LOS ALTOS HILLS (CBS 5) — A Russian billionaire investor has purchased a lavish, 25,500-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley for $100 million, believed to be the most ever paid for a single-family home in the United States.

Yuri Milner, 49, an investor in Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, apparently has no immediate plans to move into the home in the community of Los Altos Hills.

Milner is the founder of Digital Sky Technologies, an investment firm he started in 2005.

The mansion purchased by Milner is a French-style chateau set on 18 acres in hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay.

See Google Map Of The Property

The estate has a ballroom, wine cellar, gym, spa and pools inside and outside.

The sale price beats the previous high of $95 million, which was paid in 2008 for an estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Comments (38)
  1. Chris Pepper says:

    I’ll live in it for him.

  2. Cliff Hypp says:

    Opulence, I has it

  3. Miss Dee says:

    Woulda loved to have been that real estate agent!

    1. Jason says:

      You mean the person that fainted when he heard “I’ll take it”? lol

  4. severn says:

    the pool looks a tad small

    1. Carl H. says:

      Thats a fountain

      1. Jason says:

        Carl – or the tiny rectangle POOL behind the house is what they meant when they said “pool”.
        And I agree – I’d expect at least one Grotto

      2. Gary Steele says:

        It looks Olympic sized…

  5. ted says:

    Facts would be nice. The fact is there are no 18 acre estates in the city of Los Altos and this estate is not located in the city of Los Altos, it is in Los Altos Hills a completely different community

    1. stella says:

      spot on matr good on you!

    2. L84dnnr says:

      for a $100 million, he can have his own Zip Code.

    3. Gary Steele says:

      Apparently they heard you. Now it says Los Altos Hills.

  6. Bloodhounds says:

    I use to work in Los Altos. Full of Stepford wifes and republicans. No thanks!

    1. Carl H. says:

      With a name like Bloodhounds you must be a libral..

      go hug a tree

    2. Gary Steele says:

      Go live in the Tenderloin then. Plenty of Democrats and progressives there.

      1. Republican says:

        LMAO! The red light district. Good one.

  7. MEM says:

    Bloodhounds sounds like an Obama liberal !

  8. Sundance says:

    It looks like my Summer cottage.

  9. Junebug says:

    How about environmentally efficient? I don’t see any solar panels. Is it energy efficient? Just because he can afford to doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be responsible to and respect the environment. What? No putting greens? Or are those inside too. Ha! Oh yes, and what about the home theatre? I agree, the pool is a bit boring.
    OK, he has money, but does he have class?

    1. MNTom says:

      get off the global warming rant already

    2. Gary Steele says:

      Do you have either?

  10. scott paquette says:

    I’ve tackled the outdoors been in bloody situations I sell people fortunes for pennies, I have tastes for Gulfstreams and fine painting I can communicate with sparrows I still sleep out side and spare change with my tarot cards hook me up. Pllllleeeeaaase.

    1. Jenkins says:

      So you can do all that, but can’t figure out when to use punctuation?

    2. SAM says:


  11. Orty says:

    I want to be the agent who gets the commission!

  12. Pete says:

    I bet it has a john deere ride on vacuume cleaner.

    1. Sally says:

      A lot of funny comment on this post but this one was HILARIOUS

  13. Fran says:

    Is there going to be a housewarming party? If so, what would one buy as a gift?

    1. Carl H. says:

      A bunch of stripers hopped up on ecstacy!!

    2. SPLASH says:


  14. tuffyturf says:

    Insider trading… It has its privileges

    If you are a normal investor in the market, you are the dumbest person in the room..

  15. sean32 says:

    Commission at 3% = enough to buy many homes in LOS ALTOS! $3M

  16. Matt Sloughter says:

    The guy made over a billion dollars, all because people have a need to gossip and tell the world what they are doing at every moment of the day via Facebook.
    One friend posted he found a lost check. One friend posted that he and his wife were eating at a sandwich shop. Why do people post non essential everyday lifes events on facebook? You have investors making billions off your gossiping.

    1. Gary Steele says:

      You’re just upset because you’re not one of those billionaire investors. Sour grapes are ugly on anyone.

  17. Heather says:

    The pool is a lap pool, that’s why it looks so small, it’s not for “recreation”.