Filed under: Estates
There are some who wonder how Los Angeles and San Francisco -- two extraordinarily different cities -- are even allowed by the laws of nature to exist in the same state. And for them, a listing like this just proves the point. Sophisticated, urban, historic and elegant -- it can only be San Francisco.
This rare two-story penthouse with 360-degree views sits atop the 5-star St. Regis Hotel and is listed at $49 million. The apartment was listed at $70 million in November 2008. The Museum Tower Penthouse, which recently completed 5 years of renovations at the hands of Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates, features three grand entertaining rooms with 21-foot glass walls and an adjacent 2,000-square-foot terrace reminiscent of terraces that border New York's Central Park.
Opulence abounds in this 20,000-square-foot residence that has both catering and family kitchens, a private elevator, an in-home cinema and game lounge with a wet bar. The penthouse also has a double-height cascading water feature in the grand stair hall. There are six bedrooms, four fireplaces and a garage bay for five or six cars.. There are hardwood floors, an in-home fitness center, sauna, spa and library. The building's amenities? Full-on top-scale. This is the St. Regis, which blends an historic building and a 40-story tower into a high-end luxury property. The hotel is in the SOMA area, near the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Louis J. Silcox Jr. of Sotheby's International Realty, San Francisco, is the listing agent.
Gallery: Museum Tower San Francisco