Winona Ryder is selling the Dutch-Colonial-style home in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco that she has owned for 25 years. The house was built in 1902 and is perched high enough to boast views of the bay and Alcatraz Island in the distance.
The house with the traditional gambrel roof has been updated over the years, but it still has some of its original features like inlaid hardwood floors and gorgeous leaded glass windows.
The front courtyard is gated, with a path leading around to a red entry door on the side, and there’s a one-car garage underneath.
Take a look!
Winona Ryder’s House in San Francisco
The red entry door is on the side of the house behind a wrought-iron gate:
The Entry Hall and Staircase:
The Light-Filled Living Room:
An article on Dirt.com reports, “The three-story home sits on a high spot of the neighborhood that borders the Marina District to the north and posh Pacific Heights to the south.”
The house has 3 bedrooms + 2.5 baths, with 3,140 square feet.
Some of the best things about this house include the windows, the decks, and the views.
A vintage-looking bathroom with freestanding tub:
The Family Room:
In the 1800s, Cow Hollow was known for its dairy farms,
but the Board of Health banished the livestock in 1891.
According to SF Travel:
Union Street’s regeneration began in the late ‘50s with a few stylish antique shops and home furnishing showrooms.
The movement quickly gathered momentum, and by 1964 Cow Hollow had evolved into a neighborhood with flair — a flourishing shopping sector with a turn-of-the-century flavor.
This seven-block stretch of Union Street abounds with home furnishings showrooms; antiques and handicraft galleries; shops purveying custom clothes, art, objects, imports, books, gifts, linens, specialty foods, fabrics, feminine fripperies and odds-and-ends emporiums.
The Hollow’s handsomest accessories are the clusters of old Victorians, faintly reminiscent of London’s mews, which have been artfully refurbished and transformed into smart shopping compounds.
Fine old facades are painted subtle shades with black gingerbread trim. Wrought iron fences have been retained and, in some places, gas lights reinstalled.
The Dining Room:
The listing states:
2526 Union is a beautifully preserved and tastefully updated Victorian view home, built high atop one of the most coveted blocks in Cow Hollow. Amazing exterior period details mix with modern upgrades, with high ceilings and moulding.
The main level of the home has wonderful light, a formal entry, a living room with a fireplace and bay windows, and the entire north side has been combined thoughtfully into a kitchen/dining/family room area, also with a fireplace, that opens onto a massive view deck overlooking a deep and lush garden for indoor/outdoor living.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms – two of which face north with their own access to another view deck. There are two baths, both with tubs and stall showers, and a large closet.
On the lower level is access to the garage parking with extra parking pad and laundry, as well as a media room with play area that directly accesses the garden and has its own half bath; perfect for movie night, entertaining, or for potential expansion!
Floor Plans for 2526 Union Street:
The Back of the House:
Do you have a favorite Winona Ryder movie?
She’s appeared in some with memorable houses like “Beetlejuice:”
Read about how they created that house for the film.
There were some amazing sets in “Edward Scissorhands:”
The ranch house where Ryder’s character lived was on the market recently:
And who could forget “Little Women” and Orchard House?
Ryder was nominated for an Oscar for playing Jo March in the 1994 version:
The actress reportedly bought the Dutch-Colonial-style home in Cow Hollow
for about $1.3 million in 1995. It’s now on the market for $4.995.
Photo credit: Open Homes Photography
For more information about 2526 Union Street, check the listing
held by Compass agent Nina Hatvany and take the virtual tour.
Visit my Celebrity Houses page to see more, like Sandra Bullock’s Beach House.