One palatial Bay Area estate makes for a particularly good house hunting option, if you’re a Robin Williams fan with a $25 million budget. The Wall Street Journal reports that the late Oscar winner’s former San Francisco abode, complete with six bedrooms, a speakeasy-style hidden bar, and a loggia offering views of the Golden Gate Bridge, is officially up for grabs.
The dwelling is listed with Steven Mavromihalis of Compass, who says Williams and former partner Marsha Williams “took the house down to the studs” and rebuilt it in the early 1990s in a quote shared with AD. “They expanded the home to its current 10,598 square feet on three levels,” Mavromihalis says. “However they took great pains to preserve the rare and valuable building materials used in 1926, which are simply no longer available in the construction of modern homes.”
In classic Robin Williams fashion, the entertainer apparently took it upon himself to put some whimsical touches into the abode, including a hidden passageway between the children’s bedrooms. On the home’s exterior, the family added iguana and turtle metal figures that appear to be crawling up the façade—a tad more fun than your average gargoyle.
The Italian Renaissance-style house’s main entrance is bolstered by stone columns and features intricate detail work depicting smiling masks, crests, and swirls of a leafy Art Nouveau-inspired motif. Original details including beamed ceilings were maintained throughout the manse’s extensive renovations and can be seen above the stairwell and in the living area, which is lined with French doors and boasts a sizable fireplace topped with a grand gray mantel. Nearby, an airy kitchen and dining area features a large island beneath pendant lighting.
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A Japanese-inspired bathroom with a raised soaking tub can be found within the home’s primary bedroom suite. Elsewhere, a library and media room offer outdoor access via French doors. Other amenities include a wine cellar, multiple storage rooms, and a separate one-bedroom apartment with its own entrance.