JUST LISTED: Stylish and Chic South Beach Living

170 King Street #802
Offered at $1,295,000


 

SOUTH BEACH LIVING

Bright, light, and airy TOP FLOOR CORNER UNIT. 2 bed, 2 bath + den condominium in beautiful South Beach. Once one of the model homes, this open floor plan is designed for today's modern living. Fresh paint, new carpet, and designer lighting offer a new look. The well laid out open kitchen features a gas range, microwave, stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting, bar seating and stone countertops. Conveniently located near The Embarcadero, AT&T Park, gourmet/casual dining and transportation. With a transit score of 100, getting to work will be a step outside your door. This chic unit also includes an exclusive use balcony overlooking the heated pool, Jacuzzi, and courtyard. Three storage units and secure deeded parking. This well maintained building has 4 elevators, landscaped outdoor lounge area, BBQ, clubroom, theater, gym, and roof terrace. Welcome to the epicenter of San Francisco’s new economy.

Features include:

  • Top Floor Corner Unit
  • 2 Bedroom (One en-suite)
  • 2 Bath
  • Den
  • Large Closets
  • Private Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • New Carpet
  • Designer Lighting
  • Fresh Paint
  • In Unit Laundry
  • Secured Parking
  • Well Maintained Building
  • In-house HOA
  • HOA Dues $685.95
  • Quick access to the Muni light rail,
    Caltrain, I-101, I-280, and the Bay Bridge

Neighborhood


 

JUST LISTED: Gorgeous Lumina view unit! Catered Tour and Twilight!

201 Folsom Street 32D, San Francisco
Offered at $1,695,000

Supreme Living in South Beach


Broker Tour, Wednesday 13th - 12pm - 1:30pm
(catered lunch)

Twilight Tour, Wednesday 13th - 5:30pm - 7pm
(wine + cheese + chocolate)
 
Hosted by Mike Ostby from First Republic
 

Renovated to the highest designer quality, this move-in condition one bedroom + den condominium offers full service, doorman living along San Francisco’s famed waterfront.
 
Designed by world-renowned Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, LUMINA’s striking curves and angles capture the elegance, modernity, and vibrancy of San Francisco’s new economy. Situated along the core of the city’s newly developing cosmopolitan hub, 201 Folsom Street is one of the city’s latest premier addresses. Property values and prestige will continue their upward trend upon the completion of Salesforce Tower, 181 Fremont, Park Tower, Oceanwide Center, and the neighborhood's crown jewel, the 5.4 acre Transbay Terminal City Park. Welcome to the epicenter of urbane city living!!!
 

Top shelf features include:

Gaggenau appliances
Premium Caesarstone quartz countertop and backsplash
Custom SieMatic kitchen cabinetry
Wide plank hardwood floors
Built-in cabinetry with full size Murphy bed) by California Closets
Custom built in TV wall cabinet with 72’ Samsung television and Bang & Olufsen sound system
Motorized window treatments
Custom lighting
Bosch washer and dryer
Double vanity with Volakas marble counter-top
European porcelain flooring and shower tiles
Indulgent MAAX soaking tub
Smart NEST Learning Thermostat
Designer paint colors
HOA $1,013.49 per month

1BED + DEN | 1 BATH | 975 SQ. FT.

Contact Stacey Caen for details. 415.450.8465 or stacey.caen@sothebyshomes.com

Transbay Transit Center: Everything you need to know about it (updated)

Towering terminus humanizes neighborhood skyline by giving San Franciscans a rooftop park and event space

While the South Beach and Yerba Buena neighborhoods have grown up (and up, and up) over recent years, the new Transbay Transit Center—would-be crown jewel of the neighborhood and linchpin of a transportation network that will, should all go according to plan, one day stretch all the way to Los Angeles by rail—has been spreading.

At a modest five stories tall, instead of soaring up it’s been growing out, 1,400 feet from one end to the other, like a concrete giant that decided to lie down for a nap between Beale and Second streets.

As such, it’s almost impossible to appreciate the scale of the soon-to-be-finished first phase of the building until you step inside, like we did for a hard-hat tour with senior construction manager Dennis Turchon.

It’s been Turchon’s job to oversee a crew of 700-plus on-site workers putting the pieces together since 2012. Now he’s in the homestretch—the first phase of the station must be finished this year.

“It’s a concrete thing now—literally,” he says of watching plans long in the making become real.

The original Transbay Terminal was a Depression-era artifact—and quite a depression piece it was by the end of its life, rundown and seeing only a fraction of its former volume of commuters. 

The new project wants to be all things to all people: not just a bus and train station, but also an architectural display far removed from the hunkered-down concrete design of the old building, a treatise on innovation as the planned terminus for the state’s high-speed rail project, a Union Square-grade retail hub south of Market, and a centerpiece for South Beach as a neighborhood.

Or as the city and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority prefer to think of it, Transbay as a neighborhood. “It’s an entirely new neighborhood,” says facility manager Martha Aragon Velez. “How often does a city get to do something like that?”

If the transit center is going to succeed—not just as a business venture and a way of unifying the pieces of the region’s transit needs, but also as a building that confers definition and identity onto the surrounding blocks—its best asset is the PWP-designed park on the roof.

Not necessarily because of the landscape itself (although it is shaping up to be quite lovely), but simply because, as a wide-open perch high above the streets, the park gives San Franciscans a place from which to confront and relate to the changing skyline.

On one end, the Salesforce Tower protrudes audaciously into the sky. On the other, a few blocks away, the Gothic grandeur of the PacBell Building keeps its peace. Between them, San Francisco’s past and present spreads out in a panorama of architecture and history.

Critics of the new, taller San Francisco sometimes find its scale disconcerting. “Manhattan was always tall, [...] very antithetical to the idea of San Francisco’s connection with nature,” Jasper Rubin, chair of Urban Studies at San Francisco State, said of the skyline in 2015.

Indeed, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the scale of new construction from street level. 

But from the roof of the transit center, with the skyline spread out like a buffet on all sides, the new scene appears a little more accessible. It’s helpful being able to look at the city eye-to-eye again.

Here’s a peek at the work still being done, along with everything you need to know about the incoming transportation collaboration over the next six months:

  • The substantial completion date for the first phase is December 22, 2017. “But that doesn’t mean buses will be running that day,” cautions Turchon. Coordinating the comings and goings of all of the transit agencies will take time in itself, and bus service won’t happen until early 2018.
  • Though originally budgeted at $1.9 billion, Turchon tells Curbed SF the final price tag will end up just under $2.26 billion. 
  • The entire building will run over 1 million square feet, one-tenth of that consisting of retail space.
  • The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which serves as developer on the project, formed back in 2001, nine years before demolition began on the old Transbay Terminal.
  • The original Transbay Terminal dated to 1939. The erection of the Bay Bridge combined with gas rationing during the war made the terminal extremely popular in the 1940s, serving 26 million people annually.
  • TJPA calculates that the new Transit Center will service more than 45 million passengers per year, or about 100,000 on an average weekday. All of those people are going to come in via a dozen transit agencies that will connect with the building.
  • Note, however, that 100,000 a day is a long-term goal, as some of the relevant agencies won’t connect to the station right away. In fact, some—those related to the state’s high-speed rail plans—don’t themselves even exist yet. 
  • Agencies include AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans, WestCAT Lynx, Amtrak, Paratransit, and (fingers crossed) High Speed Rail.
  • The 1.3-mile Caltrain extension, bringing peninsula trains downtown instead of to their present Fourth Street terminus, will cost more than the entire first phase of the transit center ($2.6 billion), and has only just begun preliminary study. 
  • A planned BART pedestrian tunnel “will connect the east end of the Transit Center’s Lower Concourse with the BART/Muni Embarcadero Station” via a block-long passage under Beale Street.
  • But those rail-related plans are part of a planned second phase of construction, which hasn’t been budgeted or fully planned yet.
  • Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the firm behind Salesforce Tower, is the architect of record.
  • To avoid making transit spaces feel claustrophobic, the design incorporates as much natural light as possible, including the dramatic centerpiece light column. “[Even] on a dark winter day the light reflecting off the awning will light up the bus deck,” Turchon says, noting that the qualities of the light change distinctly with each season.
  • The design of the lacy awning surrounding the building (crews were preparing to install the final elements during our visit) borrows from geometric formulas of British mathematician Roger Penrose.
  • And it also takes on the character of the surrounding neighborhood. “It looks like it’s changing colors, because it’s reflecting the buildings around it,” Turchon points out.
  • The rooftop park is 5.4 acres, and measures some 1,400 feet from one end to the other. 
  • On top of green space, the park will include restaurants, a cafe, a playground, and an amphitheater for rooftop concerts and live performances.
  • Also, roughly 470 trees will be added. Turchon’s favorite: monkey puzzle.
  • Piling mountains of soil on top of a building like this wouldn’t be seismically sound, so inflexible building foam makes up most of the park’s foundation.
  • However, as Turchon pointed out, the trees need a base of real soil around their roots too, to keep water and nutrients from escaping.
  • TJPA anticipates that the entire project will create 27,000 regular new jobs in the city.
  • Transbay jobs related to transit center operations will run up a bill of some $20 million per year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Matier and Ross. “We expect to have an operating deficit” at first, TJPA executive director Mark Zabaneh told the paper.
  • But Transbay facility manager Martha Aragon Velez says she remains optimistic about filling retail space quick enough to fund building operations. “There’s only a 1 percent vacancy rate on this side of Market,” she told Curbed SF. “That shows a lot of pent-up demand.” Retail analysts Kidder Mathews estimated 1.8 percent retail vacancy citywide at the end of 2016.
  • All told, workers in 41 U.S. states have contributed something to the building, mostly via manufacturing. (The only states left out: South Dakota, Vermont, Maine, Montana, Wyoming, Virginia, Mississippi, Hawaii, and Alaska.)
  • The two 134-foot, 670,000-pound cranes used during the major construction themselves took two days to build from more than 100 pieces each.
  • Digging took up over a third of the construction time, from December 2011 to February 2014. More than 640,000 cubic yards of material came out of the ground.
  • The excavation went so deep that it dug down to the “Old Bay Clay” level of strata, the 130,000-year-old blue-green soil deposits that predate the last Ice Age.
  • Archaeological digs underneath the site revealed a variety of Gold Rush artifacts,including a surprising number of creepy broken dolls.
  • Also unearthed: The 13,000-year-old tooth of a Colombian mammoth, now part of the California Academy of Sciences collection. 
  • Almost all of the concrete from the destroyed original terminal ended up recycled.
  • A four-story, human-like statue built from leftovers from the old station was planned, but had to be scrapped as it ended up over budget.
  • The center features a mini eastern span of the Bay Bridge, which can be seen from Howard Street between Second and First.
  • Mixed-use tower 181 Fremont, featuring a $42 million penthouse, will open sometime in 2018.
  • A movement is afoot to change the Transbay Transit Center’s neighborhood from Yerba Buena/South Beach to the East Cut.
  • In July 2017, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) made the renaming of the Transbay Transit Center official. Both the transit hub and park will be known as the Salesforce Transit Center. The 25-year sponsorship cost the tech firm an estimated $110 million.
  • After the rechristening of the center was made official, SFMTA director Ed Reskin slammed the decision as “distasteful,” but was careful to add, “Every dollar we get privately helps us fulfill our public mission.”

Courtesy of Curbed San Francisco - BY ADAM BRINKLOW

OFF MARKET LISTING - Turnkey Luxury Living

Move right into this amazing water view luxury condo. Only your suitcase is needed! A serene atmosphere greets you upon entering this sophisticated one bedroom + den residence In the city's highly sought LUMINA. Designed by world-renowned team of Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica and Heller Manus Architects, LUMINA’s striking curves and angles capture the elegance and vibrancy of San Francisco's magnetic waterfront.

Every detail has been taken into consideration and designed for efficiency. Top notch quality and beautiful design make this home the perfect retreat.

Top shelf features include:

  • Gaggenau appliances
  • Premium Caesarstone quartz countertop and backsplash
  • Custom SieMatic kitchen cabinetry
  • Wide plank hardwood floors
  • Built-in cabinetry (with full size Murphy bed) by California Closets
  • Custom built in TV wall cabinet with 72’ Samsung television and Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Motorized window treatments
  • Custom lighting
  • Bosch washer and dryer
  • Double vanity with Volakas marble counter-top
  • European porcelain flooring and shower tiles
  • Indulgent MAAX soaking tub
  • Smart NEST Learning Thermostat
  • Designer paint colors
  • HOA $1,013.49 per month

Access to a wide array of amenities includes a 24-hour doorman, state-of-the-art fitness center with a climbing wall, two private exercise studios, spa facilities with a private treatment room, 75-foot lap pool, landscaped rooftop terrace with barbecue facilities and outdoor screen, bi-level club lounge, theater-style private screening room, private dining room. High touch valet technology allows residents to summon their car remotely. 24/7 valet parking service. One parking space.

A brilliant take on premier living in San Francisco. Located on San Francisco's Embarcadero promenade, the Ferry Building, Financial District, Union Square, and AT&T Park are nearby.  Owners enjoy convenient access to the Bay Bridge, Bay Area highway ramps, BART, and SF Muni.

Condominium can be purchased fully furnished.

Offered at $1,695,000

South Beach

Bordered by the Financial District, Mission Bay and SOMA the South Beach neighborhood in San Francisco has transformed into exceptional towers packed with contemporary apartments and luxurious penthouses. Trendy clubs and chic cafes now permeate the area. The vicinity boasts picturesque views of the bay and prides itself on being one of the cleanest sections of San Francisco. South Beach serves as home to the San Francisco Giants, giving fans plenty of reasons to cheer them on at AT&T Park.

The Neighborhood

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SOLD: Luminous Lumina

LUMINA is the epitome of an urban oasis in vibrant South Beach and steps away from the Embarcadero. Enlightened Living on the bay and a brilliant take on San Francisco's cosmopolitan lifestyle.

I am thrilled for my clients who now have a two bedroom condo with top notch modern interiors framed by expansive windows that showcase their majestic vistas of the city.

Buyer Represented - $1,680,000

Need help finding your perfect home? Call me so we can get started. 415.450.8465

SOLD: Breathtaking Bridge View!

Drop dead Bay Bridge views take center stage in this beautiful two bedroom two bath condo at The Harrison. Designer Ken Fulk chose a neutral palette to help showcase the breathtaking views while using top quality materials.

My clients started their year off with a New Year's Eve party and enjoyed the amazing fireworks. They are absolutely thrilled with their new home.

Buyer Represented - $2,264,000

Need help finding your perfect home? Call me so we can get started. 415.450.8465

SWEEPING BAY BRIDGE VIEW PENTHOUSE

3 Bedroom 3.5 Bath - $17,125 PER MONTH

Welcome home to your amazing 3 bedroom 3.5 bath 2,220 sq. ft. luxury penthouse with stunning Bay Bridge, waterfront and harbor views. PH1 at 399 Fremont exemplifies luxury living with the finest finishes, fixtures and design.

Upon entrance into your impressive foyer, you will immediately feel at home and know that you have entered into a special place. You will be engaged as you enter the light filled living room that showcases the breathtaking views through floor to ceiling ventilated windows.

The European style kitchen is equipped with a Thermador refrigerator, 5 burner gas range stove, microwave and dishwasher. A Uline wine cooler, Snaidero cabinetry and quartz counter tops. The kitchen has dual access to the living room and dining room for the ultimate entertaining experience.

The spacious master bedroom has jaw dropping Bay Bridge Views, lush carpet and his and her custom-built walk in closets. The Master Bath is beautifully designed with a dual vessel vanity sink and large soaking tub. The additional two bedrooms have on-suite bathrooms, ample closet space and the same amazing views. Designed for your comfort you have individually controlled heating and air conditioning controls and a full size LG washer and dryer.

The hallways, kitchen, living room and dining room all have beautiful Kember walnut hardwood floors and this beautiful Southeast home comes with two balconies to display the twinkling Bay Bridge view at night.

Penthouse Benefits

  • Dedicated concierge phone line for penthouse residents
  • Complimentary daily newspaper delivered to your door
  • In-home package and dry cleaning delivery
  • Weekly light housekeeping
  • Complimentary wine storage
  • Immediate complimentary access to 1GB of high-speed internet
  • Restricted floor access
  • Penthouse only access to private swim time
  • Unlimited access to Sky View Lounge when not reserved for private events
  • Invitation to 399 Club events
  • Priority reservations and discounted fees for private Sky View Lounge use
  • Usage of the 399 guest suite for four nights per year free of charge
  • First access bookings to future dates for 399 guest suite and amenity spaces


399 Fremont Amenities

  • 25,000 square feet of spacious splendor
  • Picturesque 5th floor veranda
  • Fully equipped outdoor kitchen with gas grilles
  • A full size lap pool and whirlpool spa
  • Expansive entertainment areas including Cabana Lounge
  • Multiple state-of-the art conference rooms
  • A complete catering kitchen along with private dining room and on-site wine storage
  • World-class health and wellness features which include state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, spin/on-demand exercise room, massage/mani/pedi room and childcare room.
  • Commissioned art pieces by world renowned artists
  • Professionally trained full service concierge available 24/7
  • Pet friendly atmosphere and dog park
  • Fleet of custom Public bicycles handmade in San Francisco and exclusive to 399 Fremont, our Concierge Service will meet you in our lobby when you are ready to hit the road.

THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 8 PENTHOUSE OPTIONS LOCATED ON THE 40TH AND 41ST FLOOR. (three are available)

2 Bedroom - $13,530
2 Bedroom + Den - $14,905
3 Bedroom - $15,955

Contact: Stacey Caen for more information
Sotheby's International Realty
415.450.8465


399 Fremont Street is a brand new, distinctive 42-story property offers a best-in-class combination of features, including sweeping views, luxurious finishes spacious residences and more than an abundance of upscale amenities. Sophistication-meets-sustainability with design, art and lifestyle amenities created specifically for the discerning urban dweller in San Francisco's new vibrant center. This LEED Silver-certified building is within walking distance of many attractions, shopping and transportation options.