THE EPITOME OF LUXURY.
THE GRACE OF DESIGN.
From breathtaking views to cutting edge technology, this 2-level penthouse at the Ritz captures the perfection of form and function.
Completed in 1889, the Chronicle Building was San Francisco’s first skyscraper, built under the skillful pens of legendary architects Burnham and Root of Chicago. Magnificently restored in 2007, the Ritz Carlton Club and Residences is the perfectly sized boutique building with only 62 Private Ownership Residences and 39 Deeded Fractional Ownership Residences (subject to change).
And here at the Ritz, the pinnacle of luxury is best said by what you’ll hear around the building:
“The staff are amazing. It’s not just that they’re attentive. They’re authentic, they care.”
“I love the sense of community.”
“The cookies are soooo good. It really feels like home.”
From the convenient house car to the impeccable concierge (“How did you get that reservation?”) to classy wine tastings to speedy valets to warm and genuine smiles, the levels of service and care are simply unmatched--by anyone.
WHERE YOU LEAVE YOUR HEART . . .
It’s often been said that San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Perched in the Financial District sky, this penthouse brings iconic City-by-the-Bay vistas into full panorama, stretching from the water glistened sunrises of the East Bay all the way around to glowing sunsets to the west. Of course, Market Street, Twin Peaks, Union Square, and Nob Hill join in this living art.
To not forfeit any of these rich views, architect Joel Sanders says, “We unified the apartment’s discontinuous window openings with a ‘sky zone’ that wraps the perimeter. We ganged up the windows on both floors, furred out the walls between, and painted the resulting horizontal recesses blue.”
As you enter, the genius of design brilliantly melds every function into a tapestry of seamless beauty. Endless storage that you'd never know is there. A place for everything so that everything is in its place. Elegant simplicity that belies its underlying sophistication.
AN ENTERTAINER'S DREAM
An expansive open floor plan begins with a chef’s kitchen to the east, complete with Subzero refrigerator, a six-burner Miele gas range with exhaust, Miele oven, Miele dishwasher, Hansgrohe fixtures, all beautifully styled by microstamped stainless steel countertops set against a custom finished concrete island. Whose landing anchors a generous dining area.
Soaring 22-foot ceilings continue the flow into the living room, complete with fireplace warmth and a very cool Eero Aarnio hanging bubble chair.
Visually separating the living room and den are back-to-back Rodolfo Dordoni sectionals (not included), one to soak in the vast cityscapes and the other facing a tiled wallscape of three 58” high definition plasma monitors.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Warmly connecting the two levels is a gorgeous floating staircase enveloped by staggered walnut paneling set in perfect geometry. Once aloft, to the left are subtly concealed, yet necessary functions: a true laundry room and acclimatized A/V room.
Continuing its brilliant design, the entire upper floor can be either a huge master level with contiguous game room, complete with mezzanine balconies overlooking the living room below, or a fully en suite, two-bedroom upper level easily accomplished with pocketed partitions. Genius.
The master suite maintains the theme of form and function with beautifully integrated closets, a large sitting area, and custom bed separated from the sumptuous bath by a wall of glass that at the touch of a button, is transformed from clear to frosted.
A TECH LOVER'S DREAM
Jaw-dropping audiophile sound is magnificently matched by seven video displays, including an 11-foot plus theater-caliber screen and projection system that when not in use, is masterfully concealed.
A penthouse of this caliber is perfected with a robust systems backbone elegantly interfaced to HomeLogic automation that commands all home functions: climate, lighting, shades, audio and video. iPhone and iPad control capability? Of course.
The kitchen features a 42” high definition plasma screen that magically drops down from a flush ceiling compartment. Same for the master bedroom except it’s 50” and can rotate to your desired viewing location.
Audio and video sources are covered with a complete array:
- (4) DirecTV DVRs
- (2) AppleTVs
- Blu-ray DVD
AND FIRST CLASS AMENITIES
- 2-car Valet Parking
- 24/7 Concierge
- Fully Equipped Gym, Including Free Weights
- Resident Events
- Walk Score of 98!
THIS PENTHOUSE IS IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN.
For a private showing please call Steve Wu at 415-889-0880.
If you want to live in the heart of San Francisco, this neighborhood is it. Walk to Union Square, Ferry Plaza, MOMA, North Beach and the Financial District. Dine in some of San Francisco’s most celebrated restaurants, right out your front door. Savor remnants of the past as you amble down streets that were built over old sailing vessels, deserted when their sailors jumped ashore to join the 1849 Gold Rush.
To stretch your legs, head for the Embarcadero, where a palm-tree lined walkway extends along the waterfront for miles in either direction. The recently renovated Ferry Building Marketplace offers a farmers market, fresh-baked breads, artisan cheeses and local seafood and meats. Nearby Union Square attracts sophisticated shoppers from around the world. Muni and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) offer easy commuting throughout the Bay Area.