Even just a short browse of the Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty website is enough to realise how devoted we are to luxury property. Whether that is smart homes in Dubai or mountain ranches in Colorado, we have access to the finest properties everywhere in the world. Much of our global reach and illustrious client network is down to our partnership with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. It is that type of prestigious reputation, unique marketing channels and unrivalled connections that make us the perfect destination to find your perfect home. Not convinced yet? Nothing says quality like catering to the crème de la crème of Hollywood royalty!
When you have the right budget and refined tastes, nowhere compares to a resource for luxury options more than Sotheby’s. That is exactly what happened when Julia Roberts was looking for her new home. The Oscar-winning actress was enchanted by one of the exclusive listings on the Sotheby’s International Realty website and couldn’t wait to dive inside its unique features. Having been originally listed at $10.25 million in May 2019, Sotheby’s oversaw the reduction in price, to match market positioning, to $9.65 million in September 2019. Showing that even the rich and famous like to get the best deal, Roberts was eventually able to snap up the luxury property, in the Presidio Heights neighbourhood of San Francisco, for just $8.3 million; a 19% discount from the original asking price.
Space. View. Love
The century-old Victorian Revival-style house was designed around 1907 by Sylvain Schnaittacher and spans 6,245 square feet over five floors. As well as its enviable location, the property boasts five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. It also features a north-facing garden that is perfect for entertaining, a partial slate roof and a two-car garage to keep her vehicles tucked away from prying eyes. The large entrance foyer leads to a living room with a stunning fireplace for winter warmth that pairs with a decorative fireplace in the coffered-ceiling dining room. The marble counter tops in the kitchen are complimented by a walk-in pantry, gas stovetop, wet bar and a breakfast area. Off to the side is a family room that opens up to a deck and barbecue grill. The grand staircase in the centre takes you up to the master suite with its own walkout balcony and walk-in closet. One of the most appealing aspects is its 1,000 bottle wine room, which will be ideal for when she needs to celebrate her next Oscar win.
Presidio Heights is one of the most sought-after locations in San Francisco offering, as it does, tree- lined streets, elegant eateries, home-spun markets and stylish fashion outlets; not to mention its sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. It also borders the vast Presidio Park which gives residents plenty of room to hike, explore and play golf. With all of the serene landscaping and amazing views, the location mirrors other luxury property destinations favoured by Roberts, including a Hawaii beachfront home which sold for $16.2 million in 2016.
If you would like to see the types of luxury property that are sought by celebrities like Julia Roberts, Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty has the widest range available. Get in touch with one of our expert consultants to discover where in the world your next dream home might be….