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Former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy Slashes Price on Silicon Valley Mansion

By Claudine Zap | Jan 8, 2020 Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy is hoping to find a buyer for his amenity-stuffed megamansion in Silicon Valley, now available for $53.9 million. The tech tycoon’s hilltop home in Portola Valley was initially offered in 2018 for almost $100 million through a company called REX Real Estate Exchange, of which McNealy is an investor, according to Mansion Global. This week, McNealy relisted it with Samira Amid-Hozour with Compass and Deepee Chattha with REX.   With ...more

This massive Palo Alto home wants $53.8 million

It comes with an ice hockey rink and a professional basketball courtBy Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Jan 6, 2020, 2:42pm PST The facade at night. Photos by Jacob Elliott, courtesy of Compass When Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy put his home—a very large home, high atop a hill in Palo Alto—on the market in 2018, it made waves for having the audacity to ask for nearly $100 million. Alas, no one bit. Flash forward to ...more

The Napa Valley agent juggling vineyards and a brutal fitness plan

BY INMAN | January 09, 2020 This week, Hillary Ryan, founder of the Hillary Ryan Group in Napa Valley, California, balances work, family and physical fitness in the heart of Wine Country Celebrate Agent Appreciation Month and #ThankAnAgent with Inman this January. Discover more and see how to get involved, click here. Inman Diaries is a weekly feature tracking the day-to-day activities of America’s leading real estate agents — in their ...more

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Tech Tycoon Listing Silicon Valley Mansion With Ice Rink and Putting Greens for $53.8 Million

The Palo Alto, California, mega estate, which comes with a “pizza room,” was built from scratch by Scott McNealy BY LIZ LUCKING  |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 3, 2020  |  MANSION GLOBAL An amenity-laden megamansion in Palo Alto, California, belonging to tech tycoon Scott McNealy will be coming to the market Monday for $53.88 million, Mansion Global has learned. Mr. McNealy, 65, is the co-founder and former chief executive ...more