Gavin Newsom has placed his Kentfield, CA, home on the market. The newly elected governor of California and his family have relocated to the state capital of Sacramento, moving on from Marin County.
Their remodeled midcentury modern abode is on the market for $6 million.
Newsom and his wife, documentarian Jennifer Siebel Newsom, purchased the place in 2011 for $2,225,000, leaving plenty of room for a healthy profit if a buyer elects to pay full price.
The five-bedroom home with just over 4,000 square feet of living space is located on 1.38 acres in Kent Woodlands. Originally built in 1950, the home was designed by San Francisco Bay Area architect Worley K. Wong and recently remodeled by Julie Dowling. The sleek architecture offers views of Mount Tam and the bay.
Clean lines and walls of glass define living areas. Those walls also offer access to the outdoor space, which features a pool and spa. An open kitchen looks out to a casual dining area and a family room.
The home also includes a formal dining room, office, and master suite with walk-in closet and bath with dual vanities. Other perks include a sauna, second-floor deck, and covered carport.
The Newsom family initially moved into the 30-room, Second Empire-Italianate Victorian governor’s mansion last month, located in downtown Sacramento. But after only three weeks, they announced they were moving out of the landmarked building from 1877.
The Newsoms will decamp to a 12,000-square-foot house in the Sacramento suburbs they recently purchased for $3.7 million, the Sacramento Bee reported.
The residence, currently undergoing renovations, sits on 8 parklike acres, and comes with a wine cellar, pool, guesthouse, and tennis court. The home was described as more “kid-friendly.” The Newsoms have four children, all under the age of 10.
Although Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, previously occupied the newly renovated governor’s mansion from 2015 to the end of his most recent term, he was the first governor to do so since 1967. Many governors, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, had spurned the living quarters, which Ronald Reagan once famously called a “firetrap.”
Newsom, a San Francisco native, was previously the lieutenant governor for two terms under Brown. The 51-year-old also served as San Francisco mayor from 2004 to 2011.