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$25M estate, formerly Bill Graham’s, is Marin’s greenest–and most expensive– mansion By Anna Marie Erwert on March 21, 2017 at 4:00 AM

IMAGE 1 OF 31hold onto your hats: Over 13,000 square feet of mansion ahead. Isobel Wiener/ Danielle Chavanon – Sotheby’s International Realty High on a Corte Madera hilltop, this estate– and with approximately 11 acres and 13,365 square feet of living space, “estate” is no hyperbole– was once the location where the late, great Bill Graham made his home.
The listing write up extols the property’s celebrity: “Rock n roll history was made here!”, a statement we find easy to believe. Aside from the seven bedroom, five 1/2 baths and nine full baths, the home also offers a fully equipped music studio with home theatre, a regulation racquetball court, multiple rec/game rooms, a huge kitchen and formal dining room with views of the SF Bay. Outside features include outdoor cooking area and patio; a pool with water slide, spa, and cabana; lawn, organic gardens and orchard. There’s also a separate, spacious two bed, two bath guesthouse.
Graham estate razed to the ground to build this one
Perhaps the real rock and roll history of this home is something other than its connection to Graham, however. Designed by renowned green architect Sim Van der Ryn, 800 Corte Madera Ave. made news in 2006 when the Marin Independent Journal called it “Marin’s Greenest Mansion.” Though this location did house what was once Bill Graham’s estate, the home you see in the gallery above was actually designed for “Michael Klein, a passionate environmentalist and board member of the Rain Forest Action Network. It replaces the Graham house, which has been razed,” said the Marin IJ in 2006.
Despite the fact that one mansion was “razed” to build another, the extreme green quality of the Klein House achieved accolade:
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