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