Bing Crosby’s Former Bay Area Manor Is a Showstopper Asking $13.75M
In a world of TikTok challenges and constant streaming, it’s becoming difficult to remember what old-school entertainment was like. One of the greats of Old Hollywood, multitalented Bing Crosby, could do it all. Singing, dancing, comedy, and acting, he was a jack-of-all-trades. This Bay Area home he owned for a stint has a classic feel to it, reminiscent of the star himself. Tucked in quiet Hillsborough, California, it is now up for sale.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Bing Crosby purchased the home in 1963 for $175,000 and lived there for around 18 months with his then-wife Kathryn Crosby and their three children. It was at that point that they reportedly moved on. Now, with his legacy attached and three acres of lovely land, the 1930-built beauty is seeking $13.75 million. This is quite the pricing glow-up. But, of course, inflation, the exclusivity of the area, and major renovations all contribute.
With leaded-glass windows, exquisite gardens, and wood beams, the English-style manor is a fairytale. It’s easy to imagine Crosby’s glamorous friends passing the ivy-covered façade and wandering into the grand ballroom or cozy library.
While days of lavish parties are far away in thought, in a large part because of the current pandemic, this 10-bedroom home offers a glitzy feeling even in everyday activities. The pool and patios are ideal for peaceful outdoor living, while inside the gourmet kitchen, bathrooms, mudroom, and laundry room were all redone in 2014 for luxurious modern living. Nyhus Design Group and ABW Construction handled the major renovation.
The WSJ reports that Paul and Suzanne Roche are the current sellers, seeking to part ways with the enchanting property now as they divorce. Charles Griffith of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty has the storied listing.