The old adage “once in a lifetime” is often used to amplify an opportunity or moment in time, but it’s apt in the case of this spectacular home in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood. Listed for a cool $39 million, the former home of actress Sharon Stone is a grand display of style and exclusivity, with an amazing view of one of America’s most recognized symbols.
No. 1, 25th Avenue sits at the end of a cul-de-sac of the Sea Cliff neighborhood overlooking Baker Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge. The 8,495-square-foot Italianate-Victorian mansion offers seven bedrooms and eight full and two half baths in a perfect melding of old-world charm and ultra-modern amenities. The home is in all ways impressive, as are the breathtaking views it offers of San Francisco Bay, the Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Built in 1908—before the Golden Gate Bridge existed—this elegant manor was the first home built on these cliffs. The property has been completely updated with modern livability and preservation of its old-world charm in mind. On the main level, high ceilings, dark parquet floors, custom fireplaces, and statuesque doors accentuate the dramatic entrance foyer, formal living room, and dining room with awesome views, a cozy den, a reading room, and kitchen with Viking and Wolf appliances.
Upstairs, the master suite features two luxurious dressing rooms and baths. Also on this level are three additional bedrooms. Two of these have Juliet balconies with charming courtyard overlooks, and one has a private terrace. There’s also an upper-level guest suite and a family room.
The grounds of the property are a private paradise of terraces, private walks, lush greenery, and stunning overlooks. At one end of a U-shaped courtyard, there’s a stylish separate guest suite with a library and powder room. There are also two two-car garages, one of which is attached to the main house. From the clifftop deck, another wooden stairway leads to a lower deck and private access to venerable Baker Beach below.
“Basic Instinct” star actress Sharon Stone and her then-husband journalist Phil Bronstein purchased this house in 1998, owning it until 2005. Other notable residents of this prestigious neighborhood include billionaire hedge fund legend George Soros, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, actor Eugene Levy, and Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett.
1 25th Avenue Sea Cliffs
8,495 square feet
– Iconic design
– Unmatched views and location
– Celebrity home
– Ultra-prestigious neighborhood
Neal Ward Properties
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