Inside a former Apple manager's $17.5 million Silicon Valley mansion, 'the trophy of Menlo Park'

Bernard AndreThe home sits at the end of a prestigious cul-de-sac in Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Former Apple manager Dale Fuller’s Silicon Valley mansion is listed for $US17.5 million, though it’s currently off the market, according to real-estate sites.
  • The home sits in a ritzy Menlo Park residential area.
  • It comes with six bedrooms, seven-and-a-half bathrooms, and a 1,600-bottle wine cellar.
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Early Silicon Valley entrepreneur and former Apple manager Dale Fuller’s French mansion in Menlo Park, California, is listed for $US17.5 million, though it’s currently off the market for the time being.

Listing agents sometimes remove properties from the public market during the off season even when they’re still for sale, which could be the case with the home at 5 Robert S Drive.

Fuller purchased the 9,585-square-foot home at 5 Robert S Drive in the late 1990s and spent four years rebuilding and remodeling it, tacking on his own personal touches like a slate roof and imported French brick floor for the 1,600-bottle wine cellar.

The estate sits on its originally slated 1-acre lot, a characteristic that Billy McNair of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage said is a rarity as lots around it have been subdivided over the years.

“It’s the trophy of Menlo Park, if you will,” McNair told Business Insider in 2018.

Take a look inside.

The gigantic estate at 5 Robert S Drive is no stranger to high-profile Silicon Valley figures.

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McNair said the chateau was one of a handful built in the 1940s in memoriam to the late capitalist Robert Stephen Moore, after whom the cul-de-sac was named.

Moore’s wife, Florence, had the home and the cul-de-sac on which it sits developed as a tribute to her husband after he died.

It’s also one of the only parcels of the original seven that hasn’t been divvied up, meaning the large scope of the property is a rare find.

The home will likely find its new owner in a tech tycoon of the 21st century.

The mansion holds six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, a three-car garage, an expansive pool and outdoor area, and a pool house pavilion that McNair said the Fullers utilised to host large-scale events.

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It was originally listed for sale in June 2018 for $US19.8 million. It saw a price drop in March 2019, when it was listed for $US17.5 million.

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The home is currently listed as “Off Market,” but public records show that it hasn’t sold. This sometimes can signal the listing agent has removed the property from public real-estate sites during the off season, but Business Insider hasn’t been able to confirm that’s the case here.

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One of Fuller’s customisations was the crown moulding, lending the space an elegant symmetry.

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McNair said that everything was aligned perfectly throughout the living room.

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The pool house pavilion opens up to three sides and has been used for weddings, fundraisers, and other large events in the past. It also has a full kitchen and bath.

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One of the home’s six bedrooms opens up to the backyard.

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And last but certainly not least is the wine cellar, capable of holding 1,600 bottles of wine. McNair said the Fullers had reclaimed brick from France brought in to cover the floor.

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The opulent estate and its many customised touches sit in close proximity to tech giants like Facebook and Apple, whose headquarters are 15 and 20 minutes away respectively.

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Perhaps we’ll see an exec from one of the two companies take an interest in the home?

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