Saline swimming pools, climbing walls, spa rooms, 24/7 valet, fitness centers, rooftop barbecues, and prize-winning architecture? Yes, please.
If you’re ready to buy your own home but don’t want to sacrifice the ease and amenities of apartment living, San Francisco’s swell of luxury high-rise condos have all the creature comforts and then some. Gather your millions and take a look inside some of the city’s poshest new condo buildings.
An OG among San Francisco’s luxury high-rise residences, Lumina has more space dedicated to amenities (about an acre) than any other building in the city. Along with the purchase price of a Lumina home comes access to just about everything: a 70-foot saline lap pool, two exercise rooms, a climbing wall, a spa with private treatment room, a rooftop terrace with fire pits and barbecue, a theater room, billiards room, concierge, 24-hour valet parking, bike storage and repair, pet grooming—you get the picture.
Situated at Rincon Place, the homes here all have lavish details, but none are so alluring (or as big) as the penthouse 41A. The nearly 6,000-square-foot, two-story home has 18-foot ceilings and 300 square feet of outdoor living space, including a rooftop deck from which to take in 360-degree views of the city and San Francisco Bay. Since you’re paying the price, you can expect to get exactly what you want: 41A is currently a shell—which offers space enough for at least three bedrooms and 3.5 baths—waiting to be envisioned by…you?
Location: 201 Folsom St. (SoMa)
Size: 5,700sf for 41A Penthouse
Asking price: $11,495,000
If downtown’s not your scene and it’s something more approachable you seek, consider the Richmond’s Alexandria, a collection of 43 studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos.
More reasonably priced and cozier than the buildings above, The Alexandria has a range of apartment homes with floor plans, expansive windows, and hardwood floors. In the kitchens and bathrooms, there are Porcelanosa cabinets, Hansgrohe fixtures, and stone countertops for a sleek, polished look. For those seeking personalized decor, there’s also an option to customize finishes—as well as smart home automation packages—through a curated, in-house design center. When you tire of the comforts of the building, grab your bike from the racks in the secured garage, or take a seat on the deck in the courtyard.
Location: 369 18th Ave. (Outer Richmond)
Size: 619-1,328 sq. ft.
Asking price: Starting at $999,000 to $1,180,000