Venture Capitalist Tom Perkins' Marin County Estate Hits the Market for $16.5M

The fireplace in the Grand Salon was imported from a Belgian chateau.The Marin County home of Tom Perkins, the late co-founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has hit the market for $16.5 million. The Wall Street Journal reports the six-bedroom estate is being sold unfurnished with a selection of Mr. Perkins's art and furniture to be auctioned this fall at Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s International Realty’s Danielle Chavanon and Isobel Wiener represent the home, a nearly 9,000-square-foot French Provincial manor.

Noted architects designed the home in 1928 and it has retained all its charm and period architectural details despite being recently renovated. In the grand salon, there is a carved limestone fireplace imported from a Belgian chateau and 16th century wood-paneled walls. Oversize windows throughout frame iconic San Francisco views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and Angel Island. Such notable guests as Sophia Loren, various European royals and countless Silicon Valley icons have stayed in the home’s 6 bedrooms and its three spacious levels and endless stone terraces provide plenty of room for entertaining. Other desirable amenities include an elevator, secluded pool and cabana.  

6 Bedrooms
7 Bathrooms
8,885 sq. ft.
$16.5 Million

Contact: Danielle Chavanon and Isobel Wiener at Sotheby's International Realty,

A look at the bright kitchen.A look at the bright kitchen.


Oversize windows in the dining room have a gorgeous view.There is a gorgeous view through the oversize windows in the dining room.


There is a balcony off the grand salon.The grand salon opens to a balcony.


There is a cozy breakfast area.There is a cozy breakfast area.


The office has a view of the Golden Gate Bridge.The office has a view of the Golden Gate Bridge.


One of the home's six bedrooms.One of the home's six bedrooms.


A peek at the master bathroom.A peek at the master bathroom.


The master dressing room includes a sitting area.The master dressing room includes a sitting area.


A stone terrace is a perfect spot for outdoor dining.A stone terrace is the perfect spot for outdoor dining.


The grounds feature a pool and cabana.The grounds feature a pool and cabana.


Landscaped gardens lead up to the three car garage.Landscaped gardens lead up to the three-car garage.