The five-bedroom, 8,200-square-foot manse with the storybook Tudor styling that has been in the family of Senator Diane Feinstein since 1985 has hit the market with an asking price just shy of $10 million. Feinstein grew up across the street from the Presidio Terrace house and has allegedly been in love with it since 1945 (it was built in 1909). She and her banker husband, Dick Blum, moved into the place just five years after they were married, and it now belongs to Feinstein's daughter, recently retired Judge Katherine Feinstein and her husband Rick Mariano.
Judge Feinstein didn't grow up in the house, but she's raised her daughter there, and she tells the Wall Street Journal that it's just become too big for just her and her husband now that their daughter is in college. She also says that she has many fond memories of Halloween, when her husband would carve many pumpkins to decorate the place, and when they would see some 700 trick-or-treaters both she and her mother made the place a must-stop for trick-or-treaters by making a point of handing out full-size candy bars.
The house at 30 Presidio Terrace boasts a solarium, it's own "pub," a library, a remodeled kitchen, "fabulous" gathering rooms, and a garden that can accommodate 75 garden-partyers. See the full listing here.
Judge Feinstein retired from the bench last December after serving over 12 years, and Senator Feinstein, at age 80, is the oldest serving senator and one of the wealthiest, if not the wealthiest at this point, with a net worth that was estimated before the financial crisis at somewhere between $43 and $99 million.