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Inside Sharon Stone's Sea Cliff Homes Where She Spent Time with Adopted Son despite Losing Custody of Him

Esther NJeri
May 23, 2022
06:30 P.M.
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Sharon Stone gained fame in Hollywood for playing Femme Fatales and a woman of mystery on film and TV. Like her extraordinary beauty and talent, she also has a knack for beautiful abodes. We look at the beautiful places the actress has called home.

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Following the end of her marriage to Michael Greenburg in 1987, the "Catwoman" actress married San Francisco newspaper editor Phil Bronstein. Together, they purchased and moved into their 20th-century San Francisco home.

Like most women, Stone wanted kids, and soon after marriage, they began trying for one. However, even as they attempted to conceive naturally, they also explored other options and were already in contact with an attorney to help them start the adoption process.

Sharon Stone and Phil Bronstein during GLAAD Media Awards 2000 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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The actress, who suffered from lupus-related rheumatoid factors, had suffered a miscarriage years earlier, and now with Bronstein, she suffered two more, both lost at five months. However, her last one was the most terrifying, yet it came with a silver lining. She would recall:

"The last time I lost the baby, I went into 36 hours of labor. While at the hospital, our adoption attorney called."

Phil Bronstein and Sharon Stone during The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Red Carpet at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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The couple returned the call on their way home and found out that they had received approval to adopt a little boy due in a few weeks. A month and a half later, she listened on the phone as their baby was born. She told Vogue:

"I felt as if God was throwing me a life raft."

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They named him Roan Joseph Bronstein, and from the moment she lay eyes on him, she was in awe. Finally, the "Lovelace" actress became a mother, despite her inability to have children naturally.

THE HOME WHERE THEY RAISED ROAN

When Roan came into the world, he found not only the loving arms of his adoptive parents awaiting him but also a beautiful cliff-top San Francisco mansion.

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The home, constructed in the early 1900s, features 8,500-square-foot of space and sits on a cliff above Baker Beach. It boasts direct views of the Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean.

The seven-bedroom U-shaped mansion showcases a courtyard with palm and bamboo trees that one can pass through to reach a small gate leading into the home through french doors.

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This proud and welcoming Italianate-Victorian home also features a red-tile roof, a pair of two-car garages, and a separate guest entrance. The main floor consists of custom fireplaces, a gold-foil ceiling, and dark wood parquet floors.

A wooden staircase leads to the second deck and has direct access to Baker Beach. Also, one can walk to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge in about 20 minutes.

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Large picture windows grace the dining room providing a direct view of the water and the illuminated cruise and cargo ships that often pass by. The home also offers unparalleled views of breathtaking sunsets.

A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE AND DIVORCE

Unfortunately, in October 2001, the actress suffered a near-death experience when the doctors discovered she had a brain hemorrhage. Even before she could recover fully, her marriage began a downward spiral.

Sharon Stone and Roan Joseph Bronstein attend the opening of Fendi's new boutique at 51 Avenue Montaine on July 3, 2013 in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

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Stone could not pinpoint when or how her marital troubles began, although, in retrospect, she now believes her husband's initial intentions with her were corrupt, and he'd fooled her into the union.

She says of her husband: "He just didn't see me, talk to me, look at me." They drifted apart, and the "Basic Instinct" actress began spending time away from their shared San Francisco home.

Actress Sharon Stone (L) and her son Roan Joseph Bronstein arrive on July 16, 2021| Source: Getty Images

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Sources claimed she spent plenty of time in her Los Angeles mansion and abroad attempting to revive her film career. After "enormous strain" in their marriage, Bronstein filed for divorce in 2003, citing "irreconcilable differences."

However, the divorce was amicable, and they both requested joint custody of their adopted son Roan which they got. Bronstein's lawyer said, as News 24 reports:

"There will be no drama here. They both have the interests of their three-year-old at heart. They are trying to resolve this in a very private manner."

THE LOS ANGELES MANSION SHE SHARES WITH HER SONS

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After the divorce, the "A Different Loyalty" actress moved to Los Angeles. And despite the judge initially awarding them both custody of Roan, settling on a two-year rotation with each parent, the terms would soon change.

A judge in San Francisco gave Bronstein primary physical custody of Roan, stating that it would be disruptive for him to keep moving from his Bay Area community back to Los Angeles to live with Stone.

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However, on her own, and now living in Los Angeles, Stone adopted two sons, Laird in May 2005, then Quinn in June of 2006. However, she never did lose touch with Roan, and he often visited her in Los Angeles.

A mother of three, the "Broken Flowers" actress made her Los Angeles mansion a haven for her boys. "They're at a wonderful age when we don't have to have a nanny living with us anymore." She told People in 2018, adding:

"I can wake up on a Saturday, and I come downstairs, and they're playing, and we hang out. We swim, play basketball, we watch movies. We have such a lovely family dynamic."

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Curious about what her Los Angeles mansion looks like? Let's take a tour. When Stone purchased the Beverly Hills mansion in 1993, it was still under construction, so the actress had the chance to incorporate her desired designs and styles.

Characterizing Stone's knack for interior design, the home balances comfort, style, and a generous helping of glamour. She said of the designing process:

"This house has its own voice, and once we began to understand that language, the design process became much easier."

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The stair hall features a Mimmo Paladino painting, an antique bookcase, and a Julie Neill Designs chandelier. The french windows and white walls brighten up the room and add a whiff of comfort and glamour.

A partial wall with mirrored pocket doors divides the cavernous living room into two zones. On one side, the actress' sons can have a quiet time playing games and watching television while she could be entertaining guests on the other side.

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The powder room off the foyer is installed with an antique-tile floor from Agra, while the dining room boasts snappy contemporary lights by Moooi and a hair-on-hide rug the color of a traffic cone. She told Architectural Digest:

"I also put in the moldings, mantels, and other architectural details that are so essential to the integrity of the space."

The main suite of Stone's home is a self-contained apartment-like unit with silk rugs, chairs covered in shaggy white Mongolian lamb hides, and a luxurious bathroom.

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