Handel Architects designs Four Seasons’ private residences in San Francisco

Handel Architects designs Four Seasons’ private residences in San Francisco, eyes 2020 opening
Slated for completion in 2020, Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission Street, San Francisco is the latest in a collection of Four Seasons standalone private residences. Photo credit: Four Seasons Hotels Limited

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and 706 Mission Street Co LLC, an affiliate of Westbrook Partners, are developing 146 private residences located in San Francisco's Yerba Buena arts and cultural district at 706 Mission Street.

Slated for completion in 2020, this development is the latest in a collection of Four Seasons standalone private residences managed by Four Seasons staff, which will complement the neighboring Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences San Francisco. Handel Architects designed the project. 

The residences will have two towers at 45 and 10 stories high, respectively, overlooking Jessie Square.

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Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission Street, San Francisco will incorporate and preserve the historic Aronson Building and will have a museum on the ground floor. The property will blend "historic" authenticity and modern innovation in two contrasting towers.

The new 45-story, 510-foot tower will be built, developed and sold by 706 Mission Street Co LLC, which developed and built the new tower adjacent to the Aronson Building with a private drive court on Third Street. The new building will be made of stone and glass and contain 146 residences with views of downtown and the San Francisco Bay. The historic Aronson Building, dating back to 1903, will be completely restored and repurposed as part of the project. Upgrades will include refurbished wood-sashed windows, reworked terracotta materials, and more exposure of the inner structures of the ceiling slabs.

The property will include the creation of a dramatic entryway; corner living rooms with at least two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass; dining areas; private informal family areas; kitchens positioned to serve as the heart of each home; master bedrooms with views; light-filled master baths; in-home offices; and guest bedrooms with in-suite baths. Most residences will range in size from 2,800 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet, with between two to four bedrooms each.

Kitchens can be configured to be open to the living areas or enclosed based on the buyer's preference. Penthouse buyers will have the option to purchase a "shell home" that can accommodate design specifications. Master baths will be five-piece baths. Appliances, cabinetry and stone countertops will be included throughout each home.

There will be an amenity floor on the building's fifth level. The space will have a fitness center, lounge with a bar and fireplace, private dining and tasting room, and landscaped outdoor terrace.

Four Seasons debuted its standalone private residences at Twenty Grosvenor Square in London, followed by projects in Los Angeles, Marrakech, and now San Francisco. Four Seasons currently has 39 private residences around the world, with three quarters of future Four Seasons projects including a residential component.