Outdoor amenities at newly built condo and rental buildings in San Francisco have become a big deal. Roof decks with spots to grill and gather are practically standard-issue, while some properties have installed outdoor pools and cabanas. We've pulled together a list of 10 of the buildings with the best outdoor spaces around the city, from the butterfly garden at 38 Dolores to the saline lap pool at NEMA.
38 Dolores, The Mission
This new rental building is a super-green building, and its common rooftop is no exception. The butterfly habitat filled with Mission Blue, San Bruno Elfin, and Bay Checkerspot butterflies is its most famous feature and "represents the sustainable lifecycle at the core of 38 Dolores' philosophy." There's also an outdoor living room complete with grills, a fire pit, and a sprout herb garden.
AVA Nob Hill
AVA's Nob Hill location features an "outdoor chill space with lava heat" for cooler nights. There's a dog run, as well as a picnic area with grills. Lights strung overhead set the mood. It's a rental complex.