Earlier this week, Facebook filed paperwork for the most anticipated initial public offering since Google in 2004. Estimated to raise as much as $10 billion and value the company at up to $100 billion, about a 1,000 or so privileged Facebook employees are expected to hit the jackpot this summer.
With a few Facebook employees valued anywhere from $700 million to $17.5 billion, it’s safe to say that these soon-to-be newly minted millionaires and billionaires will probably have more money than they know what to do with. Well, here’s an idea – why not take your shares and get your own piece of Silicon Valley by buying a house (if they haven’t already).
So to help them out, we’ve searched through Silicon Valley real estate’s most finest for Facebook’s lucky bunch. Although Silicon Valley isn’t known for being fancy like the rich and famous in New York and Los Angeles, with these homes we think we’ll definitely get some “likes” from our “friends.”
1. King Mountain Rd; Woodside, CA 94062
Bathrooms: 5 full, 1 partial
Size: 14,000 sqft
Lot: 4.0 acres
Why we “like” it: Features a wine cellar with a 13,200 bottle capacity, fully equipped gym, 15-seat cinema, 7-car garages, computer controlled heating, lighting, security and elevator.
2. 835 Chiltern Road, Hillsborough CA 94010
Lot: 6.23 acres
Why we “like” it: Includes indoor pool & raquetball court, pool house, outdoor pool, tennis court, waterfalls, koi pond, English rose and zen gardens.
3. 5050 Alpine Road, Portola Valley CA 94028
Bathrooms: 8 full, 2 partial
Lot: 28.5 acres
Why we “like” it: It’s minutes from town, boasts 2 pools, tennis ct, vineyard, 8-car garage and guest cottage.
4. 12661 Robleda Road, Los Altos Hills CA 94022
Bathrooms: 6 full, 1 partial
Size: 8,610 sqft
Lot: 1.53 acres
Why we “like” it: Has 3 levels, vaulted/cathedral ceiling, inside BBQ, 2+ master suites, pool and cabana.
5. 72 Ralston Road, Atherton CA 94027
Bathrooms: 8 full, 1 partial
Size: 9,345 sqft
Why we “like” it: Boasts a wine cellar, sauna, fitness room, game room, pool, spa, fire pit and cabana.