On the climb up the tech ladder, there are concrete measures of success: a philanthropic project, an MC Hammer appearance at the launch of said philanthropic project, eternal damnation from Steve Jobs, or the popularity of a less than flattering nickname, for instance. But the ultimate prize: a sprawling farm in the suburbs that once belonged to another tech titan.
Behold: One Turkey Lane Road, also known as Larry Ellison’s house in Woodside. The estate is just shy of seven acres, encompassing two parcels and two homes. Fresh on the market, the colonial-style main house is all brick, sun and shimmering suburbs, complete with a barn and equestrian facility, pool with cabana, detached three-car garage, Zen gardens and a series of waterfalls and ponds that connects to the lower parcel. On the second parcel, buyers find a sweet one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse, with another barn and a beach volleyball court.
While the estate is flush with luxuries, we’re most impressed by cool structural details. (Just check out the kitchen and the living room ceiling.) The price of living like the Prince of Darkness: a cool $19 million — which is $4 million less than he paid for it in 2005.