From Dentistry School to Luxury Condos

Handel Architects converted the former University of the Pacific School of Dentistry into The Pacific, a 250,000-square-foot luxury residential development in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights. The 76-unit community was developed by Trumark Urban and includes 60 flats, six triplex townhomes and 10 townhouses.

The architectural firm managed to maintain the façade grid of the original building while designing three-dimensional window bays and floor-to-ceiling glass windows for expansive views, enhancing the building’s geometric presence. The exterior metal panel façade was refreshed to a champagne color that reflects light gold and tan hues. Large, robust floor plates, originally designed for heavy dental equipment, were left in place, creating 12-foot ceilings and spacious interiors in each unit. Handel kept the outline of the existing two-story mechanical penthouse, but converted the space into four residential duplex penthouses with interiors ranging from 2,139 to 3,073 square feet, each with expansive private terraces.

Located at 2155 Webster St., the nine-story property is just off Route 101 and within minutes from boutiques and couture-label shops along Fillmore Street and restaurants. Property amenities include a private yoga garden, a fitness studio and valet and communal gardens. An Observatory Lounge with a terrace and outdoor fireplaces overlooks the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. At the ground level, the three-story townhomes on the adjacent parking lot have access to individual private gardens and the amenities of the main building.

With prices starting just under $2 million, the developer fetched more than $120 million in sales during its initial offering, which completely sold out in September 2016.

Images courtesy of The Pacific