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Ken Fulk-designed Uncle Harry’s, the Harrison’s private penthouse lounge, is downright spectacular

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Blue velvet, brass fretwork, and turquoise lacquered walls make this space a joy-inducing standout

Private lounges are all the rage when it comes to new residential structures in San Francisco. The contemporary forest of high rises in Yerba Buena and Rincon Hill all come with ones that go above and beyond the average, fluorescent-lit community room.

Take, for example, The Harrison in Rincon Hill. The 2016 building features interiors designed by Ken Fulk, ranging from common areas to condos. And they just released a handful of images of the structure’s new top-floor private lounge, Uncle Harry’s.

The 3,500-square-foot lounge features turquoise lacquered walls with a collection of vintage and new furnishings (a Fulkian thumbprint) from around the world. A mix of blue velvet, brass fretwork, black marble, distressed wood, and patterned textiles are meant to evoke an adventurer’s travels. Safari-themed chintz, vintage African Kuba cloth, and crocodile-embossed leather also add to the wanderlust-meets-Out of Africa theme.

And any stuffiness is relieved by the 100 linear feet of windows overlooking the bay.

The penthouse lounge will host wine tastings, dinners with noted chefs, art lectures, entertainment, and other chi-chi things that the well-to-do enjoy.

Following suit, the upcoming 181 Fremont tower, conceived by Heller Manus, whose Orlando Diaz-Azcuy-designed units are some of the priciest in the city, will also feature a private resident lounge that’s just as bonkers in its own right. Here are a couple of renderings.