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Which Silicon Valley Bigwig Will Scoop Up This $19.5M Atherton Estate?

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Property records show that this gigantic home is currently owned by Bruce McWilliams and his wife. Mr. McWilliams is the CSO and chair of the board of Tessera Technology Inc. The 6-bed, 9-bath, 14,700-square-foot mansion is in West Atherton and it recently hit the market with an asking price of $19,500,000. That's right, dear readers, nineteen million five hundred thousand bucks. While we're definitely intrigued by the estate's features, we're more interested in which Silicon Valley hot shot will pick this place up. It's an 18 minute drive to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, a 23 minute drive to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, and a mere 15 minute drive to Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park. There's got to be a bazillionaire at one of Silicon Valley's biggest and best tech companies that's looking to invest several millions of dollars into a new home, right? Give us your best guess in the comments.

The home's only 7 years old, and it last sold in late 2009 for $12,800,000. We're assuming that the dramatic price increase means that either the house underwent an extensive renovation (because seven years old is too old?) or the McWilliams' clan knows that Silicon Valley's real estate market is hot like fire right now. Property highlights include a "tremendously deep" backyard, two guest homes, "magnificent" salt walter pool, temperature controlled wine cellar (complete with dining area), and "extraordinary" kitchen. It's also got a home theater (what $19.5M home doesn't?) and exercise rooms. Yes, that's plural. Covered parking can easily fit six cars.
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