233 West Santa Inez Ave may be most famous for its repeated appearances in the national news in 1974, during the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA).
During the 19-month ordeal, Patty’s parents, Randolph and Catherine Hearst, made regular appearances on the front steps of Patty’s childhood home under the tall Monterey pines, as a gaggle of reporters from across the world leaned in.
The press frenzy grew when, two months after she was abducted, Hearst infamously announced on an audiotape that she had joined the SLA and taken the name “Tania.” One of the recordings, which starts “Mom, Dad, I’m OK…,” was played on the steps of the mansion as Randolph, Catherine and reporters listened in. Alongside the press and family, psychics were invited into the house to attempt to locate Patty.
Hearst later repudiated the SLA and claimed she was brainwashed by the organization.
The mansion is located in one of the most expensive ZIP codes in America, 94010, and features a grand dining salon, French doors, a private bedroom wing, a yoga space, a wine cellar, rose gardens, pergolas and a “sparkling swimming pool.”
“The grace of this home has been enjoyed by some of the most influential families in the Bay Area – past, present and now future,” reads the blurb for the listing.
While the identity of the buyers are not known, the seller was Adrian Bellamy, a British businessman who served as board chairman of Gucci and later The Body Shop.
Elsewhere in California, the Hearst Estate in Beverly Hills — the giant mansion that was the home of William Randolph Hearst and featured in “The Godfather,” and Beyonce’s “Black is King” — just hit the market for a whopping $90 million.
Below is some drone footage of the storied Hillsborough mansion. Find the full listing here.