Go inside the Silicon Valley home that Yahoo's first CEO is selling for $US19.4 million

Tim Koogle House garden1Sotheby’s International RealtyThere’s a closed private garden.

A beautiful home owned by former Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle has hit the market for $US19.4 million.

Koogle and his wife, Pam Scott, have owned the 12-acre property in Los Altos, California, since 2003, when they bought it for about $US8 million, according to Bloomberg.

The renovated, midcentury house has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a detached four-car garage, a guesthouse, and a terrace.

Koogle said that his home has played host to a series of influential talks and presentations from people in his business network, including Elon Musk in the beginning days of Tesla.

Koogle was the CEO of Yahoo from 1995 to 2001. He was on the company’s board of directors until 2003.

While the couple has many warm memories at this house, they also own at least six other properties. For this reason, Koogle and his wife decided it was in their best interest to downsize.

Richard Williamson of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

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The colourful home was originally built in 1955 and has since undergone renovations.

The decor is modern with bright yellow touches throughout the house.

The home has several living spaces, including one outdoors for enjoying the warm, California air.

A consistent, open theme is seen throughout the house, with only bright colours being used to accent the glass walls.

Symmetry is a staple of the design.

Despite the lavish price, comfort is still a priority.

A lit fireplace keeps the place warm on chilly nights.

Entertaining has been very important to Koogle during his time here, and that is reflected in the living spaces as well as the formal dining rooms.

The closed garden is a favourite spot. What began as a small vegetable patch on the property's terrace has grown into a blossoming community garden between the couple and friends at a different location.

The luxury home comes complete with a pool ...

... and a view of the valley.

There's also a private space for guests.

Koogle currently works as a venture capitalist, developer, and philanthropist.

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