$39 Million Buys “Once in a Lifetime” San Francisco Living

Hellen Wadman

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 […]

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.

The home’s entrance exemplifies the overall grandiose flair of the home inside. Ultra-wide, towering doors are featured throughout the home. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)

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.

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Inside, the original craftsmanship and old-world features have been lovingly preserved. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)

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.

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The main living room fireplace adds awesomeness and warmth, in contrast to the chic-cool of the sea, the famous bridge, and the bay beyond. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)

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.

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The elegant formal dining room and many of the other rooms on this level provide uncompromising vistas of the surrounding area. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)

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.

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This bedroom opens out onto its own private terrace with stunning panoramas of the Golden Gate Bridge, the sea, and the beach below. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)

“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.

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An early photo of the house under construction. The sense of history and time is transportive, especially when the fog rolls in and blankets San Francisco like a dream. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)

1 25th Avenue Sea Cliffs
San Francisco
$39 million

7 bedrooms
8,495 square feet
10 baths
0.39 Acres

Key Features:
– Iconic design
– Unmatched views and location
– Celebrity home
– Ultra-prestigious neighborhood

Agent
Neal Ward Properties
Mobile: 415-269-9933
Featured by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

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All throughout the house and guest suite, little observation/relaxation points add to the home’s dreamy personality. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)
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Another view from a side terrace reframes this incredible home’s biggest selling point. It is truly a “once in a lifetime” opportunity. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)
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The marvelous tree-lined lawn and casual patio create a secluded south-facing courtyard for family and guests, or for entertaining. (Photos Courtesy of Brian Kitts/Neal Ward Properties)
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