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Magnificent House-On-Hill Played Host to Kings and Presidents

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Location: Hillsborough, Calif.
Price: $29,000,000
The Skinny: Known by the modest name House-On-Hill, this spectacular Tudor mansion has hosted the likes of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush, as well as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and King Hussein of Jordan. Built for banking heir Celia Tobin Clark by master pre-war architect David Adler, the sprawling 35,000-square-foot main house was completed in 1931. For the next 60 years, it served as the Tobin-Clark family's personal castle, where they welcomed dignitaries amid extravagant period luxury. Set on 5.9 acres in the tony San Francisco suburb of Hillsbrorough, House-On-Hill is one of the most impressive historic offerings available anywhere in the United States, with 12 bedrooms, 12 full baths, three half-baths, four kitchens, 12 fireplaces, a wine vault, swimming pool, and the most grand 55-foot "music room." The asking price suits such a storied pedigree, at $29M.
· 40 Verbalee Ln [Sotheby's]