Take a look inside a glittering, $16 million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home
Take a look inside a glittering, $16 million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

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The Avery luxury apartment tower is one of the newest additions to the San Francisco skyline.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

It sits at First and Folsom Streets in the recently rebranded East Cut neighborhood south of San Francisco’s Financial District.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

The neighborhood known as the East Cut is actually a blend of existing parts of San Francisco — portions of Rincon Hill, South of Market, and South Beach are all within the new neighborhood’s 20 blocks.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: SF Curbed

Before the area’s recent redevelopment, it was largely known for its cluster of industrial buildings and for being where the Bay Bridge spat out cars crossing from Oakland into the city, leading to traffic gridlock. Traffic is still an issue in modern-day East Cut.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: Fast Company

But now, the neighborhood is home to some of the city’s — and country’s — largest tech companies. Big tech companies, including Salesforce and Google, are mere blocks away from the Avery’s doorstep.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

And the city’s $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center is also situated within the neighborhood’s limits.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Read more: San Francisco’s $2.2 billion transit center finally reopened after a cracked beam kept it closed for the better part of a year — take a look around

Another defining characteristic of the East Cut is its menagerie of sleek high-rise glass towers that loom overhead, like the Avery building.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: Fast Company

Some of the skyscrapers are for commercial use —Facebook leases the entirety of the Park Tower and is also the sole commercial tenant of the mixed-use tower at 181 Fremont.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

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And some of the high-rises house residences. The area has seen 6,000 housing units built in recent years, many of which are luxury condos.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle and Fast Company

One such unit is a $15 million condo recently sold at 181 Fremont. You can spot the tower that houses the condo from the formal living area of the $16 million penthouse we toured at The Avery.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Read more about the multi-million-dollar condos at 181 Fremont in San Francisco

And the East Cut is also where the infamously sinking Millennium Tower is, well, sinking. The 58-story luxury condo skyscraper has sunk 17 inches since 2009, leading to a slew of concerns among residents and the general public.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Read more about everything that’s gone wrong with San Francisco’s Millennium Tower in the past decade

So the Avery is just one of the most recent luxury living complexes springing up in the East Cut hoping to attract deep-pocketed tenants with the neighborhood’s proximity to some of the country’s largest tech companies.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: Fast Company

You’ll find an entrance to the Avery 450 apartments at 450 Folsom St. This is where residents living in the tower’s apartment rentals on floors one through 33 enter their units.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Studios cost $3,750 a month, one-bedrooms start at $4,845 — $1,245 more than the city’s one-bedroom median rent — and two-bedroom rentals cost $6,870 a month …

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: Business Insider and The Avery

There’s also a separate entrance for owners of the for-sale condos that start on floor 33 of the high-rise.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

There are 118 condos for purchase at The Avery. One-bedrooms cost around $1.8 million, two-bedrooms are priced at $2.5 million, and three-bedrooms are $3.7 million, according to a press release.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

And then there’s the cluster of luxe penthouses on the top floors, from floor 53 to floor 56.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

The top floor is home to a $41 million penthouse, which would be one of the highest-priced homes to be sold in San Francisco if it sells for the asking price. A private rooftop deck is one of the many bells and whistles of the unit.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: SF Curbed

On floor 53 there are two half-floor penthouses. The one we toured is 4,312 square feet, has three bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms …

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

… and is priced at $15.95 million.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

A $16 million price tag may seem steep, but this is San Francisco we’re talking about.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

The accumulation of tech money in San Francisco has created a demand for high-priced living, at the Avery and in the tower’s luxury high-rise neighbors.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: SF Curbed

This is what you see when you first walk into The Avery’s half-floor penthouse. The expansive Bay Bridge is in full view through the unit’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

The main room is situated on a corner of the tower, so there’s lots of natural light …

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

… and extraordinary views of both the bay and of downtown.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Oracle Park, home to the San Francisco Giants, is in view in the distance also. The ballpark is situated about a 20-minute walk south of The Avery.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

To the left of the formal living area there’s a library separated by a wall and a fireplace.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

The interior of the unit was designed by Jay Jeffers, a prominent interior designer based in San Francisco.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Rich colors and gold accents are found throughout the space.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

A hallway with a half bathroom leads to the other parts of the penthouse.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

There are lighting and Nest thermostat controls in the hallway, as well as in other areas of the unit.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

A sliding door allows privacy, if needed, from the main entertaining area.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

And through the sliding door is an informal living and dining area.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

There’s a full gourmet kitchen complete with Miele appliances and marble countertops.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

The height of the stove hood is adjustable via a panel on its side.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

And the Bay Bridge can be seen through more floor-to-ceiling windows from the kitchen.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Down another hallway is the master suite situated on a corner of the tower.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

So the views are just as stunning as they are when you first walk in.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Here’s one view of the downtown cityscape, including LinkedIn’s black cube-like offices and the rooftop park atop the Salesforce Transit Center.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

And just like in the other rooms, a clear and stunning view of the Bay Bridge can be seen from the master suite.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

There’s a custom headboard that runs the full length of one wall.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

And textured wallpaper runs along the walls that aren’t windows.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

There are two master closets in the master suite.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Built-in shelving is already in place.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

There are also two bathrooms in the master suite.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Each is conjoined with a master closet. One bathroom has a shower and the other has a bathtub.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

The other two bedrooms are down a short hallway.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

One of these bedrooms is decked out in blue and grey tones …

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

… and the other in a rich wine color.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

As dazzling as the ultra-luxe penthouse is, there’s a pressing need for affordable housing in San Francisco, a city that is swept up in a crushing housing shortage.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Source: Business Insider

A portion of the apartments on floors one through 31, as well the units in an adjoining building, are priced below market rates.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

There will also be shops and restaurants in an area called The Shops at Avery Lane on the same block as the high-rise and the attached building designated for affordable units.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

As for the $16 million, half-floor penthouse, it and its million-dollar views are still on the market looking for a buyer.

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

Take a look inside a glittering,  million penthouse in the hottest new San Francisco neighborhood that Facebook, Google, and Salesforce call home

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