Visionary Late Art Collector Chara Schreyer’s San Francisco Pied-à-Terre Is Up for Sale

For those attuned to the art world, the name Chara Schreyer should ring a bell. The late art collector and philanthropist, who passed away from cancer in February, created the Schreyer Collection, one of the world’s most prestigious collections of contemporary and modern art. Schreyer was also a member of The Museum of Contemporary Art’s Board of Trustees beginning in 2015, so needless to say, she had undisputed good taste.

As someone with such a passion for art and design, Schreyer also valued creating beauty in her home life. Now, her San Francisco pied-à-terre is on the market asking $4.9 million and giving a glimpse of her personal style.

The sleek, tailored condo sits in the Four Seasons Residences and boasts incredible views, something that majorly guided Schreyer’s thought process. “When the building was announced, my client Chara put a deposit down immediately because she thought it would be great to have a place in town, a pied-à-terre,” shared designer Gary Hutton, who worked with the collector to craft the 2,730-square-foot pad’s spaces.

Chara Schreyer San Francisco Residence I

Photograph by Jeffrey Frisk for Sotheby’s International Realty

In a video interview with Sotheby’s International Realty, Hutton describes how as the building was in progress, they “rode the construction cage elevator up the outside of the building” to discern the residence she would take. Unit 24F was the winner as it had the most head-on view of the iconic Humboldt Bank Building dome, which was key for Schreyer.

From there, the entire home was thoughtfully composed. Shape, form, and texture speak louder than color with white dominating the palette. Yes, it’s all about the details, like the woven wool and silk carpeting and the glass pole lamps made by Venini, one of the leading glassmakers in Italy. “Each one of the spheres represents a different glassblowing technique that was invented in Venice,” Hutton explains.

Since the high-rise spread functioned as a secondary home and gallery for Schreyer, the designer could cast aside some typical considerations for daily living and focus on making ample room for art. Still, there are two bedrooms and comfortable open living areas for hosting visitors and entertaining.

Gregg Lynn of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing, which delightfully gives you access to all the Four Seasons Hotel’s five-star amenities.