A Glorious Pied-A-Terre High Above San Francisco, $16M


Nob Hill’s most extraordinary penthouse is on the market. Comprising the topmost two floors of the Clay Jones, the legendary co-operative apartment house and San Francisco’s first Art Deco tower, this one-of-of-a-kind luxury aerie is represented by Gregg Lynn of Sotheby’s International Realty, a longtime veteran of luxury real estate and one of San Francisco’s top three agents. Pristine and perfectly renovated, the asking price is $16,000,000.

Built in 1927 at the intersection of Clay and Jones Streets to the plans of society architect Albert Larsen, the Clay Jones was an innovative luxury apartment building perched at the highest point on Nob Hill, echoing contemporaneous design trends in New York and Europe. One of the most romantic locations in the world, Nob Hill has been at the center of San Francisco’s social, political and economic history for well over a hundred years, and a neighborhood that remains elegantly vibrant today.

Enter from the private elevator into a foyer dominated by an immense, illuminated French station clock, below. Fully restored, it tells perfect time, and sets the stage for the commanding, out-scaled 360˚ views.

The kitchen is perfect for large-scale entertaining and can be completely closed off from the dining room. And unlike so many kitchens, it possesses enviable views of San Francisco.

The platformed living room extends the full width of the building, with unmatched views to the North, East and South. From this perch, you can watch the July 4th fireworks going off in four surrounding counties…

…or from the immense roof deck immediately above– easily accessed via a graceful steel stairway and media lounge. There’s a bedroom suite on this upper level as well.

Back on the main level, an intimate Art Deco library/family/media room is the perfect venue for glorious sunsets.

There are two bedroom suites adjacent to to library (both with their own spectacular views) plus a jewel-box master suite tucked behind the foyer for complete privacy.

Go to the listing for more images and details plus floor plans of this extraordinary dwelling in the sky. And be sure to watch the video.

Photography by Jacob Elliott