New 815 Tennessee Condos

Dogpatch is fast becoming one of San Francisco’s hot dining destinations, and it’s about to become just as hot as a residential neighborhood, too, thanks to the new condos for sale at 815 Tennessee. Each unit offers sustainably sourced, wide oak-plank flooring in hallways, the kitchen, and living room. Kitchens come equipped with appliances by Bosch and Liebherr, plus Blanco dual-spray faucets. The bathrooms are decked out in porcelain tile, accented by white quartz countertops and Hansgrohe fixtures. The site also has a relaxing rooftop deck, perfect for a weekend barbecue or a morning cup of coffee with a favorite read.

Venture beyond your condo to take in the amazing, ever-changing Dogpatch neighborhood. Brunch options abound, such as the Just For You Cafe that’s only a brief walk away. Enjoy the house-made beignets for the perfect sweet treat to pair with coffee, or go for the scrambled eggs with bacon, onion, and oysters, or even a chorizo breakfast burrito. Just For You won the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “best breakfast” award in 2010, so it’s definitely worth a visit.

The Zagat-rated Piccino, also within walking distance, serves various breakfast pizzas, warm pastries, and scrambled eggs with tomato, corn, and squash.

Enjoy Hawaiian-style brunch at ‘āina. Try their taro bread French toast with strawberries and toasted coconut caramel or the Portuguese sausage hash.

Serpentine, also nearby, serves brunch fare such as breakfast tamales with eggs and pickled onions, pork-belly hash, and a fried chicken and egg sandwich on a biscuit.

The Museum of Craft and Design offers creative inspiration for all ages. Monthly design labs allow adults to explore 3-D printing, sign making, and embroidering pillows with funky designs such as constellations. The kiddos will enjoy creating their own board games to take home or crafting tags to personalize their backpacks for school. The museum’s gift shop is also the perfect place to pick up gifts for out-of-towners and locals alike, including everything from magnetic bike lights to mugs, rubber stamps, and books on the craft of cocktail making.

Get in a great full-body workout at Dogpatch Boulders, an indoor rock-climbing and fitness center. Sign up a bunch of your friends for a private group climb or go solo, climbing over 14,000 square feet of rugged vertical terrain without ropes or a climbing harness. Dogpatch Boulders also offers after-school and summer programs that help kids achieve better hand-eye coordination and general physical fitness.

Kids and adults alike will appreciate every visit to Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, a unique ice cream shop that also sells homemade peanut brittle. Zagat ranks this spot as one of the best ice cream shops in the city, SF Weekly called it the best in 2013. It’s no surprise, thanks to the ever-changing, always unique menu that offers just 10 choices at a time. Flavors here are completely original, such as chicory coffee, buttermilk lemon, or bananas foster. Couple that scoop with a homemade waffle cone and consider yourself warned—you just may become addicted.

 

277 Fifth Ave Condos NYC

…Did you say “Fifth Avenue,” by any chance? One of the world’s most iconic avenues is about to get even more amazing. Once complete, your new home at 277 Fifth Avenue will embody the electric energy that emanates from one of New York’s most intriguing upscale neighborhoods, the NoMad District.

The 55-story tower at 277 Fifth Avenue will offer panoramic views of Manhattan’s most famous skyscrapers—no matter which condominium you choose, thanks to each unit’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Each condo will also have wide-plank white oak flooring, custom walnut entrance doors, a full array of Miele appliances, and Calacatta marble countertops in the kitchen.

Eclectic opportunities abound in your NoMad neighborhood. Visit Rubin Museum not only for its displays of Himalayan art, but for its many thoughtful series designed to pique interest in, and exploration of, the inner world. For example, check out The World is Sound exhibit, exploring how sound affects and shapes so many aspects of daily life. Experience Tibetan and electronic music tuned specifically for the building’s spiral staircase area. Participate in the ongoing “Brainwaves” series, which covers topics such as the interplay of enlightenment and music and technology, led by an expert in the field, musician Thomas Dolby. Let the kids explore their creative side and make some take-home art projects on Family Sundays.

The Morgan Library and Museum is equally fascinating, especially for history buffs. Check out its amazing collected works, such as an original symphony handwritten by Mozart or journal pages from Henry David Thoreau. The museum even has three copies of the legendary Gutenberg Bible, printed in 1465. Take part in one of the Morgan’s sketching workshops, held amid its works of art, or take the kids to a “Morgan Explorers” session, where they can learn about myths depicted on the ceiling or about how books were created in Medieval times. The gift shop also has unique items to buy for yourself or a friend, such as tote bags, tumblers depicting classical musicians, or greeting cards featuring creative artwork.

Spend an afternoon shopping at several nearby boutiques. Opening Ceremony in the Ace Hotel lobby is like the perfect airport travel shop, proffering travel essentials, custom bathrobes and pajamas, sunglasses, scarves, and tote bags. Meanwhile, Project No. 8, also in Ace Hotel, offers the ultimate assortment of completely quirky accoutrements, such as enamel pins featuring pigeons or specialized maps of every donut, ramen, or pizza shop in New York.

For something a little less eclectic, visit Jung Lee, the ideal one-stop shop for high-end highball glasses, decanters, and sets of dishes. Jung Lee also sells curved wood benches and furnishings made from wenge and zebra woods, as well as candles and home fragrances.

Bonobos Guideshop provides all things apparel for the modern man, from casual shirts, shorts, and driving coats through golf apparel and Italian wool suits. Bonobos also offers one-on-one service by appointment and free style consultations, ensuring a look and fit that suits your frame and style.

Afterward, you can enjoy some time relaxing at Madison Square Park, checking out its ever-changing sculptural installations. The park often hosts live music events, too—the right way to round out an ideal day.