Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg has been living modestly in rental houses in his Palo Alto neighborhood, but it’s rumored that he decided to take the plunge and invest in real estate – he purchased his own home there. The Real Estalker believes that Mark paid 7 million dollars for this historic home in a posh neighborhood, built in 1903 and recently renovated. The house has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths in 5,617 sq ft. Frankly, we’re FLOORED by the price tag because it doesn’t LOOK like a 7 million dollar house to us, but maybe it’s just a not-so-flattering photo. Or maybe Mark likes having an unassuming looking house.


Posted by Janet on May 5, 2011

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  1. By Walt Cliff
    On May 5, 2011 at

    Wow. It is a beautiful home. The house looks southern to me!

  2. By funky booty
    On May 5, 2011 at

    it’s nothing to write home about.

  3. By Indy
    On May 5, 2011 at

    If this is supposed to be a swimming pool, I’m in shock. Never seen a pool even in a poorer neighborhood just sitting there not surrounded by concrete and with lawn furniture. Whoever sold this to Mark saw a sucker coming; it couldn’t be worth more than $2 million.

  4. By Muffin Top!!
    On May 5, 2011 at

    Who cares, he can afford it. Maybe he threw in a few extra million.

  5. By Muffin Top!!
    On May 5, 2011 at

    5600 sq feet isn’t exactly cottage size!! Zuckerberg probably has state of art security as well as entertainment systems installed as well. All the bells and whistles so to speak.

  6. By Dragonfly
    On May 5, 2011 at

    The house is to die for. If I had the money, I would pay that. I am obsessed with historic homes so they had me at the word historic.

  7. By Reta
    On May 5, 2011 at

    This is obviously the backside of the property. True, the pool area is a bit bland, but the new owner can spruce it up however he wants. Perhaps he willl hire a decorator or maybe he’s in the market for a new wife and wants kids to fill it up. It looks like a lovely place to me, but that’s just too too much money and I think he got screwed on the price. In today’s market he should be getting a lot more for that much dough. I agree, maybe a couple mil. I’d love to see the inside and the floor plan.

  8. By The American
    On May 5, 2011 at

    …………when you like fishing.

  9. By Pit BuLL LOVER
    On May 5, 2011 at

    you people obviously have no idea what real estate actually costs in the SF Bay Area….Palo Alto is one of the most overblown costly places to live….insane….. even run down dumps in Paly cost and arm and leg…..srsly.
    don’t even think about Atherton, Woodside, Los Altos….. even San Carlos…..

  10. By palermo
    On May 5, 2011 at

    I live in the SF Bay area, you don’t need to tell me about house prices

  11. By pippa martins-st. onge
    On May 5, 2011 at

    I’m sure he bought it to bulldoze and rebuild.

  12. By Pit BuLL LOVER
    On May 6, 2011 at

    Deets from Harvey:
    The 5,000 sq ft home includes a saltwater pool, glassed in sunroom, outside fireplace, 5 bedrooms and 5 baths…..

  13. By Dragonfly
    On May 6, 2011 at

    There are pics of the inside on tmz. It is beyond beautiful in my opinion.

    Pippa, your comment made me want to cry!

  14. By kait
    On May 6, 2011 at

    He won’t bulldoze it. That place has the Palo Alto “look,” and it’s in the best neighborhood, where many of the high tech movers have settled. It’s shockingly expensive to buy here, but you get what you pay for. PA real estate prices barely touched in the recent downturn.

  15. By Leo
    On May 6, 2011 at

    The house will probably be worth $7 million after it has been treated as a fixer-upper!!

  16. By kait
    On May 6, 2011 at

  17. By Walt Cliff
    On May 6, 2011 at

    Kait, Thank you for the link to more photos. It may or may not be worth 7 mil but it is a beautiful home inside and out.

  18. By kait
    On May 6, 2011 at

    This neighborhood is known as College Terrace. Steve Jobs lives just a few blocks away, in Professorville. (Stanford just a stone’s throw away, hence the collegiate names.) Steve’s place is a lovely, English country style house. It’s very nice, but definitely not the estate-like, gated manse one might expect. Easily Google-able, if you’re curious. There are many, many lovely old homes like this in central Palo Alto.

  19. By Mel Zipskin
    On May 6, 2011 at

    I too live in Northern California. That price is typical. I’m sure he’ll have that place outfitted with more security and spywear than a James Bond movie.

  20. By palermo
    On May 7, 2011 at

    I read he has 17,000 sq ft of yard, which is pretty darn big for here, and accounts for the price


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