Lots of famous people live in San Francisco but do you know about these 5 famous homes? Here’s a list of abodes you might recognize from TV and movies:
- One of the best-known groups of “Painted Ladies” (Victoria and Edwardian houses) is the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street in San Francisco. It is sometimes called “Postcard Row.” The houses were built between 1892 and 1896 by developer Matthew Kavanaugh, who lived next door in the 1892 mansion at 722 Steiner Street. This block appears very frequently in media and mass-market photographs of the city and its tourist attractions and have appeared in an estimated 70 movies, TV programs, and ads.
- The “Tanner Family” House – Located at 1709 Broderick St. This house was made famous in the popular TV show, Full House in the 80s and 90s.
- A gigantic topiary dinosaur peering over the wall distinguishes the home of actor Robin Williams, located in the Sea Cliff area of San Francisco. On Halloween he usually hands out light-sticks instead of candy.
- Mrs. Doubtfire House – Located at 2640 Steiner (corner of Broadway and Steiner) in San Francisco’s prestigious Pacific Heights neighborhood, this Queen Anne style house was home to out-of-work cartoon voice-over artist Daniel Hilliard until his estranged wife threw him out. Disguising himself as Scottish housekeeper and nanny Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, he gets a job caring for his own children.
- Danielle Steele House – A house owned by author Danielle Steel draws tourists from all over the world to the corner of Washington and Octavia streets.
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