Four Seasons Residences drops in San Francisco
It’s about time another Four Seasons Residence popped up in San Francisco, what with all the tech fortunes being minted in Silicon Valley. And not just any Four Seasons Residence, but a particularly SF one – rooted in the art scene of its Yerba Buena surroundings, steeped in the wine culture of nearby Napa, part heritage building, part modern architectural icon.
706 Mission Street will usher in a rare level of luxury in a city more familiar with terraced houses and higher-density condos. The generosity of the layouts alone sets this Four Seasons Residences apart.
“You rarely see two, three bedroom apartments with this much space in San Francisco,” says Richard Baumert, principal of 706 Mission Street Co. “We have two bedrooms at almost 3,000 sqft that includes a library.”
All the staff at 706 Mission Street will be trained, as you’d expect, by the Four Seasons, but the concept of the service-rich condominium is less five-star hotel than private club. Sure it has the pool, gym, lobby and library, as well as a games room and club bar – staffed daily by a bartender – but it also offers a wine program of tastings and vineyard tours, as well as an art concierge offering both events and curation.
The development itself is no less unique, bringing together the historic Aronson building, which dates back to 1906, with a modern tower inspired by New York’s Park Avenue.
“This would not be just another glass tower,” says architect Glenn Rescalvo. “These residences are much more like custom designed homes than condominium units.”
The exterior of the tower marries a glass facade with undulating stone, offering continuity with the heritage Aronson building. Nevertheless, there are two distinct aesthetics on offer: on the one hand, lofty aspects, floor to ceiling glass, modernity; on the other, sashed windows, exposed ceiling slabs, period details.
So which to choose?
Everyone who views Aronson, falls in love.Richard Baumert
As you can see from the floorplans below, both offer fabulously generous and liveable spaces – light-filled, open plan and utterly indulgent.
The 45-storey tower and 10-storey Aronson building together offer 146 residences, including 12 penthouses. One of these is the duplex grand penthouse weighing in at 10,000 sqft and going for US$49m – and we understand that, at the time of writing, two parties are already duking it out for bragging rights.
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