Perched majestically on the nook of Broadway and Steiner in San Francisco’s tony Pacific Heights neighborhood sits a welcoming—and immediately acquainted—Victorian residence, full with its two turrets and 4 stacked bow home windows. “What a beautiful residence you’ve gotten,” exclaims Euphegenia Doubtfire, a British nanny and the household’s new housekeeper, as she will get the grand tour. “Oh, it reeks of style…isn’t this beautiful, pricey.”
Made well-known 29 years in the past this month when it debuted with a featured position within the Academy Award–profitable movie Mrs. Doubtfire, starring the late Robin Williams and Sally Discipline, the home remains to be simply as beautiful—much more so actually, because of San Francisco–primarily based inside designer Josephine Fisher Freckmann, who lately up to date a number of of the recognizable residence’s major residing areas. For her purchasers, Janet and Nick Bijur—and their 4 youngsters, ages 12 to 18—the designer was tasked with reimagining 5 rooms in addition to the entrance backyard. “I believe being the Mrs. Doubtfire home, [they] positively wished to interact with a designer to essentially elevate and highlight it,” says Fisher Freckmann.
In-built 1893 by architect Joachim B. Mathison, the now five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,300-square-foot wooden body home was bought by the Bijurs in fall 2016. But it surely was greater than the house’s cult standing that sealed the deal: “What actually attracted us to the home have been the architectural particulars,” Janet explains. “My husband was like, ‘What film?’” As 1993’s second highest grossing movie, there are only a few individuals (aside from Nick) who can’t recall Williams’s character doing housekeeping whereas dancing to Aerosmith’s track “Dude (Seems Like a Woman).” Actually, the house’s entryway was the stage for Williams’s iconic vacuum-and-broom-twirling scene. “It’s enjoyable to have associates over and watch it,” provides Janet. “It’s positively embellished in a different way, however for probably the most half it’s similar to the way it was within the film.”
From the landscaping across the facade to the household’s favourite gathering spots and the couple’s major bed room, the property remains to be an attention-grabber. “Individuals like to take photos, and it appears to be a variety of European vacationers,” notes Janet. “They seem to have a singular curiosity within the film, which is attention-grabbing. It’s candy truly—the house has a extremely good, heat vitality.”