RH Opens RH San Francisco, a First-of-its-Kind Design and Dining Destination

Corte Madera, Calif. — RH has opened RH San Francisco, The Gallery at the Historic Bethlehem Steel Building, the crown jewel of Pier 70 and gateway to what was once one of the country’s most storied shipyards. RH San Francisco continues the brand’s foray into hospitality with The Palm Court Restaurant, a new live-fire concept set within an atrium of glass and steel with Medjool date palms and featuring two wine bars at its dual entrances — plus a landscaped Rooftop Park with views of the city skyline, Bay and bridge.

Commanding five floors, this unrivaled experience seamlessly integrates luxury home furnishings collections from RH Contemporary, Interiors, Modern and Outdoor with rare art, antiques and artifacts from around the world. Constructed in 1917 and designed in the Classical Revival style by preeminent San Francisco architect Frederick H. Meyer, the landmark building has been meticulously restored and reimagined with great respect for its original vision. RH Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman has revitalized several other iconic buildings across the country, including the former Museum of Natural History in Boston’s Back Bay, the Post Office in Greenwich, Conn., and the Historic Three Arts Club in Chicago’s Gold Coast.

“We are both humbled and honored to play a part in the reestablishment of San Francisco’s historic shipyards, and to reimagine the iconic Bethlehem Steel Building into a place open to the public for the very first time,” says Friedman. “This was a rare opportunity to do what we love, in a city that we love and call our home.”

The monumental structure sits on the corner of Illinois and 20th streets, with elegant neoclassical architecture that has been artistically refinished by the famed Bay Area artist and color authority James Goodman. Entering through bespoke hand-forged iron gates graced with intricate scrollwork and gilded acanthus leaves, guests pass through an intimate vestibule with trickling wall fountains and antique urns that opens into a rare octagonal lobby with original rose marble floors, cast-stone walls and a meticulously restored plastered ornamental ceiling by Manuel Palos.

Architecturally integrated to form a new center core of the building, guests will discover The Palm Court Restaurant, a live-fire dining experience featuring a monolithic marble cooking hearth flanked by custom Molteni rotisseries from France.

The Rooftop Park is an immersive garden space with a vestibule marked by retractable glass walls that open onto a beautifully landscaped park framing panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and the downtown skyline. Influenced by the great parterre gardens of the French Renaissance, the destination encompasses a series of intimate RH Outdoor lounge spaces defined by a layered composition of trellised London plane trees, sculptural evergreens and the sound of trickling fountains.

Occupying the entire lower level is an RH Interior Design Firm & Atelier — at 10,000 square feet, the brand’s largest to date. Providing an unparalleled level of professional design services, this interactive studio includes private client presentation rooms with state-of-the-art technology, an RH Rugs showroom presenting an exclusive collection distinguished by its superlative artistry and exquisite materials, design libraries dedicated to a vast assortment of textiles and furniture and lighting finishes, and an elegant jewel-box gallery showcasing bath and cabinet hardware designs.

RH is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The company offers collections through its retail galleries and online at RH.com, RHModern.com, RHBabyandChild.com, RHTEEN.com and Waterworks.com.

 

 

 

SOURCE: RH

 

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