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Gap founders’ estate listed for $100M, a record listing in the most expensive ZIP code in the US

Tessa McLean | SFGate

A palatial estate with famous Bay Area ties just hit the market for the first time in decades in Atherton. If it sells for its $100 million list price, it would be the most expensive sale in the Bay Area’s most expensive ZIP code.

The property acted as a summer home for Gap Inc. founders Doris and Don Fisher since 1976. The retail magnates added to the land over the years, buying up adjacent parcels to create 8 acres of grounds, including a sprawling sculpture garden.

There are two homes on the property, one at 170 Atherton Ave. on a 4-acre parcel. The main house features five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
BERNARD ANDRE, Bernard AndreThere are two homes on the property, one at 170 Atherton Ave. on a 4-acre parcel. The main house features five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Don Fisher died in 2009. His son John Fisher, 60, the heir to the Gap Inc. fortune, is the current owner of the Oakland A's. John's net worth is valued at $2.9 billion, according to Forbes.
Bernard AndreDon Fisher died in 2009.His son John Fisher, 60, the heir to the Gap Inc. fortune, is the current owner of the Oakland A’s. John’s net worth is valued at $2.9 billion, according to Forbes.
Large windows in the main home showcase impeccable landscaping of the level lawn.
Bernard AndreLarge windows in the main home showcase impeccable landscaping of the level lawn.
Modern touches are seen throughout the home.
Bernard AndreModern touches are seen throughout the home.
There's also a pool, a pool house and a tennis court nearby.
Bernard AndreThere’s also a pool, a pool house and a tennis court nearby.
The sculpture garden is fixed over approximately 2 acres. 
Bernard AndreThe sculpture garden is fixed over approximately 2 acres. 
A second home at 178 Atherton Ave. is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house.
BERNARD ANDRE, Bernard AndreA second home at 178 Atherton Ave. is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house.
While undoubtedly grand and spacious, this is only the ninth-largest estate in Atherton.
Bernard AndreWhile undoubtedly grand and spacious, this is only the ninth-largest estate in Atherton.