Elon Musk is about to sell his ‘last remaining house,’ is focusing on Mars now

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Back in August we learned that Elon Musk’s primary residence is a 375-foot house on the SpaceX compound in Texas. Elon is pulling up most of his roots in California and moving them to Texas so he can focus on sustainable energy. Oh, and commercialize flights into space, which kind of seems to counteract that whole clean energy thing, but what do I know? Anyway, the last piece of real estate Elon personally held was a manse in Hillsborough, a high-end suburb of San Francisco. And when I say high-end, think Montecito level. Except that Hillsborough folks think Montecito folks are “new money.” Ivy Getty has friends in Hillsborough – you get my drift. Apparently, Elon’s place sat on 47 acres, had seven bedrooms, 10 baths, a pool and possessed full views of the Bay. He rented the property for events, primarily. After listing the property in July, he has a buyer. Once this is sold, Elon can devote all his attention to colonizing Mars.

Elon Musk has finally scored a buyer for the final home he owns nearly a month after it was listed for sale in San Francisco, The Post can report.

The property went under contract on Saturday, Nov. 13 — a year-and-a-half after the billionaire vowed to unload his vast real estate portfolio to focus on his mission to colonize Mars.

However, the contract is pending a contingent offer — meaning Musk, 50, has accepted an initial proposal, but certain conditions must be met, and in some cases he has the right to back out of the sale if he chooses.

The Tesla and SpaceX boss initially listed the home “by owner” in July, so that any potential buyers would have to go through him directly to put in a bid. However, it seems that no one could get a hold of him, according to one insider, so the home stayed on the market for months.

Musk initially purchased the 10-bedroom, 16,000-square-foot mansion with “unobstructed bay views” for $23.3 million in 2017. The home is currently listed $31.99 million after first hitting the market in the spring of 2020 for $35 million.

[From The New York Post]

The Post has some photos you can see here. The place is stunning. My ex-sister-in-law grew up in Hillsborough, so I’ve had the privilege of being in some of the finest homes in that area. I don’t know Elon’s home, but my gawd would I love to see it in person. Going off the photos, I must compliment Elon, it looks like he stayed true to the architecture of the home, both interior and exterior. You wouldn’t believe some of the atrocities done to these beautiful homes with updates. I’ll bet it was an amazing event space, but I agree with him that it looks like a “special place” and a family should live there. Someone should, houses deserve to be lived in. So if this sale goes through, Elon will be free to focus completely on Mars as he tweeted… and robots that will buy our groceries.

And of course, Elon listed the property, made himself the point person and then went AWOL for six months. He cannot do anything the “normal” way, can he? I’m intrigued by all the contingencies in the selling contract. I wonder if his ability to back out is there to accommodate his potential fickleness or because he really does want the house to fall into the hands of the right owners? Who would guess that feeling a connection to houses and homes would be the one common ground Elon and I stand on? Except for Mars, I don’t care what house he builds, I can’t connect there.

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    I can’t wait to see him shot into space.

    • Eve says:

      Same here…🚀

      Unless Tom Cruise gets to go first…🛸

      • BothSidesNow says:

        He can take TC and use his enormous ego as a guiding system.

        Though, he does have excellent taste. The house is stunning and it’s very well done too. He certainly kept the magic of the architecture within the design and interiors. I would love to see the expansive gardens. But at least he is accepting that it should go to a family that will live in it.

    • MsIam says:

      One way ticket, please.

    • Betsy says:

      I agree. I think he should take some wood and a hammer and nails and make a go of it on the red planet, all by himself. Really bootstrap it. He’s such a genius that it will be amazing. /s

  2. SuSuSusio says:

    First things first. His moving to Texas has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with his desire to pay no taxes. Some of the worst polluters on the planet are re-locating from CA to TX for that very reason, so let’s not pretend otherwise.

    Musk is a horrid man. A total narcissist. He’s never done anything in his life that doesn’t enrich his materialistic and ego-driven needs.

    • Jillian says:

      Agreed! And this is merely the last home he owns personally, rather than through businesses/LLCs. Musk is the worst of humanity, everything he does is to build his wealth and feed his ego

    • minx says:

      And he’s homely to boot. Very strange looking.

    • ME says:

      Dude is avoiding huge taxes by moving to Texas. If he cares so much about the environment, maybe stop having kids? He’s on number 6 and I’d be surprised if he stopped there. Also, what is the carbon footprint of a damn Rocket? He’s such a hypocrite.

  3. fluffybunny says:

    If he really wants the house to go to the right family he could have requested that each offer include a letter about the buyers and their plans for the house. It’s a sellers market so you can really demand anything now a days.

  4. Pilar says:

    His only house was for events? Doesn’t he have like 5 or 6 kids? Where do they live? Do they stay with him in the micro home? I highly doubt it
    Why are people talking about him like he’s a single man with no family?

  5. equality says:

    I wonder if he plans to go into the type of intensive training that astronauts receive before going into space (really into space and not just barely out of the earth’s atmosphere like he has been).

  6. Eve says:

    “Once this is sold, Elon can devote all his attention to colonizing Mars.”

    I giggle like crazy whenever I read things like this.

    • lanne says:

      who the hell would want to live on Mars with Elon Musk? His presence alone would make Mars intolerable, the whiny bitch.

  7. Haylie says:

    Where will baby Deux Ex Machina stay when he comes over to visit?

    • lunchcoma says:

      Not just Baby XYZ, he has 5 older living (+ one deceased) kids from his first marriage.

      I’m assuming he’s renting some equally palatial hone. It’s not like not owning a house means living in hotel rooms.

  8. OriginalLala says:

    Dear Elon, feel free to rocket yourself up to Mars, we won’t miss you.

    Signed,

    Humanity.

  9. Yogibear says:

    No taxes on Mars, eh?

    • fluffybunny says:

      He doesn’t take a salary so he doesn’t pay taxes. All of his compensation is in shares of his company. He recently flirted with the idea of selling off a block of shares and would have to pay capital gains taxes.

  10. lunchcoma says:

    The only thing he’s focusing on now is getting into petty fights on Twitter.

  11. detritus says:

    So when rich men go their own way they go to Mars?

    Get on it, Elon.

  12. teehee says:

    Because those who don’t learn from mistakes, are doomed to repeat them.

    Sure, treat Mars as Earth 2.0 . Soon, you’ll be looking for a Mars 2.0.

    Isn’t this typical ametuer man (boy) attitude? F*** em and leave em for the net new best thing?
    How bout if you treated them right, you’d get a lot more out of them…

  13. Kathryn says:

    I don’t understand the billionaire obsession with colonizing Mars. It’s not livable, the atmosphere isn’t breathable for us, has 38% of Earth’s gravity and is exceedingly cold like I think the average night temp is like -78. If anyone has the money to build it out to make it liveable/breathable I guess it’s them but seems like you’d just have to spend your life in a dome.

    • teehee says:

      I mean for all the work and technology and skills, you could make so many solutions for Earths problems.
      I guess the thing is- no red tape (no pun intended)- no government, no laws You can just waltz over and “do”. Given that the amount of effort needed to make it even possible on mars is likely equal to the amount of effort needed to make it possible on earth– just in different areas (technology versus bureaucracy) I also don’t understand ‘it in the end.