Some days a home comes along that takes reason, logic, and one’s breath away. Today is that day. Perched high on Russian Hill inside the Summit, Joseph Eichler’s only San Francisco high-rise, this expansive unit, which is actually three units being used as one, lands on the market.
Complete with a top-drawer renovation circa 1990, it is a sight to behold.
The 28th-floor condo turned compound comes with what one would expect from a tony residential high-rise—glorious views (the unit faces north, boasting views of both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge), wraparound terrace, and custom cabinetry.
But this home also features an array of dizzying elements like a fully mirrored bathroom, a mirrored closet/media space with views of Alcatraz, fabric covered walls, a redwood sauna where one can relax while gazing at the Golden Gate, and a glossy red kitchen fit for Studio 54.
Coming in at two beds, three baths, and ample amount of space, unit #2801 also has a wine room (nice), wall-to-wall carpeting (ouch), and—why not?—an extra kitchen.
According to the listing agent, Maria Marchetti, the interiors were done in the early ’90s by Peter J Owens. That name would sound familiar to any local cinaeste as Owens, a longtime San Francisco benefactor of arts and charitable organizations, has a major award named after him, given annually care of the San Francisco Film Society.
“The former owners, who are now deceased, bought it in 1992,” says Marchetti. “They were very loving to the place, barely touching it.”
HOAs come to $4,217. Asking is $6,850,000.
Developed by Joseph Eichler, the Summit was designed by Neill Smith and Associates, opening in 1965. It’s currently home to some of the world’s biggest tech A-listers and San Francisco society sect C-listers. The Summit is, in a word, gorgeous.