Designer Christopher Peacock is on board for Four Seasons’ residential project.
A detail of Christopher Peacock's design for custom cabinetry in the men's closet
If anyone understands the value of creating a room of one’s own, it’s famed cabinetry designer Christopher Peacock (peacockhome.com). Since launching Christopher Peacock Cabinetry in 1992, the London-born designer has created an international reputation for producing high-quality, handcrafted cabinetry and has exclusive showrooms across the United States, as well as in London and Cannes. In February, Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission St. announced that Peacock would be collaborating with them on The Penthouse Collection at the anticipated residential project. Peacock, whose showroom has been a part of the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center since 2008, is creating an exclusive cabinetry collection for the penthouse homes. “Christopher Peacock is internationally renowned for his unique ability to customize luxury cabinetry,” says Glenn Rescalvo, principal of Handel Architects, the project’s designer. “His work will provide the ideal complement to the personalization and spacious floor plans that are the design hallmarks of these residences.”
We spoke with Peacock about this residential project that is scheduled for completion in summer 2020.
How were you chosen to design the kitchens and dressing rooms for the new Four Seasons? I have worked with the developer on a previous project in another city, and I think they were looking for the quality and service that we can provide for a project as special as this one. They wanted to offer their clients a very special experience and we can provide that for them. The ‘made to order’ nature of these rooms is unique for a project such as this.
How is this different or similar to your projects on luxury developments in NYC, Nashville, Chicago, Boston? We are connected to the homeowner directly and are allowed to collaborate with them one on one to create a totally custom and tailored design. This is the same process we offer when we work for a private home client, and typically we don’t get to do that because with our other developer projects we are predesigning and making cabinetry for the building ahead of time, so the customer has a limited selection of ways to customize the cabinetry.
What can you tell us about the aesthetic? Each home will be designed and created individually. We have worked with the architect and interior design team to create three different palettes, ranging from a traditional aesthetic through to a more contemporary look to provide the clients a starting point. That said, we can go ‘off script’ and create something specifically for the individual.
How does your brand fit with Four Seasons—are the two cohesive, or do you add something unexpected and different into the mix? I think we share a similar clientele, and for that reason we both understand the detail and fit and finish that is required at this level. This really is as high-end as it gets, and our brands are aligned in this regard. The collaboration in the design phase has ensured that there will be this seamless melding of materials and patterns that complement each other perfectly.
When will the project be completed? The building is up and now being fitted out internally. All floors are well underway with installations and will be delivered this summer when the building officially opens. Sales have been really strong, so I expect we will be making our cabinetry sooner rather than later.
Three palettes, from traditional to contemporary, will serve as starting points for each home’s aesthetic. A kitchen design is above.
A woman's dressing room/closet
Photography by: Courtesy of Steelblue