Purchased for $1.9 million in 2008 and listed for $3.25 million last year, but withdrawn from the market without a reported sale, the corner penthouse unit #804 atop 74 New Montgomery Street, “a unique residence in one the most exclusive neighborhoods downtown,” is outfitted with two private outdoor spaces, including a large corner terrace off the 1,671-square-foot unit’s great room and a smaller side terrace between its two bedrooms.
A few weeks ago the City received a complaint regarding some odd construction on the condo’s smaller terrace, work which the owner had represented as the assembly of “outdoor furniture” to a neighbor when confronted, and a DBI inspector was dispatched.
Denied entry by the owner of the unit, the inspector was escorted to the building’s roof by a building engineer, which revealed that the new “outdoor furniture” was actually an unpermitted Jacuzzi, installed atop new decking, with a wooden superstructure, rigid foam insulation, and solar panels, all sans permits, approvals or inspections.
This is obviously just another case of a nosy neighbor calling the “fun police,” for what could possibly go wrong with a few hundred gallons of water, unpermitted electrical work and an unsecured structure on an individual’s private property overhead? And yes, an enforcement action is underway.