Building Profile : The Four SeasonsFebruary 17, 2009
Welcome back to our new series, Building Profiles. Last time we took a good look at one of San Francisco’s older condo buildings, The Bellaire Tower. This time, we’re taking things into the 21st Century. As a matter of fact, this building was the first skyscraper to be completed in the 21st Century in San Francisco.
Part 5-star hotel, part luxury residences, the Four Seasons of San Francisco is a magnificent complex located at 757 Market between 3rd and 4th Streets. You can access the hotel from Stevenson Street, a small alleyway off of 3rd.
Stats and Scoops:
- The luxury condominiums within the building have an address of 765 Market Street
- Neighborhood: South of Market (SoMa) or Financial District South
- Year Built: 2001
- Style: Modern
- Height: 398 feet, 121 meters
- Layout: 419 hotel and condo units on 40 floors. 277 units are hotel rooms, 142 are luxury condominiums.
- Property Type: Mixed Use – Hotel, retail, and residential condominium
- Architects: Del Campo & Maru Architects, Handel Architects
- Other Notable Projects: Handel designed the new condos on Folsom, BLU, the new massive condo tower Millennium, and the Hokua condo tower in Honolulu.
- Non-linear viscous dampers limit wind impact (Emporis.com)
- The Four Seasons is the 44th tallest building in San Francisco.
- The Four Seasons is 1 meter taller than the Westin St. Francis at Union Square (the highrise, not the historic building).
- It would take 2.14 Four Seasons buildings stacked on top of each other to equal the height of the Transamerica Pyramid.
- The Four Seasons (121 meters) is nearly twice as tall as Coit Tower (64 meters).
- 555 California Street (237 meters) is nearly twice as tall as the Four Seasons.
- If the Four Seasons were moved to Chicago, it would be the 178th tallest building. In New York, it would rank #372.
- The Woolworth Building in NYC is twice as tall as the Four Seasons.
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- There are currently 5 condos for sale at the Four Seasons and one in contract.
- The average asking price for the 5 condos is $3,108,000.
- Condos range from 1 to 3 bedrooms.
- The highest sales price per square foot on record took place in October of 2008. Unit #22B, a one bedroom, recorded $2,123.79 per square foot.
- The highest listing in the MLS was a penthouse condo that was listed for $8,975,000. It sold in March 2008 for an undisclosed price.
- The last time any property in the building sold for less than $1 million was in 2005 (according to MLS).
- Average marketing time for units is around 47 days. However, there are plenty of withdrawn and expired listings in the building’s history.
- The average square feet per unit is 2,147. The median is 1,750. These are nice-sized condos.
- The building has a swimming pool, basketball court, spa, 10,000 square foot weight training gym, 4,000 square foot cardio centre, and four group exercise studios, all run by Sports Club L.A.
- Seasons Restaurant features 110 seats and views of San Francisco’s financial district.