We’re excited about our new series here at Inside SF Real Estate called “Building Profiles“. From time to time we’ll pick a random building to spotlight and give you all the stats, trends and scoops.
So… where do we begin? We figured it would be best to kick things off with the building Mayor Gavin Newsom calls home, Bellaire Tower.
Stats and Scoops
- Official Address(es): 1101 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
- Cross Streets: Green at Leavenworth
- Neighborhood: Russian Hill
- Year Built: 1930
- Style: Art Deco
- Height: 252 feet, 77 meters
- Layout: 64 units on 20 floors, an average of 3.2 units per floor
- Property Type: Condominiums – 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units
- Architect: Herman Carl Baumann
- Other notable projects by Herman Carl Baumann include 1800 Pacific Avenue, 2400 Buchanan, 3401 Clay, 1950 Clay, 2201 Sacramento, Bellevue-Staten Apartments (Oakland), Gaylord Suites and 1950 Gough. (Emporis.com)
- Mayor Gavin Newsom purchased a 2-bedroom, 1-bath condo around 1,700 square feet for $2,350,000. The previous owner was a friend of Mayor Newsom’s, Mr. Peter Getty. (San Francisco Business Times)
- The architect invested heavily in the building and suffered a financial disaster due to the Great Depression. (Emporis.com)
- The building has a rich, ornate Spanish lobby. (Emporis.com)
- In Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Vertigo, this building can be seen in the distance from in front of the Elster’s apartment building. (Emporis.com)
- Bellaire Tower is 2 meters taller than the Ferry Building.
- Bellaire Tower is 2 meters shorter than the New York Stock Exchange.
- Bellaire Tower is the 110th tallest building in San Francisco. If Bellaire Tower were magically moved to New York, it would rank #852.
- 3.38 Bellaire Towers stacked on top of one another would equal the height of the Transamerica Pyramid.
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