The Unveiling of RH San Francisco, The Gallery

It was a labor of loveand then some. “It took seven years and more money than I can remember,” Gary Friedman, chairman and CEO of RH, aka Restoration Hardware, said with a smile amid hundreds of friends at a preview of the new RH San Francisco, The Gallery at the historic Bethlehem Steel building at 20th and Illinois Streets.

Bella Hunter, Gary Friedman and Jessica Alba at the VIP preview of the new RH The Gallery in San Francisco

The restored 1917 Frederick H.Meyer building is now an 80,000-square-foot showroom with a Palm Court restaurant, two winebars, and a rooftop terrace.

The restored 1917 building glows at the preview

As a benefit for Daniel Lurie’s Tipping Point Foundation, the eventdrew Hollywood stars (including Jessica Alba, Ellen DeGeneres, and Portia de Rossi, whose General Public artwork line is sold at RH); a few Golden State Warriors (including Andre Iguodala and Chris Chiozza); and local cognoscenti.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Chris Chiozza and Maya Mitchell
Marissa Kagle, Bob Kagle, Nicole Lacob and Joe Lacob
Will Wick and Jen Wick
Sara Foster and Erin Foster
Jill Ryan, Eric Ryan, Samantha Bergeron and Maya Seely

“It’s unbelievable,” said Popchips co-founder Keith Belling, an RH board member. Chatting with Nicole Lacob, wife of Warriorsmajority owner Joe Lacob, John Hurley summed up the digs succinctly: “Exquisite and regal.

Joanna Forester, Luiz Mamayson and Danielle Lazier sip pink wine on the roof of the new RH, The Gallery, in San Francisco.

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography