Android founder and former Google exec Andy Rubin has listed his magnificent 6-acre property in Woodside, CA, for a whopping $34.6 million.
Published 2:30 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018
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Tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Andy Rubin is one of Silicon Valley’s most influential residents. Now the founder of Android and former Google exec has listed his magnificent property in Woodside, CA, for a whopping $34.6 million.
Built in 2003, the 6,000-square-foot Craftsman contemporary is accompanied by a two-bedroom guesthouse and two-room entertainment pavilion, complete with a full spa and wine room. Cosmotron LLC, a corporation tied directly to the tech executive, owns the property.
The wine room is not only par for the course in a multimillion-dollar mansion, it’s also downright practical for this property in particular—precisely because the 6.4-acre spread comes with a vineyard.
Other luxe features include a clay tennis court, sport court, pool, and two three-car garages. There’s even a massive treehouse that spans three trees on the property.
Currently, the median list price for homes in Woodside is a staggering $2.2 million. The posh enclave in the peninsula hills regularly ranks as one of the wealthiest communities in the country. Rubin’s property isn’t even the most expensive Woodside home on the market—that honor goes to a $39.5 million estate a few miles away.
Currently serving as CEO of smartphone company Essential, Rubin took a leave of absence in November for “personal reasons.” According to Recode, his leave was related to a report that alleged the exec had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate while at Google, forcing him to resign in 2014. Rubin has denied any wrongdoing, insisting the relationship was consensual, and returned to work at Essential in December.
Rubin, 54, is married to Rie Rubin. There’s no word on where the couple will go from here. But the sale presents an opportunity for some lucky entrepreneur to land a sprawling, one-of-a-kind estate in the heart of Silicon Valley.