San Francisco’s The Harrison Unviels The “Steinway Suite” Penthouse Featuring $100,000 Steinway Piano

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The Michael Friedes-Designed Fully-Furnished Top Floor Penthouse is Listed for $3.7 Million

San Francisco, CA – The Harrison, a move-in ready, fully-amenitized, luxury high-rise on the top of Rincon Hill in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, today unveiled its newly released 49th floor corner penthouse. One of two remaining top floor penthouses, the “Steinway Suite” was designed by award-winning designer, Michael Friedes, and is punctuated with a Steinway Model M Spirio high-resolution player piano valued at $100,000. The sophisticated, 1940s-glam-meets-Mid-century-modern residence is being offered fully-furnished for $3.7 million.

“The Steinway Suite is a rarified opportunity for a buyer who wants to own a top floor corner penthouse that not only comes fully-furnished with incredible original pieces, but also has unmatched views of San Francisco,” said Bree Long, Managing Director at Compass. “We’re absolutely thrilled with Michael’s vision for the Steinway Suite. It exudes a casual sophistication that merges nostalgic elegance with a contemporary, fashionable style. The self-playing piano is a great addition and the ultimate high-rise luxury. And, the best part is even if you’re not trained to play, you still get the richness of the symphony sound in your home.”

Highlights of the Steinway Suite penthouse include:

  • Living and Entertainment Room: The grand living and entertainment room is inundated with natural light via floor-to-ceiling windows that span two sides of the corner penthouse, revealing the most enviable and far-reaching views of the city below and Twin Peaks beyond. Offering an additional focal point is the grand Steinway Model M Spirio, the world’s finest high-resolution piano, which uses optical sensors and proprietary software to self-play, offering hundreds of hours of free performances. Beside the piano are two custom barrel swivel chairs covered in a black and white printed fabric that resembles an abstracted version of piano keys. The swivel chairs allow one to take full advantage of the incredible city views, enjoy a piano performance or engage in a conversation within the room. The hand-blown glass and gold table glistens off the floor-to-ceiling windows and the oyster colored, amorphous shape cowhide rug creates added texture.
  • Sitting Alcove: The intimate alcove adjacent to the piano features a mohair-like sofa, and a wool and silk rug that has custom-cut corners on it to echo the angles of the room. The original artwork above the sofa was custom created by Friedes and features bold colors and movement that represents his interpretation of music playing. On the room’s other wall, Friedes selected original album covers that underscore the penthouse’s musical sensibility. Meanwhile, the room’s statuesque lamps add extra dimension to the space and show off the height of the ceilings. The coffee and end tables are composed of rich golds and polished wood that embrace the glamour of city penthouse living.
  • Dining Room: The dining area boasts a large banquette that creates a space for intimate dinners or enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning while sipping in the views. hangs above the banquette. The accented blue wall highlights a delightful original painting of San Francisco. Acrylic wall shelves display a collection of vintage colored glass objects, pulled directly from the art, and add a jewel-like reflective quality to the room.
  • Master Bedroom: The master bedroom is a unique retreat with a design that blends various eras and features a swanky chaise from which to admire the Bay views, as well as a long Mid-century inspired cabinet for storage beyond the spacious closet.
  • Guest Bedroom: The guest bedroom is designed to enjoy the dramatic views from the corner windows. It was inspired by a 1960s lucite and turquoise chair Friedes found in Palm Springs with the idea of making the space fun and light. The 1970s acrylic lamps are also a Palm Springs find. The artwork above the bed is titled “The Last Conductor” by Eastern European artist Eugene Soloviev, and is one of Friedes’ clever references to the Steinway Suite.

“I wanted the penthouse to feel refined, but also have a sense of whimsy,” said Friedes. “This special penthouse is the perfect home to enjoy, whether to entertain in, or relax and listen to the incredible sound emanating from the Steinway piano. And the decor is meant to echo it all.”

The “Steinway Suite” owner has access to The Harrison’s robust amenities including: Uncle Harry’s, the building’s penthouse lounge; private dining room; grand entry salon; pantry; valet; fitness center; swimming pool; Jacuzzi; and, Luxury Attaché, a dedicated concierge who coordinates everything from dinner reservations to private functions to monthly events. Penthouse residents are also within walking distance to AT&T Park and many of the city’s best restaurants, bars, shops and businesses, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Dropbox and The Transbay Transit Center and City Park, now named Salesforce Park, which will connect eight Bay Area counties through 11 transportation systems. It includes up to 100,000 square feet of retail space and a rooftop park.

The Harrison is located at 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. For more information, visit

About The Harrison
The Harrison is SoMa’s newest, move-in ready luxury high-rise featuring 49 floors and 298 total one-, two- and three-bedroom homes. Situated on Rincon Hill, residences boast sprawling living spaces, open kitchens, spa-like bath, and panoramic views that frame some of the best city and Bay vistas San Francisco has to offer. The stylish and luxurious residential-only condominium was designed by Ken Fulk, who is renowned for designing some of most talked-about interiors and events around the globe. The Harrison can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as online.

About Michael Friedes Design Associates
With over 20 years of experience, Michael Friedes is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer of timeless and refined interiors. His unmatched aesthetic blends the cosmopolitan sophistication of New York with the relaxed appeal of California. The confluence of these two inspirations results in vividly authentic and inviting spaces that are punctuated by distinct colors, intriguing textures, curated art, and sharp details.

Friedes has worked with clients on projects in the most coveted locations across the country. His distinct design philosophy enables each client to go outside their comfort zone to achieve imaginative yet functional designs. His work has been recognized in esteemed publications including Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home and The San Francisco Chronicle. Friedes is a graduate of New York University and a proud recipient of the Best of Houzz award for 20167, 2017 and 2018.

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