This one-of-a-kind architectural triumph, with design by Jim Jennings Architecture, was created over a 3-year period on an extra-large parcel on Telegraph Hill. The home’s discreet street entrance opens to a generous front court for outdoor entertaining and then to the 4-story home, with all levels connected by elevator. Simple geometric forms were designed to blend in with the residential cityscape. The structural center anchor of the home is a 50-foot-tall poured concrete cylinder – a transitional space with glass bridge walkways connecting overhead rooms and a glass ceiling that serves as the rooftop terrace.
Each room in the home has a unique character, including ceiling heights, but all open to a private patio or balcony. Almost every room has a rectangular bay window that projects out from the building envelope, and most can be closed off with hidden pocket doors for added privacy. The interiors are designed with display of fine art in mind, and the walls are plaster applied over plywood, the same surface found in most museums. Heated concrete floors are found on the main level while polished maple finishes the upper levels.
The floor plan arrangement is exceptionally flexible working equally well for one person or multi-family use. Entry-level bedrooms can serve as independent apartments or be used as family bedrooms, fitness, recreation, or office space. The primary suite is located on the third level along with a sizable room ideal for an office. Public rooms accommodate both large parties and private conversations, and the outdoors is always just steps away. Extraordinary architecture, amazing outdoor space, and an iconic location – this is City living.
Third Floor & Rooftop