Tech billionaire David Duffield's California mansion is for sale and it has features that pets would love.
David Duffield, famous tech billionaire, has decided to sell his gorgeous 21.5-acre mansion in the northern California foothills. The listing is for $39 million dollars and the buyer should be a pet lover, because this house has features that pets would love.
The house was built with its own separate dog park, complete with paw-washing stations, a dog spa, and a private, soundproof aviary. Not to mention that the entire $39 million will go to Duffield's dog charity, Maddie's Fund.
Duffield and his family own four dogs and four parrots and customized the house to cater to their pets.
Duffield, his 10 kids, seven grandkids, and his many pets lived in the mansion, now called Fieldhaven, for the past three years before deciding to move back to Lake Tahoe and putting the property on the market.
The house has eight bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a pool with a water slide, movie theater, two bars, a 12-car barn, a guest house, and plenty of space for roaming pets.
Duffield, creator of the tech companies Peoplesoft and Workday, started his animal charity Maddie's Fund with his wife Cheryl, and named it after their Miniature Schnauzer, Maddie. The charity was set up in 1994 after Duffield vowed while playing with Maddie:
"If we ever make some money, I promise we will give it back to you and your kind so others can be as happy as we are today."
The charity's mission is to "revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals" and they plan to invest their money into a no-kill future for stray animals.
Fieldhaven's buyer can rest assured that their pets will enjoy the house and its grounds, and that their $39 million is going to a good pet cause as well.
If the house sells for its asking price, it will be the most expensive house sold in Alamo, California.
All photos via Dana Green--Contra Costa's Best