Architect Magazine sang the praises of 181 Fremont, highlighting its striking design as well as its environmentally friendly and seismically sound construction. 181 Fremont rises 800 feet into the air, has a foundation that reaches 260 feet into the city's bedrock, and is wrapped in a sawtooth-pattern aluminum exoskeleton that is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing: the mullions provide shade for the rooms within as the sun passes overhead—just one of the many design elements that granted the tower the coveted LEED Platinum certification. At the top of 181 Fremont is a collection of 55 luxury condos in SoMa, which are clad in natural materials like Carrara marble and oak and feature commanding views of the city and the San Francisco Bay.
The San Francisco Business Times interviewed Kendall Wilkinson, who spent nine months designing the interior of a half-floor penthouse at 181 Fremont. The result of Wilkinson's hard work is the gorgeous 80s-inspired home atop the 802-foot-tall tower, and it features custom floors and an array of curvy vintage furniture upholstered in vivid shades of blue and purple. The furnished penthouse is meant to save the buyer the time and effort of hiring their own designer and spending months getting every little detail just right; with this penthouse, residents can quickly close escrow and begin living in their new home.
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.