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SF’s “Princess Diaries” Home Up for Sale for $8.9 Million

The stately mansion at 2601 Lyon St served as the fictional Grove High School in the 2001 comedy
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San Francisco’s gorgeous stately home, located at 2601 Lyon St., is best known as the fictional Grove High School as depicted in the 2001 fairytale comedy The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.

The 100-year-old mansion whose exterior served as Mia Thermopolis’ school in the hit film has just hit the market. The current owners of the home, CEO of Just Desserts Michael Mendes and his wife Wendy, have listed it for $8.9 million.

However, thanks to SF Gate for sharing the interesting tidbit, that it was just dumb luck and perfect timing that the home was featured in the movie. Former SF Giants owner Bob Lurie owned the home at the time, but he just moved to Atherton and was planning to put the home up for sale. Thankfully, this iconic home was not occupied at the time and was available for production.

The home was built in 1923 by famed architect August Headman who designed the French-inspired home for its original owner Carlo Matraia. The house features more than 4,500 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms over 3 floors. The home has an elevator which connects the garage on the lower level to the full-floor rooftop which features an outdoor kitchen, a garden, and stunning bay and city views.