Condominium Penthouse in San Francisco’s Nob Hill Neighborhood Hits the Market for $7.1MM

Grosvenor Americas, Crescent, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, San Francisco
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Grosvenor Americas, part of the Grosvenor Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies, is delighted to unveil a three-bedroom, 1,825-square-foot model penthouse at Crescent, San Francisco’s newest boutique residential development. Situated atop the City’s historic Nob Hill, Crescent is comprised of 44 exquisite custom residences within a boutique eight-story building, representing the first new significant residential development in the neighborhood in decades. Grosvenor collaborated with Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) on this highly anticipated project, which represents RAMSA’s first multi-family residential building in San Francisco.  Ahead of Crescent’s summer 2020 opening, the penthouse is now on the market for $7.1M. 

 RAMSA designed the building to be a contemporary icon that pays homage to the neighborhood; its residences are inspired by pre-war apartments, intended to showcase art and allow for entertaining.  Throughout the building, RAMSA thoughtfully designed a collection of distinctive floorplans which are brought to life by award-winning Champalimaud Design, who sought to create enduring elegance with Crescent’s timeless interiors. A remarkable coup, Crescent represents the first residential project on the West Coast for the celebrated New York-based interior designer.

The crown jewel model penthouse is one of only four extraordinary homes that sit on the top floor of Crescent, representing the only new penthouses to debut in the prestigious Nob Hill neighborhood in decades.  This intimate yet elegant residence features an exquisite layout across 1,825 interior square feet and 925 square feet of exterior space, encompassing two private terraces on the main floor. A private staircase leads to an expansive, 527-square-foot private roof that affords residents an indoor-outdoor living experience in the heart of San Francisco. 

The model penthouse, designed and furnished by San Francisco-based Jeff Schlarb Design Studio, complements the building’s architecture by RAMSA and refined interiors by Champalimaud Design, celebrating a contemporary California lifestyle with a layout that provides a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.  The home’s interiors conjure a sophisticated, romantic palette and design scheme.  The opportunity to own this newly constructed penthouse atop Nob Hill’s newest and most extraordinary building comes along once in a lifetime. 

“We are excited to debut this model penthouse at Crescent, which is an idyllic interpretation of a contemporary luxury retreat located in one of the world’s greatest neighborhoods,” said Steve Buster, Senior Vice President of Development for Grosvenor Americas.  “The home is an indoor-outdoor top-floor oasis, as residents have a privately accessed sprawling rooftop terrace overlooking downtown San Francisco and the Bay, along with two private terraces immediately off the living spaces.  Crescent’s model penthouse personifies the romance of San Francisco and embodies exceptional design by the inimitable Jeff Schlarb, who has masterfully complemented interiors by renowned Champalimaud Design, in a building featuring world-class architecture by celebrated Robert A.M. Stern Architects.”

Jeff Schlarb Design Studio designed the interior décor of the model penthouse to feel ethereal, soothing and sophisticated.  A palette of soft blues, teals and neutral tones are complemented by elegant brass, gold and glass accents.  Schlarb and his team took inspiration from the neighborhood’s historic charm, as well as the building’s sophisticated architecture by RAMSA and exquisite design by Champalimaud.  He sought to add an artistic and fashionable edge to the classic, Parisian-style interiors, thoughtfully conceiving the flow and the furnishings’ shapes, layers, color palette and materiality to bring a joyful aesthetic to the grand open layout.  The penthouse is intended to be inviting yet soothing, a place just as suitable for entertaining as it is to unwind and reflect.

Upon entry, residents arrive into a formal foyer and hallway with a gallery wall, featuring a curated selection of artwork including UNTITLED, a painting by Christoph Schrein by Saatchi Art, as well asa piece by Jeff Schlarb Design Studio. Speckled wallpaper by Rebecca Atwood in Cloud Blue crowns the ceiling and serves as a backdrop to the dramatic Ro Sham Beaux hanging pendent lights in antique silver leaf.  A statement-making milk-washed sideboard with antique gold hardware and accents by Gabby Home completes the formal entry space.  

The stunning foyer leads to open living and dining rooms designed for a modern sense of West Coast living.  Highlights in the living area include a dynamic wallcovering by Philip Jeffries, a sleek white Bernhardt bench, custom blue sofa by JSDS Custom, matte white ceramic chandelier by LA-based Entler Studio, and a vintage coffee table from 1stdibs.  Throughout the home, seven-inch-wide light oak flooring is hand-laid to visually direct the eye to the views from the windows and terraces, while custom scalloped molding pays homage to RAMSA’s exterior design.  Schlarb outfitted the dining area with a dramatic Visual Comfort Mia Chandelier in antique brass, vintage dining chairs from 1stdibs, and thoughtful art by Hunt Rettig and Matt Gonzales from Dolby Chadwick Gallery.  The kitchen, opening onto the dining area and designed for entertaining, features top-of-the-line integrated appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf.  Custom cabinetry, engineered and imported from Germany, is adorned with S.A. Baxter pulls and complemented by honed Mediterraneo marble countertops and backsplashes.  Finishing touches include Dornbracht polished chrome fixtures and Valli&Valli hardware throughout the home.

Three generously sized bedrooms are positioned to overlook the iconic views of San Francisco and the Bay.  The master bedroom is a tranquil oasis, featuring Cloud Sky wallpaper by Emma Hayes, a reclaimed Douglas Fir dresser in grey wash by Los Angeles-based Custom Furniture and Cabinets, and antique mercury finish table lamps by Arteriors.  Its focal point is the breathtaking view and immediate access to an expansive private terrace that spans the room’s entire south wall.  Two spacious bathrooms in the home are clad almost entirely in Bianco Dolomite marble, including the walls, floors and counters atop custom vanities.  Gray and gold veining is illuminated by Waterworks sconces and further brought to life by chrome accents and Dornbracht fittings that produce a modernized sense of style.  In the master bathroom, a Kohler tea-for-two soaking tub is enhanced with book-matched marble and cove accent lighting to create a relaxing ambiance.  A separate shower enclosed in milk-white glass partitions with polished chrome trim completes the five-fixture bath.  The powder room in the home provides a warmer palette of light oak cabinetry complementing Bianco Dolomite countertops and floors.

“My vision in designing the penthouse at Crescent was to imagine a resident feeling inspired every time they enter their home,” said Schlarb.  “We kept drawing upon the idea of creating a custom, romantic space that feels exciting and familiar at the same time, straddling a careful balance of maximalism and softness while honoring the unparalleled architecture and world-class design of this one-of-a-kind building and its residences.  The color palette, in particular, draws upon nature and complements the stunning sky and bay sightlines visible from terraces that span the home.”

The penthouse’s most dramatic amenity is its expansive private rooftop and private terraces off the  living room and bedrooms, which present spectacular views of the City along with nearly 1,000 square feet of outdoor space.  Additionally, Crescent’s extensive suite of communal amenities affords penthouse residents a further extension of their living space, including a stunning drawing room off the lobby, a well-appointed gym with attached wellness and yoga studio, a modern butler’s pantry and kitchen for social gatherings and private events, a 24-hour attendant, and two-car parking in the state-of-the-art automated parking garage with a dedicated valet.

Crescent’s boutique collection of 44 condominium residences are poised to become an unrivaled address epitomizing the style and beauty of an uncompromising contemporary California lifestyle.  With Crescent, Grosvenor builds upon a 340-year-old tradition of creating some of the most recognized and appreciated residential addresses in the world.  Its San Francisco portfolio encompasses some of the City’s most prolific addresses, including 288 Pacific Avenue, 1645 Pacific Avenue, the upcoming redevelopment of the California Pacific Medical Center in Presidio Heights, and a collection of flagship retail and commercial properties centered in and around Union Square. 

Crescent is slated to open in late summer 2020 in conjunction with its start of sales. 

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