Estate of VC legend Tom Perkins lists his Bay Area home for $16.5M

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Tom Perkins, a venture capitalist and Silicon Valley pioneer, is selling one of his homes for $16.5 million.

Tom Perkins, a venture capitalist and Silicon Valley pioneer, is selling one of his homes for $16.5 million.


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Tom Perkins, a venture capitalist and Silicon Valley pioneer, is selling one of his homes for $16.5 million.

Tom Perkins, a venture capitalist and Silicon Valley pioneer, is selling one of his homes for $16.5 million.


Photo: Realtor.com

Tom Perkins, the co-founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, spoke with Adam Lashinsky, (not pictured) Senior Editor at Large, Fortune, at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, February 13, 2014, about his controversial letter to the Wall Street Journal about the War on the 1%. less


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The estate of Tom Perkins, a venture capitalist and Silicon Valley pioneer, is selling one of his homes for $16.5 million. Perkins, who died in June at the age of 84, was a founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and was worth an estimated $8 billion.

The late billionaire’s French-style mansion, designed by architects Julia Morgan and George Kelham, is located in the affluent Marin County enclave of Belvedere, about 17 miles north of San Francisco. The six-bedroom, 7.5-bath home features postcard-worthy views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.



The 8,885-square-foot manor was built in the 1920s and renovated by Perkins, who bought the property in the early ’70s with his first wife.

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The home boasts such classical elements as a Tudor archway with fleur-de-lis plaster, 16th-century “linenfold” wood paneling, and carved limestone fireplace imported from a Belgian chateau, says Curbed. There’s also a children’s wing with two bedrooms, two baths, and a playroom; a formal dining room that seats 18; and a salon with bridge views.

On just under an acre of land, the property has a pool, pool house, greenhouse, and three-car garage with a one-bedroom apartment above.

Founded in the early ’70s, Perkins’ legendary venture capital firm was one of the first on a street that’s become synonymous with raising money: Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto. His firm was an early investor in Amazon, Google, and Genentech.

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