Projects: Residential/Homes

Museum Parc Condominiums

San Francisco, CA

The Intent

A private developer with the assistance of the redevelopment agency planned to build comfortable, market rate, high-rise condominiums in an urban setting near San Francisco's thriving area for the arts - South of Market near the Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Gardens.

The Solution

Architects Klara Komorous-Towey and Thomas J. Towey in their role as designer and project architect respectively, designed and oversaw the construction of this elegant building. Museum Parc's condominium Owners were anticipated to be art lovers who enjoyed the advantages of living near San Francisco's financial, arts and shopping districts and would enjoy luxury high-rise living.

The design of the façade reflects the sophistication of the neighbors, the innovative Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Gardens, which were on the drawing board at the time. A large beautifully landscaped courtyard offers residents a private retreat as well as views of this beautifully landscaped area. Amenities such as a health club and pool were included in the design to enhance the urban living experience. Commercial/retail space was incorporated on the first level to provide life and interest to the street. Public parking is provided on three levels in the underground areas of the building.

The individual units have floor to ceiling glass giving them far more light than average city condominiums. Interior public spaces - main lobby, elevators and elevator lobbies, reception desk, and corridors - were given high quality finishes from granite surfaces to silk paneled lobby walls to Kirkstone slate floors. Klara selected carpets, lamps, and designed custom elevator call buttons to complete the refined effect.

The architects designed an enduring condominium building which will keep its attractive appearance through the use of quality, durable materials with a minimum of practical maintenance.

Statistics

• Thirteen story high-rise
• 233 units
• 14,000 sq.ft Courtyard
• 11,000 sq.ft. Health Club
• 364 Parking Spaces
• 12,8000 sq.ft. Restaurant/Retail Space



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