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Rather Spectacular Morrison Estate Returns Listed For $3M Less

Rather Spectacular Morrison Estate Returns Listed For $3M Less

Listed for $9.75 million in 2012, a price which was reduced to $8.95 million in 2013 and then to $7.95 million later that year, the rather spectacular Morrison Estate at 117 Laurel Grove Avenue in Ross is back on the market and asking $6,995,000. Built for Alexander Morrison, the... Read More »

Rosewood Napa Valley?

Rosewood Napa Valley?

The Hong Kong-based family which owns the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, a favorite haunt of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and the cougars that hunt them, has been identified as the buyers of the Calistoga Hills Resort property, an 88-acre parcel of land upon which a 110-room luxury hotel, 20... Read More »

$100M Calistoga Hills Property Sold To Asia Pacific Buyer

$100M Calistoga Hills Property Sold To Asia Pacific Buyer

On the market for $100 million, the “Calistoga Hills Resort,” an 88-acre parcel of land upon which Calistoga voters have approved the development of a 110-room luxury hotel with 20 villas and 13 estate homes, has just sold to an undisclosed Asia Pacific-based international development and investment firm. The... Read More »

Looking To Live On A Barge, Own A Harbor On The Bay?

Looking To Live On A Barge, Own A Harbor On The Bay?

BayHaven Harbor is a collection of 6 floating home slips, an on-land cottage, and a rustic two-unit residential barge. And the assemblage, which is also known as 60 Varda Landing, is now on the market for $3.8 million, with a listing touting “a rare opportunity to own an historic... Read More »

Wine Cellar?  Pshaw!  You Deserve A Proper Wine Cave

Wine Cellar?  Pshaw!  You Deserve A Proper Wine Cave

On the market for $12 million in 2013, the wine country estate on over 20 acres at 160 Campbell Creek Road in Oakville has just returned to the MLS with an “undisclosed address” and a list price of $7,900,000. Built in 2008, the estate includes a main house with... Read More »

Techies Turned Winemakers Selling Napa Estate For $19M

Techies Turned Winemakers Selling Napa Estate For $19M

After selling their tech company in 1997, Perry and Carolyn Butler purchased 40 acres in St. Helena, planted vines and built a 9,600 square foot villa, and founded Juslyn Vineyards on the Spring Mountain estate. One of the largest private residences in Napa Valley, the villa at 2900 Spring Mountain Road... Read More »

Huge Price Cut For Former Yahoo! President’s Napa Valley Estate

Huge Price Cut For Former Yahoo! President’s Napa Valley Estate

The former Lane Knolls municipal golf course at 1129 Dealy Lane in Napa was turned into a 25-acre private estate by legendary Hollywood producer David Wolper (think Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Roots) in 1990.  And in 1999, onetime Yahoo! president and COO, Jeff Mallett, purchased “Vineyard... Read More »

A Tangerine Stinson Beach Dream

A Tangerine Stinson Beach Dream

Having sold his Billionaires Row home in San Francisco to the Trainas for a record setting $35 million last year, former Tangerine Dream keyboardist turned real estate and natural resource investor, Peter Baumann, is now aiming to sell his contemporary Stinson Beach pad for $7.5 million. Baumann purchased the... Read More »

Stunning Napa Valley View Estate On The Market For $27.5M

Stunning Napa Valley View Estate On The Market For $27.5M

The Montagna Estate was built upon 40 “Pritchard Hill” acres in St. Helena, overlooking Napa Valley below. Constructed in 2004 for developer turned winemaker, Bob Long, the estate includes 12,000 square feet of living space across four structures, including a three-story wine tower constructed from Napa Valley stone. The... Read More »

Defaults Are Down In Every Bay Area County, Except One

Notices of default and formal foreclosure proceedings for homeowners across the nine-county Bay Area have dropped to their lowest level in over eight years.  But there’s one Bay Area country in which default activity has been ticking up over the past year. Having dropped by an average of 19.5... Read More »

Drakes Bay Fight Is Over, Oyster Company Agrees To Leave

Drakes Bay Oyster Company has agreed to permanently cease all oyster farming operations at Drakes Estero and has settled its long-running lawsuit with the federal government. As part of the settlement agreement which was filed this morning, Drakes will be allowed to keep harvesting oysters until the end of... Read More »

A Serious Price Cut For A Comedian’s Wine Country Estate

A Serious Price Cut For A Comedian’s Wine Country Estate

Listed for $35 million in 2012, Robin Williams has cut the price for his 650-acre “Villa Sorriso” wine country estate in the mountains between the valleys of Napa and Sonoma to $29.9 million. Once again, the 20,000 square foot Limestone villa on the property includes three Kevlar wrapped safe... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Except In San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Except In San Francisco

While Bay Area home sales were down 12.9 percent on a year-over-year basis last month, the slowest March in terms of sales volume since 2008, recorded home sales were up 8.2 percent on a year-over-year basis in San Francisco as contracts in a number of new condo buildings started... Read More »

Baptist Seminary In Marin Selling 101 Acres To Local Developer

Baptist Seminary In Marin Selling 101 Acres To Local Developer

The Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary is in contract to sell their 101-acre Marin County campus in the unincorporated town of Strawberry to North Coast Land Holdings. The San Rafael based North Coast plans to build around 100 apartments and a new campus for another school on the land.... Read More »

A Peek Inside The $9.9M “Terra Rosa” Wine Country Compound

A Peek Inside The $9.9M “Terra Rosa” Wine Country Compound

Designed to resemble an Italian hillside village, the 13,000 square foot “Terra Rosa” compound was built on seven acres overlooking the Petaluma Golf Club and finished with limestone floor pavers harvested from a French monastery while a modern Kevlar reinforced door keeps anyone and everything inside the wine cellar... Read More »