Shortly after Gavin Newsom took the helm as California’s 40th governor, he and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, left Kentfield for Sacramento and put their sleek Marin County midcentury abode on the market for $5,695,000.
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The couple purchased their former home for nearly $2.2 million in late 2011—following Newsom’s appointment as lieutenant governor—and doubled the property’s footprint to 4,014 square feet with two extensive renovations, the most recent of which was conducted by San Francisco–based architect Julie Dowling.
The extensive remodels have been sensitive to the original 1950 design by Bay Area architect Worley K. Wong. Formerly a modest three-bedroom abode, the updated house now has five bedrooms, four full baths, and two half baths.
The elevated site, a 1.38-acre lot hidden from street view, overlooks the spectacular landscape that drew the political power couple to the property years ago. Sweeping vistas of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay can be enjoyed from within the home and from the meticulously maintained grounds, which include flat lawns, olive trees, a swimming pool, a spa, and a dining pavilion.
Meanwhile, the Newsoms have snapped up a $3.7 million Victorian mansion in the East Sacramento neighborhood of Fair Oaks, a 25-minute drive from the state capitol building.
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11 Rock Road, Kentfield, California, is currently listed by Vanguard Properties for $5,695,000. See the full listing here.
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