690 Market Street #1603
This wonderfully configured and thoughtfully outfitted Ritz Carlton view residence offers not only incredible functionality but astounding city views as well. Situated on the beautiful southwest corner of the 16th floor, the residence benefits from an ideal location, providing direct outlooks to several of the historic cornices and uniquely carved edifices of the many turn-of-the century structures nearby, all from the master suite. Within, one feels almost as though the worlds of San Francisco, New York and historic Europe were combined in one setting with the delightful energy of the Market Street corridor below.
One of the most thoughtfully planned and efficient layouts in the Ritz Carlton one enters into a foyer that conceals an ideally situated powder room and storage. Beyond, the graciously spaced kitchen offers up a sizable dining and prep island with ample counter seating and complemented by beautifully designed built-in cabinetry that extends the kitchen and flows seamlessly all the way to window-line. The system houses media, display areas, bookshelves and floating glass bar. A writing desk nook is charmingly set beneath the southwest overlook of Market Street, providing a unique perspective and intimate work area.
The hallmark of the property is the expansive master suite and its panoramic views, broader and more engaging than most properties double the price. Amply spaced to include a comfortable seating area for two, one can watch the fog roll in from distant Twin Peaks, the twilight glisten the towers of South Beach and Rincon Hill or gaze at the setting sun as it retreats over the rise of Nob and Russian Hill, leaving a glow atop Union Square. The extraordinary master bath features a deep, Carrara clad tub perfectly situated to take in the southern view towards the Historic AT&T building in the distance and the fancifully elegant Palace Hotel below. An extended double marble vanity and elegantly modern, glass enclosed shower stall with Kallista hardware complete the Master Bath
The 2nd bedroom was creatively outfitted not only with classic white-on-white crown cabinetry, media center and bookshelves, but complemented by a matching double queen Murphy Bed ensemble that can sleep up to four or retract for a large scale office, play or entertaining room. Ingenious design to say the least! A beautiful en-suite bath completes the 2nd bedroom and features the same fine finishes and hardware as the master and powder room.
The unique point of difference at The Ritz Carlton Residences is to experience The Ritz Carlton way of service from its select on-site team. From the moment one walks through the door, the level of attention to personal service, handling of resident requests and problem solving is unparalleled…and done so with plenty of professional finesse and a smile. It truly takes full-service living to another level.
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Additional features of residence 1603 include:
Extensive wraparound granite counter and dining island
Five burner cast-iron grate Viking cooktop
Built-in Viking microwave, convection and professional oven
Viking built-in refrigerator and freezer
Hand thrown globe kitchen pendant lights with Edison bulbs
Living/Dining Room and throughout:
Mocha-ebony “cross tile” hardwood floors
Recessed, remote controlled solar shades throughout
Extensive custom cabinetry and storagwith floating glass bar top
Recessed and articulating flatscreen video ensemble with speaker bar