The Residences at Yerba Buena Island Redefines San Francisco Living

Photo by Hayes Davidson

A new residential community takes shape within San Francisco Bay.

Two decades in the making, The Residences at Yerba Buena Island provides San Francisco with a new landmark neighborhood. This urban oasis is nestled on the remarkably distinct setting of San Francisco Bay’s naturally formed island, and offers a first-of-its-kind living experience with sweeping panoramic views, forward-thinking residences and wellness-oriented amenities. The landmark project is part of the adjacent Treasure Island master plan, encompassing residences, schools, hotels, retail, entertainment venues, a vibrant art scene, an unprecedented 300 acres of open space and parks, and a newly opened ferry terminal.

“After 20 years of thoughtful planning and collaboration with the City of San Francisco and a team of world-class designers and architects, our ambitions have come to fruition with the opening of the Residences at Yerba Buena Island,” said Chris Meany, partner at Wilson Meany, boutique San Francisco-based developer of mixed-use, residential, retail, office and master plan urban infill properties. “We are proud to present an inspired, new neighborhood in San Francisco.”

Collaboratively designed by Hart Howerton, Edmonds + Lee Architects, Meyer Davis Studio and Aidlin Darling Design, The Residences include three distinct projects: The Bristol, a collection of 124 residences within a six story condominium building, The Townhomes, single-family row houses with private entrances and attached garages, and The Flats, private, LEED® certified single-floor luxury residences that emphasize an indoor-outdoor way of life.

Photo Brian Kitts

The first-to-open Bristol condominiums are perched on a forested hilltop offering panoramic views of Clipper Cove and the eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Featuring GreenPoint Rated sustainable interior design by Edmonds + Lee Architects, Bristol units are centered around a landscaped open-air inner courtyard, anchored by a Grandiflora Victoria Magnolia tree, providing residents a park-like setting in which to gather with neighbors and friends. Ranging from studios to spacious three-bedroom residences, The Bristol’s gracious floor plans have been thoughtfully designed with floor to ceiling windows to maximize sunlight, Bay views and entertaining spaces.

Upon entry to the ground floor lobby, residents are greeted by large walls of framed glass through which the sun warmly filters. A continuous wall of wood draws the eye to the richly paneled reception desk detailed with a slab of Bardiglio marble, and to the luxurious height of the space, which is leavened with woven pendant lights from Contardi. End tables line the walls, breaking up the space and creating a residential foyer, while a cantilevered custom designed walnut bench offers sophisticated seating. The outdoor terrace intersects the exterior bustle with the calm of the building’s interior; decorative wicker lighting from Bover accompanies the outdoor furniture that invites residents to curl up, rest, or engage in private conversation.

Photo by Steven Magner

The Bristol offers studio, one, two and three-bedroom luxury residences and penthouses, ranging in size from approximately 630 to 2,248 square feet, and featuring panoramic views of Clipper Cove, the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, and the surrounding hills. Gracious floor plans include floor to ceiling windows and spaces for entertaining, with select homes offering private balconies. Tranquil living spaces are complemented by natural materials and textures that add inviting warmth. An array of amenity-rich common areas are found throughout the building, including a fitness studio, a dedicated children’s playroom, lounges and a rooftop terrace outfitted with built-in grills, an outdoor fireplace, outdoor seating for drinking, dining and socializing and sweeping views.

The Residences community is centered within The Island Club, a private, multi-level gathering place offering a 10,000-square-foot oasis to relax and recharge, and featuring dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows for unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline, Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The Island Club amenities include a lounge, dining room, bar, game room, spa, sauna, massage room, locker rooms, fitness studio, terrace and outdoor lap pool.

Photo is by Hayes Davidson

Conveniences within the entire The Residences properties include doorstep package delivery and 24/7 security, as well as access to à la carte services including dry cleaning, car washing, pet care including dog walking, wellness services such as private training, massage and a nutritionist, housekeeping and grocery delivery through Whole Foods/Amazon Fresh, Good Eggs, Farmstead and more. Additionally, residents are invited to indulge in a complimentary beverage cart available daily in the lobby for fresh coffee, tea and espresso, and weekly hosted cocktail events allow for meeting new neighbors and friends.

“The opening of the Residences at Yerba Buena Island marks a rare celebration for San Francisco – the transformative beginning of a new neighborhood,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed. “The unprecedented project revitalizes the link between San Francisco and the East Bay, providing new possibilities for residents, locals, and visitors to explore our incredible city. I look forward to watching this innovative community blossom and thrive as thousands of new homes come to Yerba Buena and Treasure Island.”

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