Elon Musk Is Selling His $48.7m San Francisco Bay Mansion

On Monday, billionaire and Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted that he had “decided to sell my last remaining house”, it turns out to be a century-old mansion in the San Francisco Bay.

Musk said he has sold virtually all of his property portfolio in recent years in an effort to downsize his holdings as he concentrates on “protecting future of consciousness making life multiplanteary with SpaceX”.

Only one Bay Area house remained in his portfolio, and he stated in a Tweet last week that “it’s a special place” that was rented out for events.

The NY Daily News reported that Musk bought the estate back in 2017 for $32.36 million, with records showing he listed the property in May of 2020 for around $45.5 million but was removed in November, failing to find a buyer.

Count Christian de Guigné, a French aristocrat, constructed the classic European-style home in 1912. Guignécourt, as it is known, was built for Christian de Guigné II and his wife Marie Christine Elkins; according to accounts, his father, Count de Guigné, gave it to them as a wedding present.

The home is divided into four floors, with six primary bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and enjoys unobstructed Bay views. Rounding off the impressive property is the ballroom and banquet dining room for the perfect formal entertaining retreat.

Interior designer Suzanne Tucker said “the house itself feels utterly timeless — yes, of a different era of grand living, but still incredibly inviting and liveable” in an interview with Christie’s in 2016.

“The architectural plan of Guignécourt is particularly wonderful in that it was designed for flow and entertaining, privacy and family living — cocktails in the drawing room, dinner in the dining room, dancing in the Pavilion.”

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