This amazing Market Street Penthouse is located in San Francisco, California. Joel Sanders Architects interior designed this modern structure located in a corner unit of a highrise building. The biggest challenge for the architects was how to take advantage of the units dramatic diagonal downtown views that were compromised by discontinuous groupings of conventional double hung windows. To rectify this problem, they painted the frames of the windows a blue/gray color to visually blend with the skyline.
A darker inner band, lined with natural materials, walnut paneling and banquettes upholstered in deep blue mohair defines the entry, stairwell and second floor pool/guest room. A bright outer zone, lit by windows, defines the double height corner living/media room and kitchen/dining area on the first floor and the master bedroom suite above. It’s contrasting neutral palette of white and gray synthetic materials, concrete, fritted-glass, and stainless and powder coated steel focuses attention on the “sky zone” that frames city views. Interior apertures frame views between these contrasting areas.