The man behind the making of Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo, Pixar cofounder and Walt Disney Animation Studios president Ed Catmull, is looking to bid his park-like, Kentfield, CA estate farewell – he has just listed the property for $10.9 million. For the past twenty-six years Catmull has been heading Pixar Studios, and most recently been overseeing animated films at both Pixar and Disney alongside chief creative officer John Lasseter following the Disney acquisition in 2006. His soon-to-be-ex California home town of Kentfield is about thirty minutes from Pixar Studios, located in Emeryville, CA., and about forty five minutes-to-an-hour from tech hub San Francisco.
Given Catmull’s ultra-creative mind and decades of animating experience, it’s no surprise his exquisite, custom-made estate pops with storybook charm. The three quarter acre parcel is simply majestic with expansive level lawns and views of Mt. Tamalpais and the Southern Marin Ridgeline. Built by Steve Wisenbaker, the six-bedroom, eight full and two half bath property is designed with a South Hampton personality. The white trim against the white walls and white coffered ceiling pairs beautifully with the dark hardwood flooring. The interior is furnished with modern minimalistic influence creating an elegant and traditional atmosphere.
A beautifully-lit island sits in the center of the spacious gourmet kitchen fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, including a Charvet Caumartin Range. The master suite features an exquisite walk-in closet and vintage ceramic tub. The upper level opens to the main patio, garden and pool with attached water slide. The exterior grounds are lined with lavish landscaping giving the home lovely vast hues of green – a perfect Bug’s Life paradise.
The estate also includes an executive sized home office, a spa-sized gym, a separate maid’s quarter and library. State-of-the-art technology is also incorporated throughout, although does not include your own private Wall-E. A 7-car auto court and underground 2-car parking allows for plenty of room for your real and/or animated Cars.