The House from Disney’s ‘The Princess Diaries’ Is for Sale—And It’s Stunning

Updated: Mar. 22, 2023

Here's a look into the Princess Diaries house in San Francisco, which served as the iconic high school Mia attended.

If you’re a fan of royal movies and, more specifically, Disney’s The Princess Diaries, you’ll want to listen up when you hear this news! The Princess Diaries house in San Francisco is up for sale, so we now have the inside scoop on what the interior looks like. (Spoiler alert: It’s stunning.)

The house served as the set of Grove High School, where student-turned-royal Mia Thermopolis attended classes. Thanks to the beloved Disney flick, here’s everything you need to know about this home-turned-movie set, one of the state’s most famous houses.

What you need to know about this Princess Diaries house

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The Princess Diaries house is a neoclassical Mediterranean mansion at 2601 Lyon St in San Francisco, California. And yes, if you’re ever in the area, you can drive by and visit the house to have your princess moment. (We also rounded up some iconic movie sets you can visit.)

Because of the city’s competitive real estate market, it’s no surprise the Princess Diaries house in San Francisco is on the market for a massive $8.9 million. If you want to live like royalty, you’ll have to pay up!

The Princess Diaries house is located in a highly desirable area right next to the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park. More specifically, it can be found at the eastern corner of the Presidio Wall at the intersection of two beloved San Fran neighborhoods: Cow Hollow and Pacific Heights. It provides its residents with everything the city is loved for: a unique blend of city, bay and forest views.

You might be wondering: Who lived in the house before it went on the market? We’re glad you asked. The home was owned by Michael and Wendy Berry Mendes. Michael Mendes was previously the CEO of Just Desserts. The couple bought the home for $5.7 million in 2009, and real estate prices have gone up since.

Thanks to the Mendes family, the Princess Diaries house boasts enviable modern amenities but maintains its old-world charm. This home has plenty to offer, with 4554 square feet, 3.5 baths, and four bedrooms. Some other highlights include a gorgeous media room, a gym/office and a rooftop garden fit for a princess with heaters, a fire pit, and outside kitchen perfect for entertaining. Who needs a castle when you can live here?

Inside the Princess Diaries house

You’re already familiar with the gorgeous facade of the home, but are you ready to go inside the Princess Diaries house? Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the listing.

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With a primary bedroom as lavish as this, it’s easy to live like royalty. The gorgeous, ornate chandelier adds a singular flair to the space.

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With its luxurious paneling and expansive windows boasting some incredible views, the home’s living room offers the perfect place to sit down, relax and put on a movie. The Princess Diaries, anyone?

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Technically this isn’t inside the house… but we’ll make an exception for this gorgeous rooftop garden. Complete with heat lamps, an outdoor kitchen and stunning panoramic views of San Francisco, the rooftop completes a home that’s truly fit for a princess.


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