Ritz Carlton Residence in Former SF Chronicle Skyscraper Represented by Pacific Union GMAC

SAN FRANCISCO – (Sept. 26, 2008) – Here’s the opportunity to own a piece of San Francisco history. This unique Ritz Carlton residence is located in the original San Francisco Chronicle building in the heart of the financial, shopping and theatre districts. Perched on the 23rd floor, the residence offers spectacular views of Union Square and the San Francisco Bay. Residence #2301 has never been lived in, is one of only three units on the floor, and is now available to tour by private appointment. Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate agent Alan Morcos represents the seller. Listing price is $2,399,000.This historic, hip building in heart of downtown San Francisco offers spectacular views of Union Square and Union Bay.“This residence is spectacular, providing the level of excellence and service that is associated with both the Pacific Union and Ritz Carlton luxury brands of tradition, history, elegance and superior service in the high-end marketplace,” said Morcos, who works from Pacific Union’s Presidio headquarters.The former Chronicle building was originally designed by the famed Chicago architectural firm Burnham and Root, the team who created structures such as New York’s Flatiron Building and Union Station in Washington, DC. First built in 1889, it was the tallest skyscraper in the West. The offices of Charles F. Bloszies, who specializes in restorations by blending old and new architectural design and structural engineering, recently restored and modernized the building.Residence #2301 is like new, with two bedrooms, a den and two luxurious bathrooms. All finishes are impeccable, ranging from high ceilings with crown molding, Viking and Miele appliances, hardwood floors and exotic marble and stone bathrooms.The Ritz Carlton residences feature a 24-hour doorman, full-service concierge and valet parking. A Club Room, patio for entertaining and private wine lockers are the highlights of the 12th floor. Early next year, a fitness center and executive boardroom are scheduled to open.For more information about the property, visit www.alanmorcos.com, or to request a showing, contact Alan Morcos at 415.505.7779, alan (at) alanmorcos.com.Pacific Union GMAC Real EstateSince 1975, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has thoughtfully matched generations of buyers and sellers throughout the entire Bay Area. Pacific Union GMAC focuses on delivering outstanding quality and unparalleled service to a full spectrum of discerning clients. Pacific Union GMAC is the only firm in California to receive a distinguished four star International Property Award in association with CNBC Europe and the London Daily Mirror for superior marketing materials and client services in the luxury marketplace. A premier, locally managed brokerage with knowledgeable, experienced real estate professionals, Pacific Union GMAC takes a leading edge to new technology applications designed to enhance the client experience. Pacific Union is a GMAC Home Services company. For more information, visit www.pacunion.com.