Gavin Newsom sold his pre-governorship mansion outside San Francisco for $5.895 million in May.
Gavin Newsom sells house for $5.9M ahead of California recall election
Gavin Newsom is not ready to go home — nor can he, now that he’s sold his house.
The 53-year-old Democrat sold his pre-governorship mansion outside San Francisco for $5.895 million in May, property records show.
He moved forward with the sale months after it became clear he would face a recall election this fall.
He first listed the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home spanning 4,000 square feet in January 2019 for $5,995,000 after he took office and moved to Sacramento, according to Realtor.com.
It did not sell and quietly slipped off the market — until it sold off-market in May above its most recent asking price of $5,695,000.
Governor Newsom and his wife Jennifer purchased the home for $2.225 million in 2011 and put at least $330,000 into remodeling the house, Marin County permit application records show.
Architect Julie Dowling helped Newsom add glass walls and open living spaces, according to previous listings by Vanguard Properties. Vanguard Properties did not reply to a request for comment.
The 1.38-acre property offers a pool, a hot tub and views of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco bay, according to the listing.
The house was originally built by Bay Area architect Worley K. Wong in 1950, according to Realtor.com.
The recall election, prompted by dissatisfaction over his COVID-19-related policies, is now scheduled for Sept. 14. High-profile candidates against the incumbent governor include Caitlyn Jenner, an ex-porn star, a “Real Housewives” fiancé and radio host Larry Elder.