HIGH RISE LIFE: The Grand Penthouse 181 Fremont Residences

August 10, 2020

181 Fremont is the West Coast’s tallest mixed-use tower and the debut luxury residential development from the Jay Paul Company.

The buildings just launched Grand Penthouse is the tallest residence west of Chicago, soaring over 700 feet above San Francisco. Ascending more than 800 feet into the sky with a state-of-the-art exoskeleton designed in a saw tooth pattern by Heller Manus Architects and engineered by ARUP Group, this 55-residence building was completed in 2018. Earlier this year, it earned six global awards for innovative engineering, seismic safety, and sustainability from the prestigious Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, more than any other building in the U.S.

The internationally renowned Orlando Diaz-Azcuy celebrated as one of the world’s greatest design talents, drew on a rich history of masterful interior design to create the resplendent interiors of 181 Fremont. Mary Ta and Lars Hypko of Los Angeles-based MASS Beverly applied their globally recognized vision to their interior architecture and design of the building’s Grand Penthouse, which is the tallest residence in San Francisco and features breathtaking 360-degree views from the Pacific and the Farallon Islands across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin, the Bay Bridge to Mt. Diablo and south to Silicon Valley. San Francisco art advisors, Holly Baxter & Associates were tapped to curate an impressive collection of 200 works of art throughout this iconic new landmark tower, including the Gallery 181 – a pop-up art exhibition space in one of the building’s half-floor penthouses overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The Grand Penthouse includes $7 million in artworks curated by Baxter from Anthony Meier Fine Arts Gallery.

Residents enjoy a full suite of amenities that encompasses the entire 39th floor of 181 Fremont, featuring a wrap-around observation terrace, The Conservatory, Bay Terrace, fitness center with yoga room, two distinctive lounges, library, catering kitchen, bar, and conference room.

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