Your Morning Ritual: Revised for the New Year

In with the new and out with the old. As we delve into 2018, we’re presented with a clean slate and the perfect opportunity to start off on the right foot. Luckily, in a place as beautiful as San Francisco and within a building as impeccably amenitized as The Harrison, your New Year’s goals are met with complete ease. So, if it’s a healthier routine you seek, revise your intentions and adhere to The Harrison’s curated list of tactics to wake up on the right side of the bed in 2018.

Start Your Day at The Pantry

Our most productive days begin with a cup of coffee, a nutritious breakfast and a newspaper in hand. Fortunately, those who live within The Harrison boast 24/7 access to The Pantry, where complimentary beverages, fresh fruits, local pastries, magazines and newspapers are curated to the tastes and interests of residents. A professional-grade coffee and espresso machine, too, offers fifteen types of hot beverages available at any time of day. So, make it your morning goal to sip and eat mindfully, educate yourself about what’s happening in the world and—when all is said and done—you’ll be fueled for a fruitful day ahead.

The Pantry Counter

Get the Body Moving

Exercise is universally acknowledged as the most valuable ritual to welcome into your morning routine. When you get your endorphins running, you’ll find that you have more energy and an increased positive outlook throughout the day. Opportunely, The Fitness Center at The Harrison is the ultimate locale to realize one’s New Year’s health ambitions. After a quick cup of coffee, and before heading to the office, utilize the gym’s array of state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and access to more than 500 On Demand fitness programs. Or, head outside The Fitness Center for a bit of yoga on the terrace or a few laps in the pool. While mustering up the strength to exercise before work may seem difficult, just keep in mind that the men and women locker rooms boast relaxing steam rooms. There is, indeed, no better way to start the day than with a satisfying workout and an ensuing, replenishing steam.

Fitness Center

Head Outdoors

If you’d rather begin your day whilst enveloped by the crisp morning air, head outside and go for a walk, jog or bike ride along the bay. Not only does a breath of fresh air foster vital energy, but science shows that it likewise boosts your immunity, increases happiness and promotes relaxation. Luckily, at The Harrison, residents are mere moments from the bay, where miles of clear pathway beckon outdoor enthusiasts along the Embarcadero. Those who live at The Harrison, too, flaunt coveted access to San Francisco’s best parks, including the nearby Rincon Park. As such, if you wish to work out at sunrise or sundown—with your pup by your side—The Harrison offers a peerless entry to the city’s best outdoor spaces.

Woman Walking Dog

Set Positive Intentions

Perhaps the most crucial part of creating New Year’s resolutions is being kind to yourself. It goes without saying that some days we lack the time or energy to exercise. So, instead, jot down goals or make a mental list of what you wish to accomplish that day. Expressing gratitude, too, is one of the most powerful tools to begin your day with, ensuring a positive mindset to carry with you throughout the day. Take a moment to mindfully eat, stretch, breathe. The little things are what you’ll find to be those most impactful.

Woman Sitting

Meet Residence 28A: Spectacular Abode Set to Twin Peaks Vistas

From The Harrison’s remaining available residences comes this one-bedroom floor plan with a stunningly-appointed layout and sweeping views of Twin Peaks. Featuring diagonal-planked Siberian Oak floors, polished white slab Carrara marble countertops, unlacquered Waterworks brass fixtures and a Bosch washer and dryer, the residence perfectly fuses high-end finishes with unrivaled vistas. Set high above the city, yet moments from San Francisco’s most sought-after restaurants, shops and local attractions, this residence realizes an idyllic life marked by five-star amenities, 24/7 concierge service and inimitable details selected by renowned designer Ken Fulk.


Through the entry, one sets foot in the state-of-the-art kitchen, complete with Studio Becker Ash Molina cabinetry, polished Carrara marble counters and Bertazzoni and Subzero appliances. Neighboring the kitchen are the dining area and living room, sharing a fluid and open space that is ideal for both relaxation and entertaining. Here, floor-to-ceiling windows unveil extensive Twin Peaks views, illuminating the space with the colors of both sunrise and sunset.


To the right of the entry lies the study, perfect for those who wish to work at home, and the grand master suite. Framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, the master delights in expansive views of the city below and Twin Peaks just beyond, affording one a sense of matchless urban seclusion.

Master Bedroom

The master retreat bath likewise captivates with its immaculate details and soothing neutral aesthetic. Replete with porcelain Herringbone floors, custom unlacquered Waterworks brass fixtures, casted-glass wall sconces and beautiful Carrara marble countertops and subway tiles, this spa-esque bath brings to light one’s greatest reveries of relaxation right at home.


Learn more about The Harrison’s residences, explore the neighborhood or inquire about this particular floor plan. Our Sales Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. To celebrate the new year, we will be closing at 3pm on December 30 and will be closed on both December 31, 2017 and January 1, 2018. Wishing everyone a happy new year ahead.

The Local’s Guide to San Francisco’s Best Views

San Francisco is world-renowned for its incredible vistas. Complete with towering hills, vibrant Victorian facades, iconic bridges and an ever-inspiring coastal setting, this city never falls short of captivating both residents and tourists alike. Yet, while anyone may seek out San Francisco’s most frequented viewing sites, the best spots are often those unbeknownst to many. Whether you wish to experience the subtle vibrancy of sunrise or the pervasive palette of sunset, escape the masses to the following tried and trusted sites for a local’s outlook upon the Golden City.


Top of Lombard and Hyde Street

If it’s both a view and experience you seek, meander your way to the intersection of Lombard and Hyde Street. Perhaps one of the most picturesque and crooked thoroughfares in San Francisco, Lombard is 600-feet of red brick that zig zags downhill, offering a true car show for pedestrians. Yet, while Lombard may be a popular attraction, fewer know of the unrivaled vistas atop Hyde Street. So, make the trek uphill, revel in the boundless beauty of foliage, delight in the zig-zagging cars and, when you reach the zenith at Hyde, take a moment to admire a view that envelops nearly half of the city and Alcatraz just beyond. Here, you’ll find peace and quiet amidst the pandemonium of cars below.

Lombard Street

Top of the Mark

The Mark Hopkins Hotel is one of the most elegant and historic locales to both visit and stay in San Francisco. And, perhaps even more glamorous is the Top of The Mark: a posh rooftop bar that revels in awe-inspiring, 360-degree views of the city. Whether you choose to go for a delicious weekend brunch or a matchless sunset experience whilst sipping a signature martini, the Top of the Mark never fails to deliver with its stunning vistas of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz, downtown skyline and, come sundown, dazzling city lights.

San Francisco View

Kirby Cove

While one may believe the best views of San Francisco are seen from above, oftentimes the most natural of settings provide the greatest perspective. At the base of the Marin Headlands sits Kirby Cove: a pristine, coarse-sand beach that offers an incredible sightline of the Golden Gate Bridge. To access this treasured inlet, embark upon a mile-long hike from Battery Spencer and wander amongst the colorful hillside until you reach the coastal haven that is Kirby Cove. Bring a blanket and unwind as the sun does the same, illuminating the bridge for a show to remember.

Kirby Cove

The Harrison

The Harrison boasts access to some of San Francisco’s most coveted views. Each residence and penthouse is replete with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, revealing unobstructed vistas of the Bay Bridge, Twin Peaks, AT&T Park, the city and marina. Yet, perhaps the most magical views are experienced from Uncle Harry’s: its private penthouse lounge atop the 49th floor, enveloped by 100 linear feet of windows that beguile residents with its vistas of the twinkling Bay Bridge, marina and AT&T Park. Here, you can sit back and relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening, and evanesce into the beauty of the bay just beyond.

The Harrison Uncle Harry's

Mount Davidson

The highest natural point in San Francisco, Mount Davidson is best known for the cross that stands tall upon its summit in the distance. But, while many admire the hill from afar, those who climb to the top enjoy sweeping views of San Francisco while secluded from all the hustle and bustle beyond. Offering a vantage point just as spectacular as Twin Peaks but without the chaos of the crowds, Mount Davidson is the ideal destination to seek out peace and quiet whilst absorbing some of the most impressive vistas of the city and bay.

San Francisco View

Learn more about what it’s like to live every day amidst San Francisco’s best views, behold the Signature Collection’s 17 luxurious penthouses or explore SoMa.


Photos courtesy by Bay City Guide, San Francisco’s Traveler’s Guide, and SF Gate.

Inside The Harrison’s Soirée of the Season

What happens when you take three of San Francisco’s most luxurious penthouses with unrivaled views, a prolific and emerging artist and two star designers from renowned staging firm, Premier Stagers? The Harrison’s Soirée of the Season did just that, and the outcome was as magnificent as presumed. While most seasonal festivities teem with bright red, green and gold, The Harrison spun the typical soirée into a full color wheel by virtue of celebrated artist Alex Partman’s live painting demonstration. While residents and guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres within 46A, 46B and 46C of the Signature Collection, Alex Partman enlivened the stunning interiors with a one-of-a-kind piece of art, created right before their very own eyes.

Artist Alex Partman

The Signature Collection penthouses served as the ultimate venue to host such a creative and celebratory event. Masterfully staged by Summer Chápin and Maxime Jacquet of Premier Stagers, both 46B and 46C captivated with their expansive living spaces, far-reaching views and inspiring decorative finishes. The walls of art in 46A were quite literally brought to life as Alex Partman showcased his talents in real time. Attendees had the opportunity to speak with the designers and artist behind the Signature Collection penthouses, making the holiday event a truly collaborative experience.

Hana Cha, Zack Bernstein, Maxime Jacquet, Summer Chápin

As the evening came to a close, lucky raffle winner Ilya Tsay took home Alex Partman’s prized creation, titled “Coco and the Supreme Marengo.”

Raffle winner, Ilya Tsay

Thank you to all who partook in such a special evening; there was simply no better way to celebrate the holidays than with the sophisticated and artistic flair that life at The Harrison affords. To view more photos of the event, please visit our Facebook page

Haute Living Highlights The Signature Collection’s Sky-High Views

Haute Living shares with readers about The Harrison’s Signature Collection of penthouses, particularly highlighting their sky-high views of the Bay Bridge, Twin Peaks, and the SF skyline. Haute Living hones in on penthouse 46B for its furnishings of “custom art by Alexander Partman, a vintage Triumph motorcycle, custom graffiti trunks, and a limited edition Louis Vuitton helmet.”

“‘The Harrison’s Signature Collection ushers in a new era of luxury penthouse living in the heart of San Francisco’s most desirable neighborhood,’ Hana Cha, the managing director of Compass Development, the group behind the Harrison, said in a statement. ‘These extraordinary move-in ready penthouses offer residents everything one could desire in a downtown residence, from breathtaking views to an unrivaled level of service.’”

Read the full article here.

San Francisco’s Attaché-Approved Holiday Gift Guide


The Harrison Attaché is a go-to San Francisco connoisseur at the ready for all residents’ greatest requests, tips and planning needs. From securing reservations at SoMa’s most sought-after restaurants or finding the best local park to pamper your pup, The Harrison Attaché will go above and beyond to make living at The Harrison as effortless and luxurious as possible. In that same vein, The Harrison Attaché has devised a carefully-curated gift guide to make this holiday season’s shopping both simple and meaningful. And, better yet, each gift presents its own sought-after perk by virtue of the Attaché’s prominent affiliations.

Curated Wine Trip to Napa
One of the greatest gives we can give this holiday season is our love and support. While the fires that unfurled throughout wine country have left a lasting impact on the community, many vineyards have reopened for business, making our tourism efforts crucial for their regrowth. And, what rivals wine tasting paired with charitability? The Harrison Attaché has curated a wine tasting package that offers residents access to members-only vineyards and complimentary trip planning, at just $55 per tasting.

Napa Valley

DwellWell Professional Organizing
During the holidays, our lives tend to feel a bit cluttered—both literally and figuratively. And, perhaps more often than not, we strive to start the new year with a clean slate. So, this holiday season, give the gift of organization with a three hour DwellWell professional organizing session. While the service is typically $225, The Harrison Attaché gifts you 10% off.

Italian Leather Tech Tool Case
For all the tech aficionados in San Francisco, this Italian leather tool case from Restoration Hardware is both fashionable and functional for all of one’s organizational needs. While the high-end case is typically $79, if purchased through The Harrison Attaché, one will receive 25% off.

Leather Tool Case

Theatre Tickets
Give the gift of theatre this holiday season with tickets to “A Christmas Story” at the American Conservatory Theater or “Aladdin” at the Orpheum. The best moments are those experienced with loved ones, and seeing your favorite show, together, is a gift that holds lifelong memories. Tickets start at $200 per person, and when booked through The Harrison Attaché, residents will receive coveted preferred access.

Half Moon Bay Spa Facial
There’s no better way to treat your loved one than with a replenishing and relaxing spa treatment. The acclaimed Half Moon Bay Spa at the Ritz-Carlton offers an 80-minute pumpkin facial thats allows for the most hydrating and tranquil experience with the sound of waves crashing just beyond. The treatment starts at $260 and, if booked through The Harrison Attaché, giftees will receive complimentary champagne.

Half Moon Bay

Assouline “Chic Stays” Book
Those who live at The Harrison know luxury. And, for those with a desire to experience luxury worldwide, Assouline’s “Chic Stays” is the ultimate gift to satiate one’s wanderlust. Complete with lyrical anecdotes and stunning photographs from around the world, this coffee table book has an undeniable capacity to transport. While “Chic Stays” is $85, you will receive an Attaché perk of 20% off.

While we firmly believe that the city’s best views are seen from The Harrison residences, it’s possible that a bird’s eye view is just as spectacular. For the adventurous soul in your family, a flight above San Francisco is a supreme holiday gift. With FlyNYON, one can see and experience the city’s most notable landmarks from a new perspective. Highly-customized, this package comes to $499 per seat, with a 10% discount á la The Harrison Attaché.

Golden Gate Bridge

Learn more about the perks of being a resident at The Harrison or inquire about a particular residence here.


*Photos Courtesy of Restoration HardwareSpas of America, and FlyNYON