Fieldhaven Estate

Built for Dave Duffield, the co-founder of PeopleSoft (which was acquired by Oracle in 2005) and Workday, the 22-acre Fieldhaven estate at 7 Country Oak Lane in Alamo is now on the market with a $39 million price tag.

The East Bay property features “stonework imported from Europe, an aviary, its own woodlands and [a] 20,647 square foot master home completed three years ago by Remick Associates Architects + Master Builders.”

There’s an old-school wine cellar, an outdoor kitchen by the pool, and a 14-seat cinema “painted by world-renown artists Evans & Brown.”

In addition to the main home, there’s a detached 1,115 square-foot two-bedroom guest house and a 1,404 square-foot one-bedroom above the car barn.

Fieldhaven Estate: Car Barn

And according to the Business Times, proceeds from the sale will be donated to Maddie’s Fund, the nonprofit pet shelter founded Dave and his wife with a $300 million endowment.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Oh Dear

    I will take two, please.

  2. Posted by AnonAnon

    Hideous McMansion on steroids. No thanks.

  3. Posted by Futurist

    Agreed. completely crude use of money with zero class or style. Pure junk.

  4. Posted by anon2.5

    What a waste of good lumber

  5. Posted by Sabbie

    The proceeds of the sale will go into a pet er sorry I mean tax shelter the couple founded.

    • Posted by gentrified is a dirty word for clean

      Charity = tax evasion. Thanks for clearing that up.

      • Posted by Sabbie

        Yes, you should read about the mechanics of it.

  6. Posted by Mark F.

    Hideous.

  7. Posted by SFRealist

    $39 million wasted

  8. Posted by eddy

    Was this his personal property or a spec project? He’s been building spec homes in the bay area and redeveloping / flipping others quite successfully. FWIW, I have no issues with this place and tax shelter or not, $39mm (or whatever this will sell for) isn’t chump change in terms of a donated cause.

    Does anyone have the official listing site? More pics at the business times linked in the main story above.

  9. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    Not enough parking.

  10. Posted by BobN

    It’s certainly an odd choice, but the craftsmanship and design are quite good, at least from the pictures. It looks right. Belongs in a forest in Europe.

  11. Posted by inclinejj

    He also owns the Ponderosa Ranch in Incline Village, NV.

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