Does A Butler Come With My Rent – Yes in SoMa, SF

That’s a question I wouldn’t normally think of: does a butler come with my monthly rental check to you? Well, down in the white hot competitive market for renters in SoMa, the new 33 Tehama Street Tower is offering a new service called, “Hello, Alfred”—which is pretty close to Downton Abbey butler service. Well…sort of.

What do you get for Hello Alfred in your monthly rent? You get weekly cleaning and grocery delivery services, and for some extra fees the ersatz butlers can run errands, organize closets and pantries, arrange for catering or a dinner party, get theater tickets and stuff like that.

Paul Paradis of Developer Hines (the company behind the luxury tower and butler service) says, “This is a whole new level of service that San Francisco has never seen. When you live here, you don’t need a gym or private club membership. You don’t even need a car.”

And what will it cost you to live at Tehama Street? $3,600 to $4,600 for a one bedroom, $5,375 to $6,300 for a two-bedroom unit, and for the penthouses, you’ll fork over $15,000 to $18,000 a month. The strategy is working. Renters are moving in fast to the building’s 403 apartments.

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