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Versailles-meets-‘Dynasty’ chateau in Tiburon drops price

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Mansion doing the most still seeks buyer

Photos courtesy of Penny Wright-Mulligan at Pacific Union International

Update: After landing on the market—and in our hearts—earlier this year, this jaw-dropping specimen in Tiburon has pruned its asking price. Snipping $2,005,000 from the original asking, the bombastic abode now seeks $13,995,000.

The new price reduction makes 118 Reed Ranch the second most expensive property on the market in the tony Marin County enclave, right behind 4545 Paradise Drive.

Were RuPaul’s Drag Race to accept architectural structures into the competition, this home would easily land in the top three. Over in the tony town of Tiburon, there’s a mansion for sale that is everything—and then some.

Featuring four beds, four and a half baths, and nearly 7,000 square feet, 118 Reed Ranch doesn’t skimp, swerve, or diverge from its French chateau fantasy theme. According to the listing, the “palatial estate was inspired by multiple trips to France” with exterior terraces and gardens that “resemble residences of Cannes.”

Once inside, a polished limestone entryway and bifurcated staircase lead to even more unbridled opulence sprawling across three levels. The chandeliers, staircase railings, wall sconces were all bought from European dealers. Fireplaces were hauled in from France and Italy. Walls upholstered by Scalamandre fabric. Drapery galore. Marble flooring. Tiered fountains. Mon dieu.

The ad notes the estate’s “endless attention to detail,” which, ironically, is no embellishment. This home has it in spades.

Overdone? Perhaps. An oasis in a sea of antiseptic renovations? Absolutely.

The family is selling the lavish affair after 28 years. Asking is $16 million, which makes it the priciest home for sale in Tiburon.