approximately $4,509 per square foot. The building, which marks the developer's first foray into San Francisco real estate, has already caught the eye of some notable names in the area. In addition to the SoMa condos that will be located on the 55-story tower's top 17 stories, 181 Fremont will also provide a San Francisco base for Facebook, whose offices will occupy 436,000 square feet of space on the lower 36 floors.
Heller Manus-designed 181 Fremont is indelibly changing the shape of the San Francisco skyline. Developed by Jay Paul Co., the 802-foot-tall tower is outfitted with a 50-foot spike adorning its roof, while its geometric exterior is accented by an aluminum-clad exoskeleton that stabilizes the building against wind gusts—it's even further secured underground, having been anchored to bedrock 265 feet beneath street level. The tower's elegant Orlando Diaz-Azcuy-designed residences, which start at $3.2 million, are as unique as the building's exterior, outfitted with Italian Valcucine glass cabinets, bespoke Parisian door handles, wide plank wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows providing peerless views of the San Francisco Bay.
181 Fremont, the Jay Paul Company-developed luxury tower, is already a standout in the Bay Area, with the skyscraper earning distinction as the West Coast's tallest residential building. However, its height is just one of its impressive features; the Heller Manus-designed building's first 38 floors have been leased to Facebook. Meanwhile, 55 peerless San Francisco luxury condos with interiors by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and Hornberger + Worstell are located above the company's offices, separated by an amenity floor dubbed the "Sky Lounge" (which offers a fitness center, yoga space, a cocktail bar, and more). The two- and three-bedroom residences, which span up to 2,500 square feet, and the building's full-floor 7,000-square-foot penthouse are all outfitted with impeccable details, including bespoke French door handles, Italian marble, sleek modern kitchens, and floor-to-ceiling windows providing stunning views of both the city skyline and the San Francisco Bay.
At 800 feet, 181 Fremont is not only making its mark as one of the highest buildings in the Bay Area; it is setting a new standard for luxury SoMa residences. With sophisticated abodes designed by Orland Diaz-Azcuy and enviable views, 181 Fremont has drawn international attention.
Recently, the who's who of San Francisco society and boldface names like Matt Lituchy, Joel Goodrich, and Sonia Maria Edwards, gathered at 181 Fremont to get a glimpse of two model units. Haute Living reports that the evening was as spectacular as the views from the 39th and 43rd floors.
Art, food, and, of course, glasses of Veuve abounded as guests took in the elegant digs, replete with Italian marble, New Guinea wood, and French-made doors.
But as Haute Living points out, 181 Fremont's main feature is the fact that it's San Francisco's "first-ever" earthquake-proof residence. The building can withstand up to an 8.0-magnitude quake, and that, says Haute Living is "good news for homeowners who may have purchased one of the 55 residences," especially the "6,941-square-foot, five-bedroom penthouse that takes up the entire top floor of 181 Fremont."