Unique Homes Magazine 2016 UH Summer : Page 39

unique places by kirsten niper going global The MosT expensive penThouse in israel The Penthouse at W Tel Aviv Hotel In Tel Aviv’s exclusive and historic Jaffa, The Penthouse at W Tel Aviv Hotel is listed for 160 million NIS (about $41 million USD). Designed by British architect John Pawson, this penthouse enjoys stunning views of Jaffa’s ancient port and the Mediterranean Sea. To be completed this fall, the spacious penthouse spans 16,178 square feet of living space on the entire top floor, plus a 786-square-foot terrace with views of the sea. “The Penthouse displays upscale design, combined with high livability. We have been in partnership with esteemed designer John Pawson since his design of the New York City Gramercy Park Hotel. He has now placed his signature minimalistic style into the design of the penthouse for this exciting collaboration,” shares Aby Rosen, co-founder and principal of RFR Holding. The buyer of the penthouse will work in conjunction with Pawson’s office to “create a bespoke place based on his design concepts.” The penthouse has a private entrance to the W Hotel, with easy access to a gourmet restaurant, lounge bar and an exclusive beach club. The W Tel Aviv Hotel is within the walls of a 19th-century building that has fused the architectural integrity of nearby structures with the W Hotel’s trademark amenities. fabulous finds Pacific HeigHts Welcomes tHe Pacific San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood unveils its first significant new-construction in several decades, The Pacific , a collection of 76 boutique residences plus the Row Home Collection, made up of 10 adjacent three-and four-story homes. Developer Trumark Urban and Handel Architects collaborated to repurpose the 250,000-square-foot building on 2121 Webster Street into The Pacific, a nine-story jewel-box building that evokes a sense of timeless-ness. With sales launching this summer, there are one-, two-and three-bedroom flats available, plus three-level townhomes. The residences enjoy views of San Francisco, spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to Twin Peaks. Amenities include private vehicle valet, full-service concierge, a lobby attendant, a private rooftop observatory lounge overlooking the bay and Golden Gate Bridge, a private guest suite, world-class fitness center, and installations from local artists and international creators such as Helen Amy Murray. “The ideal buyer for The Pacific will have an affinity for our modern approach to sophisticated design, which focuses on impeccable finishes, rich details and gracious and welcoming spaces,” explains Arden Hearing, managing director at Trumark Urban. “They will also appreciate being in the heart of the action, just steps from top-tier shopping, Michelin-starred restaurants, gorgeous parks, playgrounds, some of the best private schools in the city, and also within close range of hiking, running and biking trails.” The Pacific rendering courtesy steelblue; top rendering ©alex morris UNIQUE HOMES 39

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