Taken together, the 20 nine-inch working models that adorn one wall of the sales center for the Avery residential complex are daunting. To the architects, they’re rough drafts of the 56-story tower nearing completion at First and Folsom streets. Read more about six of the models and how they contributed to the final design.
As befits a 56-story tower where the starting price for condominiums is $1.8 million, the marketing center for the Avery includes a meticulously detailed 5-foot-tall tower displayed like a pristine work of art. But that’s not the only model on display: 25 other versions of the building are lined up in rows on the nearest wall. The wall of models offers a tantalizing hint of what-ifs....
Whether or not you're a millionaire, the Avery penthouse is quite extraordinary (see renderings in the gallery above). Across the 8,482-square-foot interior of clean sleek lines, you'll find four bedrooms, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, a dedicated library, media room, gym, family room, formal living and dining rooms. Walls of glass throughout offer 360-degree views of the bay and the city skyline.
But what really separates this penthouse from others is its sprawling private rooftop deck with 1,580 square feet, the sort of space you find in a typical single-family S.F. home.
A full-floor Transbay penthouse that's 600 feet above San Francisco is hitting the market — and it's sky-high in both ambition and price. The 8,482-square foot residence, from developer Related California, could set a new record for the most expensive home sold in the city. It's priced at $41 million.
The nearly 8,500-square-foot unit is on the 56th floor in the rapidly developing Transbay district that includes the Salesforce Tower, which became the tallest building on the San Francisco skyline upon its completion in 2018. Major employers in the Bay Area, such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, are also within walking distance. The Avery, designed by the OMA firm run by Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas, will have a total of 548 units that are mostly rentals. Only 118 condos, including six other half-floor penthouses, are available.
“The Avery’s interiors were shaped by the Bay Area’s magnificent natural attractions from the redwoods to the ocean,” said Clodagh in the press release. “From endless views to glowing textured woods and natural stones—each finish was carefully selected to connect people to nature.”
Available residences start at the high $1 millions for one-bedrooms, high $2 millions for two-bedrooms, and high $3 millions for three-bedrooms. Moving in will begin as early as mid-2019.
The Avery's design keeps residents in mind and features a tapered facade to expand the view in every direction for residents. The one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and The Avery Penthouse Collection will have floor-to-ceiling glass windows in every room. Related is showcasing the interiors at its showroom at 235 First St., about a block away from the tower. Prospective residents can get a sense of what the views will look like by touching a specific floor on a model of the tower.
With 56 stories rising to 618 feet and stunning views of the bay, The Avery is the latest high-rise to transform the San Francisco skyline.
The 618-foot tall Avery residential tower designed by Rem Koolhaas' OMA will bring more luxury condos at a time when new condo inventory is plunging in San Francisco.
Related California is a few months from starting sales at The Avery, a 118-unit condo building at 420-488 Folsom St. in San Francisco’s burgeoning Transbay district. The building will be another offering of for-sale housing in the SoMa part of the city, where condo development has concentrated during the past decade. Related hired Rem Koolhaas’ Office of Metropolitan Architecture to design a 55-story mixed- income residential tower that will consist of 548 homes and 17,000 square feet of retail.