Julia Roberts buys a view (and a home, too) in San Francisco

March 2, 2020

Do you ever wonder who owns all those frequently vacant homes in Presidio Heights?… well here’s one new part-time San Franciscan … read on!

Pretty Woman is investing in Presidio Heights.

A trust tied to Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts has shelled out $8.3 million to buy a Victorian Revival home in the tony neighborhood, the Los Angeles Times reports, citing public records.

The trust that purchased the home, the Times notes, holds the titles on other properties in the A-lister’s real estate portfolio. That includes a ranch in Malibu’s Point Dume and a co-op in the West Village in New York, the paper reports.

So just what did the Hollywood icon buy here? According to the listing with Caroline Kahn Werboff of Sotheby’s International Realty, the 6,200-square-foot home has five levels of living spaces with five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It was initially listed at $10.25 million before a price drop to $9.65 million, per the Times.

The home, designed by architect Sylvain Schnaittacher and built circa 1907-1908, features a 1,000-plus-bottle wine room and views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Nina Hatvany of Compass represented the buyer.