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For a chill $25 million, a deep-pocketed location huntsman tin present unrecorded retired their West Wing fantasies connected the West Coast.
In Hillsborough, California, astir a 30-minute thrust from downtown San Francisco, a palatial dispersed that bears a striking resemblance to the existent White House successful DC is up for grabs and asking that mighty sum, its listing brokerage told The Post.
Located astatine 401 El Cerrito Ave., the 24-room “Western White House” not lone fits 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 4 pulverization rooms — but it besides has a room inspired by the Oval Office and, outside, a roseate garden. Also outside, a achromatic facade accented with rounded protrusions and mighty columns springiness adjacent much visions of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
The location dates to 1878, erstwhile it was built for a existent property developer and cattle rancher named William Henry Howard. Howard past sold it to Charles Frederick Crocker, heir to the Central Pacific Railroad fortune. Roughly 10 years aft Crocker died, successful 1897, the household sold the location — without the onshore underneath — to a contractor, who moved the mansion a half-mile away, wherever it remains connected a 2.9-acre lot. George Hearst, the lad of media magnate William Randolph, became the owner, and successful 1930 tapped designer Julia Morgan to redo the location — the effect being the White House-like appearance.
Shailesh Mehta, the erstwhile president and CEO of recognition paper elephantine Providian Financial, owns the 22,300-square-foot mansion, which helium bought for somewhat northbound of $6 cardinal successful 1997, according to Bloomberg. At that time, Mehta and his lad had intended to bargain separate, adjacent tons of onshore wherever they would physique their ain homes.
“My lad had conscionable gotten married, and — coming from Indian civilization — the conception was that we would stay adjacent but inactive person our ain boundaries,” helium told Bloomberg. “So we were looking to bargain 2 tons adjacent to each different successful Hillsborough. He’d physique a location connected one, I’d physique a larger 1 connected the other, and arsenic we grew older we’d switch.”
But past the Western White House became available. It was successful declaration to a billionaire who couldn’t get his currency retired of the Philippines owed to a currency freeze, truthful Mehta — intrigued by the imaginable of owning it — drove implicit to cheque it out. His broker said that if helium could adjacent accelerated connected the sale, the location would beryllium his.
“We liked the spot and the security, and it’s truthful understated from the outside, we each conscionable fell successful love,” Mehta told the publication. “Plus, it was quicker than gathering 2 caller houses.”
Mehta lived determination with his woman and college-age girl — on with his lad and his caller daughter-in-law. But since 1997, the kids person each moved retired — and the spot is conscionable excessively large for Mehta and his wife.
Beyond the statesmanlike exterior, listing images amusement ornate fireplaces, French doors that unfastened to outdoor entertaining areas, a monolithic eat-in chef’s kitchen, a movie theatre with plush seating and a ample gym.
The 6,630-square-foot crushed level — 1 of 3 superior floors — houses lone entertaining spaces. The 2nd level includes six bedrooms — and 1 level up, the attic level opens to a extortion terrace. Outside, there’s a excavation with tons of abstraction for lounge seats.
During his clip there, Mehta has utilized the location for engagement parties, weddings, governmental fund-raisers and household parties.
“We emotion this house,” helium told Bloomberg. “And we’ll miss it. But each location has its time.”
The Gilson Team, Jennifer Gilson and Sophia Waldman of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, holds the listing.