Newsom Penthouse Sold

UPDATE (May 18, 2009):
The penthouse was soold soon after the publication of this piece, for a reported $2,935,000.

Russian Hill Penthouse View

As has been reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and Adam Koval of Socketsite, Mayor Gavin Newsom has put his penthouse at Bellaire Tower on the market for $2,995,000 through Barbara Callan (his sister’s mother-in-law) and Robert Callan of McGuire Real Estate.

Bellaire Tower, located atop Russian Hill, is an amazing Art Deco style building designed by noted architect H.C. Baumann in 1930.

Entrance to Bellaire Tower

Designed by Agins and Associates Interior Design firm in San Francisco, the spectacular residence has been remodeled from the studs, and rebuilt with superior materials, craftsmanship and state-of-the-art appointments. The impressive architectural detail boasts cathedral ceilings with plaster moldings, Palladian windows, arched windows, crown molding, gorgeous hardwood floors, custom lighting, custom window treatments, flat screen televisions and an incredible entertainment center.

Living Room

The breathtaking formal living room is highlighted with arched windows that frame the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Bay Bridge, Transamerica Pyramid, Downtown, City Hall, Pacific Ocean, Presidio Forest, Ferry Building and City views.

The room features hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings with beams, plaster moldings, shield design plaster moldings, corbels, recessed lighting and a newly rebuilt woodburning fireplace with Black Velvet marble base and surround and an exquisite mantle with carved detailing.

Media Room

To the left of the living room is the media room. It has striking Bay, Coit Tower, Treasure Island, Bay Bridge, Transamerica Pyramid, Downtown and City views. It offers hardwood floors, an arched window, custom draperies, recessed lighting, crown molding and a built-in entertainment system with a large flat screen television.

Dining Room

The dining room is graced with amazing views, and features hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown moldings, recessed lighting, Palladian windows and custom window treatments.

The remodeled kitchen is a “chef’s delight.” There are an abundance of Calcutta Oro marble countertops, Calcutta Oro marble backsplash, custom cabinetry (some with pull-out drawers), three arched alcoves with glass shelves for china display and glassware, stainless steel Miele dishwasher, four-burner Viking Professional range with oven, stainless steel built-in Viking Professional microwave with fan and light over range, stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator with freezer, built-in Marvel stainless steel wine cooler, built-in Marvel stainless steel beverage refrigerator, double stainless steel Kohler sinks with MGS Vela faucet, In Sink Erator garbage disposal, recessed lighting, Palladian window with custom window treatment, crown molding, high ceiling and room to add stools for fine dining. There is a service entrance door off the kitchen where one can access the roof and the service elevator. Off the kitchen there is a pantry area with custom glass shelves for art display, storage cabinets, utility closet and pantry closet.


The office is to the right of the formal living room and is enhanced with incredible views. This room has arched windows, a Palladian window, custom window treatments and draperies, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, crown molding, high ceilings, an abundance of storage cabinets, built-in bookshelves and two built-in desks with Emperador Dark marble counter and drawers for storage.

The magnificent master en-suite boasts two Palladian windows that frame the mesmerizing Golden Gate Bridge, Bay, Palace of Fine Arts, Pacific Ocean, Presidio Forest, Fort Mason, Marin Headlands, Marina Green, Twin Peaks and City views. It has custom window treatments and draperies, hardwood floors, crown moldings, recessed lighting, high ceiling and a wall mounted Elite flat screen television. The walk-in closet has recessed lighting, high ceilings, two marble counters, custom built-ins with wall mirror, drawers, storage and a built-in laundry hamper.

Master Bathroom

The luxurious spa-style master bathroom features Golden Gate Bridge, Bay, Palace of Fine Arts, Pacific Ocean, Presidio Forest, Fort Mason, Marin Headlands, Marina Green, Twin Peaks and City views. There is a concealing monitor behind the two-way mirror.

Kohler steam shower and arched glass door

Powder Room

Off the foyer, there is a powder room with Black Velvet marble floor, crown molding, deep cast iron Kohler sink, and furniture quality storage with drawer.

The residence is surrounded by unparalleled breathtaking panoramic views from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge including Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, Transamerica Pyramid, Downtown, Treasure Island, Fort Mason, Marina Green, Presidio Forest, Twin Peaks, City Hall and City views.

Maintenance costs are $1,414.73 per month, and includes valet parking, storage, water, garbage, 24-hour doorman, security, building insurance, earthquake insurance, steam heat and reserves.