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Century-Old San Francisco Mansion Sells for $8.8 Million

The elaborate, hilltop house in the city’s Russian Hill neighborhood once belonged to Nicolas Cage


Exterior view of a large home on Francisco street, featuring a home with cream-color facade
This century-old San Francisco mansion has just sold.

On one of the sloping streets of San Francisco’s upmarket Russian Hill neighborhood, a more than century-old Tudor Revival-style home has sold for $8.8 million. 

The six-bedroom property, once captured on canvas by the artist Evgeny Lushpin, famed for his hyper-realistic landscapes, was built in 1914, according to the listing with Mark A. Levinson of Compass, who most recently brought the home to the market in March asking $9.95 million, listing records show. 

Described as “architecturally magnificent,” the 6,300-square-foot spread “has been well maintained, with all the recent updates designed to flow seamlessly with the home’s original period detail and charm,” the listing said. 

There’s also a newly renovated kitchen, spaces for remote work and study, an attached two-car garage, a private garden, and sprawling views taking in local landmarks from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, the listing said. 

The home boasts a celebrity pedigree, too, having reportedly belonged to Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage in the mid-2000s.

The actor, 57, bought the home and a neighboring vacant lot for $9.4 million at the end of 2006, before putting them back on the market following spring, according to the Real Deal, which first reported the home had found a buyer. Click here to read more via

Compass represented both sides of the December sale, with Ted Bartlett and Tina Bartlett Hinckley bringing the buyer, whom Mansion Global couldn’t identify. 

A representative for the firm declined to comment on the deal on behalf of the agents involved.