Luxury Tower 181 Fremont Opens Its Doors

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181 Fremont
181 Fremont

Photo Credit: Jay Paul Company

San Francisco’s first-ever earthquake proof residence has finally opened its doors. 181 Fremont is a new luxury highrise from the Jay Paul Company. If you have taken a recent look at SF’s changing skyline, you’ll recognize 181 Fremont as the building with a unique exterior of zig-zagging steel. Global engineering firm Arup anchored the structure by drilling over 260 feet into bedrock. The glass tower will handle wind gusts and up to 8.0 magnitude seismic events. This makes 181 Fremont one of the most resilient highrises in the country, and it will suffer from minimal disruption in the case of a massive earthquake.

A closer look at the structure
A closer look at the structure

Photo Credit: Jay Paul Company

This is good news for homeowners who may have purchased one of the 55 residences—the 6,941-square-foot, five-bedroom penthouse that takes up the entire top floor of 181 Fremont is going for $42 million. The homes were designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy who spared no expense in creating the most opulent spaces. Marble was sourced from Italy, wood from New Guinea, and door fixtures from France. Each unit boasts spectacular views of the Bay and city.

The Sky Lounge Bar
The Sky Lounge Bar

Photo Credit: Jay Paul Company

Homeowners at 181 Fremont have access to an amenity floor, the Sky Lounge. It features a wrap-around observation terrace, fitness center with barre room, three lounge spaces, a conference room, library, and catering kitchen. Residents will have access to the Transbay Terminal’s rooftop park when it is completed next year. 181 Fremont is a multi-use building—Facebook is setting up its new Instagram offices downstairs.

A model bathroom
A model bathroom

Photo Credit: Jay Paul Company

To celebrate the completion of the project, 181 Fremont hosted a viewing party last week. Over 500 people attended the event sipping Veuve Clicquot and nibbling deviled eggs and meatballs. The party took place on the 39th floor—the amenity floor—and upstairs on the 43rd floor. Guests—including Matt Lituchy, Joel Goodrich, Michael Purdy, and Sonia Maria Edwards—wandered through two gorgeous model units while enjoying the breath-taking views. Designed by Charles de Lisle and Diaz-Azcuy’s firm, Odada, the units featured art from Gagosian Gallery and Holly Baxter + Associates, the later of who acquired an Eva Rothschild sculpture for the building’s residential lobby.

Jennifer Hall and Catherine Kwong
Jennifer Hall and Catherine Kwong

Photo Credit: Megan Bayley for Drew Altizer Photography

Matt Lituchy and Joel Goodrich
Matt Lituchy and Joel Goodrich

Photo Credit: Megan Bayley for Drew Altizer Photography

Matt Dietsch, Jenn Wade and Sandra Eaton
Sandra Eaton, Jenn Wade, and Matt Dietsch

 

Photo Credit: Megan Bayley for Drew Altizer Photography

Graham Delik
Graham Delik

Photo Credit: Megan Bayley for Drew Altizer Photography

Carol Hather, Catharina Swanstrom, Charles de Lisle and Michelle Mele
Carol Hather, Catharina Swanstrom, Charles de Lisle and Michelle Mele

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

Jill Pietrowiak and Lillian Phan
Jill Pietrowiak and Lillian Phan

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

Gwyneth Borden and Juan Fernandez
Gwyneth Borden and Juan Fernandez

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

Maghan McDowell, Reece Satava and Carrie Gorospe
Maghan McDowell, Reece Satava and Carrie Gorospe

Photo Credit: Megan Bayley for Drew Altizer Photography

Holly Baxter and David Oldroyd
Holly Baxter and David Oldroyd

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

A look up from the bottom of the building
A look up from the bottom of the building

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

Valets await party guests
Valets await party guests

Photo Credit: Megan Bayley for Drew Altizer Photography

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