Penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences
At one of San Francisco’s most enviable addresses, this custom-designed Ritz-Carlton penthouse residence exemplifies sleek, streamlined modern style with an Italian influence and a welcoming ambience.
A team of veteran European designers, craftsmen, and builders collaborated with architect Johanna Grawunder in the creation of this sophisticated metropolitan home, for which an array of exceptional materials—including the eye-catching hardware and other finishes—were imported from Italy.
Custom-designed and -built over a five-year period, the impeccable residence occupies 3,595 stately square feet on two levels and impresses with its chic entertaining spaces, commanding skyline views—caught in glimpses from various vantage points—and peaceful private quarters, which include four bedroom suites and a serene home office or library with a built-in desk and plentiful storage.
Contributing to the sense of assured contemporary style and luxurious convenience are surfaces of polished concrete, walls of mirrors and glass, high-tech LED lighting, and dual-zone heating and air conditioning controlled via Nest. Discreet custom-engineered storage throughout is a thoughtful extra.
The focus of the main level is the great room. Here, a gas fireplace topped with alluring clear and reflective blue glass links the dining area and an atrium-like living area with a double-height ceiling and a chandelier designed by Grawunder.
Steps away is an eat-in kitchen with Gaggenau and Miele appliances, copper walls, and mirrored and silvered-wood cabinetry.
A striking floating staircase with innovative inlaid LED lighting rises beside an aluminum wall to the upper level.
Windows and built-in storage envelop the master bedroom, which is accented with gold foil boiserie and features a stylish built-in headboard.
Its Boffi-appointed bath includes a soaking tub beside a window with a sparkling view, a glass-enclosed shower, and an exceptional walk-in closet.
Each of the two upper-level guest suites has a unique design and palette, and each of the five baths is distinctively styled.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences are located in the first skyscraper built on the West Coast, which was constructed in 1890 and once served as the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle. Now a collection of 52 superior homes, the building offers such amenities as a continuously attended lobby, superior-caliber concierge services, a generous fitness center, and an owner’s lounge with a terrace. Parking for two cars is included with ownership.
Offered at: $9,900,000
Location: 690 Market Street, Unit 2401, San Francisco, CA 94104