George Shultz’s Two-Penthouse San Francisco Home Hits the Market for $29 Million

The former home of the late Secretary of State George Shultz has just been put up for sale and as you might expect it's a lot more luxurious than your usual government quarters.
Located in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood, the property consists of two adjacent penthouse apartments totaling approximately 10,400 square feet. The north penthouse is asking for $17 million while the south is listed for $12 million.
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Shultz and his wife, Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, used the north penthouse as their primary residence, Richard Bohonsky, Charlotte's friend and interior designer, told The Wall Street Journal. (Both Shultzes died last year.) This home includes three bedrooms, two wood-burning fireplaces, two wet bars, and a wood-paneled study, according to Karen Mendelsohn Gould of Compass, who markets the properties with colleague Max Armour.
The North Penthouse dining area - Photo credit: Brad Knipstein
Brad Knipstein
In the other apartment, which the Shultzes used primarily as a guest house and entertainment area, you'll find three bedrooms and a wraparound deck with views of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. "It's like box seats at the opera," Gould told the WSJ. "You have this perfect view."
The Shultzes place great value on hosts, and the homes provide the perfect place to entertain guests. The spiral staircases and floor-to-ceiling steel-framed windows in both units are eye-catching and have been admired by everyone from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to singer Tony Bennett. Corridors connect the two apartments, and one between the two kitchens was often used for parties. (Unfortunately, the houses cannot be combined due to their floor plans.)
Charlotte bought the North Penthouse with her then-husband in 1989 for $3.3 million. After she and George got married, they bought the south penthouse in 1997 for about $5 million. Other changes the couple made to the homes include a catering refrigerator and two prep sinks in the south penthouse kitchen, a storage room with velvet-lined shelves for silver, and a converted "dressing room" where Charlotte stored hundreds of dresses .
The living area in the south penthouse - Photo credit: Brad Knipstein
Brad Knipstein
While it seems like the Shultze's San Francisco home has it all, the couple also maintained residences in Massachusetts; Mendocino County, California; and on the Stanford campus where George was a Fellow.
Check out more pictures of the properties below.
The kitchen in the north penthouse - Photo credit: Brad Knipstein
Brad Knipstein
The North Penthouse master bedroom - Photo credit: Brad Knipstein
Brad Knipstein
A breakfast nook in the north penthouse - Photo credit: Brad Knipstein
Brad Knipstein
The entryway in the south penthouse - Photo credit: Brad Knipstein
Brad Knipstein
The South Penthouse Master Bedroom - Photo credit: Brad Knipstein
Brad Knipstein
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George Schulz
American economist, statesman and businessman (1920-2021)
Charlotte Maiilliard Schultz
American diplomat

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