See San Francisco’s newest luxury homes on island in middle of bay with stupendous views

The Townhomes, single-family residences on Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco, California, are unveiled

Taking a page from classic San Francisco row homes, the first single-family residences on Yerba Buena Island have been unveiled. The multi-story floor plans with bay windows and expansive terraces offer views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, Angel Island and the Berkeley Hills. Called The Townhomes, public sales begin this spring with pricing starting at $2.85 million.

The announcement means the island’s residential development is now 50% complete. Meanwhile, the island’s 124-condominium building called The Bristol is 40% sold. In 2011, Yerba Buena Island, sitting between downtown San Francisco and the East Bay and accessible via the Bay Bridge, introduced a 20-year development to create two residential neighborhoods serving 8,000 people.

The architect of The Townhomes is Hart Howerton, known for its architectural work on premier resort and private club communities like Kukio in Hawaii, Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel-By-The-Sea and Yellowstone Club in Montana. Interior concepts were done by Meyer Davis. A showcase home in the development was staged by BraytonHughes. “Designed by Hart Howerton to integrate with both the natural landscape and the architectural context of the site, each townhome offers private outdoor spaces—from east-facing morning gardens to west-facing roof terraces—that capture the essence of the island’s views, sounds, colors, and breezes,” Meany said. “We’re excited to invite people to experience a new way of living in San Francisco, where the thoughtful design and commitment to the environmental ethos of their homes enhance the natural setting.”

The Townhomes have a goal of obtaining LEED Silver certification. Solar panels are integrated into the design.

“The Townhomes draw inspiration from the finely crafted building traditions of San Francisco coupled with the latest innovations of building materials and technology,” Tim Slattery, a Partner at Hart Howerton, said. “The homes are organized in a series that steps with the terrain, creating a unique rhythm and identity for each home. This design approach embraces a variety of expressions that respond to both the island’s natural and neighborhood settings.” Residents have access to 72 acres of parks, five miles of trails, a scenic dog park, public sculpture and Clipper Cove beachfront.

Read the full article in the Sacramento Bee