Though his name does not appear on the deed, comparing the interiors to those taken during previous tours of Hammett’s abode makes it perfectly clear who the present owner is.
The many, many, many framed posters of classic horror films (including no fewer than four of the 1934 Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi collaboration The Black Cat) are part of Hammett’s own collection.
In fact, it looks like they had him clean up the decor a bit for the new photos: Gone is the gruesome zombie dummy used in Day of the Dead from the theatre, for example.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say about homes that are among some of the most beautiful around. That fits the bill for 320 Sea Cliff, a Spanish Colonial-style house in Sea Cliff that listed this month for a gobsmacking $16,000,000.
That makes this house the fourth most expensive, publicly listed home in the entire city. The 1926 beauty is a four-bed, four-and-a-half-bath, three-story affair perched above China Beach and host to a sweeping spiral staircase that would give Hitchcock vertigo.
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