Photos courtesy Pacific Gate

The most compelling cities on the international stage, called ‘Superstar Cities’ by economists, are those where beauty, culture and uniquely authentic lifestyle come together with a thriving business sector.

This collection of cities is further distinguished by its Super Prime residential real estate. Located in prestigious neighborhoods and featuring the most breathtaking views, iconic architecture, exquisite interior design and exceptional amenities, Super Prime residences are the ultimate trophy properties. With the addition of its first Super Prime luxury building Pacific Gate, developed by Bosa, San Diego can certainly add itself to the list of Superstar Cities.

Pacific Gate is located at the emerging gateway to downtown San Diego’s corridor on Broadway and Pacific. Rising 41 stories over San Diego’s remarkable downtown landscape, Pacific Gate is a stunning residential tower featuring breathtaking ocean, bay and city views. This exclusive collection of luxury spaces will offer 215 two- and three-bedroom residences with unrivaled living space, first-class service and exceptional amenities.

Renowned New York-based architects at Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), in collaboration with Chris Dikeakos Architects, designed the beautiful oval glass residential tower. The building is comprised of two nested curved glass towers that will rise as a single column from a three-story ground floor podium on the north and west sides of the tower. Because of the building’s curves and exterior glass, Pacific Gate will offer a different viewing experience depending on the vantage point of the viewer. The curvaceous and fluid design theme plays off San Diego’s relationship with the Pacific Ocean, the marine world and beyond.

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), which is famed for its work with the most respected hotel groups, such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and Mandarin Oriental, designed the interior. HBA applied thoughtful luxury hospitality design skills to the interiors of Pacific Gate that draw on the natural landscape, mixing warm and cool tones derived from the sea, sun and sand with a sleek, contemporary finish.

Residents will bask in luxurious, custom-designed and fabricated spaces that seamlessly marry contemporary design using a blend of craftsmanship, natural materials and technologically forward techniques. From white terrazzo floors, speckled with gray and black and inlaid with brass rings in the lobby, to walnut walls and chairs in “niches” on every floor, to the corridors using wool carpet — each component of the building’s interior is unique and cannot be purchased “off the shelf.”

Each residence features expansive windows, open layouts and spacious master bathrooms. HBA custom kitchens feature cabinets with grain-matched cathedral veneer hewn from single lengths of wood hardware, quartz countertops and state-of-the-art appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele. Master bathrooms with heated and polished stone floors and stone mosaic walls feature an invigorating chrome Graff immersion shower system offering rain and hand showers and dual vanity with an immaculate honed stone slab countertop. These elements blend form, function and technology, allowing residents to automate climate, lighting and window treatments through their phone or tablet. All combine to produce an unequaled residence in one of the world’s most alluring destinations.

Other amenities future residents of Pacific Gate can expect include:

  • A residents’ lounge with full kitchen
  • Conference/meeting room
  • Steam and sauna room with men’s and women’s changing rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool and spa with terrace/poolside cabanas
  • Outdoor pet retreat
  • 24-hour attended lobby
  • Private luxury car fleet and boat share
  • Parking attendant for gated parking
  • Controlled access entry and elevators

As a philanthropic measure, this property will provide residences to those both home and abroad through a partnership with World Housing. World Housing is a non-profit that builds and gifts homes to families living in slums in the developing world, fostering communities where families can thrive with safety, security, stability and access to the resources that change lives. Its mission is to create social change by connecting the world to be a better community. Every purchase of a home at Pacific Gate will trigger a contribution to World Housing from Bosa, with plans to gift an entire community of 64 homes to house more than 300 people currently living in metro Manila’s slums.

The estimated completion time is set for late 2017 and will debut an iconic, world-class building that will change the skyline of downtown and make a bold architectural statement for the city. For more information, visit Pacific Gate’s website.