If you’ve been to Baker Beach in San Francisco, you’ve probably looked up at 1 25th Avenue. The home, which sits among several stunning homes along the bluff facing the ocean, was once the only residence on what later became an iconic street in one of San Francisco’s most coveted neighborhoods. This mansion’s history is fittingly illustrious — it was even home to actress Sharon Stone and her husband, journalist and San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein. Now, it’s for sale with a $39 million price tag.
When the Brown family built this home, the neighborhood of Sea Cliff had not yet been established. In fact, in 1908, though the view would still have been spectacular, it would not yet include the Golden Gate Bridge. According to the official listing, the family’s daughter, Phoebe Hearst Brown, was just four years old when the home was constructed and recalled “nothing else there but sand dunes, lupine and rabbits.”