The New York Times Features The Harrison and the East Cut’s Newfound Popularity

The New York Times—the ever-acclaimed news entity with a worldwide readership—has spotlighted The Harrison’s stylish homes set within San Francisco’s most intriguing neighborhood: the East Cut. According to The New York Times, the East Cut has gradually forged a new identity in recent years, now brimming with blue and green glass skyscrapers and charming, historic architecture. The East Cut’s unique “walkable, high-rise neighborhood […] in a hilly, mostly low-rise city” suits the rare, character-rich offerings that await at The Harrison—Ken Fulk-designed interiors, luxurious concierge services and iconic views of San Francisco and beyond. 

“[The Harrison] reminded me of a really high-end, New York City-type of building,” Mr. Azcarate said. The 49-story tower has interiors by the celebrity designer Ken Fulk, as well as valet parking and continental breakfast served every morning. “We looked at a lot of high-rises and they felt very sterile, like offices. This one felt warm and homey.”

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Livabl Recommends The Harrison’s Luxurious Condo Living

Livabl, a news publication for home buying and investing as a part of the BuzzBuzzHome network, has noted The Harrison as an enticing move-in option of the SF area. The article spotlights The Harrison’s lavish amenities and coveted location.

“These one-, two- and three-bedroom homes feature custom, high-end details and unrivaled views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and SoMa.”

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The Middletown Press Features The Harrison’s Coveted Amenities

The Middletown Press released a story originally published on on NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s luxury condo purchase in SF. In the article, Compass Development managing director Morgan Ball references The Harrison as a standard for high-rise living in the city’s newest condos. 

“Ball notes that at the Harrison, residents enjoy a seven-days-a-week concierge service that can arrange housecleaning or grocery delivery.”

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SFGate Cites The Harrison are Large Condo Luxury

Bay Area news and entertainment publication SFGate published a story originally published on about Stephen Curry’s purchase of a high-rise condo in SF. In the article, Compass Development managing director Morgan Ball speaks about The Harrison as an example of luxe living in the city’s newest condos. 

“In new construction, the condo market is really strong in these larger units that we’re seeing.”

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New Haven Register Highlights The Harrison Lavish High-Rise

New Haven Register looks to The Harrison in reporting pro basketball player Stephen Curry’s move to San Francisco. As Curry’s residence had not yet been completed at the time of purchase, the article consulted Compass’ Morgan Ball, who used The Harrison as a point of reference for high-rise luxury.

“Condo living is also attractive to high net worth types and celebrities who won’t be staying in the building full time. ‘It’s the complete convenience of the “lock and leave” lifestyle,’ says Ball.”

Read the full story here. Spotlights The Harrison’s Hospitality Level Concierge Services featured The Harrison in its coverage of NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s luxurious condo purchase in SF. As the building of Curry’s residence had not yet completed construction at the time of the article, consulted Compass’ Morgan Ball, who referred to The Harrison’s concierge services as a point of reference for high-rise luxury. 

“Ball notes that at the Harrison, residents enjoy a seven-days-a-week concierge service that can arrange housecleaning or grocery delivery. ‘It’s akin to living in a hotel,’ he adds.”

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San Francisco Magazine Features The Harrison Among SF’s Posh New High-Rises

In their real estate issue, San Francisco Magazine featured The Harrison as a part of their breakdown on SF’s latest high-rises. Focusing on the experience of luxe tower living, the article highlights The Harrison’s top-tier amenities — from private entertainment spaces to personalized concierge services. 

“There’s The Harrison, a 49-floor, 298-unit building with interiors by Ken Fulk. The lobby is a grand salon with a vintage piano, and the top floor is a private event space, accessible to residents only, with unparalleled views of the city and Bay.”

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Luxe Magazine Praises The Harrison’s Penthouse Event Space

In their deep dive on high-rise living and luxury real estate, Luxe magazine highlights The Harrison as “ahead of the curve” by designating the penthouse floor as a shared entertainment space, calling it a “democratizing move.” In their investigation of the new demand for cutting-edge grandeur that retains warmth and character, Luxe spoke to The Harrisons interior designer Ken Fulk:

“With 180-degree views spanning from the ocean to the bay, we imagined this as the sky-high aeri or a bon vivant explorer that just happens to be your favorite uncle.” – Ken Fulk

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San Francisco Chronicle Highlights The Harrison’s High-Rise Views

San Francisco Chronicle mentions The Harrison’s Signature Collection and top-floor entertainment space  in their article on penthouses in San Francisco. Following a description of The Harrison’s “17 luxurious penthouses” and “swanky lounge,” the article also measures the elite penthouses’ prices against median condo price per square foot in San Francisco:

“The Harrison penthouses are ‘relatively affordable’ for the views, said Debrah Kemp, project director with Compass Development, which is marketing the property.”

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The Close Explores The Harrison’s Forward-Thinking Marketing

In the article “Can Experiential Marketing Save The Real Estate Industry…Again?,” The Close chooses The Steinway Suite event at The Harrison as a successful and unique marketing case study. Highlighting how The Harrison partnered with Steinway & Sons to bring their residences to life with the finest handcrafted grand pianos, The Close writes on how this brand partnership brought something new to the table for both brand partners and prospective buyers.

“Eager to get their high end instruments in front of well-heeled homebuyers, Steinway offered one of their top of the line Spirio player pianos. They then hired a concert pianist to play the piano at their launch parties, and also got to show off the piano’s (amazing) self-playing features on showings.”

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The Registry SF Profiles The Harrison’s Available Penthouses

Bay Area real estate news source The Registry SF  has featured The Harrison’s last three remaining penthouses, speaking to the desirability of stylish SoMa living. The article covers the fully-amenitized high-rise penthouses 48B, 48A, and 48C — 48B being a half-floor penthouse, and the latter two being corner penthouses. 

“‘We’re seeing strong demand for stylish living in a fully-amenitized luxury high-rise in what’s becoming the city’s tech epicenter,’ said Bree Long, Managing Director of Compass Development, California. ‘SoMa offers everything buyers are looking for — cultural intrigue, top dining options, public parks and access, so we anticipate sales to continue to soar.’”

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The Harrison’s Steinway Suite Featured in Forbes as “Sky-High California Treasure”

Forbes—the ever-acclaimed global media company that focuses on business and lifestyle—has showcased The Harrison’s Steinway Suite as one of just two “sky-high California treasures” for sale in a recent article. According to Forbes writer Keith Flamer, if you’re a “home-seeking music enthusiast who loves entertaining amid panoramic sunsets in a cosmopolitan glam tower,” the Steinway Suite is calling your name.

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“Located on the 49th floor, The Steinway Suite comes fully furnished with one-of-a-kind pieces—anchored by the Steinway Model M Spirio, a high-resolution, smartphone-enabled, self-playing piano that performs notable symphonies up to hundreds of hours. So even if you’re not Louis Lortie, Yuja Wang or Martha Argerich, there’s still hope for your musical (and entertainment) aspirations.”


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Forbes Features The Harrison Penthouse’s Modern Vintage Lighting

In an article exploring design trends of 2019, Forbes foregrounds modern vintage lighting, specifically tapping Michael Friedes, of Michael Friedes Design Associates, who designed for a penthouse at The Harrison. In the article, Friedes predicts the continued popularity of halo LED chandeliers, as he procured for this dining area in The Harrison.

“Halo LED Chandeliers will also be big next year according to Michael Friedes, of Michael Friedes Design Associates. ‘They offer a sense of a sculptural form that produces a very functional light source at the same time—as evidenced in this dining area I designed for the penthouse apartment at The Harrison in San Francisco.’”

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Robb Report Shows Off The Steinway Suite’s $100,000 Piano

Robb Report writes on The Harrison’s famed Steinway Suite, featuring its $100,000 Steinway Model M high-resolution player piano. Gorgeously placed within The Harrison, the piano is described to be a major selling point for musically minded buyers. 

“The smartphone-enabled piano uses high-tech software and sensors to self-play hundreds of hours for music (making it the perfect choice for those who love the piano but don’t know how to play it). ‘The best part is even if you’re not trained to play, you still get the richness of the symphony sound,’ says Bree Long, managing director of Compass Development. Of course, the piano can be played the regular way too. The fully furnished penthouse, which marries swanky sophistication with 1940s-era glamour, is on the market for $3.7 million.”

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Haute Living Names The Steinway Suite As One of SF’s Top Two Designer Penthouses

Haute Living introduces readers to The Harrison’s penthouse residence as one of “San Francisco’s Top Two Designer Penthouses.” Designed by Michael Friedes, the penthouse suite is applauded for its subtle details that add a bit of whimsical flair to a refined space.

“Inspired by the old-school glamour of classical pianists, Friedes outfitted the space with 1940s glam meets Mid-century-modern decor. Custom armchairs with fabric that resembles piano keys, hand-blown glass and gold table, and rich textures like cowhide, silk, and mohair give the home an opulent relaxed vibe.”

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SFGate Features The Harrison’s Steinway Penthouse Listing

SFGate highlights The Harrison’s Steinway Penthouse as a featured listing at $3.7million. The publication details the penthouse’s floor plan and features, and invites readers to learn more about the tower’s amenities.

“Nicknamed the “Steinway Suite” because it includes a self-playing Steinway piano, this 49th-floor corner penthouse enjoys dramatic views of San Francisco through floor-to-ceiling windows. Interior designer Michael Friedes fashioned the fully furnished, top-floor residence with a hand-blown glass table, custom swivel chairs and a sitting alcove accessorized by original album covers. Midcentury-style cabinetry and a large closet waits in an owner’s suite looking out at the bay.”

Read the full article here. Highlights The Harrison’s Steinway Suite’s Self-Playing Piano features The Harrison’s “Steinway Suite,” a fully furnished retreat soaring high above SoMa. With interiors by award-winning designer Michael Friedes, the $3.7 million penthouse is emphasized for its warm, yet refined elegance, as well as its desirable Rincon Hill location. also touches upon its unique selling point of a $100,000 Steinway piano:

“For those who appreciate a piano concerto or jazz tune to accompany their high-rise views, a penthouse in San Francisco with a self-playing Steinway grand hits just the right notes.”

Read the full article here.

Press Raves About The Harrison’s Steinway Suite

On the heels of unveiling the new Steinway Suite and hosting an exclusive first look event, The Harrison has received an impressive amount of acclaim from notable real estate and lifestyle publications. Below, get a glimpse of the Steinway Suite’s most recent honorable mentions.

Mansion Global

Mansion Global, the premier digital destination for compelling content about the global real estate market, has spotlighted The Harrison’s Steinway Suite in the story “San Francisco Penthouse Comes with Self-Playing Steinway Piano.” The article sheds light on the luxe penthouse’s dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views and, of course, the sophisticated and high-tech Steinway piano centerpiece:

“The new age piano is smartphone enabled so residents can listen to their favorite concertos without pressing a finger to the keys.”


Steinway Suite

Robb Report

Amongst the most renowned luxury lifestyle publications is Robb Report, which has just recently featured The Harrison’s Steinway Suite in the article “A Penthouse for Beethoven Fans.” The story accentuates the penthouse’s various nods to music, including several art pieces and, most notably, the world-class Steinway piano.

“Aspiring pianists of all ages will find that the Steinway Suite at The Harrison in San Francisco hits all the right notes. Located on the 49th floor, the two-bedroom unit comes with a Steinway Model M high-resolution player piano valued at $100,000.”


Grand Piano

The Registry

The Registry, a Bay Area real estate news company that provides broad industry coverage and breaking news in the real estate and related sectors, has brought to light The Harrison’s brand new Steinway Suite, complete with a Steinway Model M Spirio high-resolution player piano valued at $100,000. And while the penthouse is being offered fully-furnished for $3.7 million, The Registry punctuates that residents gain far more than just the sky-high abode:

“The ‘Steinway Suite’ owner has access to The Harrison’s robust amenities including: Uncle Harry’s, the building’s penthouse lounge; private dining room; grand entry salon; pantry; valet; fitness center; swimming pool; Jacuzzi; and, Luxury Attaché, a dedicated concierge who coordinates everything from dinner reservations to private functions to monthly events.”


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Wealth Magazine Features “The Steinway Suite” at The Harrison

Wealth Magazine shines a spotlight on “The Steinway Suite” at The Harrison — a $3.7 million marvel Steinway Model M Spirio high-resolution player piano valued at $100,000. The 1940s-inspired glam suite is designed by the award-winning Michael Friedes, and Wealth Magazine focuses on its unparalleled combination of charming interior space with effortless amenities.

“The ‘Steinway Suite’ owner has access to The Harrison’s robust amenities including: Uncle Harry’s, the building’s penthouse lounge; private dining room; grand entry salon; pantry; valet; fitness center; swimming pool; Jacuzzi; and, Luxury Attaché, a dedicated concierge who coordinates everything from dinner reservations to private functions to monthly events.”

Read the full article here.

Mansion Global Spotlights The Harrison’s Top-Floor Penthouse

In the article “San Francisco Penthouse Comes with Self-Playing Steinway Piano,” Mansion Global illustrates the glamorous suite that sits atop the 49th floor of The Harrison. With interiors designed by Michael Friedes, the suite has it all with panoramic views and a smartphone-controlled Steinway piano. 

“In total, the home has two bedrooms styled with mid century decorative touches, including a chaise lounge overlooking the bay in the master suite and a 1960s-inspired lucite and turquoise chair in the guest room. The unit, which is being marketed by compass is one of two remaining top-floor penthouses in the luxury high-rise, which boasts a laundry list of shared amenities.”

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The Registry SF Features “The Steinway Suite” at The Harrison

The Registry SF presents to readers a detailed profile of The Harrison’s top-floor penthouse, detailing its intimate sitting alcove and grand living and entertainment room in addition to the sumptuously-designed bedrooms. The unrivaled listing is presented as a retreat to whimsical luxury that has no shortage of amenities.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with Michael’s vision for the Steinway Suite. It exudes a casual sophistication that merges nostalgic elegance with a contemporary, fashionable style. The self-playing piano is a great addition and the ultimate high-rise luxury. And, the best part is even if you’re not trained to play, you still get the richness of the symphony sound in your home.” –Bree Long, Managing Director at Compass.

Read the full article here.

Robb Report Presents The Harrison’s Top-Floor Penthouse to Music Lovers

Robb Report heralds The Harrison’s “Steinway Penthouse” as the ultimate home for music lovers. Particularly highlighting its coveted Steinway Piano, the publication illustrates the listing as a high-end residence with a one-of-a-kind design and feel.

“Aspiring pianists of all ages will find that the Steinway Suite at the Harrison in San Francisco hits all the right notes. Located on the 49th floor, the two-bedroom unit comes with a Steinway Model M high-resolution player piano valued at $100,000. The smartphone-enabled piano uses optical sensors and proprietary software to self-play hundreds of hours of music—though it can be played the old-fashioned way, as well. It’s ideal for budding and accomplished pianists and for music lovers who enjoy listening to the symphony but don’t play the piano.”

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Pursuitist Crowns The Harrison as a Dream Home

In their “Daily Dream Home” series, Pursuitist features The Harrison for its astounding SF views and high-end finishes. The article also mentions that in addition to designer furnishings, what makes these residences so desirable is also their location:

“Penthouse residents are also within walking distance to AT&T Park and many of the city’s best restaurants, bars, shops and businesses, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Dropbox, as well as The Transbay Transit Center and City Park, now named Salesforce Park, which will connect eight Bay Area counties through 11 transportation systems.”

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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.

Luxatic Celebrates Sumptuous Penthouse Living at The Harrison

Luxatic invites readers to consider The Harrison’s Signature Collection: 17 gorgeous half-floor and corner penthouses. The publication describes the interiors from their polished white-slab Carrara marble countertops to their Bertazzoni appliance-equipped kitchens.

“With spa-like baths, sumptuous bedrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows, getting your well-deserved relaxation at home seems quite an easy task. Future residents will also get to enjoy a 49th-floor penthouse lounge and speakeasy. as well as a private dining room, a swimming pool, and a fitness center.”

Read the full story here.

Exclusive Look: Your Esteemed Uncle’s Penthouse Lounge

Situated atop The Harrison on the 49th floor lies the city’s most exclusive and luxurious penthouse lounge, Uncle Harry’s. Solely accessible to The Harrison residents, Uncle Harry’s features 3,500 square feet of entertainment space and walls of windows revealing unobstructed vistas of the twinkling Bay Bridge, marina and AT&T Park just beyond. The literal and figurative pinnacle of design and detail, this swanky sanctuary in the sky brings to fruition an utterly refined urban lifestyle.

Imagined by famed interior designer Ken Fulk, the private penthouse retreat captivates with its emerald green interior and thoroughly sophisticated ambiance. The lounge is comprised of two impressive living spaces: the main great room, complete with a full bar, catering kitchen—ideal for private dinner parties—a double-sided fireplace and a secluded dining area, as well as a more intimate Speakeasy, featuring an additional bar, multiple lounge areas and—lest we not forget—jaw-dropping wraparound vistas. Uncle Harry’s Speakeasy is, without a doubt, the ultimate locale for an array of gatherings, whether that be a game viewing party or a posh cocktail hour.

Fulk meticulously decorated the space with vintage and modern finishes so as to merge classic San Francisco elegance with contemporary trends. In an interview with The Harrison, Fulk exclaimed, “As you stand in front of these panoramic views of the Bay with Treasure Island in the near distance, it feels like you could be living in any moment of San Francisco history.” Thus, Uncle Harry’s is an essential junction of old-world refinement and modern city living, transporting residents to any era they so choose.

Inundated with various textures, prints and metallic notes throughout, the lounge is meant to embrace an eccentric world-traveler theme which, of course, is reflective of its name: Uncle Harry’s. “Throughout the years, this city has been a gateway to the Pacific and the world beyond—and we are on that same world stage again—so that was our inspiration. It’s meant to feel like the living room of your most interesting ancestor—that adventurous, world-traveling great uncle,” says Fulk. From blue velvet, black marble, distressed wood and brass finishes to vintage African Kuba cloth and a crocodile-embossed leather bar, the interior decor embodies the personality of an esteemed, whimsical uncle.

Featured in Haute Living, Curbed San Francisco and Rue Magazine, Uncle Harry’s has garnered much acclaim for its lavishly catered lifestyle where residents delight in social gatherings, meetings, private parties, as well as The Harrison Attaché’s curated events. Whether one wishes to engage in wine tastings or enriching cultural programs, Uncle Harry’s represents the apex of luxury in a building where residents have come to expect nothing less.

Robb Report Presents a Photo Gallery of The Harrisons Stunning Interiors and Views

From jaw-dropping Bay Bridge sunsets to exquisite finishes on furnishings, Robb Report’s photo gallery of The Harrison’s designer interiors and floor-to-ceiling vistas paint a portrait of high-end SF living for readers. 

View the gallery here.

Robb Report Features New Upscale Residences Unveiled at The Harrison

The Harrison’s recently-launched one- and two-bedroom residences have garnered acclaim from luxury-lifestyle publication Robb Report. In an article that covers the unveiling of The Harrison’s newest residences, the publication lauds the “cosmopolitan and chic” residences, where homeowners boast access to an array of high-end, Ken Fulk-designed amenities, to boot.

Upon entering The Harrison’s Grand Salon, Ken Fulk’s “delightfully eccentric” design choices immediately captivate amongst the two-story space, showcasing a highly sophisticated interior rife with meaningful and vintage details throughout. Fulk’s characteristic designs are carried upward to the 49th floor, where the “swanky, emerald-green lounge” that is Uncle Harry’s affords residents a private, cultivated retreat to unwind as the sun sets just beyond the Bay Bridge.

Yet, while Fulk’s outstanding amenities have secured The Harrison much recognition, Robb Report sheds light on the homely heart of the building. The one- and two-bedroom residences designed by Kara Smith “function as secluded sky sanctuaries,” abounding with Siberian oak floors, elegant Carrara marble, as well as state-of-the-art appliances and details, all of which are accented by Smith’s high-end designs and custom furnishings. With unlacquered brass finishes and suede wallpaper, among countless other sophisticated details, the residences are an essential extension of The Harrison’s amenitized and architectural refinement.

Learn more about The Harrison’s one- two- and three-bedroom residences.

California Home + Design Spotlights Harrison Residences Designed to Sell

The Harrison earned a spot in a coveted California Home + Design feature, which showcases the immaculate interior of a model residence designed to entice. Customized to support the lifestyle of its inhabitants, The Harrison’s carefully-crafted model residences are products of Smith’s inspired finds throughout the creative ins and outs of SoMa. Replete with a soothing, light and refined aesthetic, the interior is tailored to supplement a comfortable yet luxurious lifestyle set to unobstructed Bay Bridge vistas.

The Home

Complete with high-end furnishings from the likes of Kelly Wearstler and Apparatus Studio, the home features a bright, neutral palette that complements matchless views of the Bay Bridge and bold custom pieces throughout. According to Smith, integrating an array of textures into the space was fundamental in establishing a sense of contrast. In the California Home + Design-featured residence, “a fringed mirror, marble console, and calfskin-and-brass light fixtures offer unique textures and a jolt of personality in the all-neutral living space.”

The Designer

SFA Design is a luxury interior design firm renowned for its tailored approach whilst creating sophisticated, unique and luxurious interiors. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Kara Smith leads the SFA Design team in cultivating interiors that are entirely fresh and innovative, which is particularly evident in The Harrison’s breathtaking model residence.

Learn more about The Harrison’s one- two- and three-bedroom residences here.