As the twilight of an untroubled pre-pandemic era gave way to tempestuous tides, the revered luminary of the silver screen, Julia Roberts, cast a sum of $8.3 million to secure a sanctum amidst the enamoring precincts of San Francisco’s Presidio Heights. Nestled within this urban idyll, the 1912 Victorian abode, cloaked in history and architectural charm, awaited its revival, having weathered the tempest of time and an arduous year of yearning for a patron.
In the waning days of an epoch marked by the desolation of a global scourge, Roberts dispensed the property for a handsome $11.3 million. This exchange saw the dwelling leave the embrace of the star’s portfolio, burgeoning by a rich $3 million from the initial investment.
Majestic in its five-floor stature, this bastion of domestic elegance parades a total of five boudoirs and quintet of baths within its 6,300 square feet of refined habitat. Exalted by the noble presence of a grand staircase, the foyer stands sentinel to an abode boasting a vibrant montage of modernity and vintage allure. The heart of the manse, a kitchen drenched in robin’s egg blue, proffers a culinary stage with vistas magnificent as the famed bridge it overlooks.
Ascending the stately staircase, one finds a consortium of serene chambers, with the domicile’s crowning jewel, the primary suite, reigning aloft, presenting a panorama worthy of its price tag. Subterranean levels provide havens for revelry and respite, while the outdoor realm whispers of tranquil olive groves and the hushed promises of secluded repose.
Roberts’ recent projects include psychological thriller Leave the World Behind, with Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, and Kevin Bacon.