Julia Roberts has sold her charming San Francisco home – Rob reports
Carolyn Kahn Werboff/Sotheby’s International Realty; Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Gucci
Back in the early days of 2020, just a month or two before the COVID-19 pandemic threw the entire world into chaos, Julia Roberts paid $8.3 million for a house in San Francisco, one of her longtime favorite places. Located in the charming Presidio Heights neighborhood, the 1912 Victorian hotel had been on the market for almost a full year, enduring a series of price cuts before Roberts came along.
Nearly four years later, the Oscar-winning actress has sold the beloved classic home — and it looks like she had a magic touch. After putting it on the market in early October, the place sold in just 18 days for $11.3 million, about $500,000 less than Roberts’ asking price, but still $3 million more than she paid. The identity of the cash buyer, hidden behind a mysterious limited liability company with an address in Silicon Valley, has not yet been fully identified.
Behind the gates, a brick archway leads to the house’s colonnaded entrance. Inside there are five full levels with a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms and 6,300 square feet of spacious living space. Guests are welcomed into a luxurious foyer with a grand staircase featuring a hall near a brightly lit living room equipped with a fireplace.
While it’s clear that the 111-year-old house has been extensively modified over the years — and the interiors are distinctly contemporary, albeit in a relaxed, casual way — the place is livable and unmistakably charming. Interesting or original features abound: The dining room has intricate coffered ceilings, there’s an elegant sunroom in one of the bedrooms, Robin’s egg-blue kitchen has stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, plus premium Sub-Zero appliances and a relaxing wet bath. roadblock.
Four of the home’s bedrooms are located on the second floor, while the master suite takes up almost all of the building’s upper floor. There are also two semi-subterranean lower levels – a basic lower level that includes a media room, mudroom and two-car tandem garage, and a “lower lower” level with a large bonus room.
Both lower levels have direct access to the backyard garden, which is compact but includes peaceful olive trees, romantic seating areas and what appears to be a covered hot tub.
Roberts, 56, still maintains several other homes. They include a penthouse in New York City’s West Village, a sprawling ranch in New Mexico and an estate on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. But for many years, her primary residence was a tricked-out mansion on Point Dume in Malibu.