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A CEO bought the ‘Princess Diaries’ mansion his daughter loved. See inside the San Francisco villa they’re now selling for $8.9 million.

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  • A San Francisco home that starred in “The Princess Diaries” is on the market for $8.9 million.
  • Just Desserts’ ex-CEO Michael Mendes bought the villa when his daughter was 7 and a fan of the film.
  • See inside the palatial home Mendes is selling, which doubled as the Princess of Genovia’s school.
“Shut up!” A 100-year-old San Francisco mansion that appeared in “The Princess Diaries” is on the market for $8.9 million.The exterior of 2601 Lyons Street.

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In the 2001 Disney movie, the 4,500-square-foot mansion was used as the set of the fictional Grove High School.princess diaries mansion

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In real life, it can be found at 2601 Lyon Street in San Francisco.

Located in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, the neoclassical revival-style home was the spot of some iconic scenes.green and Lyon in San FranciscoThe mansion is located on the corner of Green Street and Lyon Street.

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It’s where Mia Thermopolis, played by Anne Hathaway, attends 10th grade.Princess DiariesJulie Andrews as Queen Clarice Rinaldi of Genovia, and Anne Hathaway, who plays her granddaughter, Mia Thermopolis.

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It’s also where her character is infamously bombarded by the press after it’s leaked she’s the heir to the throne of Genovia.

The seller, the former CEO of Just Desserts Michael Mendes, purchased the home in 2009.door to the princess diaries mansionThe entryway to the mansion

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He told the Wall Street Journal that his daughter, who was 7 at the time of the purchase, was a fan of the movie.

“It was a bit unfortunate because we were trying to negotiate a good price,” Mendes said.

Upon entering the house, there’s a foyer with stairs leading to the second floor. To the right is a family room and to the left is an office.The main staircase of a home with wood treads and iron spindles. A double door to the living room is in the background.

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Up the stairs is a living room that is over 400 square feet with large windows overlooking the neighborhood.A living room with four arched windows overlooking San Francisco, an L-shaped cream sofa, and white walls.

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There is also a dining room on this floor…A dining room with yellow walls and two arched full-length windows. A large dining table with 10 chairs is topped by an antique iron chandelier.

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…as well as a galley-style kitchen and a small breakfast nook at the kitchen’s far end.A galley-style kitchen with a green backsplash, stainless steel vent hood, light wood cabinets, and a picture window overlooking the Presidio.

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The primary bedroom overlooks the San Francisco Bay. It’s one of four bedrooms in the home.The primary bedroom of a home with three windows overlooking the San Francisco skyline.

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The bedroom also has a 108-square-foot walk-in closet.

Here’s a better look at the primary bedroom’s view of the city, the San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz Island.The view out of a window that frames the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island.

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As if the bedroom space wasn’t enough, the primary bathroom is over 200 square feet and overlooks the Presidio.The primary bathroom with five picture windows overlooking a tree-dotted hill of the Presidio. Dark wood cabinets line the wall under the windows.

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On the other side of the floor there is a 210-square-foot secondary bedroom with a double-door entrance from the hall.A secondary bedroom with a bed in front of an oversized image of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Both the primary bedroom and this bedroom lead out to a balcony that overlooks San Francisco.An inset balcony with an arched ceiling overlooking San Francisco.

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There are doors that open onto the balcony from the hallway as well.Three arched French doors at the top of a staircase that let out onto the inset balcony.

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A third bedroom on this floor is being used as a gym. It neighbors a full bathroom.A view from a hallway looking into a full bathroom with gray tile and an exercise room with workout equipment.

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The home’s rooftop terrace overlooks the hills of the City by the Bay.A decorated rooftop terrace with a seating area and shrubbery.

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Mendes told the Journal that one of the upgrades they made to the home over the years was adding a rooftop grilling station.A large stainless steel grill and a rooftop grilling station.

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Like the rest of the house, the rooftop terrace has a golden feel as the sun sets over San Francisco.A rooftop terrace at dusk with a seating area in soft lighting. The trees of the Presidio tower in the distance.

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