Bird's eye view of Yuri Milner's Silicon Valley mansion
Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner has made the most expensive residential purchase in the US, by buying a French chateau-style home in the Los Alto Hills in Silicon Valley.
The master living room
The founder of Digital Sky Technologies, and an investor in companies like Facebook, Zynga, Twitter and Groupon, Milner bought his new mansion for $100 million (approx Rs 445 crore). Set on a spectacular 18-acre hilltop site, it looks over San Francisco Bay. This estate is inspired by an 18th-century French chateaux and is organised around a central entry court enclosing a formal entrance on three sides.
The master bedroom
The 25,500sqft mansion includes five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The guest house is spread across 5,500 sqft. The home has indoor and outdoor pools. The north wing is designed for entertainment and that too on a grand scale, with a ballroom, formal dining room, home theater, wine cellar and spa/gym, while the south wing houses family rooms and bedroom suites. The living areas are all placed on the second floor which directly takes advantage of the Bay views. Inside down the entrance, is a fresco around a skylight.