If you work downtown, you’ve watched The Infinity high-rise (located at Folsom and Spear) go up for the last year or so, you’ve seen the ads, you’ve read the hype, and you’ve probably wondered what it’s like inside.
Let me just say it’s a hundred times more beautiful than whatever you thought it would be, especially if you’re in the best residence the building has to offer: the penthouse.
I had the rare pleasure of visiting Gurbaksh Chahal (otherwise known as “G”) at his penthouse condo there last week. He just moved in on April 4 of this year, which is when these photos were taken (he has since changed and added some things.)
He spent a reported $6.9 million on the space itself, then an additional $1 million in upgrades. He spent $250,000 just for the flooring.
When you first walk in, the first thing you notice, of course, is the view — and it’s the thing you remember most after you’ve gone. I was there on a gorgeous, warm day, with a view of the water, the skyline and the horizon far out to the distance.
So as not to detract from the magic of the view G and his designer, Vaso Peritos, were inspired by an Art Deco Miami aesthetic, combining a clean, modern, white foundation with quirky, interesting accents to keep things fun.
Some of it — like the G monogram on the coffee table, and in the master bedroom, reminds me of the beautiful Gianni Versace mansion in Miami.
G told me that the place has “amazing views” at night.
“I think the views at night are kind of the most rewarding. Better than the daytime, because the views are just breathless. The bridge lights up, and it’s almost like you see the entire world.”
The residence has three private balconies: one facing north, one east, and one south. This one is facing east, looking directly to the Bay.
“This is probably one of the best chill places to just smoke a cigar and hang out with this amazing view. At night time it’s probably one of the places where I spend the most time,” says G.
Wine and cigars are stored here, although G doesn’t consider himself a major wine aficionado. “I’ve only got two taste buds: good and bad. That’s it.”
The guest room
Unfortunately you cannot see the ceiling in these photos. It is covered in miniscule little sparkling lights that, as G explained, make the room come alive at night. I know it sounds weird, but trust me — it’s actually quite a beautiful room with another stunning view of the bay.
For information about the interior designer, visit Vaso Perito’s website at vasoperitosid.com