Late last year, California Gov. Jerry Brown moved into a newly renovated (and historic) mansion that had sat vacant for almost five decades. The governor's mansion in Sacramento hadn't housed a governor since Ronald Reagan lived there in the late '60s.
Brown's recent move into the mansion in downtown Sacramento created a ripple in the real estate market. At the time of the move, Brown traded in his downtown loft in the capital city for the stately residence acquired by the state in 1903. And now, the former presidential candidate (1976, 1980, and 1992) has listed his luxury home in the Oakland hills for $2.6 million.
A reminder of Brown's eight-year run as the city's mayor, the stunning five-level home was built in 2006. Perched high in the steep hills of Oakland, it offers amazing views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Japanese-inspired building techniques were used in the construction, and the home's pictures illustrate a tranquil and meditative getaway. In fact, one floor is known as the "spa level" and features a sauna, wet bar, and bath. The floor also features radical roll-up doors that lead to an outdoor deck where you can unwind with an adult beverage or three. Sweet.
Measuring in at just over 4,200 square feet, the three-bedroom home also features a floor devoted solely to the master suite with two walk-in closets, two decks, and a wine cellar.
Downstairs, the home's oversize kitchen flows seamlessly into the living and dining areas, which are highlighted by a deck that emphasizes the home's indoor-outdoor flow.