181 Fremont: A Grand Penthouse Above the Rest
By: Zoe Rosenberg
Sited more than 700 feet above San Francisco at the apex of 181 Fremont, the Grand Penthouse is a peerless condominium that has the desirable distinction of being the highest residence on the West Coast. This full-floor condominium features thoughtful design elements at every turn, from its view-through fireplace with book-matched marble to its spacious dining room with wine display and tasting bar. The residence is offered fully furnished with one-of-a-kind pieces from MASS Beverly, which has designed homes for Beyonce and Jay-Z, Elon Musk, and Calvin Klein.
“The entire residence is a luxury experience from the beginning, when you exit the elevator with a custom Lolli e Memmoli cut crystal chandelier to the custom glass encased office with sumptuous Bottega Veneta leather furniture,” said Mary Ta and Lars Hypko of MASS Beverly. In addition to its sumptuous interiors, the Grand Penthouse features a private elevator landing, 10+-foot ceilings, and a Henge glass wall with Rimadesio glass sliding door that opens onto the study.
“The decision to develop 181 Fremont was born out of a desire to create the ultimate luxury residential experience while taking advantage of the building’s award-winning architecture, exclusivity, and unrivaled view potential,” said Matt Lituchy, CIO of the Jay Paul Company. And the Grand Penthouse surely lives up to its name, creating that ultimate luxury residential experience via its panoramic vistas of the San Francisco Bay, refined public and private quarters, including its corner primary suite with dual baths and walk-in closets, and exhibition and catering kitchens that meet every need.
The Neighborhood: SoMa is a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco, where cultural attractions like SFMOMA and Michelin-starred restaurants, including Benu and Mourad, butt up against landmarks like the Ferry Building and Oracle Park. The area’s many high-rises give this neighborhood a distinct city feel, but escape is easy with quick access to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Ferry Terminal, and green spaces like Salesforce Park, Yerba Buena Gardens, and Rincon Park.
Amenities: 181 Fremont goes above and beyond when it comes to exceptional amenities, not the least impressive of which is its blue-chip art program and on-site Gallery 181, the world’s highest exhibition space. The building also hosts more common, yet no less desirable amenities like a private residents’ club with a wraparound terrace and a fitness center, a 24-hour valet, a dedicated concierge, and an attended front desk. Add to that the unique distinction of being the only residential building with direct skybridge access to Salesforce Park.