Our eyes nearly popped out of our heads when we saw theÂ reported sale priceÂ of thisÂ Woodside, Calif., mega-mansion: $117.5 million! If it's true, it would be the second most expensive home sale ever in the United States. (Billionaire Stanley Kroenke holds the No. 1 spot for hisÂ $132.5 million purchaseÂ of a Montana ranch last November.)
Bay Area blogÂ SF LuxeÂ came across the shocking discovery, pointing toÂ public recordsÂ on listings site Redfin showing the astronomical sale price of the 8,930-square-foot home in the middle of Silicon Valley. Our buddies atÂ Curbed, though, expressed a bit of skepticism, saying: "It could also be a fat finger error at the property records office." We can't be totally certain, but there is some evidence that the sale price may be the real deal. A historic Colonial in WoodsideÂ went on the marketÂ for $85 million last September, and Russian billionaire Yuri MilnerÂ coughed up $100 millionÂ for a home in nearbyÂ Los Altos Hills, Calif.
The mega-mansion, previously owned by private equity bigwig Tully Friedman and designed by starchitect Allan Greenberg, was not publicly listed for sale, according to SF Luxe. The blog did not reveal the buyer, but said that "it's a name with which you are undoubtedly familiar." (Mark Zuckerberg?) The stunning neoclassical home, which sits on nine acres, has 360-degree mountain views.