Danielle Steels Beach House Sold for a Steal

Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel's beach house in California sold for a steal.

The 3,000-square-foot cedar-shingled beach house is located in the exclusive gated community of Seadrift at Stinson Beach. Danielle Steel bought the house in 2002 for $6.5 million dollars. In July 2012 Seadrift Realty put the home on the market, asking $2.65 million. And someone scooped it up for $2,579,000!

Steel who owns homes in San Francisco and Paris, used the beach house as a place to relax.

The house was the setting for her 2003 book Safe Harbor which was made into a television movie. In fact over twenty of her 100+ books have been adapted for television so far. Steel says, she publishes three books a year.

The beach house was lively and bright. "Less grown up than the other places," says Victoria Leonard, a San Francisco designer who has been to all of Steel's homes.

Danielle Steel uses an Olympia typewriter to write her books.

Maybe the window seat in the master bedroom was the place where she contemplated her best sellers.

This is the place where she is said to write. Her French Baroque mansion, aka Spreckels Mansion, in Pacific Heights, San Francisco. Via CNBC. To read the full story about Danielle Steel's beach house and her life, head over to the Wall Street Journal.