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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ridiculously Spacious Bay Area Home for Sale, Only $29 Million

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM

You, too, could live here ... working as a servant
  • You, too, could live here ... working as a servant

Here's something that will surely stoke contempt among the Occupy Movement: A San Francisco suburban home is on the market. Its asking price? Only $29 million!

The mega mansion, which sits on 6 acres in the quiet town of Hillsborough, is secured by classic wrought-iron gates. It has reportedly been on and off the market for more than 10 years, we're guessing because almost nobody could afford that insanity. (The mortgage would be something like $62,000 a month).

The 5,000-square-foot, 30-room home (gross) has been touted as one of the most expensive homes in the United States. And now, it's in need of a family with at least a dozen servants.

According to Technoarit:

The residence features nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, three half-bathrooms, a VIP suite, a guest apartment, a six-car garage, a grand ballroom, three kitchens, a library, a music room, a formal banquet room, a media room, a gym and a 1,700-bottle wine vault.

It was built in 1931 for Celia Tobin Clark, an heir to the Hibernia Bank fortune -- and has been the site of many high-profile galas, including those attended by presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; and GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich --  you know, the 1 percent.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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