Downtown San Francisco is host to many new and newish high rise luxury buildings offering homeownership opportunities to the most discerning urban dwellers. Experience life with all of the amenities, like exercise rooms, valets, roof top gardens with outstanding world-class views and some buildings include concierge service.
Tonite I attended an invitational cocktail fete hosted by the sales team of One Hawthorne. Catty-corner to our new Vangaurd Office at 199 New Montgomery. One Hawthorne’s sales office is at the corner of Hawthorne and Howard with the building entrance around the corner on the quiet Hawthorne Street, not a thoroughfare, a calm street in the midst of the action.
Greeted by the sales team who offered wine and beautifully prepared nibbles, I was given the inside scoop on the upcoming offerings in this building. Sales have picked up, are brisk with available homes moving quickly.
Sold in phases, the first phase has only 8 units left before the anticipated release of the upper floors 21 to 25 in the next several months. As the floors go up, so does the pricing. Jessica gave us the grand tour of the sleek, modern, impressive models of a junior one bedroom, the perfect pied a terre, a 1 bedroom at 800+ Square Feet and the 2 bedroom/2bath of over 1200 Square Feet. Through wall to wall feature windows, all units feature some spectacular view of the hills and beautiful downtown modern and vintage urban landscapes. 1 Bedrooms and up include 24 hour valet parking.
The lobby attendant will greet you 16 hours a day!
I visited their design center where a buyer can choose, for an extra fee or negotiation in the contract, from custom finishes, blinds, window coverings, flooring and even tile to be installed before the close of escrow. Units have accommodation for washer and dryer and all appliances are Bosch aside from the junior 1 bedrooms stoves. The kitchens are sleek and modern with plenty of cabinetry, choices like ash flooring and sleek limestone counters.
This is a luxury building with pricing from the mid $500k’s up to the un-released penthouses with pricing yet to be determined, but I’m sure in keeping with the prior realeases, will be comfortably financially approachable for those of us that are penthouse dwellers. Nearby are a myriad of restaurants, pubs, art supply stores, the Academy of Art College. This is a walkable neighborhood close to public transportation, the convention center and the financial district. Their roof deck garden and entertainment area is impressive and again, luxurious. Let’s not forget there is also a well equipped gym in the building.
Looking for an investment? Did I mention some owners are receiving impressive rents of $2400 and up while complying with a 3 month lease requirement, and a 1 year resale requirement. There have been no re-sales as yet. The overwhelming feeling is of plush exclusivity, roominess and ease. There is on-demand heating and air conditioning, plus allowable are 2 pets with no weight restriction, only that they not be “fighting breeds”.
I for one, will be touring all of my buyers through One Hawthorne as a luxury option with amenities, easily accessible, definitely impressive. Have I whet your appetite? Don’t hesitate as these offerings are snapped up quickly. Get in touch and let’s walk the neighborhood and tour One Hawthorne by appointment only.