Boutique developer, Wilson Meany, and real estate investment firm, Stockbridge Capital Group, announce the official opening of Yerba Buena Island, marked by the first residential move-ins at The Bristol, the island’s six-story condominium building that redefines urban living. The milestone development, two decades in the making, represents one of the most significant additions to luxury real estate and a historic day for San Francisco in welcoming a remarkable new neighborhood that offers the very best of Bay Area living with a first-of-its-kind community, unparalleled 360-degree views, and a deep connection to nature in one of the world’s greatest cities.  

“After 20 years of thoughtful planning and collaboration with the City of San Francisco and a team of world-class designers and architects, today our ambitions come to fruition with the opening of the Residences at Yerba Buena Island,” said Chris Meany, Partner at Wilson Meany. Wilson Meany develops holistic environments that allow people to connect with one another and the natural surroundings, with highly notable projects like the historic San Francisco Ferry Building. “We are proud to present an inspired, new neighborhood in San Francisco, and we look forward to welcoming our first residents with consciously designed spaces and amenities, unbelievable views, and access to the best of the city and nature alike.”

“The opening of the Residences at Yerba Buena Island marks a rare celebration for San Francisco – the transformative beginning of a new neighborhood,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed. “The unprecedented project revitalizes the link between San Francisco and the East Bay, providing new possibilities for residents, locals, and visitors to explore our incredible city.  I look forward to watching this innovative community blossom and thrive as thousands of new homes come to Yerba Buena and Treasure Island.”

Redefining San Francisco Living

The Residences at Yerba Buena Island is an urban oasis comprising exquisite residences nestled in a remarkably distinct setting on the naturally formed Yerba Buena Island, located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. In collaboration with acclaimed talent like Hart Howerton, Edmonds + Lee Architects, Meyer Davis, and Aidlin Darling, the forward-thinking residences are sustainably designed to honor the diverse topography of the island, while capturing 360-degree views of the Bay, San Francisco skyline, iconic bridges, and East Bay hills. The luxurious, nature-inspired community is woven into its outdoor surroundings and boasts a collection of distinctive townhomes, flats, condominiums, penthouses, and estate homesites, as well as a host of extraordinary wellness-minded amenities and access to parks, Clipper Cove Beach, trails, and more, creating an idyllic experience of San Francisco merely ten minutes from downtown.

“We worked closely with Wilson Meany and the design team to create a neighborhood emblematic of the island’s unique setting, where urban San Francisco living is elevated by nature. The Residences at Yerba Buena Island is the collaborative realization of exceptional site design, architecture, amenities, nature, and public space harmoniously coming together,” said Tim Slattery, AIA, Partner at Hart Howerton.

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The landmark project is part of the adjacent Treasure Island master plan, encompassing residences, schools, hotels, retail, entertainment venues, a vibrant art scene, an unprecedented 300 acres of open space and parks, and a newly opened ferry terminal.  

The Bristol: First Move-Ins and Model Debuts

First residential move-ins are underway at The Bristol, which is now open and comprises modern condominium residences designed by Hart Howerton with GreenPoint rated interiors by Edmonds + Lee Architects.  Perched on a forested hillside, The Bristol is thoughtfully curved and centered around an open-air courtyard – the heart of the building, which is anchored by a Grandiflora Victoria Magnolia tree, affording a parklike setting to encourage connectivity with neighbors, family, and friends. 

Upon entry to the ground floor lobby, residents are greeted by large walls of framed glass that allow the sun to filter through upon the Flexform sectional and a rich wooden floor complemented by hand knotted rugs from Tibet. A continuous wall of wood draws the eye up above the richly paneled reception desk detailed with a slab of Bardiglio marble behind it, and to the luxurious height of the space, which is leavened with woven pendant lights from Contardi.  An outdoor terrace offers an intersection of the bustle of outside life and the calm restoration of the building’s interior; decorative wicker lighting from Bover accompanies the outdoor furniture inviting residents to curl up, rest, or have a private conversation. 

The elevator lobby is lined in a variety of wooden textures, from sleek panels to striated slats, which make the long expanse of space feel intimate. End tables line the walls, breaking up the space and introducing the sense of a residential foyer, while a cantilevered custom designed walnut bench offers a sophisticated place to sit. Once past the public entryway, luxuriously carpeted hallways curve to provide a feeling of discovery and privacy, while tastefully framed doorways offer a feeling of serenity and arrival to each well-appointed residence.

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The Bristol offers studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom luxury residences and penthouses, ranging in size from approximately 630 to 2,248 square feet, and featuring panoramic views of Clipper Cove, the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, and the surrounding hills. Its gracious floor plans have been impeccably designed with floor to ceiling windows to maximize sunlight, views, and entertaining spaces with select homes offering private balconies.  Studios and one-bedroom homes offer spacious room for gathering, while two- and three-bedroom homes feature expansive living spaces, as well as elegant master suites with walk-in closets, spa-like baths that feature freestanding soaking tubs and Carrara marble vanity countertops. Tranquil living spaces are complemented by natural materials and textures that add an inviting warmth to the interiors. An array of amenitized common areas are found throughout the building, including a fitness studio, a dedicated children’s playroom, lounges, and a rooftop terrace outfitted with built-in grills, an outdoor fireplace, outdoor seating for drinking, dining, and socializing, and sweeping views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge. 

“The spectacular views at Yerba Buena Island immediately drew us in,” said Diane Master, a new resident and one of the first buyers at The Bristol. “As design enthusiasts, my husband and I were delighted to discover the sophisticated interior finishes and thoughtful layout of the space perfectly suits our lifestyle. The proximity to San Francisco and the East Bay is icing on the cake – the City is at our fingertips, but once on the island, we feel worlds away.”

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The opening of The Bristol coincides with the reveal of two model residences. Designed in collaboration with Edmonds + Lee Architects and stylist, Kendra Smoot, with art curated by Jessica Silverman Gallery, the newly completed one- and two-bedroom models are inspired by both the serenity of the water and sky and the bright flora of the island, as well as the desire to integrate the smart, modern design of the handsome and tailored building. Furniture selections from Minotti, B&B Italia, and Maxalto provide best in classic timeless interior design, marrying the sophistication of centuries-old Italian craftsmanship with a light approachable California style. Richly textured fabrics, warm woods, and bright bronze collaborate with and speak to one another from each room, providing the same feeling of lively cohesion that the interior design produces throughout. The furnishing is the final realization of the meticulously designed interiors, dedicated to the tradition of quality as displayed by European partners such as Arclinea & Dornbracht, reimagined for the new California lifestyle.

“Inspired by the locale, both the stunning nature that surrounds us and the cultural vibrancy of the Bay Area, we were thrilled to realize the combination of deep restorative calm and lively civic life in the model spaces at The Bristol,” said Vivian Lee, AIA, Principle of Edmonds + Lee Architects. “We layered natural materials to create a feeling of sophisticated coziness and warmth, while also introducing depth and texture. The sleek interiors, purposefully neutral, invite each owner to bring their own style, work in perfect concert with sweeping views of the Bay’s most iconic sights.”

Unprecedented Access to Nature 

Yerba Buena Island will be a new frontier in the Bay Area for active pursuits amid nature with approximately 72 acres of natural habitat with parks, sandy beaches, and five miles of hiking and biking paths. A team of award-winning firms, including Hart Howerton, BDE Architecture, Inc., Cliff Lowe Associates, Inc., and Hood Design Studio are collaborating on the overall vision, which honors and blends with the island’s distinct geography. 

Luxe Wellness-Oriented Amenities 

Homeowners of the Residences at Yerba Buena Island will be afforded a unique, robust suite of dedicated amenities that nurture their well-being and foster community. The community will be centered in The Island Club, a private, multi-level community gathering place designed by San Francisco-based firm, Aidlin Darling Design, offering a 10,000-square-foot oasis to relax and recharge, which features dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows for unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline, Bay Bridge, and Golden Gate Bridge. The Island Club amenities include a lounge, dining room, bar, game room, spa, sauna, massage room, locker rooms, fitness studio, terrace, and outdoor lap pool. 

An inherent sense of community is amplified by an extensive services and experiences program at The Bristol.  Led by General Manager Kate Drobny and Resident Services Director Amy Vleck, residents will enjoy conveniences such as doorstep package delivery and 24/7 security, as well as access to à la carte services including dry cleaning, car washing, pet care including dog walking, wellness services such as private training, massage and a nutritionist, housekeeping, and grocery delivery through Whole Foods/Amazon Fresh, Good Eggs, Farmstead, and more. Additionally, residents are invited to indulge in a complimentary beverage cart available daily in the lobby for fresh coffee, tea, and espresso, and connect with new neighbors and friends at weekly hosted cocktail events. 

A new, daily ferry service from San Francisco’s Ferry Building connects residents, locals, and visitors with easy access to both Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island via a quick 10-minute trip across the Bay. A private shuttle transports residents from the Treasure Island Ferry Terminal to and from their homes, making for a seamless and carefree commute.

The Residences at Yerba Buena Island

Residences at The Bristol are priced starting from the mid $700,000s for studios, from the low $1 millions for one-bedrooms, from the low $1.6 millions for two-bedrooms, and from the low $3.6 millions for three-bedrooms. The Residences at Yerba Buena Island looks forward to welcoming the next phase of owners at The Townhomes and The Flats, which are now under construction and available for purchase with move-ins starting next year.

A state-of-the-art Sales Gallery is located at 724 Battery Street in San Francisco’s Jackson Square neighborhood – only blocks from the Financial District and waterfront that captures sweeping views of Yerba Buena Island. Compass Development MARKETING GROUP is the exclusive marketing and sales firm for the Residences at Yerba Buena Island.  

“The strong sales demand we’ve experienced represents a new paradigm of what Bay Area homebuyers are seeking,” said Krysen Heathwood, Senior Managing Director of Compass Development Marketing Group. “The Residences at Yerba Buena Island answers a robust market of buyers’ desire to be centrally located in San Francisco, while also experiencing the benefits and tranquility of nature.”