When it came to converting San Francisco's world-famous Ghirardelli chocolate factory into high-end housing, interiors firm
SFA Design was careful to create an uber-modern, luxe setting perfect for today's contemporary needs that still pays homage to the building's heritage and iconic setting. 61
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The historic Ghirardelli square sign is the avant-garde face of the boutique residential building, which is set on San Francisco’s vibrant waterfront and has breathtaking views of the bay and Alcatraz island.
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The front lobby of the building has open ceilings
that part to the exterior of the building, creating a warm welcome for residents and guests.
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Exposed brick walls in the bedrooms contribute to
the historical feel of the residences while the clean lines and natural tones keep it contemporary.
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In each bathroom, there is a contrast in materials—smooth Italian marble is used for the sink and tub while the original exposed brick walls are rough and untouched. Earth tones keep it simple, sleek and sophisticated, just as the style
of old San Francisco.
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The kitchen and living areas are both refined and comfortable. With natural tones and rich dark wooden cabinets, each residence is equipped to
entertain as well as enjoy a fully functionally kitchen without compromise to
aesthetics or quality.
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Every dining room can entertain at least 10 guests at a time. With an open plan kitchen, conversation easily flows between the kitchen and the sitting area.
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The hallways throughout the property are painted a golden color in a nod to the historical setting and the property’s views of the Golden Gate
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The billiards club lounge on the first floor features bright blue hues, which compliment the earth tones of the exposed brown brick faced wall.
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Leather club chairs play up the masculinity of the billiards room.
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With an bay ocean view, the exterior Mustard Terrace is an ideal space for leisurely watching the sailboats go by and enjoying the property’s stunning views.