A cliff-top San Francisco mansion that once belonged to the actress Sharon Stone is listing for $39 million.
Located in the tony Sea Cliff neighborhood on the northwestern edge of the city, the roughly 8,500-square-foot house was built in the early 1900s, according to listing agent Neal Ward of Compass. It is one of just 25 homes perched on a cliff above Baker Beach with direct views of the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands, he said. The roughly 8,500-square-foot house has seven bedrooms.
The sellers are dentist Faranak Aliabadi and her ex-husband, entrepreneur Dariush Meykadeh. They bought the house for $13 million in 2005, records show. They are selling because their daughter is going to college, according to Dr. Aliabadi, who said she wants to travel more. Dr. Aliabadi, who emigrated from Iran in the 1980s, also owns a vineyard in the Napa Valley where she grows grapes and olives.
According to Mr. Ward, the house was built at the turn of the 20th century. Ms. Stone purchased it in 1998 with her then-husband, journalist Phil Bronstein. The U-shaped house has a red-tile roof and a courtyard that Dr. Aliabadi called a “Zen garden,” with bamboo and palm trees. Visitors pass through a small gate into the courtyard and then enter the home through french doors. The home has seven bedrooms and a pair of two-car garages. There is also a separate guest entrance and a staff entrance. Dr. Aliabadi said she was drawn to the property’s views and setting before she even set foot inside the house. “You’re living at the edge of the Pacific Ocean,” she said, describing a spot on the horizon where the ocean meets San Francisco Bay.
The main floor has a terrace and a wooden staircase leading to a second deck and access to Baker Beach. Dr. Aliabadi said the house is one of a few with direct beach access; she can walk to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge in about 20 minutes. The home has views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo: Brian Kitts Dr. Aliabadi said although the house has been updated inside with a new kitchen and baths, “it still has its old charm.” There are gold-foil ceilings, dark wood parquet floors and custom fireplaces, according to the listing. Large picture windows maximize the water views. At night, Dr. Aliabadi said, she likes to watch illuminated cruise and cargo ships pass by.“I lived there for 18 years; not once would you see the same sunset,” she said.
With its rugged shoreline and dramatic views, Sea Cliff has attracted residents such as Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer, records show.