Live Next Door to Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Posted by Cristin  |  February 7, 2014  |  10:06 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Apple

    Live Next To Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Palo Alto, CA

    Most Known For

    Apple CEO who succeeded the late, great Steve Jobs

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,065 square feet, close to downtown

    Price

    $2,849,000

    Here’s something you can’t buy at the Apple Store: the pricey Palo Alto condo right next door to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

    Just listed for $2,849,000, the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,065 condo is directly adjacent to the modest abode Tim Cook has lived in since 2010.

    A true testament to how small the world of Silicon Valley is, this for-sale condo is owned by Bill Maris, a venture capitalist and managing partner at Google Ventures, Apple’s largest competitor. Maris founded Google Ventures in 2009, and has gone on to make incredibly successful investments in hot tech companies like Nest, Uber and 23andMe.

    Property records show that Maris paid $1.98 million for the home in late 2010, which is about the time Cook purchased the unit next door. According to Gawker, the two tech titans coexisted for two years, until 2012, when Maris reportedly moved closer to Google’s Mountain View campus, but maintained this home as a rental.

    Located at the end of a private driveway, the Cook-adjacent property is super private, but only steps away from restaurants and shops in bustling downtown Palo Alto. The great room is perfect for entertaining and casual living, and the first floor bedroom could also be used as a den or exercise room. Upstairs, the gorgeous master bedroom suite has large closet.

    Cook has deviated from the lifestyle that many of his fellow tech leaders lead. Cook lives relatively modestly, while folks like Elon Musk, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer all own multiple high-priced properties.

    Interested in being Tim Cook’s new neighbor? Contact the listing agent, Wendy Kandasamy of Zane MacGregor & Co.

    Report: Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Spends $11.2 Million For Funeral Home Near Her Suburban Home

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 30, 2013  |  11:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Marissa Mayer

    Palo Alto, CA

    Most Known For

    Longtime Google employee, turned Yahoo! CEO

    Home Stats

    Funeral home, likely to be demolished

    Price

    $11,200,000

    Just in time for Halloween, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is the proud new owner of a funeral home in Palo Alto, CA.

    According to reports by The Silicon Valley Business Journal and Palo Alto Weekly, Mayer bought the property that houses Roller & Hapgood & Tinney, Palo Alto‘s oldest funeral home for $11.2 million. The funeral home is set to close its doors on October 31st, and the land on which it sits is currently zoned “planned community,” and a 2012 Palo Alto city report identified the funeral-home property as a potential site for up to 21 residences.

    No one knows exactly what Mayer plans to do with the property, but the deal does resemble the buying spree Mark Zuckerberg just went on in Palo Alto. Zuckerberg bought the three homes adjacent to his main residence to protect his privacy and to stop a developer from marketing a home as being “next door to Mark Zuckerberg. Mayer may be taking a similar approach, as her Palo Alto residence is just a short block from her new purchase.

    Standard with high-profile buyers, Mayer’s name isn’t directly associated with the purchase. County transfer tax records show a blind LLC paid $11.2 million for the site and the deal closed on Oct. 7th.

    Image via Google Street View.