Designing the interiors of a half-floor penthouse 700 feet above the street, with sweeping 180-degree views of San Francisco and beyond, wasn’t necessarily a tall order for Kendall Wilkinson Design. The 3,256 square-foot floor plan—set high up within 181 Fremont, the tallest mixed-use tower west of the Mississippi at 802 feet—was transformed by Wilkinson into a contemporary, move-in-ready home. Through its floor-to-ceiling windows, the penthouse overlooks the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Sutro Tower, and Mount Diablo, among other sites and landmarks. The building itself, developed by Jay Paul Company and recently completed to the tune of $850 million, is poised to redefine both San Francisco’s downtown skyline and the area’s property values.
In contrast to the building’s angular architecture, Wilkinson and her team utilized soft lines, pops of brilliant color, and ultra luxurious fabrics and materials to create a sense of romanticism and balance. As a final touch, the designer employed Holly Baxter to curate the artwork throughout. Wilkinson took the Sohar’s on a virtual tour of the penthouse, which is offered fully furnished (without art) at $15.5 million.