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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

Horgan: Harry and Meghan, we’ve got a bargain manse for you

By JOHN HORGAN |PUBLISHED: January 16, 2020 at 5:20 am | UPDATED: January 16, 2020 at 5:43 am You really can’t blame them too much. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, are eager to be on their own. They announced last week that, in a desire for more independence, they are seeking to greatly reduce their official roles in the Royal Family and pursue their ...more

$2.9 Million Homes in California

An Arts and Crafts bungalow in Burlingame, a midcentury-modern home in Ojai and a Richard Neutra house in Encino with breathtaking mountain views. Burlingame | $2.898 Million A cedar-shingled 1916 cottage with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms Burlingame, a city in San Mateo County, between San Francisco and Palo Alto, has a population of about 28,000 and a median home sale price ...more

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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

Renowned Bay Area designer unveils new luxury property in Marin

By Ted Andersen  – Digital Editor, San Francisco Business TimesDec 6, 2019, 1:44pm PST Updated 57 minutes ago Stanley Saitowitz, a Bay Area designer who has garnered attention for his monochromatic and machine-like architecture, has just finished a new estate in Mill Valley. Listed for $6.95 million, the 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home rests on a south-facing hill and features a multi-terraced living roof — complete with solar panels — which offers ...more