185 Gilmartin Drive, Tuburon

Having been on the market for $24.9 million in 2009, the asking price for the nearly 14,000-square-foot Tiburon mansion at 185 Gilmartin Drive, from which Rebecca and Terry Solomon bilked investors out of $18 million, has just been reduced to $12.9 million.

The mansion, which the couple was renting with funds they were supposed to be investing in diamonds and a Chinese telecommunications company, was raided by the FBI back in 2007 and the couple was subsequently sentenced to over seven years in federal prison.

185 Gilmartin Drive Site Plan

In addition to the newly-refinished main residence, the 1.4 acre property includes a two-level guest house, a one-bedroom au pair apartment, a pool, tennis court, and a four-car garage and two motor courts.

Prior to being rented to the Solomons, the property was owned by Peter Kiritchenko, a Ukrainian businessman who was arrested at the home on fraud charges in 1999.

And prior to this last reduction, 185 Gilmartin Drive had been on the market for 211 days at $15 million.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Boojum

    Not simply bloat & excess, but *tasteless* bloat & excess. Diana Vreeland: “It’s not bad taste I object to, it’s no taste.”

    • Posted by frog

      Before I even got to your comment, I was thinking the same thing. If I had to draw a generic mansion, this is what I would draw. It’s so inoffensive that it’s offensive.

  2. Posted by jamesjr

    The Kardashians and Kanye would feel right at home.

  3. Posted by BobN

    I’d spend a lot of time in the wine cellar just to get away from all the soffits.

  4. Posted by Mark F.

    I don’t think it’s that bad. With some renovations, I think it would be just fine.

    • Posted by BobN

      The proportions are good. There’s too much hardscape on the outside and, frankly, too little decoration/detailing/plasterwork/woodwork on the inside. It’s a soffit-y blank canvas.

  5. Posted by Fishchum

    Meh, not my style. I’d rather spend 1/3 of this for that funky Shinto pad in Bolinas.

  6. Posted by Roberto

    Agreed. Feo. Not even worth starting a Kickstarter.

  7. Posted by Brian

    Wow, what a lineup of past tenants….I’d say the place is tainted all right.

  8. Posted by alberto rossi

    I can’t believe the negativity. Who wouldn’t want his and her motor courts?

  9. Posted by Serge

    The prior owner was quite famous with Tiburon’s residents because he requested to put in a shooting range in his basement.

  10. Posted by Mark F.

    It has a lot of potential for the right buyer. The tennis court would have to go.

  11. Posted by max funt

    the property was owned by Peter Kiritchenko, a Ukrainian businessman who was arrested at the home on fraud charges in 1999, now what is he up to…another monstrosity.

  12. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The list price for 185 Gilmartin Drive has just been reduced another $400,000, now asking $12.5 million for the home which was on the market for $24.9 million in 2009.

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