According to the agent for the 22-acre “Fieldhaven” estate at 7 Country Oak Lane in Alamo, David Duffield, the co-founder of PeopleSoft and Workday, invested over $135 million in building out the property, a build-out which was completed in 2013 by a team of over 200 craftsmen over the course of three years and at the center of which is a nearly 21,000-square-foot home which was designed and crafted by Remick Associates Architects + Master Builders.
In addition to the seven-bedroom master home – which features imported European stonework, four kitchens, an old-school wine cellar, a 14-seat cinema painted Evans & Brown, a vault and two panic rooms – the estate includes a detached 1,115 square-foot guest house, a designer tree house and a 1,404 square-foot one-bedroom loft above the estate’s custom 15+ car “barn.”
And having first hit the market in 2016 priced at $39 million, the proceeds from which were slated to be donated to Maddie’s Fund, the nonprofit pet shelter founded by Dave and his wife Cheryl, and to which they have since endowed over $300 million, the Fieldhaven estate has just returned to the market with a significantly reduced $28.5 million price tag.
And the sale of 7 Country Oak Lane has now quietly closed escrow with a contract price of $19 million and an official “80 days on the market,” having been re-listed anew this past June, with the proceeds, less commissions, earmarked for Maddie’s Fund.
The adjacent 101-acre estate at 10 Serenity Lane, which hit the market priced at $42 million in early 2015, remains on the market with a reduced $19.5 million price tag.