Tour Sharon Stone’s Former Beachfront San Francisco Home Now Listed for $39M

Catherine Tramell has long since left San Francisco. A sequel to Basic Instinct sends Tramell to live in, and wreak havoc upon, London. Sharon Stone, the actress who plays her among many other roles, and her ex-husband, newspaper editor Phil Bronstein, also moved on from the city years ago, or at least their shared home there.

From 1998 to 2005, the former couple owned this waterfront Italianate-Victorian manse where the Golden Gate Bridge is easily in view and direct beach access is a given. Years after their tenure there, the historic residence is now on the market for $39 million, listed for the first time since the Academy Award-nominee left it behind.

Located at 1 25th Avenue, the 8,495-square-foot house existed before its luxurious neighborhood, dubbed Sea Cliff, did. It was the Brown family, in 1909, that first moved to this special address as the city recovered from the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Daughter Phoebe Brown, a toddler at the time of the disaster, held the property’s deed until her death in 1990. Only in 1991 did the home change hands for the first time. Then, it pulled in $2.4 million. Stone and Bronstein later scooped it up from another owner for $6 million.

Perched just above Baker’s Beach, the spread is supremely splendid with grand proportions yet warmed by the material choices. Large rooms give way to larger rooms, with heavy, dark woods imbuing a solid sense of permanence.

Neal Ward of Compass holds the listing, which is in good company on the San Fran market. One of the city’s iconic Painted Ladies is also currently for sale, as well as an interior designer and former hotelier’s bold Pacific Heights manor.