Over on Russian Hill, a big boxy four-bedroom home on Montclair Terrace only one block away from the twisty part of Lombard Street popped back on the market asking $8.95 million, which is $1 million less than it was seeking back in March. Owned by former chairman and CEO of Clorox G. Craig Sullivan and his wife Maureen, the house was originally constructed in 1938 but has been completely rebuilt. Although the brokerbabble claims that it "retains its original mid-Century sensibility," it feels much more modern than midcentury. During the redesign, the house appears to have received doubles of some of its main features: there are two entrances, two garages, and even two elevators. Though a pair of dueling washing machines would be highly appropriate, we found no evidence either way.
The interiors are fairly nondescript, with wood accents and large windows. The views and location are the real highlights of this property. Those large windows take advantage of stunning vistas in every direction, including the bay. There is also a roof deck with built-in grill that takes advantage of the bay scenery. So why are the Sullivans selling? When the house first went up for sale last March, Mr. Sullivan told the Wall Street Journal that he was downsizing for retirement.
· 65 Montclair Terrace [Redfin]
· Russian Hill Beauty Off Lombard Street Lists for $9.95M [Curbed SF]
· Oliver Stone Puts Manhattan Apartment on the Market (second item) [Wall Street Journal]