Friday, February 1, 2013
Christian de Guigne IV is selling a 47.4-acre estate in Hillsborough, California for $100 million. Chrisian's grandparents built the house and it has been in the same family for 150 years. The 16,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home includes seven bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, a ballrom and a flower-arranging room. There is also a servants' wing with four maids' rooms and two chauffers' rooms. The house is on a hilltop at the end of a 4,500-foot driveway and has views of San Francisco to the north, the Bay Bridge, the hills of the East Bay and the San Mateo Bridge.
See Sarah Tilton, Bay Area Boom: A Large Hillsborough Estate--With Occupant--Lists for $100 Million, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 1, 2013.
Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.