Apparently buyers have not been enchanted by the converted Excelsior firehouse—best known as the home of Anne Hathaway's character Mia in The Princess Diaries—that hit the market last month. The historic 1911 structure originally was looking for a royal $2.6 million, but just today slashed $325K from its price to arrive at a new ask of $2.275 million. The distinctive building, which still includes signage proclaiming that it is Engine Company 43, includes quirky touches like an outbuilding that used to serve as the firemen's kitchen and an entranceway that was first built for horse-drawn carriages.
The interiors are rather sparse—they were, after all, Mia's quarters before she learned she was a princess, and she eventually ditched them for more glamorous digs. (Accordingly, this place won't run you nearly as much as the far glitzier firehouse condo now on the market in Parnassus Heights.) The Excelsior firehouse includes nearly 4,800 square feet of space and most recently served as two separate rental units. Per the brokerbabble, it has the potential to undergo a Princess Mia-style makeover and either be developed into something new or turned into a live-work space. The listing agent promises it will be delivered empty of unruly-eyebrowed teens and other monarchs in training.
· Anne Hathaway's House from 'The Princess Diaries' Asks $2.6M [Curbed SF]
· 724 Brazil Avenue [Redfin]
· Condo at Former Engine 40 Isn't a Firehouse, It's a Firehome [Curbed SF]
· 724 Brazil Ave [Hill & Co. Real Estate]