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Landmark Oakland Mansion Sells for $1.95M to Tech Exec

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Speculation about the potential sale price of the Ellen Kenna House (a restored Victorian at 1218 East 21st Street in Oakland) is over. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the 8,000-square-foot manse has been sold to E.J. Blumberg, a co-fouder of Cloudstead, a cloud computing company. When the home went on the market back in January, the former owner Steve Kopff told us he financed the renovations by allowing retailers such as Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware use it as a backdrop for catalogue shoots.

According to the SFBT, there's still more work to be done. Kopff told reporters: "It's a very special house. It deserves to continue to be restored. E.J. Blumberg is the right person to continue that process."

They also speculated that the price reflected the need for more improvements.


· Tech executive buys 8,000-square-foot, historic Oakland mansion [San Francisco Business Times]

· Massive Landmark Oakland Mansion Up for Sale for $1.8M [Curbed SF]