The Buyer of San Francisco's Most Expensive House Is a 30-Year-Old Tech Billionaire
San Francisco’s most expensive sale of 2016 happened earlier this month when 2250 Vallejo Street, listed for $28M, sold for $21.8M. Luxury Listings reveals that the buyer was 30-year-old tech billionaire Kyle Vogt, the mastermind behind Twitch, a live-streaming platform where people can watch other people play video games that he sold to Amazon in 2014 for $970M, and Cruise Automation, a company that makes self-driving cars, which he sold to GM in March of this year for more than $1B. Compass’s Neal Ward and Malin Giddings represented the listing.
The home features an intricately carved Beaux Arts façade and was originally designed in 1901 by architect James Dunn. It has recently been updated by Los Angeles-based architect Paul McClean and now boasts what the listing calls “the highest standards of unparalleled luxury.” There are seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread over 9,095 square feet and it includes an elevator to access all main levels. Its position on a flat block provides unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and the San Francisco Bay.