181 Fremont The penthouseincludes $7 million in artworks curated by Baxter from AnthonyMeier Fine Arts Gallery.

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SAN FRANCISCO—181 Fremont is the West Coast's tallest mixed-usetower, developed by Jay Paul Company. And, the building's justlaunched Grand Penthouse, at $46 million, is the tallest residencewest of Chicago.

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"The views are the home's main attraction," Matt Lituchy, chiefinvestment officer for Jay Paul Company, tells GlobeSt.com. "Thereare none better in San Francisco. They are 360 degrees and theyinclude views of every major landmark in the San Francisco BayArea."

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This 55-residence building was completed in 2018. It ascendsmore than 800 feet into the sky with a exoskeleton designed in asaw tooth pattern by Heller Manus Architects and engineered by ARUPGroup.

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Designer Orlando Diaz-Azcuy created the interiors of 181Fremont. The hallway sconces inspired by a bird's nest began ashand-drawn sketches by Diaz-Azcuy. From his drawings, a lightingfirm rendered the sconces in virtual reality, then brought them tolife, GlobeSt.com learns.

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Mary Ta and Lars Hypko of Los Angeles-based MASS Beverly,applied their vision to the interior architecture and design of thebuilding's Grand Penthouse. The penthouse includes $7 million inartworks curated by Baxter from Anthony Meier Fine ArtsGallery.

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"The entire residence is a luxury experience from the beginningwhen you exit the elevator with a custom Lolli e Memmoli cutcrystal chandelier to the custom glass-encased office withsumptuous Bottega Veneta leather furniture," Ta tellsGlobeSt.com.

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San Francisco art advisors Holly Baxter & Associates weretapped to curate a collection of 200 works of art throughout thisnew landmark tower, including the Gallery 181–a pop-up artexhibition space in one of the building's half-floor penthousesoverlooking the Bay.

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Earlier this year, the building earned six global awards forinnovative engineering, seismic safety and sustainability from theCouncil for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, more than any otherUS building. In addition to being deeply rooted in design, thetower sets new standards for urban development in terms of itsstructural engineering for earthquake resiliency, sustainabilityand water conservation.

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Anchored by 42 of the deepest construction caissons ever drilledin San Francisco, measuring more than 260 feet into the bedrockbelow, the steel and glass tower responds to wind forces as well asseismic events in an optimal way.

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The tower is San Francisco's first pre-certified LEED Platinummixed-use building, and features a water recycling system thatcaptures, treats and reuses greywater/rainwater, saving more than1.3 million gallons of water each year. It also has a glass curtainwall system which maximizes natural light.

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"The decision to develop 181 Fremont was born out of a desire tocreate the ultimate luxury residential experience while takingadvantage of the building's award-winning architecture, exclusivityand unrivaled view potential," Lituchy tells GlobeSt.com. "Nodetail has been overlooked, which is why we decided to present the(penthouse) home fully furnished with one-of-a-kind pieces designedby global design firm, MASS Beverly, designers of homes for Beyonceand Jay Z, Elon Musk and Calvin Klein. As a world-classdestination, the city's ultra-luxury high-rise residentialofferings are surprisingly limited. Our aim was to fill that void.Additionally, 181 Fremont is one of the most seismically soundresidential buildings in the world."

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Resident amenities encompass the entire 39th floor of 181Fremont featuring a wraparound observation terrace, TheConservatory, Bay Terrace, fitness center with yoga room, twolounges, library, catering kitchen, bar and conference room.

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The front door handles were some of the first items selected tofinish the interiors of the condos at 181 Fremont and are among themost exquisite. The polished brass handles were custom-forged byParisian artisan Daniel Podva at his studio, Série Rare, a fewsteps from the Seine. Each one is unique, GlobeSt.com learns.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.