THE HOTEL In the midst of the city’s bustling Mid-Market neighborhood, San Francisco Proper Hotel is both a design-lover’s dream and a specimen of Beaux Arts architecture that’s home to four food and beverage outlets including an indoor/outdoor rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking the city. Architecturally, the hotel is a landmark on the skyline, housed in a triangular flatiron-style building topped by a copper, palmette-clad crown, and inside is a world of expressive, era-spanning design by the talented Kelly Wearstler. ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Housed inside the 1904-built flatiron-style building designed by Albert Pissis, San Francisco Proper enjoys architectural prestige on the city’s skyline. Occupying a central location where Market Street, McAllister Street, and Jones Street intersect, the hotel welcomes guests through a grand marble entrance. The building’s façade is typical of the Beaux Arts architectural style, thanks to such features as the window arcades that dominate the upper stories and the crown of copper embellished with palmette motifs. The interiors feature Corinthian columns, Parisi-style bar carts, and vintage-style tweeds that add a sense of permanence. Design elements have been borrowed from a number of movements and styles, such as Cubism and European pre-modernism. Designer Kelly Wearstler also reimagines the past with vintage furniture, while deep colors, natural materials, and an array of textures keep the spaces tactile and engaging. Local artworks don walls and much of the lighting also comes from Bay Area dealers.
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