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Joe and Jennifer Montana list their Sonoma estate for $28.9 million

By Ted Andersen  – Digital Editor, San Francisco Business TimesJul 11, 2019, 10:29am EDT Forty Niners legend Joe Montana and wife Jennifer are selling the huge family home they built in Wine Country more than 15 years ago. The sprawling, 500-acre estate, which just went on the market yesterday, includes an Italianate villa, guesthouse/art studio, caretakers’ cottage, professional equestrian arena and stables for 30 horses with offices and staff residences. ...more

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Montana’s residence in Napa Valley up for sale for $29 million

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher Legendary NFL quarterback Joe Montana has put his Napa Valley mansion up for sale. If you had a cool $29 million, this large residence can be yours. The 500 acre house located on the rolling hills of Napa Valley went up on the market on Wednesday, according to SF Gate. The residence borders both Sonoma and Napa counties. This is ...more

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Joe Montana’s 500-acre Napa Valley estate listed for $29 million

A 15-minute drive from Calistoga in the Napa Valley, Villa Montana is a 500-acre estate with an Italianate villa, guest house, caretaker’s cottage, and equestrian arena. 49ers legend Joe Montana, and his wife, Jennifer, built the home in 2003. Set amid 500 acres of oak-studded rolling hills in the Napa Valley region, an Italianate villa owned by 49ers legend Joe Montana and his wife, Jennifer, ...more

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Russian Hill home once owned by ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ creator’s widow asks $13.8M

Willis Polk mansion comes with a stained-glass window depicting the ship featured in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Jun 14, 2019, 10:49am PDT Shortly after losing her husband, the noted writer Robert Louis Stevenson, Fanny Osbourne Stevenson, herself a magazine writer, commissioned Willis Polk to design this Mediterranean- and Tudor-style mansion near the top of Russian Hill. The circa-1900 home, located at 2323 Hyde (any similarity to Strange Case of ...more

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Piedmont estate once owned by a winemaker listed for $6.68 million

By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 12:30 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 A stately mansion with a storied past on a one-acre parcel in the exclusive East Bay city of Piedmont is on the market for the first time. Featuring seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms spread across 8,000 square feet, the home is listed for $6.68 million. With a craftsman facade and an interior adorned in classical details ...more

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1911 Piedmont mansion asks $6.68M

Comes with stenciled ceilings and leaded-glass skylights What could go upward of $20 million-plus along San Francisco’s BIllionaire’s Row or down in Palo Alto seems like a steal over in Piedmont—this circa-1911 stunner asking $6,68 million. Featuring eight bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, and 8,655 square feet, 320 El Cerrito Avenue comes with details aplenty, including an iron and glass front door; a living room with tall leaded-glass ...more

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5 LEED-Certified Homes for Guilt-Free Luxury Living

Emile L’Eplattenier|June 7, 2019 There are a ton of people out there who still associate healthy with bland and boring. There’s just something about a pan-seared rib eye that tofu can’t match. When it comes to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified homes, many buyers have similar misconceptions. In some buyer’s minds LEED and luxury are polar opposites. Just more tofu and kale ...more

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Sound Off: What synergies exist between China’s and the Bay Area’s real estate markets?

A: The San Francisco Bay Area, a popular location for Chinese investors, continues to attract home buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, for the sixth consecutive year, China exceeded other countries in both the number of units and the dollar volume of residential housing in the U.S. California, and in particular, the Bay Area, continues to be the favorite among Chinese home buyers, due ...more

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Authentic Palo Alto farmhouse asks $6.27M

Located in the historic Professorville district By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  May 31, 2019, 9:41am PD Some farmhouses, which shall remain nameless, are contrived. A few exposed beams, a Napa setting, and an over saturation of Restoration Hardware furnishings does not a farmhouse make. But this one, located in Palo Alto’s historic Professorville district, is the real deal. Featuring five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,976 square feet, 1136 Waverley, a circa-1893 ...more

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AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING SAUSALITO AERIE, $6M

Author: Philip Ferrato There are unobstructed views of the North Bay and San Francisco from this sleek cliff-side tower, set well back from the street– and directly above– the Sausalito waterfront. The 3-bed, 3.5-bath property, a free-standing unit in a condominium designed by Michael Rex + Associates, is located on Bridgeway, Sausalito’s main boulevard along its harbor and Richardson Bay. With jaw-dropping views across the ...more

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