government Gavin Newsom of California sold its Marin County home in the Kentfield, CA enclave for $ 5,895,000.
The politician and his wife, the actor and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, launched the converted mid-century modern mansion after Newsom took office. His family has since moved to the Sacramento area.
The couple initially offered the high-end home for $ 6 million in January 2019 and quickly cut the price to $ 5.7 million in March 2019. It eventually slipped off the market with no buyers.
But at the end of May this year, an over-the-counter deal was closed – close to the original offer price.
This is a godsend for Newsom, who bought the space in 2011 for $ 2,225,000. The embattled Democrat is currently facing a recall election by a segment of voters dissatisfied with the COVID-19 measures taken during the pandemic.
Back of house
As we first reported in 2019, the five bedroom, six bathroom layout sits privately in 4,000 square feet on 1.38 acres of Kent Woodlands.
Built in 1950, the home was designed by Bay Area architect Worley K. Wong and remodeled by Julie Dowling. It offers spectacular views of Mount Tamalpais and San Francisco Bay.
Clear modernist lines and glass walls define the living areas. These living areas go directly into the outdoor area, which has a pool and spa.
A formal living room has a stone-framed fireplace and a separate dining room looks out over the pool. The open kitchen adjoins a casual dining area and family room. There is also an office as well as a master suite with a walk-in closet and a bathroom with two vanities. Other benefits of the property include a sauna, a terrace on the second floor and a covered parking space.
After winning the governor's race, Newsom could have moved into the state's Governor & # 39; s Mansion – a historic 1877 Victorian building in Sacramento. Instead, he decided to move to Fair Oaks and bought a $ 3.7 million property with modern conveniences to house his four children, according to an article from SF Gate.
The “kid-friendly” 6-bedroom, 12,000 square feet spread over 8.2 acres includes a pool, tennis court and wine cellar, as well as separate guest quarters. The price the couple paid is said to have been a record for the Sacramento area this year.
Newsom, 53, previously served two terms under former Governor Jerry Brown. Born in San Francisco, he was also Mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. Newsom was previously married to TV news personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is now in a romantic relationship and is reportedly buying real estate with Donald Trump Jr.
This story was originally published on Realtor.com.