49ers great Joe Montana buys a spot in S.F.’s Marina District

The 49ers great has purchased a two-bedroom flat in San Francisco's Marina District for $2.275 million.

The 49ers great has purchased a two-bedroom flat in San Francisco’s Marina District for $2.275 million.

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Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana and his wife, Jennifer, have made a splash in San Francisco’s Marina District, buying a full-floor flat for $2.275 million.

The lower of two units in a 1920s building, the home is distinguished by parquet wood flooring, detailed molding and arched doorways and windows throughout. Within the nearly 1,900 square feet of space is a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room and an updated, eat-in kitchen.

There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, both of which open to a sunroom with a closet.

A paver patio and landscaped garden, hedged by a wooden fence and tall trees, are shared by the two units.


Considered among the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, Montana, 58, led the San Francisco 49ers to four championships in 13 seasons while earning three Super Bowl MVP awards. His 45 playoff touchdowns are second only to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who passed Montana this season en route to his fourth Super Bowl victory.

The property came on the market in February with an asking price of $1.95 million. records show. Last year, it sold for $1.89 million.

Rebecca Schumacher of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Jonathan Iddings of King Realty Group represented the Montanas in the sale, which closed in early March.

Montana and his wife previously made real estate headlines in 2009 when they listed their 500-acre estate in Calistoga, Calif., for $49 million. The property, which includes a 9,700-square-foot main house, an equestrian center, two creeks, vineyards and an olive farm, later saw its price reduced to $35 million in 2011 and was delisted the following year.

More recently, the Montanas sold a condo at the Millennium Tower in downtown San Francisco to S.F. Giants outfielder Hunter Pence for $1.65 million in January 2014.

The couple own other property in the Bay Area.

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