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See inside Robin Williams’ former San Francisco estate on sale for $25M

Built in 1926, the Italian Renaissance Style Villa has views of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. | Source: Open Homes

Robin Williams’ former wife and Mrs. Doubtfire producer Marsha Garces Williams is listing her family’s massive 20-room Sea Cliff estate overlooking the bay with views of the Golden Gate Bridge for $25 million. 

Architectural and interior design elements include solid wooden French doors, terra cotta tile work and exposed beamed ceilings. | Source: Open Homes

The property on a corner lot at 540 El Camino del Mar extends over 17,000 square feet, with the centerpiece being an Italian Renaissance-style villa with six bedrooms, five bathrooms and three half-bathrooms. 

The primary suite offers ocean views from both the bedroom and bathroom, as well as a large safe room and meditation area hidden behind a paneled wall. On the ground floor, there is a one-bedroom guest apartment with a separate entrance and a fitness center with its own bathroom and a Finnish sauna. 

The eat-in chef’s kitchen was designed by Smallbone Design Studio and features a La Cornue range and constructed custom cabinets. | Source: Open Homes

Listing agent Steven Mavromihalis with brokerage Compass said that in the early 1990s, Marsha and Robin Williams renovated the property, expanding it to its current size of 10,598 square feet.

“However, they took great pains to preserve the rare and valuable building materials used in 1926, which are simply no longer available in the construction of modern homes,” Mavromihalis said in a statement.

The primary bathroom features Golden Gate Bridge views and custom Japanese built-in vanities and furniture pieces. | Source: Open Homes

Originally built in 1926 by the wealthy Olsen family, who made their fortune in lumber and shipping, the property sits a short distance from China Beach between the Presidio and Lands End. 

Williams had deep ties to the Bay Area, moving to the area as a teenager and spending most of his adult life in the region. 

Wrought iron and copper metalwork are featured throughout the home. | Source: Open Homes

Marsha and Robin Williams lived at the property for more than a decade and raised their children in the home after purchasing it for $3.2 million in 1991, according to property records. The couple divorced in 2010, and Marsha took over ownership of the home after they separated. 

The garden level of the property includes a wine cellar, storage and outdoor entertaining area. | Source: Open Homes

Robin Williams, known for his starring performances in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Hook and an Oscar-winning dramatic turn in Good Will Hunting, died by suicide in Marin County in 2014. 

The Sea Cliff estate is around five miles south of the rainbow-lined tunnel on Highway 101 named for the legendary comedian after his death. 

Kevin Truong can be reached at kevin@sfstandard.com