The Green Gables estate—one of the most historic and palatial properties in all of the Bay Area—is back on the market for the tidy sum of $110 million.
Also known as the Mortimer Fleishhacker House, Green Gables is a 74-acre property on Albion Avenue in Woodside that features 34 bedrooms and 26 bathrooms spread across seven structures. Owned by the Fleishhacker family, who were once the namesake of the San Francisco Zoo, it has a number of other amenities noted in the property listing: orchards, a tennis court, a reservoir, water rights to nearby Kings Mountain and multiple pools.
One of those pools is a Roman-style pool that stretches as far as a football field, allowing it to accommodate a giant bacchanal just in time for the Super Bowl.
Previously listed for $135 million in 2021, Green Gables’ price tag dropped to $125 million last year before sellers decided it was time to price the estate a tad more aggressively to start the New Year. Celebrity broker Mauricio Umansky of the Agency, who has been featured on multiple reality shows, has teamed up with Helen and Brad Miller of Compass to co-list the property.
In an interview with Forbes, Umansky called Green Gables “one of the best properties in the world,” adding that it was prime for new additions—which could include a pickleball court.
Going by Redfin, the Green Gables estate is the most expensive listing in Northern California and the fifth-most expensive in the state.
“Situated at the heart of Silicon Valley and offering a bounty of elegant spaces to host retreats, social events, and cultural gatherings, Green Gables invites its next owner to write a new chapter for its glorious history,” the Redfin listing states ever-so-modestly.
Mortimer Fleishhacker, the patriarch of the Fleishhacker fortune, reportedly started his career by taking over the family’s paper box manufacturing company. He later created an empire consisting of an energy company that once rivaled PG&E, as well as investments in irrigation, sugar processing, insurance, wine and other industries.
While it has been reported that Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced former CEO of Theranos, once rented the Green Gables property, a Compass broker contacted by The Standard disputed that story.