Wealthy and well-known people are infamous for his or her itchy actual property ft, shopping for and promoting multimillion-dollar houses with the identical ease and alacrity as mere monetary mortals would possibly, say, purchase a brand new pair of footwear or change out the baking soda field within the fridge. One exception, at the very least in San Francisco, is Hollywood veteran Winona Ryder, who’s owned the identical house within the metropolis’s prosperous Cow Hole neighborhood for 25 years. The “Beetlejuice” and “Heathers” icon, a two-time Oscar nominee (“The Age of Innocence” and “Little Ladies”) who at present stars on Netflix’s wildly in style science fiction thriller “Stranger Issues,” stands to earn a small fortune on the sale of a classically gambrel-roofed Dutch Colonial that she scooped up manner again in 1995 for $1.3 million and now has on the market at a whiff beneath $5 million.
In-built 1902, the three-story house sits on a excessive spot of the neighborhood that borders the Marina District to the north and posh Pacific Heights to the south. Listed with Nina Hatvany at Compass, the slender, well-maintained house mixes interval detailing with modern-day creature comforts. There are three bedrooms and two full and two half bogs in a bit greater than 3,100 sq. ft.
A gated courtyard entrance leads round to the facet of the home have been a cherry-red entrance door opens to a lobby that showcases unique inlaid hardwood flooring, leaded glass home windows and a decoratively spindled switchback staircase. A street-facing formal sitting room options extra leaded glass home windows and a slightly boring conventional fire with fluted pilaster accents, whereas a second, casual sitting room sports activities an all-but equivalent (and, thus, equally boring) fire. The adjoining eating space spills out by way of glass sliders to a spacious deck with a stunning tree-framed view over the bay towards Angel Island State Park, and the not-especially-large however rigorously organized kitchen is expensively outfitted with pale-grey quartz counters and fancy up-to-date designer home equipment.
Although there are technically three bedrooms on the higher degree, ground plans present considered one of them features a spacious vintage-style non-public tub whereas the opposite two simply operate as a grand suite that contains a shared entry vestibule off of which open a large stroll in closet and one other vintage-style tub. The bigger of the suite’s two rooms has a hearth, this one impressed by these you would possibly see in a French chateau, and each sport glass sliders that open to the identical slim balcony from which there are views that sweep over the bay and embody two of town’s most well-known landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
Along with a single-car storage, the basement-like floor ground comprises a laundry room and a completed bonus house with powder room. And, meting out with the concept metropolis dwelling means not having a lot out of doors house, the deck exterior the eating room has stairs right down to a deep yard that comes with a big brick terrace and a small deck hidden amongst timber and foliage.
It’s not clear when Ryder final occupied the home. It popped up for hire final 12 months at $15,000 per 30 days, and it’s been cleared of private belongings and staged with generic furnishings. Nevertheless, the low-key actor and her long-time boyfriend, sustainable clothes entrepreneur Scott Mackinlay Hahn, actually appear to have a number of bi-coastal choices for shacking up; She’s believed to personal a prominently sited Mediterranean villa in L.A’s celeb-packed Outpost Estates neighborhood, within the foothills above Hollywood, and some years in the past Architectural Digest featured her houses in New York Metropolis, a classy condominium with 18-foot-high ceilings in a landmarked downtown constructing, and in Beverly Hills, a modestly sized Twenties Mediterranean bungalow she restored to its unique state with he savvy assist of her good pal, actor/decorator Kevin Haley.