Friday, August 13, 2010

One Hawthorne: Penthouse Sneak Peak

I recently attended a fundraiser for the San Francisco Zoo on the roof of the new One Hawthorne building.

I was excited to enjoy almost 360-degree of views from this gorgeous new residential high-rise. Unfortunately the “summer” weather made the catered rooftop affair unenjoyable: heavy sweeping fog and gusty winds quickly brought a sour face to the many chilled guests. Luckily for us, the One Hawthorne sales team, who sponsored the event, decided to bring the party indoors… to one of the 27th Floor penthouses.



This pleased me very much since, up until now, One Hawthorne has only released floors 2-7 of its 156 residences for viewing and purchase. Although an iPhone is not the best camera to take party or property pictures, I certainly wanted to give all of you a sneak peak at the roof and this 2,000 square foot (aprx) top floor view condominium.

First, let’s talk about the great roof top at this building. When I first arrived the sun was out and we got amazing views in every direction. As you first step out to the roof, there are lovely westward facing rattan sunbathing beds. The roof also boasts two outdoor seating and lounge areas as well as an outdoor kitchen with barbeque grill. Check out the downtown and bay views from this roof!





The 27th floor penthouses are high enough up to give an intensely chic city-living feel. I felt like I was in Manhattan as I strolled through the elongated unit with in-your-face western and northern views. Penthouse 25D boasts 2 large bedrooms with 2 en suite bathrooms and an additional half bath off the foyer. The master bedroom and the master bathroom are incredibly spacious. The bathroom feels like a spa with its super deep jet tub and enclosed glass shower for two (it’s so spacious it would have taken 3 photos to capture in entirety).



Beyond the bedrooms, the remainder of the penthouse provides a contrast of stark and warm tones with honey-colored teak hardwood plank floors and crisp white walls. The party doesn’t have to “end up in the kitchen” in this unit, where the long open kitchen and its six foot entertaining island bleeds directly into to the open living space. A west-facing balcony, perfect for sunset views when the fog doesn’t prohibit it, rounds out this well appointed and spacious penthouse.



So how much does this amazing penthouse cost? Don’t count on finding out anytime soon. One Hawthorne is still releasing phase one residences on the 2nd through 7th floors, and will not disclose pricing for unreleased units. Considering One Hawthorne’s prime location, and the fact that this full service building with concierge service, gym, and valet parking has a boutique feel which is quite unique, expect a price tag somewhere around $2,500,000 or more.

Don’t walk away feeling that you can’t afford to live at One Hawthorne. In this phase one release, junior 1 bedrooms start as low as $399,000, 1 bedroom + dens start at $575,000, and 2 bedroom units start in the low $800,000’s. Phase two, which will probably include floors 8 through 16, is expected to be released within the next month.

If you'd like to receive a copy of the variety of the floorplans for One Hawthorne, feel free to contact me.