Pacific Heights Victorian once owned by Linda Ronstadt hits market at $17.5M

Jackson Street house was home to the “Blue Bayou” singer for a decade

Linda Ronstadt with 2518 Jackson Street (Getty, Google Maps, iStock)
Linda Ronstadt with 2518 Jackson Street (Getty, Google Maps, iStock)

A Pacific Heights home that “Blue Bayou” singer Linda Ronstadt sold for $5 million in 1998 is hitting the market for more than triple the price.

The four-level, seven-bedroom Victorian home, where she lived before moving to Tucson to raise her children, is asking $17.5 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. Ronstadt bought the home for $2.25 million a decade before she sold it.

Ronstadt made several changes to the home during her time there, including restoring the top level with a deck that shows views of the surrounding Bay Area. She also extended the size of the home when she added a larger kitchen, family room and primary bedroom.

Owners Craig and Kathleen Bryson, who live primarily in Utah, bought the house as a second home for themselves and their 11 children, the Journal reported. They’re selling because the kids are grown and they don’t need so much space. Bay Area native Craig Bryson is a founding distributor of the beauty and wellness company Nu Skin.

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The light blue home, which dates to the 1890s, is on Jackson Street, across from Alta Plaza Park. One feature of the home that remains from its past is a stained glass, dome-shaped skylight above the main staircase. The home is slated to hit the market this week.

Just a few minutes away, another Victorian home is for sale. The six-bedroom home at the corner of Broadway and Pierce Street was listed in October for $17 million.

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[WSJ] — Victoria Pruitt