Sheryl Sandberg Sells Her Starter Mansion in Silicon Valley

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TruliaSheryl Sandberg and her husband bought this mansion in Atherton, California, in 2004, shortly after it was built.
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Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg has sold her sprawling estate in Atherton, California for $9.25 million. The deal closed on Sept. 19. Sandberg purchased the private and gated seven-bedroom, 8.5 bathroom, 11,430-square-foot estate with her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg, on Dec. 17, 2004 for $7,995,000, when she was still a high-ranking executive at Google.

Flash-forward to March 2008, when she officially joined Facebook, which was then headquartered less than 10 minutes away in Palo Alto. With a short commute and a gorgeous place to call home, Sandberg was living the Silicon Valley dream.

The prestigious home sits in desirable Atherton, which was just named as the 'Most Expensive Zip Code in America' by Forbes magazine. Exemplifying a classic, time-honored appeal, Sandberg's just-sold three-story home is stylishly appointed, with exceptional finishes throughout. Completed in 2004 and sold to Sandberg a year later, the property has both a main residence and a guesthouse with full kitchen and bathroom.

In December 2009, Sheryl and her husband bought a four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,900-square-foot home on a large lot in nearby Menlo Park, where Facebook moved their headquarters to in 2011. There, amid traditional and Spanish-style homes, they proceeded to build a slightly smaller, but much more modern family home. Stretching over 9,200 square feet, her newly-built home has a futuristic glass and steel exterior.

According to plans and permits filed with the city of Menlo Park, the house has six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The first floor has a great room stretching over 800 square feet and a subterranean basement houses an office, gym, wine room, theater, and guest bedroom. Atop the home, Sandberg installed solar panels and a "living roof."

The Symon Group of Alain Pinel Realtors represented Sandberg and Goldberg in the sale and Kay Wang, also of Alain Pinel Realtors, represented the buyer.
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