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Inside Joe Montana’s “uninhabitable” Millennium Tower condo

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Football great listed home to the tune of $4 million after finding out about building’s woes

Patricia Chang

In a lawsuit that 49ers great Joe Montana and his wife Jennifer filed against Millennium Partners and the city last week, the couple slammed their Millennium Tower condo as “uninhabitable and unmarketable” thanks to the building’s now infamous lean.

Last summer, however, the word on 301 Mission #41C, a two-bed and three-bath pad, was quite a bit more upbeat, after the Montanas listed it for over $3.99 million:

A timeless masterpiece of contemporary design. At 400 feet in the sky, the City and Bay Bridge views are breathtaking! This sophisticated condominium is one of the rarely available and most desirable floor plans at Millennium Tower. This luxurious 2 BR plus library, 3 full baths home has been upgraded to include a variety of sophisticated design elements.

The now defunct but still extant ad plays up the building amenities, including “acoustically insulated movie theater” and wine tasting room, and showed off the Montanas’ tasteful and understated art collection.

Montana bought the place for $2.7 million in 2013. The ad did not mention the famous owners by name, but the recent lawsuit discloses the address, and both Montanas’ names are still on the deed.

According to the suit, Montana found out about the building’s conditions in May of 2016. The condo appeared on Zillow on June 1.

Then the listing disappeared on August 5, a few days after the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news about the building’s accelerated sinking. The ad is still up, but the realtor doesn’t list it among their active properties for sale anymore.

So for two months that summer, 41C was simultaneously “uninhabitable and unmarketable” but also a “timeless masterpiece” fairly priced at nearly $4 million.

Huh.

It doesn’t look like the unit has appeared on the open market since last year. Neither the Montanas, their lawyers, nor their former realtor were immediately available for comment

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