The Summit, a high-profile property formerly belonging to George Shultz (now deceased), is on the market.
This exceptional property, a fusion of two seamlessly combined penthouses, has graced the market with an awe-inspiring listing price of $29 million, firmly establishing itself among the most prestigious offerings in the vibrant San Francisco real estate arena.
The listing of this remarkable offering is in the capable hands of Karen Mendelsohn Gould and Max Armour, esteemed representatives from Compass.
Photos of American Diplomat’s Russian Hill Penthouse
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While The Summit is indeed luxurious, the neighborhood it’s in is a hit by itself. This upscale neighborhood’s claim to fame is its iconic Lombard Street, famously touted as the “crookedest street in the world.” It has eight dramatic turns initially designed to tame the neighborhood’s steep inclines.
Besides the dramatically-steep street, the Russian Hill neighborhood offers a tapestry of entertainment options, each thread woven with its unique vibrancy. For instance, the delightful Ghirardelli Square beckons chocolate loving-residents and visitors, and for those with a penchant for the racquet, the Alice Marble Tennis Courts stand ready.
Overview of The Summit
The Summit stands as a testament to architectural grandeur and refined living. Designed by the visionary Joseph Eichler, The Summit’s stature influenced the city to embrace height-limiting regulations, granting these penthouses an unparalleled vista over the iconic cityscape. The merging of the north and south penthouses, orchestrated by George Shultz’s wife, Charlotte, has transformed these spaces into an opulent haven fit for hosting the whos who.
The North Penthouse
The North Penthouse unfolds across 5,380 square feet, boasting three bedrooms, three primary baths, and a captivating double-height living area. This space is a masterpiece of design, offering unobstructed panoramas from the majestic Golden Gate Bridge to the bustling heart of Downtown.
The main living space features towering 20-foot ceilings that create an air of grandeur and is crowned by a wood-burning fireplace and a meticulously designed wet bar. Cream sofas and carefully selected houseplants serve as a canvas, allowing the vibrant hues of the city beyond to take center stage.
This living room is also strategically tucked in the northernmost point of this penthouse to offer sensational panoramic views. It boasts expansive eleven-foot glass panels that slide open, connecting the interior with the sprawling panoramic terrace that envelops the penthouse.
An open-plan kitchen with a luxurious marble countertop is oriented towards the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, providing breathtaking views to anyone who graces the culinary space. The primary suite of the North Penthouse carries forth the calming color palette, and features mirrors strategically placed to reflect the city’s vibrant energy. Dual spa-like baths and dressing areas provide the ultimate convenience and luxury.
The South Penthouse
The South Tower, an exquisite counterpart spanning 4,935 square feet, is on the other side of this harmonious merger. It has three bedrooms, three primary bathrooms, and two secondary bathrooms.
Like the North Penthouse, the South Tower exudes luxury and comfort. Its most captivating feature is the expansive terrace, gracefully wrapping around three sides of the tower, presenting sweeping vistas that embrace San Francisco’s undulating landscape.
Another gourmet kitchen awaits while an upper-level mezzanine, adorned with a wet bar, stands as an ideal space for hosting and entertaining. The primary bedroom in the South Penthouse exudes style with two walk-in closets ensuring ample storage space.
Both penthouses are ingeniously woven together by grand staircases and central elevators, seamlessly connecting both penthouses into a harmonious whole.
As a residence that once hosted world leaders and dignitaries, The Summit now awaits its next chapter. With an unparalleled blend of panoramic views, meticulous design, and a legacy of greatness, this is more than just a home; it embodies a lifestyle that marries opulence with the ever-changing canvas of the city of San Francisco.