Asking price of Californian estate cut by £37.8 million; condition of owner being allowed to live there until he dies removed
When De Guigné Court in Hillsborough, California was last marketed in 2013, it came with a price tag of £64.5 million ($100 million, €91.1 million) and a catch – The buyer would not be able to move in until the owner, Christian de Guigné IV, died. Unsurprisingly, the estate failed to sell and now its been relaunched at a price slashed by £37.8 million ($60.1 million, €54.7 million) and without Mr de Guigné as a continuing resident.
Now on the market for the much more modest sum of £25.7 million ($39.9 million, €36.3 million) yet still out of reach of even a EuroMillions winner, the property – which we featured in March 2013 – is now for sale through Brent Gullixson of Gullixson and is being described as “a hidden treasure on the San Francisco Peninsula”.
Aside from 47 acres of land and 16,000 square foot of accommodation, the 10-bedroom house includes a dish room, a pastry room, a flower cutting room and a ballroom. Enough, surely, to tempt any upwardly mobile tech billionaire.
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Kitchens bloody awful mate…decor ghastly the outside is nice though. A dish room I would like to see however!??
Much of the decor, to my mind, is actually of a very high quality. The World of Interiors thought the same.
It looks more like a working kitchen; the range is an incredibly expensive brand and an extremely high quality product – I actually quite like it. The house looks like it needs someone to ‘live’ there and make it a home. It currently appears quite soulless and unloved.
I’ve always liked the World of Interiors magazine.
Many things can be changed, but given the water restrictions in California; I would get might irritated by a sloping brown aspect between the new proprietors ( my bitch and I ) and ‘ our ‘ view………look you
These pictures do not do justice to the beauty and mystique of this property