Yerba Buena Island, the new San Francisco, California, neighborhood developed by Wilson Meany and Stockbridge Capital Group, has debuted its newest completed residences, The Townhomes, within The Cove Residences enclave. Designed by Hart Howerton and featuring interior concepts by Meyer Davis, this exclusive collection of attached single-family architectural townhomes merges a timeless modern nod to the classic San Francisco row home with a seamless blend of Bay views, market-defining amenities, and sustainable living.

Situated atop the naturally formed Yerba Buena Island, between Downtown San Francisco and the East Bay, the new residences mark the milestone of reaching 50% completion in the island’s residential development. This news arrives on the heels of announcing its 124-residence completed condominium building, The Bristol, being 40% sold and declared the top-selling new residential development in San Francisco in 2023. 

Reimagining San Francisco’s iconic row homes

The Townhomes breathe new life into the classic San Francisco row home, with gracious, sunlit multi-story floor plans featuring large bay windows and expansive terraces that frame unparalleled views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, Angel Island, the Berkeley Hills, and Clipper Cove. 

Floor plans range from 1,956 to 4,034 square feet across two, three, and four-bedroom layouts, starting from the high $2 million. Each home is distinct and boasts private entrances, attached garages, gourmet chef’s kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, spa-style bathrooms, and expansive terraces that provide seamless indoor-outdoor living. Select homes include in-home elevators with private rooftop access, double-height great rooms, and lead gray-honed marble fireplaces. Every home boasts its own outdoor space, from east-facing gardens that catch the morning light to west-facing terraces that take in the evening glow, designed to immerse residents in the island’s incredible vistas and peaceful atmosphere.

“The Townhomes draw inspiration from the finely crafted building traditions of San Francisco coupled with the latest innovations of building materials and technology,” says Tim Slattery, AIA, a partner at Hart Howerton. “The homes are organized in a series that steps with the terrain, creating a unique rhythm and identity for each home. This design approach embraces a variety of expressions that respond to both the island’s natural and neighborhood settings.”

A new era of sustainable design

The Townhomes exemplify Yerba Buena Island’s commitment to sustainability and architectural excellence, with the goal of obtaining LEED Silver certification. Each home achieves environmental efficiency by integrating solar panels into the sophisticated design. This approach prioritizes the well-being of residents and contributes positively to preserving the island’s beauty, embodying Yerba Buena Island’s dedication to preserving and celebrating its natural landscap

“With the arrival of the initial Townhomes within The Cove Residence enclave at Yerba Buena Island, our vision of an urban village is truly coming to life,” says Chris Meany, managing partner at Wilson Meany, the co-developer along with Stockbridge Capital Group of Yerba Buena Island. “Designed by Hart Howerton to integrate with both the natural landscape and the architectural context of the site, each Townhome offers private outdoor spaces—from east-facing morning gardens to west-facing roof terraces—that capture the essence of the island’s views, sounds, colors, and breezes. We’re excited to invite people to experience a new way of living in San Francisco, where the thoughtful design and commitment to the environmental ethos of their homes enhance the natural setting.”

The showcase townhome: Maritime meets city design with panoramic views

Inspired by its prime location in the heart of The Cove Residences, the BraytonHughes-designed Showcase Townhome at Yerba Buena Island is a model of how city sophistication and natural beauty can coalesce. The internationally acclaimed San Francisco-based design firm has outfitted the home with a nautical theme, using natural materials and a soothing palette of creams and blues that mirror the coastal setting. The interiors are enriched with a mix of found objects and a bold modern art collection curated by the Jessica Silverman Gallery. 

Spanning 2,253 square feet, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residence features extensive floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious terraces, and a rooftop deck, capturing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Clipper Cove, and the marina, seamlessly blending city sophistication with the natural beauty of its surroundings.

The Cove Residences: A village-like community

Located within The Cove Residences, adjacent to The Bristol condominiums, the initial release of The Townhomes is designed as a village-like enclave to foster connection and community while providing a tranquil urban retreat. Residents enjoy a safe, walkable lifestyle, access to 72 acres of parks, five miles of trails, a scenic dog park, the Point of Infinity sculpture by Hiroshi Sugimoto, the tranquil Clipper Cove beachfront, and access to an array of exclusive amenities and the forthcoming 10,000-square-foot wellness sanctuary, The Island Club. 

Exclusive amenities and The Island Club

Elevating the living experience, residents of The Cove Residences townhomes enjoy access to The Bristol’s LEED-certified amenities, which include an inviting lobby, a rooftop terrace with sweeping views for leisure and social engagements, and a modern fitness center. The forthcoming Island Club, a private sanctuary designed by Aidlin Darling Design, extends these luxuries with its 10,000-square-foot expanse dedicated to wellness and community. It features an array of amenities for relaxation and socialization, including a comprehensive fitness area, yoga and stretching rooms, a massage room, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and spa-inspired locker rooms with steam and sauna facilities. The Island Club also offers a private dining room, lounge, and library for quiet contemplation, a game room for entertainment, and an outdoor fireplace, all set against the backdrop of the island’s stunning views. 

Redefining urban living: Yerba Buena Island’s visionary approach

Emerging from two decades of strategic planning, Yerba Buena Island introduces a refreshing urban living model, placing you at the city’s core while surrounded by nature and community — and only an 8-minute ferry ride from downtown San Francisco. The success of The Bristol and The Townhomes exemplifies this innovative approach, merging modern urban architecture with a profound connection to the natural environment. This vision cultivates a lifestyle that enhances wellness, sustainability, and community ties. Yerba Buena Island presents a unique duality: a retreat and a dynamic link to urban life, affirming that city living can be revitalizing, environmentally aware, and deeply integrated with community values.

“The introduction of The Townhomes at Yerba Buena Island presents a lifestyle not previously available in San Francisco, blending urban convenience with perfectly-sized architectural residences amidst the serenity of nature,” shares Krysen Heathwood, senior managing director at Compass Development Marketing Group. “This unprecedented living experience emphasizes well-being, a connection to nature, and a genuine sense of community. We know and are already hearing that The Townhomes are truly a one-of-a-kind offering in San Francisco and the Bay Area.”

Sales begin this spring

The public sales launch for The Townhomes is set for this spring. Pricing starts at $2.85 million, and sales are represented by Compass Development Marketing Group.