Photos: Winona Ryder asks $5 million for Dutch Colonial San Francisco home

Rich and famous folk are notorious for their itchy real estate
feet, buying and selling multimillion-dollar homes with the same
ease and alacrity as mere financial mortals might, say, buy a new
pair of shoes or change out the baking soda box in the fridge. One
exception, at least in San Francisco, is
Hollywood veteran Winona Ryder, who’s owned the same home in the
city’s affluent Cow Hollow neighborhood for 25 years. The
“Beetlejuice” and “Heathers” icon, a two-time Oscar nominee
(“The Age of Innocence” and “Little Women”) who currently
stars on Netflix’s wildly popular science fiction thriller
“Stranger Things,” stands to earn a small fortune on the sale
of a classically gambrel-roofed Dutch
Colonial
that she scooped up way back in 1995 for $1.3 million
and now has for sale at a whiff under $5 million.

Built in 1902, the three-story home sits on a high 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 home mixes period detailing with modern-day
creature comforts. There are three bedrooms and two full and two
half bathrooms in a bit more than 3,100 square feet.

SELLER:
Winona Ryder | LOCATION: Cow Hollow, San Francisco, Calif. | PRICE:
$4.995 million | SIZE: 3,140 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2
half bathrooms.(Realtor.com)�

A gated courtyard entrance leads around to the side of the house
were a cherry-red front door opens to a foyer that showcases
original inlaid hardwood floors, leaded glass windows and a
decoratively spindled switchback staircase. A street-facing formal
sitting room features more leaded glass windows and a rather boring
traditional fireplace with fluted pilaster accents, while a second,
informal sitting room sports an all-but identical (and, thus,
equally dull) fireplace. The adjoining dining area spills out via
glass sliders to a spacious deck with a lovely tree-framed view
over the bay toward Angel Island State Park, and the
not-especially-large but carefully arranged kitchen is expensively
outfitted with pale-grey quartz counters and fancy up-to-date
designer appliances.

Though there are technically three bedrooms on the upper level,
floor plans show one of them includes a spacious vintage-style
private bath while the other two easily function as a grand suite
that comprises a shared entry vestibule off of which open a sizable
walk in closet and another vintage-style bath. The larger of the
suite’s two rooms has a fireplace, this one inspired by those you
might see in a French chateau, and both sport glass sliders that
open to the same narrow balcony from which there are views that
sweep over the bay and encompass two of the city’s most famous
landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

SELLER:
Winona Ryder | LOCATION: Cow Hollow, San Francisco, Calif. | PRICE:
$4.995 million | SIZE: 3,140 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2
half bathrooms.(Realtor.com) 

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In addition to a single-car garage, the basement-like ground floor
contains a laundry room and a finished bonus space with powder
room. And, dispensing with the idea that city living means not
having much outdoor space, the deck outside the dining room has
stairs down to a deep backyard that incorporates a large brick
terrace and a small deck hidden among trees and foliage.

It’s not clear when Ryder last occupied the house. It popped
up for rent last year at $15,000 per month, and it’s been cleared
of personal belongings and staged with generic furniture. However,
the low-key actor and her long-time boyfriend, sustainable clothing
entrepreneur
Scott Mackinlay Hahn
, certainly seem to have a few bi-coastal
options for shacking up; She’s believed to own a prominently
sited Mediterranean villa in L.A’s celeb-packed
Outpost Estates
neighborhood, in the foothills above Hollywood,
and a few years ago
Architectural Digest
featured her homes in New York City, a
sophisticated apartment with 18-foot-high ceilings in a landmarked
downtown building, and in Beverly Hills, a modestly sized 1920s
Mediterranean bungalow she restored to its original state with he
savvy help of her good friend, actor/decorator Kevin Haley.

Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 1
Photos: Winona Ryder asks million for Dutch Colonial San
Francisco home