San Francisco’s beloved ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ house going on market for $4.45 million
The San Francisco home that has come to symbolize the career of Robin Williams is going up for sale with a listing price of $4.45 million.
The iconic turreted Victorian at 2640 Steiner was the setting for the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams who dresses as a British woman to secure a job as the nanny for his estranged wife who is keeping him away from his kids.
The Pacific Heights home has always attracted fans of this heartfelt movie about a father’s act of love, and after Mr. Williams death in 2104 it has become a shrine of sorts to the Bay Area-based actor who touched so many with his brilliant, wicked humor and sensitive, humble manner. Flowers and remembrances honoring Williams are often left on the sidewalk.
But even without its celebrity status, this four-bedroom is a wonderfully classic, elegant home built in 1893 by local architect Joachim B. Mathison who also designed the Burlingame Railroad Depot.
“Because it’s built on a wide corner lot, the public rooms are large scale and the home has an open feel,” said listing agent Steven Gothelf of Pacific Union Christie’s International.
With four bedrooms on the second floor, 2640 Steiner offers a layout that’s perfect for a family with young children, but Gothelf says he could also see a couple who likes to entertain purchasing the property.
Location is another plus as the home is within walking distance of the shops and cafes of Fillmore, Alta Plaza Park, and acclaimed private schools.
The current owner, Douglas Ousterhout, a leading doctor in facial feminization surgery for transgender patients, purchased the home in 1997 for $1.395 million. He has been known for being kind and welcoming to the tourists outside his door and is selling the home to retire in the wine country.