Monday, March 19, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
The Bay Area real estate industry has been buzzing with news about how the market for homes above $3 million is exploding, including in the East Bay. But why stop being wowed there, when you can really induce shock and awe by looking at the market for homes in the $10+ million range?
Way back in 2017, the most expensive East Bay home sold for $3.83 million. It was a five-bed, six-bath estate at 1201 Upper Happy Valley Road in Lafayette. But that is nothing compared to what's on the mansion market in 2018.
Check out the recent listings below. Health advisory: These price tags might make you feel a bit dizzy, especially when you consider that the median home value in the U.S. is $207,600 ...
7 Country Oak Lane, Alamo
7 Country Oak Lane, Alamo | Listed by Pacific Union International
This English manor-style compound is reportedly the most expensive home listing in the history of the East Bay. Sitting on nearly 21.5 acres at the base of Mount Diablo, the estate was completed in 2010. Multiple generations could spread out in this 10-bed, 22-bath, 21,582-square-foot property. The best way to see the expansive property might be in the video below. Details include a European stone-lined wine cellar, 14-seat cinema, pool, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, and a suspension bridge leading up to a whimsical tree house. The owner, David Duffield of Workday and PeopleSoft, is donating the proceeds to Maddie’s Fund, a nonprofit pet shelter he created in the ‘90s. Animal lovers will appreciate the estate’s soundproof aviary with its own prep kitchen, dog park, and paw-washing station. If you can afford a $154,100 monthly mortgage, it can be yours!
10 Serenity Lane, Alamo
This chateau makes a big statement with a 12,000-square-foot main residence of 12 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. The 100-acre, very private compound includes a pool house, car museum for up to 20 vehicles, music room, manicured gardens, vineyards, and unobscured views of bucolic rolling hills.
10 Serenity Lane, Alamo | Listed by Pacific Union
2465 Tecado Terrace, Fremont
The listing says a motivated out-of-state seller is eager to give up this six-bed, eight-bath gated estate with a stunning 360-degree view of the bay and city lights. The 12,075-square-foot home has three kitchens, three laundry rooms, an indoor pool, and several decks to soak up the hilltop views of the nearly 21-acre lot. The last time this property was on the market, in 1998, it sold for $5.5 million. Inflation, right?
7788 Laguna Heights Court, Sunol
Live like you are on vacation at this estate in the gated community of Laguna Heights. You can do some serious relaxing here with the pool, swim-up bar, exercise room, steam room, sauna, and full theater with a bar. The 14,300-square-foot home has six bedroom suites, nine bathrooms, and three kitchens (including an outdoor kitchen.)
7788 Laguna Heights | Listed by Yamasaki Real Estate
Country Club Curb Appeal
3114 Blackhawk Meadow Lane, Danville
Sure this 9,360-square-foot estate only has six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, but beggars can't be choosers. From the listing: “Exterior highlights include an infinity edge pool, a spa, a tennis court, outdoor dining and pavilion with fireplace, plus an intimate, casual dining patio with fireplace. The paver driveway, engineered as a work of patterned art, winds to the tennis court and viewing pavilion, guest house and finally to a breathtaking view of the main residence from the circular driveway.”
3114 Blackhawk Meadow Lane, Danville | Listed by Sotheby's
Discounted Wine Country Estate
633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore
For $2 million less than the original listing price, this estate with a vineyard, winery, and tasting room could be yours. It has been operating as Tenuta Vineyards. The 5,287-square-foot residence includes six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and stunning views of Mt. Diablo and Livermore Valley.
633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore | Listed by Watkins Real Estate
Let Us Entertain You
661 Monticello Terrace, Fremont
This 15,000-square-foot-house in the gated Mission Heights community is made for hosting guests (seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms) and events. From the listing: “Relax and lay by the indoor, solar heated, private and air conditioned pool house, or treat your guests with champagne and barbecue in the outside grill by the cabana.”
661 Monticello Terrace, Fremont | Listed by Timothy Crofton Real Estate
Historic Beaux-Arts Mansion
1960 San Antonio Avenue, Berkeley
This 106-year-old Beaux-Arts mansion with seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and seven fireplaces has been restored and updated by HGTV host and local designer Cora Sue Anthony. Details include an atrium with an original stained-glass ceiling, a billiards room, library, servant quarters, and 26-foot-long master bedroom with panoramic bay views. The 12,000-square-foot mansion has served as a posh residence and a private school.
1960 San Antonio Ave., Berkeley | Listed by Golden Gate Sotheby’s
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