I hate the term real estate. It's cold and business-y, everything that tends to make me hide under the bed. What I write about is space: homes, cafes, places where you can do work, pet the cat, and Google your next-door-neighbor from 10 years ago. I write about places. And I like to do it from a personal perspective.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

When 8000 sq ft is a teardown

Peoplesoft founder David Duffield is using his share of the $11.1 Billion sale of the company to Oracle to build a little shack in Alamo. A consolation prize for the hostile takeover, it will be bigger than the White House and Hearst Castle (not to mention Larry's and Bill's, if he can get it approved.

Some of the neighbors don't want to live in the shadow of whatever monstrosity Duffield is planning, but some are excited about what the montrosity will do to their property values. Priorities, I guess!

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