Antiquing in San Francisco:
The new Yerba Buena Island homes in San Francisco offer comfortable, luxurious living in the most picturesque of settings. Nestled amid tree-lined trails, with views of Clipper Cove, the Bay Bridge, and the city, these singular residences create a feast for the eyes that is worthy of a glossy magazine spread. The interiors provide an ideal tableau where residents can imagine their perfect dwelling place. Replete with state-of-the-art amenities and appliances throughout, and a thoughtful selection of natural materials and custom fixtures, all that’s left to fill these modern homes are the personal touches of those who live in them. But furnishing a living space is no simple task. Fortunately, San Francisco is a mecca for furniture, art, antiques, and other bespoke design pieces to fit your own unique sense of style.
A first stop for seekers of antiques should be Grand Central Station Antiques. This San Francisco institution, in business for more than 30 years, is the go-to destination for 18th and 19th century European antiques, sourced from England, Scotland, and continental Europe. Each item here is selected by hand, and the stock of furniture and antiques is replenished every two to three months. That means you’ll likely be able to find a true one-of-a-kind item — whether it’s a majestic hand-carved bed frame, antique sconces, or an Italian walnut coffee table as a centerpiece for your living room — which will last for generations to come.
For even more home-furnishing inspiration, the San Francisco Fall Show is the West Coast’s preeminent art, antique, and design fair. This annual event brings together dozens of dealers who offer a range of art, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and other goods from around the world and across styles and time periods. This year’s exhibitors will display antiques for the garden (some dating back to the 15th century), as well as midcentury modern furniture, 20th century estate jewelry, American folk art, French Art Deco furniture, Asian antiques, antique rugs, and much more. This year’s event will be held virtually, but will still provide ample opportunity to browse the wide range of offerings, connect with dealers, and find that unique piece to perfectly complement—or dramatically shape—the feel of your Yerba Buena Island home.
With the wealth of local options for bespoke furnishings and design available, residents can make these picturesque new condos in San Francisco truly their own.