While city dwellers may roll their eyes at the sight of yet another skyscraper, standing from the inside looking out is an entirely different experience which often wins the most jaded operators over. Think about it – just a few hundred years ago, residing in a cloud-piercing tower meant you’d be worshipped as a deity. In the modern age, while worship might be a little out of the question, there is admittedly something potent about a decadently luxurious sky pad (decadently luxurious anything, really). Such is the case with 181 Fremont in San Francisco.
With an elevation of almost 250 metres above ground, this penthouse is just a touch under 7,000 square feet with uninterrupted views directly overlooking the:
- Pacific Ocean
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Bay Bridge
- Salesforce Park
Which is only enhanced by the glass-panelled floor-to-ceiling walls. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and all the niceties that only US$46 million in San Francisco can afford, it’s like I said before: while you won’t exactly be worshipped as a god, you’ll feel pretty close to being one up here.
The tasteful custom interiors and furnishing you see before you have been accomplished by MASS Beverly. According to Robb Report, both the catering and exhibition kitchen come fully equipped with Gaggenau appliances, Dornbracht fixtures, as well as Rossana custom cabinets. There’s also staging displays to showcase your undoubtedly burgeoning art collection (or the curated gallery which currently occupies the space which you may negotiate to purchase for US$7 million).
Over in the study, you’ll find an exceedingly dignified and exceedingly bespoke Bottega Veneta desk complete with chairs to comfortably – and stylishly – TCOB (“take care of business”, for those who aren’t familiar with TCOB-ing on the regular). For the more productive days when you feel as though you could take on the entire world, a gym is at your disposal to get a decent sweat on. For those less productive days when you feel as though all you need is a few sundowners, a wine cellar is also at your disposal to get a potentially different sweat on.
On the subject of sundowners, a limited-edition magnum bottle of the coveted LOUIS XIII The Legacy Cognac comes inclusive with the penthouse – one of just 500 in the world. Hand-signed by all four living generations of cellar masters, LOUIS XIII The Legacy Cognac is a truly unique collector’s item that’s befitting of a truly unique dwelling.
Incidentally, the 181 Fremont building itself has racked up a fair few design and engineering accolades since its debut in 2018. Most notably for its quake-proof structural fittings, LEED Platinum status for environmental sustainability which saves a considerable amount of water each year, and as we’ve already established – it also happens to be quite the pretty bit of architecture, which does tend to draw some award attention from time to time.
Additional amenities available outside of the penthouse include the following:
- 39th-floor terrace
- fitness centre
- yoga room
- two lounge
- exclusive bridge access to Salesforce Park
Check it out in the gallery below.