Tom Perkins Estate, Estate of the Day
We are already familiar with Tom Perkins because of his amazing yacht, the Maltese Falcon. Perkins reportedly sold his Bugatti to finance the yacht, now the businessman has put his beautiful Belvedere, California home on the market. This home was built by Julia Morgan and George Kelham in 1928 for W.M. Stevenson. It has a French manor style with a European feel that includes lots of carved oak details that can almost distract you from the amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The formal dining room includes a 17th Century Flemish Tenier tapestry, the library has a fireplace and a hidden wet bar and the upper floor is home to the master suite which includes the bedroom with a Tudor oak headboard carved for a royal couple circa 1556. Other features include a large entertainment room with a full kitchen, a full service bar, a temperature controlled wine cellar and a French door opening onto a stone terrace and to the pool, a maid's quarter with a full bath off the entertainment room and a three car garage with additional parking spaces in the gated motor court. The lot also has a pool and a pool house, rose gardens, temperature controlled greenhouse, level lawns, stone paths, terraces, vegetable gardens and mature trees, flowers and fruit trees. Many of the home's furnishings are also available for purchase. It is listed at $20.5 million. After the jump, only a boat as amazing as the Maltese Falcon could tear a man away from a house like this.