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Paul Allen’s Mansion Sells for $35.25M—Another Awesome Sale in Atherton

By Claudine Zap | Feb 18, 2020 Although Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, died in 2018, his real estate legacy is strong. The tech billionaire’s estate in Atherton, CA, recently sold for a hefty $35.25 million. According to real estate records, the deal closed on Feb. 11. Billed as “one of Atherton’s finest estates,” the property came on the market last October with a price tag of $41.5 million. While the final price came in ...more

Hollywood producer Steven Bochco’s Napa wine country mansion for sale: $8.5 million

BY DAVID CARACCIO FEBRUARY 13, 2020 07:46 AM  The Napa Valley estate of Steven Bochco—creator of the iconic television shows “L.A. Law,” “Hillstreet Blues” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”—served as a private getaway offering expansive views of the wine country. The European-style mansion hit the market Wednesday, listed at $8.5 million. The late television writer/producer and his wife Dayna liked to come up to the Northern California ...more

Nob Hill co-op with interiors by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy asks $2.98M

It’s located across the street from Grace CathedralBy Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Feb 13, 2020, 3:37pm PST Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Compass Although the outside of this Nob Hill says midcentury—it was, after all, built in 1962—the inside of this co-op shouts contemporary care of a major remodel by noted interior designer Orlando Diaz-Azcuy. And it lands on the market for a cool $2.98 million. Featuring ...more

Steven Bochco’s Napa Valley Retreat Comes to Market at $8.5 million

By MARK DAVID  Location: near Oakville, Napa Valley, Calif. Price: $8.5 millionSize: (approx.) 4,600 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, plus 2-bed/2-bath guesthouse After first being offered as an off-market whisper listing, the achingly scenic, northern California wine country estate of late and vaunted television producer Steven Bochco has been listed on the open market by his wife, Dayna Bochco, at $8.5 million. Bochco passed away in April 2018 after a ...more

AGENT The professional cyclist co-leading a team in the heart of Silicon Valley

This week, Kat Carroll of the reSolve Group in Palo Alto balances the needs of her tech-savvy clientele with the obligations of co-leading a 1-year-old real estate business Kat Carroll Ted Irvine / Inman BY INMAN | Today 1:00 A.M. Inman Diaries is a weekly feature tracking the day-to-day activities of America’s leading real estate agents — in their own words over the course of a seven-day week. In ...more

The Napa Chateau That Doogie Howser Built Lists for $8.5 Million

By James Tarmy February 12, 2020, 2:35 AM PST Dayna Bochco, the spouse of late TV producer Steven Bochco, is selling her 47-acre weekend retreat For years, Steven Bochco, the late writer and producer of TV shows including NYPD Blue, Doogie Howser, M.D., and L.A. Law, would go on weekend trips in Napa Valley with his wife, Dayna. “My husband was from New York City,” she says. “But he just fell in ...more

For sale: An $11.3M Sonoma compound that used to be a nudist colony

By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 8:22 am PST, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 In the sun-drenched hills of Northern California’s wine country, a compound that once hosted a nudist colony is listed for $11.3 million. The Sonoma property is vast and includes a 1905 farmhouse, a contemporary home and a car barn with an apartment, all set on 120 acres with views that stretch across the valley to the San Francisco ...more

This huge Sonoma estate just listed for $11.3 million. It used to be the site of nudist colony.

By Ted Andersen  – Digital Editor, San Francisco Business TimesFeb 7, 2020, 3:12pm PST Updated Feb 8, 2020, 9:42am PST What’s the perfect complement for a contemporary luxury estate atop Castle Rock in Sonoma County? How about a century-old farmhouse that once gave rise to a nudist colony. The master wing, an extension of the living area, is adjacent to the pool and spa. The kitchen includes a custom-made stainless ...more

A Midcentury Garden Oasis With Architectural Pedigree

Location: San Francisco, CA Price: $3,900,000 Originally designed by Midcentury modern architect George Rockrise, this San Francisco home was renovated by two renowned landscape architects. It is on the market for $3.9 million. Joe Brown and Jacinta McCann, both landscape architects, were initially drawn to the design of their Telegraph Hill home. ‘Its Midcentury modern style, the sweeping views and garden, and the surrounding neighborhood sealed the deal,’ ...more

Tech company cofounder lists $54M Silicon Valley estate with a full-size hockey rink

Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy and his wife Susan have put their $53.88 million California “dream home” on the market. The 32,000-square-foot Palo Alto home includes five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and four half-baths, according to the listing with Samira Amid-Hozour of Compass and Deepee Chatta of REX. But its most notable features are its expansive recreational amenities. The home boasts a 7,300-square-foot ice hockey rink — which the listing agents noted could be converted ...more