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Published on June 18, 2024
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Luxurious Atherton Estate Sold for $22.5 MillionSource: Guillaume Paumier, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The former Atherton residence of Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO of Google, has changed hands for a sum of $22.5 million, a slight dip from its posted price of $24.5 million just a couple of months prior. This transaction in one of the nation's most exclusive zip codes encompasses a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom spread sprawling across a verdant three-acre estate. notes that the deal was brokered at the end of April by Katharine Carroll of Compass, representing the Schmidts, and the Gullixsons from the same brokerage firm, represented the undisclosed buyer.

Codenamed Walsh Estate, the residence epitomizes luxurious California living merged with a European design sensibility. Walsh Estate's website details the estate's offerings, from Herringbone hardwood floors to a kitchen adorned with custom marble counters and Waterworks fixtures. Living spaces seamlessly segue into lush exteriors, punctuated with terraces, a private patio, and a view-inviting bay window in the breakfast nook. Just listed, this coveted property only waited briefly before a buyer was secured.

Beyond the main abode, the estate boasts additional structures, including a charming guesthouse and a distinctive feature—a greenhouse brought over from England. This commitment to blend with the natural environs was showcased in the Instagram post by its listing agent, which described the estate as "a canvas of natural privacy and serenity." Here, the specific listing agent, Kat Carroll, is credited with capturing the unique ambiance of the property in The Resolve Group's Instagram post, articulating the potential for the estate to evolve into a hallmark Atherton compound.

Adding to the home's features are tech-friendly details like 10G Compliant Infrastructure and dual synchronous fiber connections, making it a blend of natural allure and state-of-the-art functionality. With Schmidt now chairing the board of directors at The Broad Institute, his footprint in the tech world remains substantial, while his former estate, with its erupted from the UK greenhouse and high-end amenities, continues to resonate luxury and sophistication.