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The Battery, San Francisco

August 5, 2013

Michael and Xochi Birch are not your average tech millionaires, nor is their new social club, The Battery, your average old-guard private club. You won’t see Google buses dropping off or picking up techies, although you might see a local artist or foodie glide in through the front door to the sleek, avant-guard restaurant. Michael and Xochi met in England and found the pub scene there to be warm and engaging, with a constant flow of diverse locals and students interacting freely with each other. Battery-2 When moving to the Bay Area, they found that the segmented private clubs made it hard to meet interesting people. So, when they sold off their social media business Bebo to AOL for $850 million dollars, they decided to create a new kind of local club that would appeal to the richly varied culture unique to San Francisco–a place where wide-ranging interests and myriad points of view could come find a welcoming setting. Battery-1Meet The Battery. Originally built in 1907, the newest incarnation of the Musto Plaza Building at 717 Battery, is a 14 suite luxury boutique hotel, a 3,000 bottle wine cellar, roof deck garden, four bar, library, and private club with a public restaurant. It is also a historic landmark and that’s where Wooden Window comes in. Michael and Xochi knew that Wooden Window had the right stuff to create doors and windows that would transform the building from old marble factory to cosmopolitan social hub. And why not? Wooden Window has more experience restoring and replacing doors and windows in landmark commercial buildings than any other door and window company in California.


Building Core and Shell: FME Architecture + Design

Creative Director: Ken Fulk

General Contractor: BCCI Construction

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