Millennium Tower: City Residences

The Millennium Tower San Francisco offers three different San Francisco residential luxury living experiences to prospective buyers. These are the San Francisco Millennium City Residences in the 11 story building adjacent to the main tower, the San Francisco Millenium Residences on floors 3 – 25 of the tower, and the San Francisco Millennium Grand Residences, starting on the 26th floor and going up. Each has its own homeowner’s association, concierge, lobby, and set of default finishes. All have access to the shared building amenities like the owner’s lounge, fitness studios (pilates, yoga, etc. bring your own trainer), salt-water lap pool, fitness center, outdoor decks, kid’s play area, and wine lockers.

The city residences are on the east side of the Millennium Tower, and tend to offer a more “bohemian” or “new york loft” style living experience (although how many bohemians could afford a $1.2 million 1+ bedroom condo is open for debate). Whatever you call them, we like the high ceilings and layouts that are more open or flexible, depending on your favorite adjective. Photos of unit #404 are below, which can be yours for roughly 1.2 million dollars.

City Residences, Millennium tower, "04" Floor-plan

What did I like about the City Residences?
I really liked the bathroom. A lot. I’m a sucker for a free-standing tub, and the combination of light, finishes and fixtures gave the bathroom an incredibly luxurious and inviting feel. I also liked the open layout and floor-plan. Given that everyone migrates to the kitchen anytime you have a party, this layout makes a lot of sense for entertaining.  If you want a home office that is tucked out of sight, the 04 floor-plan also make a lot of sense.

On the downside?
Price is the tough-to-swallow part. Which isn’t to say that they aren’t luxurious, nicely done, and perhaps worth every penny. But you’ll pay top-dollar for the privilege of living in this luxury condo. All of the city residences are on the east side of the main tower, so you will also forgo any hope of direct afternoon sun in these homes. Which may or may not bother you, but is something to be aware of.

Overall Impressions?
Of the three residence options at the Millennium Tower, I find the city residences to be the most playful. They are a truly unique offering in the San Francisco luxury condo marketplace and would make a killer bachelor pad, pied-a-terre, or home for a couple not wanting and/or planning on having small children underfoot on a daily basis.

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