Bing Crosby's former San Mateo mansion has just entered the market – with an asking price of $13.75 million.
The elegant English-Country style manor and estate, which stretches across 3 acres of this exclusive neighborhood, was built in the early '30s before Bing purchased the home in 1963. The singer, actor, and comedian is thought to be the first American multimedia star, making him one of the most celebrated faces of the 20th century. The price of this worldwide fame reportedly prompted Bing to purchase this private home for his wife and three children in a bid to escape the pressures of Los Angeles.
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The period home boasts 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, an opulent living room, and a gourmet kitchen, complete with a large eat-in island and wine cooler. The master suite also features two adjoining bathrooms and a stylish walk-in closet, naturally.
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Further elements of this grand bygone era are visible throughout the majestic ballroom and a multitude of stately spaces, with period-high ceilings and large windows that drench the home in golden sunshine.
Though the home was exquisitely renovated in 2014, the property has retained its original charm, which is now combined with the finest contemporary amenities. According to The Wall St Journal, the current owners purchased the estate the same year for $8 million.
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Beyond the ivy-kissed walls of this property, the leafy and notably tranquil 3-acre landscape continues to dazzle. Exterior features include a tropical swimming pool, landscaped lawn, and the additional chauffeur's apartment, which is a further testament to the property's indulgent history.
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Listing agents, Sotherby's has advertised the home as the 'ultimate enclave with a very private and serene setting,' and they're certainly not wrong. Beyond its private gates, the estate is nestled on one of the most esteemed streets in Hillsborough – among the most sought-after neighborhoods in California.
The town is positioned between Silicon Valley and the jazz-infused city of San Francisco, where you can spend many late evenings enjoying its vibrant music scene before unwinding in this tranquil estate, in the footsteps of a timeless icon.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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