San Francisco penthouse asks record $42 million

As the city’s budding Yerba Buena neighborhood rises, a new face of San Francisco living takes shape. Among the priciest shapes of all: A penthouse on the 70th floor of the upcoming 181 Fremont is going on the market for a cool $42 million.

Designed by Orlando Diaz Azcuy, the mind behind 181 Fremont’s tony residences, the 6,941-square-foot penthouse will encompass the structure’s entire top floor, featuring five bedrooms, five and two half baths, and sunrise-to-sunset views.

The penthouse will feature a foyer with checkered stone flooring, a lounge room with sliding pocket doors to highlight aforementioned views (Golden Gate Bridge and Transamerica Building from the study!), a stacked stone transparent fireplace in the den, a wet bar with a wine tower, a formal dining room, and a secondary kitchen.

And that’s only on the home’s west side.

On the penthouse’s east side, a family room, breakfast nook, and main kitchen are for more daily use. The master bedroom on the northwestern side features two oversized master baths, walk-in closets, a study, and views of the Pacific Ocean.

And just look at that bathtub overlooking the clouds! In an ideal world, that’s how all of us would bathe.


The $630 million office/residential tower at Fremont and Howard, most notable for its saw tooth pattern exoskeleton and spinning-wheel spire on top, will be completed by 2018. While 181 Fremont’s stunning top-floor abode is the priciest for the neighborhood, it’s not the most expensive the city has seen. Back in 2014, Lumina listed a penthouse for an eye-popping $49 million.

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