First Look: Interiors At Crescent Nob Hill


In a first for San Francisco, the architectural firm of Robert A.M. Stern (RAMSA) and the multi-disciplinary interior design firm Champalimaud Design are working to create Crescent Nob Hill, a 44-unit luxury condominium going up at California and Powell Streets in what has been historically one of our poshest neighborhoods.

With a career dating back decades and a force in American architecture, in the past ten years Stern has become known for elegantly composed residential condominium projects that look back to the classic and grandly luxurious apartment houses of the 1920s that work seamlessly for modern life. His only other building in San Francisco is the Gap HQ on the Embarcadero. Champalimaud Design is renowned globally for its serenely elegant interior spaces, making this a completely unique property for San Francisco, developed by Grosvenor Americas, a division of the venerable Grosvenor Group, a multi-billion dollar private real estate company founded in London in 1677.

Taking cues from the neighborhood’s elegant 1920s apartment houses like the legendary Brocklebank, RAMSA has designed a refined, Art Deco-inflected structure topping out at eight stories and culminating at a rooftop deck for residents with spectacular views of Downtown. And while the building is scaled to fit seamlessly into the neighborhood, it would not look out of place in London’s Belgravia or Mayfair, either. Champalimaud is responsible for the interior public spaces and amenities as well as finishes in the well-appointed units. At top and below, a recently completed 2-bed + den unit asking $2.85M.

Another model unit (below) by the innovative San Francisco design collective NICOLEHOLLIS, with their signature handcrafted choices contrasting with highly machined objects like the classic Prouvé 3-armed ceiling pendant. The 1-bedroom unit is priced at $1.325M.

What We Love: The wide plank oak floors, plus the scalloped crown molding in every major room that echoes the restrained Art Deco cornice on the building’s exterior, seen in the rendering below.

Rendering by Binyan Studios

More: Go to comprehensive Crescent Nob Hill website for additional details and images. The project will be represented by Compass.

Photo credit: Tim D. Coy Photography