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WHITE HOUSE REPLICA ESTATE IN CALIFORNIA HEADS TO AUCTION

A stunning White House Replica in California has been listed for auction with Concierge Auctions for just $38.9 Million given that the real thing is worth almost $400 millions..



Known as the ‘Bay Area's Western White House’, a stately residence in San Mateo County, California, designed to replicate the iconic facade of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is heading to auction. Nestled on a private, nearly three-acre slice of woodland, the distinctive property will be offered in cooperation with Alex Buljan and Pierre Buljan of Compass on Concierge Auction.


Constructed in 1930, the over 24,000-square-foot residence was envisioned by tycoon George Hearst and designed by architect Julia Morgan, renowned for her prolific portfolio, which included over 700 buildings in California, most notably the Hearst Castle. Morgan was famously the recipient of the American Institute of Architects' highest award, the AIA Gold Medal. The estate, designed to be a replica of the White House, greets visitors with a grand horseshoe driveway and an iconic facade.


Located at 401 El Cerrito Avenue in Hillsborough, with its Neoclassical Georgian architecture, the home greets you with majestic columns and an impeccably laid driveway, the facade exuding grandeur. Meticulously rejuvenated with the finest fixtures, the home encompasses 11 bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms, spread across four levels, with high ceilings throughout. Timeless accents such as intricate crown molding, resplendent wood floors, and dazzling chandeliers seamlessly marry with contemporary elements and sleek lines, epitomizing sophistication. 



Inside, an abundance of windows and soaring ceilings invite the warmth of California's sun, bathing each room in natural light, highlighting the formal entry parlor and dining room, while the gourmet kitchen with a butler’s pantry is a chef’s dream. A spacious living room and a luxurious primary bedroom suite with two bathrooms and two dressing rooms offer unparalleled comfort. Fireplaces grace the living spaces and the primary bedroom, adding warmth and charm. The property features a stunning wood-paneled “Oval Office” and outside, the lush grounds feature a picturesque rose garden and mature trees, along with a gazebo/pavilion and a large swimming pool, creating an oasis of tranquility and elegance.


The exquisite estate also offers additional spaces to indulge in luxurious living. The lower-level staff quarters include a fitness room, wine cellar, living room, and laundry center, ensuring convenience and comfort. A recreation room provides space for leisure activities, while a pool pavilion and home theater add to the home's entertainment and hospitality offerings.



Hillsborough, California features sprawling estates, high-ranking schools, a private golf course, and a warm, involved community. The annual Memorial Day Parade and Carnival and Concours d’Elegance car show are always highly attended. Located just north of Silicon Valley, home to many of the greatest technology firms and innovators in the world, the area is known for distinguished and affluent living. The beautiful enclave is known for lush greenery and privacy, close enough to big city life and all of the arts, culture, and entertainment that San Francisco has to offer, while still maintaining an idyllic and peaceful ambiance. To escape the hustle and bustle of both, residents have access to the most stunning portion of the Pacific Coast Highway, including the renowned natural beauty of Big Sur, Half Moon Bay, and other famed scenic outposts.


Listed for $36.9 million, bidding is estimated to start between $10 million and $17 million. The auction is set to open on 13 June and culminate on 25 June.

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