Former Oakland mayor and current California governor Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne, have decided to sell their Japanese-inspired Oakland Hills home. It lands on the market today, starting at $2,595,000. And if you like a forest's worth of blonde wood, then this is the spot for you.
The three bedroom, four and two half bath adobe at 7257 Skyline Boulevard features around 4,100 square feet. It was custom built for the longtime civic leader and his wife in 2006 by Sallie Lang of Bliss Design Build. It's open and airy and downright lovely, but certainly could use some aesthetic updating. (Alas, glass vessel sinks have never been our thing.)
The couple bought the home in 2006, when Jerry was city mayor, for $2.4 million.
Governor Brown was once known to eschew residential ostentation. Back in the 1970s, during his first go around as California governor, he refused to move into the Historic Governor's Mansion of California, a stunning Second Empire-Italianate Victorian in Sacramento, choosing instead to live in a barely furnished apartment for his first two terms.
After extensive renovations years later, however, in 2015 Brown moved back into the historic Victorian, becoming the first governor to live at the historic residence since Ronald Reagan.
The couple also keep a place in San Francisco. But check out what Jerry and Ann have to offer in Oakland.
- 7257 Skyline [Robin Dustin]