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1906 Ross mansion, owned by ‘Wired’ cofounder, asks $7.49 million

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Home of John Battelle, media entrepreneur who launched Wired Magazine and The Industry Standard

Photos courtesy of Max Applegarth, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

Up in the tony enclave of Ross, this turn of the century property will, ahem, turn heads with its gated cobblestone driveway, stonework, and a yard so lush and green is should star in the next E.M. Forster film adaptation.

Featuring six bedrooms, seven and a half baths, and approximately 7,215 square feet, 49 Glenwood comes with a formal dining room (but of course), a private au pair and guest suite, a music studio, a gym, pool with cabana, a 100-year-old rose garden, and more.

Most of its circa-1906 period details have been scrubbed in favor of contemporary touches, insofar as the interiors go, but outside it’s still ripe for an afternoon party of croquet and tea cakes. Delightful.

Also of note, John Scully, founder of SPO partners (not to be confused with John Sculley, the former Apple CEO), once owned these digs, according to the listing agent, who tells Curbed it’s now owned and being sold by John Battelle, cofounder of Wired Magazine and The Industry Standard.

It looks like the publishing entrepreneur tried selling it in 2016 for $9 million. Perhaps the a newly svelte price will do trick this time around—asking is $7,495,000.