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Hillsborough Estate – With Current Owner – Up For Sale At $100 Million

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The de Guigne estate in Hillsborough (Sotheby's International Realty)

The de Guigne estate in Hillsborough (Sotheby’s International Realty)

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HILLSBOROUGH (CBS SF) – The owner of a nearly 50 acre compound in Hillsborough has tacked on an unusual caveat to his $100 million sale price; he intends to continue living in the home until he dies.

The home has beloned to the de Guigne family for over 150 years, and is being sold by Christian de Guigne on the condition that he retains a “life estate” allowing him exclusive use of the home until his death, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 75-year-old is selling the home for estate planning purposes.

The Mediterranean house is roughly 16,000 square feet according to the listing agent, Sotheby’s.

The mansion, designed by San Francisco architects Bliss & Faville, boasts 7 bedroom and 8.5 baths. Rooms include a “Grand-scale Ballroom, Living Room, Library and Pavilion…aligned to open to a Pool Courtyard, revealing sweeping views of San Francisco & the East Bay,” according to Sotheby’s.

In 2011, the sale of a Los Altos Hills home was believed to be the first to break the $100 million barrier for a single-family property. Just last year, a Woodside home set what appears to be a new record at $117.5 Million.

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