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Family of California Gold Rush Put Their San Francisco Home On Sale For The First Time

The estate of one of the most famous Bay Area families has been put on the market for the first time ever following the death of their matriarch, Elizabeth Dresser Flood.

Available for a cool $85million, the secluded 91-acre Flood estate boasts a nine bedroom Colonial style home, two additional guest houses, a lake and its very own vineyard.

The property was built in 1941 by Mrs Flood and her husband James Flood, who was the great grandson of James Clair Flood, a fabulously wealthy speculator that claimed his fortune in the Gold Rush.

The rolling hills and open meadows were designed by renowned landscape architect Thomas Church, who also made sure to impart his custom pool and tennis court creations on the land.

The property has miles of ranch roads and riding trails winding throughout in one of the largest private parcels on the Peninsula.

The main house, a 9,000sqft mansion, sits atop a long driveway.  The front door opens to a grand entrance salon with a floating circular staircase.

Fireplaces, skylights, and french doors are found throughout the halls, giving the structure a refined aesthetic, balanced with the breathtaking views.

The two guesthouses are not far from the main building with ample parking for all.

There is also a three stall barn with a tack room paddocks and a riding ring.

But beyond the acres of pristine land, the property also has a lot of history.

James Clair Flood emigrated from New York City to San Francisco in 1849 in order to chase after teh storied Gold Rush.

The speculator fared will in various business ventures earning fortune upon fortune in the stock market, mining industry and banking.

His grandson, James Flood III, built the Flood estate in Woodside after marrying Elizabeth Dresser in 1939. The duo spent about $100,000 to construct the property and their four children currently own the estate.

Both the elder Floods passed away last year, allowing for the property to change hands for the first time ever.

Elizabeth Dresser Flood

James Flood III
Home of the Week - Our Featured MultiMillion Dollar Home of Amy Whinehouse For Sale  -  $ 4,400,000.00

This weeks home has been featured throughout the world recently because it is the former home that singer Amy Whinehouse owned when she died 10 months ago. Winehouse was 27 years old when she died last year after a long and public battle with drug and alcohol abuse. 

The house, in London's Camden neighborhood, is on the market for 2.7 million pounds, approximately $4.4 million. A family spokesperson told British tabloid The Sun, "Amy loved that house but none of the family felt it appropriate that they should live in it." Following Winehouse's death last July, fans turned the house into a makeshift shrine, leaving cards, cigarettes and other mementos outside."Interest is obviously intense at this stage. We're very aware of the sensitive nature of the sale and the history behind it," Graham Lock, spokesman for listing said.

The semi-attached, 2,500-square-foot house has three bedrooms, including "an impressive Master Suite with vaulted ceiling," according to the listing. Photos of the house on the listing agent's website show a few hints of rock-star flair in the decorating, like black-and-white checkered floors in the kitchen and master bathroom and a "family room" with bright red walls and ceiling.

“It was not practical to keep it empty while paying for its upkeep. It is a wonderful place and will be a happy family home for someone,” the family spokesperson told The Sun, which reported that Winehouse bought the home with her father, Mitch Winehouse, in 2010 for 1.8 million pounds.

"The property price is not easy to reconcile at this moment," Lock said. "It's very difficult to price in the associated history, but as we've seen in the past, residences of legends have changed hands for well above market value and Amy Winehouse is most definitely in this category."

Contact us if interested in more about this weeks mansion spotlight or to purchase.  Price $4,400,000.00 

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1220 South Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, Fl 33480

For Sale - Only $ 74,500,000.00
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New Construction 2012

Property ID 5685

Approximately 27,355 Square Feet
Inter-Coastal Water Views With Dock
9 Bed Rooms
17 Bathrooms
4 Fireplaces
2.5 Acres          
Separate service entry gate
Generous onsite parking

This investment grade opportunity is at the top of its asset class and is located in Palm Beach, America's most prestigious resort.  One of the most beautiful and exclusive waterfront estate homes ever built on the Island of Palm Beach. This French inspired masterpiece, completed in 2011, is located along storied Billionaire’s Row, and is minutes from world famous Worth Avenue, shopping, restaurants, private clubs, and world class marinas and is just four miles to Palm Beach International Airport and the private jet terminals. Gracefully sited on 2.5 private and secure acres, this elegant and refined residence is positioned to the back of the property, creating a classic and very impressive entry progressing from the decorative iron gates past sculptured gardens and fountains, to a broad motor court. With over 20,000 SF of living with an additional 7,000 SF of loggias, garages & guest house, the estate is defined by exquisite craftsmanship, impeccable attention to every detail and is calibrated for 21st Century living. An art collector's dream showcase home. Dock area. Separate service entry gate with generous onsite parking. This is an important property.

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