Robin Williams’ former San Francisco home could be yours for $25 million – Robb Report
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In the same year, Robin Williams played the title role in Steven Spielberg’s 1991 film, Hook, he spent a cool $3.2 million to purchase an Italian Renaissance-style estate in San Francisco’s exclusive Sea Cliff neighborhood. Now, the former home of the late actor/comedian and his then-wife, Marsha Garces Williams, is on the market for $25 million.
The 20-room villa was originally built by architect Earl B. Bertz in 1926 for Oliver J. Olson, president of the Olson-Mahony Lumber Company. Located on a sprawling 17,149-square-foot corner lot in El Camino Del Mar, the elegant home boasts views that extend from the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.
The couple, who tied the knot in 1989, split two decades later in 2010. Marsha has owned the house ever since. Before they split, they put the lavish six-bed, eight-bath estate into a massive reno. “Marsha and Robin Williams took the house down and rebuilt it in the early 1990s, updating all the major systems,” Compass agent Stephen Mavrommihalis explained in a press release. “They expanded the house to its current 10,598 square feet over three levels. However, they went to great lengths to preserve the rare and valuable building materials used in 1926, which are no longer available in modern home construction.
Inside, you’ll find plenty of period details like ornate moldings, wide-plank hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry, and exposed beams. The house leans into the character of the original design, and is decorated with carved arches, marble columns, patterned terra cotta tiles, and wrought iron. Of course, there are quite a few surprises too, including a movie theater with a drop-down projector, a Prohibition-era bar hidden behind wooden wall panels, and a secret passageway connecting the kids’ bedrooms. “This is everything you imagine Robin Williams to be,” Mavrommihalis said. The Wall Street Journal.
Elsewhere, the chef’s kitchen is decorated with a La Cornue Range and custom cabinetry by UK-based Smallbone Design Studio. The master suite — which has great views, by the way — has a similarly contemporary feel and actually has a Japanese-inspired bathroom with a built-in vanity, platform bathtub, and walk-in shower. In addition, there is a one-bedroom guest apartment on the garden level of the house with its own separate entrance, as well as a gym, Finnish sauna and wine cellar.
Now that the Williams’ three children are grown, Marsha is selling and downsizing the business. “It’s a beautiful, happy home,” she told the radio. Wall Street Journal. “We spent many wonderful years of fun, play and joy there.”
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