Academy Award-winner Julia Roberts has successfully passed on the keys to her captivating San Francisco Victorian home, garnering an impressive $11.3 million after a mere 18 days on the market — a testament to the allure of the actress’s magic touch in the real estate realm. Built in 1912, the historic Presidio Heights property blends classic charm with upscale contemporary finishes, boasting five bedrooms and five bathrooms across its expansive 6,300 square feet.
Julia Roberts’ romance with the San Francisco cityscape led her to scoop up this beautifully crafted residence back in 2020, for which she shelled out $8.3 million. San Francisco, known to be one of her favored escapes, welcomed Roberts as she breathed new life into the then year-long market resident. Fast forward nearly four years, and the ‘Pretty Woman’ star turned a handsome profit, parting with the idyllic dwelling for a sum that surpassed the initial outlay by $3 million.
Beneath the enigmatic protection of an LLC linked to a Silicon Valley address, the new owner’s identity remains shrouded in mystery.
Step through the gates and the property unfurls gracefully, from its brick pathway up to the columned entrance that heralds a home steeped in solemn tradition juxtaposed with modern refinements. The main level captivates guests with a regal foyer, anchored by a grand staircase and punctuated by a living room that basks in natural light and the warmth of a fireplace.
While the house’s century-old bones have been subject to meticulous transformations, its essence remains delightfully captivating, accentuated by unique touches including coffered ceilings in the dining room, a quaint sunroom attached to a bedroom, and a kitchen awash in robin’s egg blue — the latter boasting panoramas of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Residential spaces are wisely distributed, with four of the bedrooms nestled on the second floor, while the primary suite commands the entire top level — a luxurious escape claiming nearly all of the lofty space. The lower confines of the house present a media room and mud room interconnected to a two-car tandem garage, with yet a “lower lower” level offering additional expansive areas to be tailored to the new owner’s whims.
Outdoor indulgences aren’t spared, with the garden hosting olive trees that whisper tranquility, inviting sitting areas, and perhaps, nestling amidst the foliage, a discreetly placed hot tub.
Beyond the Golden Gate, Roberts’ real estate portfolio remains robust, spanning from a Manhattan penthouse to idyllic properties in New Mexico and Hawaii. Yet, it is her Malibu mansion, perched with grandeur atop Point Dume, that she has consistently favored as her chief residence.