While luxury real estate sales may be sagging in hard-hit Manhattan, the top end of the San Francisco market has remained surprisingly buoyant. Case in point: A posh Pacific Heights home once owned by actor Meg Ryan and her former husband, Dennis Quaid, just sold for $17.3 million. The deal, reports Mansion Global, is one of many “trophy homes” to sell during the pandemic in San Francisco, where large and luxurious private homes are far harder to come by than in Los Angeles or New York City.
The property—which was originally listed for just under $20 million back in April—is certainly appealing. Built 130 years ago, the Queen Anne Victorian–style home is typical of the upscale mansions dotting Pacific and Presidio Heights, two of the most exclusive neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Spanning some 7,000 square feet and offering five bedrooms, seven total bathrooms, a pair of family rooms, a living room, and a formal dining room, the home is gracious and grand. There’s also a newly completed chef-kitchen along with a top-floor “pentroom,” a leisure-focused space that makes the most of the home’s panoramic San Francisco Bay views.
Despite its age, the home has undergone a series of recent updates and upgrades. The previous owners, for instance, worked with local firm Tim Murphy Design Associates back when they first bought it in 2014. Murphy’s overhaul was comprehensive but retained key original details, including “thick crown molding and decorative millwork, as showcased in the welcoming entryway,” according to Dwell.