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Dana Green’s Duffield Spotlighted by LA Times

The home of billionaire philan­ thropist and businessman David Duffield is for sale in Alamo, Calif., for $39 million.

The co-founder of People Soft and Workday, with his wife, Cheryl, spent seven years crafting their English manor estate, adding features not only for man, but also man’s best friend: a dogpark, a dog spa and two paw-washing stations. The Duffields, who cre­ ated the no-kill pet shelter Mad­ die’s Fund in 1994,will donate the proceeds of the home sale to the foundation.

Beyond the arched front door, the human living areas include grand formal spaces, a great room with a wet bar, a wine cellar, a wood-lined den and a 14-seat movie theater. Eight bedrooms are among the 32 rooms, and there are five fireplaces in 20,467 square feet of interiors.

Outdoors, some 21.5 sprawling acres includes an aviary, separate swimming and plunge pools, a teen lounge and a car barn. A 75-foot suspension bridge con­nects the lounge and a custom treehouse. There’s also a separate guesthouse.

Dana Green of Pacific Union International is the listing agent.

Duffield amassed his fortune as founder of enterprise software company PeopleSoft, which was acquired by Oracle in 2005 for $10.7 billion. He serves asthe chairman of management software company Workday.

Last year the Duffields sold another East Bay home for $9.2 million.


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