by Beckie Strum | Mansion Global
The apartment, which floats 700 feet over the city, comes fully furnished
The tallest residence west of Chicago has hit the market in the heart of San Francisco, asking $46 million, Mansion Global can exclusively report.
At that price tag, the newly constructed four-bedroom aerie atop the mixed-use skyscraper 181 Fremont joins a collection of uber-luxurious new builds vying to set a record for the city’s priciest condo sale. The lavish apartment with 360-degree views also comes fully furnished thanks to Los Angeles-based interior design team MASS Beverly.
The top apartment in the 55-unit new development floats 700 feet over San Francisco and boasts two-and-a-half tennis courts’ worth of space.
The final design features pale hardwood floors, slab marble and a variety of modern light fixtures, which interior designers Mary Ta and Lars Hypko layered with a cornucopia of brand-name furnishings, from chairs by fashion house Bottega Veneta to a 400-liter freestanding tub by Antonio Lupi, according to an extensive fact sheet provided by the developer.
For instance, the elevator opens into a private walnut-panelled lobby with a sculptural, copper-finished bench by Mauro Mori Ioegio. A variety of cream- and khaki-colored sofas decorate the living room, from which the neighboring study is in full view due to a set of sliding glass doors.
While technically a four-bedroom unit, it’s currently configured with three bedrooms and a high-end home gym occupying the fourth. There’s also a wine cellar and tasting bar, an informal dining room and a secondary family room.
MASS Beverly, which has done homes for Beyonce and Calvin Klein, chose earthy tones for most of the home with the exception of blue accents—such as a velvet armchair in one of the bedrooms—a color that ties into the San Francisco Bay below.
Indeed, the views are the home’s main attraction, said Matt Lituchy, CIO of the Jay Paul Company, the developer.
“There are none better in San Francisco,” Mr. Lituchy said. “They are 360 degrees and they include views of every major landmark in the San Francisco Bay area.”
From a 12-seat dining room table, one has a straight shot view over the Bay Bridge and across to Mount Diablo.
Safety was a chief concern in the construction of 181 Fremont, as one of the tallest skyscrapers in the earthquake-prone city. Mr. Lituchy called it “the most seismically sound residential buildings in the world,” with 42 of the caissons drilled more than 260 feet into the bedrock.
At the moment, the grand penthouse also boasts some $7 million worth of contemporary artwork, which is for sale through separate negotiation, Mr. Lituchy said.