Having been priced at $29.8 million early last year, touting nine Feng Shui selling points (including that the “grounded nature of the home will allow the owner to expand their income”), the list price for modern Atherton mansion at 96 Ridge View Drive was reduced to $27.8 Million in October.

Designed by Stanley Saitowitz and sited on a 1.6-acre parcel with views to San Francisco, the modern home features formed concrete, glass and steel construction, with two dramatically cantilevered rooms (the master suite and living room) and over 16,000 square feet of finished space between the six-bedroom main home, attached studio, four-car garage and guest house beside the pool.

And having been withdrawn from the MLS this past November, 96 Ridge View Drive has just been listed anew with a further reduced – although not according to any official industry stats – price tag of $24.9 million and an official “1” day on the market.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by sfwatcher

    Feng-Shui thing on expanding income is true… next owner just made himself $5M richer by waiting to buy this concrete box. I foresee more expanding income with a bit longer wait

  2. Posted by Adam

    They picked the wrong architect to build a spec house, in my opinion. The staging is not great either – almost no art to offset the concrete walls, almost no furniture – it all feels like a rendering, and that is not a compliment. Purity of form is great as an exercise, but it doesn’t end up feeling like a home.

    • Posted by Frisco

      Agree. The Saitowitz severity might appeal to people who want an urban industrial loft, but those are not the people who want to live on a hill in Atherton.

  3. Posted by Pablito

    I can imagine Ethan Hawke, Jude Law and Uma Thurman having dinner at that table ala Gattaca.

    • Posted by Jack

      Why DID Saitowitz design a dining room with no windows? Or with ankle windows, as the case may be… is there any explicable rationale for that choice?

      • Posted by emanon

        I like jenofla’s suggestion from the last go-round: “must be for the cats.”

  4. Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

    From last month, The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about:

    Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence…while cement – the key ingredient in concrete – has shaped much of our built environment, it also has a massive carbon footprint. Cement is the source of about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions…If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world – behind China and the US. It contributes more CO2 than aviation fuel (2.5%) and is not far behind the global agriculture business (12%).

    Emphasis mine. It’s way past time to move past the Brutalism, Stanley!

  5. Posted by Karl

    Perfect house for a villain.

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