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Location: Sacramento, Calif.
The Skinny: A few features immediately come to mind with residential designs by Peter Bohlin, the architect behind New York City's famous glass box Apple Store, who also helped design Bill Gates' mansion in Medina, Washington: clean lines, lots of glass and steel, a very "modern Pacific Northwest" vibe. If this one sells for the current ask of $6.5M, it will be the most expensive home ever sold in Sacramento County, according to the Sacramento Bee. Sited on a "picturesque lot" in the neighborhood Sierra Oaks Vista, the 13,000-square-foot home has "modern perfection" in the form of a "large gym, theater room, play room, security room, two full kitchens," a refrigerated wine cellar, and a guest house overlooking the pool. According to real estate agent Annette Black, it cost $11M to build, which a contractor chalks up to the "expensive materials" used to build this very "detail-oriented" 2011 dwelling.
680 Laurel Drive [Estately]