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WeWork Founder Adam Neumann Lists $27.5 Million Northern California Property

The large estate comes complete with a commercial-grade waterslide, music studio and racquetball court BY BECKIE STRUM  |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 3, 2020  |  MANSION GLOBAL\   The property was once home to famed concert promoter Bill Graham. Ex-WeWork boss Adam Neumann is selling a lavish eco-friendly compound north of San Francisco for $27.5 million—complete with bee keeping, a theme park-grade waterslide and a music studio. And that’s just ...more


An Impeccable Midcentury Compound in the Berkeley Hills Wants $3.4M

The main residence and one-bedroom guesthouse abut the forests of Tilden Park. Perched above the woods of Tilden Park in Berkeley, California, a recently listed compound comprises a 1954 main residence and detached guesthouse. The property’s acre of lush gardens offers a quiet and conveniently located city retreat. Inside the main house, period details include tongue-and-groove wood, exposed beams, brick fireplaces, and expansive windows along ...more

Grape new home! Four-bedroom Mediterranean-style mansion with breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline hits the market for $29.9million and it comes with TWO huge wine cellars

An extravagant mansion – 74 Bellevue Avenue – has gone on the market for a whopping $29,900,000  Built in 2002, the 6,340 sq-ft abode features four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms  The home was first listed last month and is being shown by listing agent Bill Smith of Compass It is located on the southernmost tip of Corinthian Island and has panoramic views of San Francisco By MATTHEW ...more

A Mansion With a Starring Role in ‘LA Confidential’ Hits the Market for $7.5 Million

The architectural treasure is where Kim Basinger’s character called home in the neo-noir crime thriller. BY HOWARD WALKER ON JULY 31, 2020 Photo: Adrian Van Anz/Aaron Kirman Group The elegant wrought-iron staircase is unmistakable. Back in 1997, a sultry, silk-clad Kim Basinger sashayed down these very steps in the film-noir classic L.A. Confidential, channeling Veronica Lake, all heaving breaths and cascading blonde locks. Basinger won an Oscar for her ...more

Mid-century compound on an acre of Berkeley Hills land hits market for $3.6M

The buyer will be only the fourth ever owner Anna Marie Erwert June 25, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to two real estate trends. First, with working from a home indefinitely a possibility, many city residents are looking outside of San Francisco for real estate. Secondly, because shelter-in-place could be an ongoing reality, compound-style living is making a comeback, as it allows a ...more


Bumpy S.F. Condo Market Pinched As Buyers Look Outside The City

July 8, 2020 Dean Boerner, Bisnow San Francisco Bay Area An ongoing San Francisco condo market slowdown could be short-lived, thanks to modest supply growth and low interest rates. During previous building cycles, entitled projects were split roughly evenly between condos and apartments, but the vast majority of developed sites went apartment last decade, according to Polaris Pacific partner Paul Zeger.  As of June, S.F. had 842 unsold ...more

$30 million Mediterranean-style mansion on the tip of Tiburon has jaw-dropping views over the bay

Emily Landes July 20, 2020 Updated: July 20, 2020 4:05 a.m. Corinthian Island is not actually an island, but a spit of land that stretches out into the bay. The tiny, tony community includes homes in both Belvedere and Tiburon and given those high-end locales, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s also home to the second-oldest yacht club in the country. It has less than 60 ...more


10-Acre Retreat Outside San Francisco Lists for Just Under $20 Million

By V.L. Hendrickson July 16, 2020 10:32 am ET The sprawling estate clocks in at 10 acres. OPEN HOMES A custom-designed, resort-style retreat outside San Francisco listed Friday for $19.8 million. The gated compound, dubbed the Lark Ridge Retreat, sits on the ridgeline Alamo Mountains in Alamo, California, which is about 28 miles east of the city. The 10-acre site allows for far-reaching views of Mount Diablo and ...more