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Burlington CEO Michael Sullivan lists lavish California estate for $12.75M

Here’s a place to hang your coat.

Burlington CEO Michael Sullivan is listing his opulent Northern California estate for $12.75 million.

Made up of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the main residence was initially designed in the early 1900s by renowned architect Charles Peter Weeks.

At the time, Weeks was commissioned to create the glorious Beaux Arts-style mansion for prominent East Bay banker Edson Adams for around $100,000

In the 1970s, following Adams death, Joseph Russell Knowland Sr., a congressman and publisher of the Oakland Tribune newspaper, purchased the home.

It remained in the family until 2004 when it sold. Four years later, in 2008, Sullivan, 56, purchased the property for $5.95 million.

If he is able to score anywhere near the asking price, he will be walking away with a hefty profit.

The home features a balustrade and is accented with Juliette balconies.
The home features a balustrade and is accented with Juliette balconies.
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The property is made up of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms with a separate guesthouse.
The property is made up of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
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The grand foyer.
The grand foyer.
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A formal living space.
A formal living space.
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The formal dining room.
The formal dining room.
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The kitchen with a Carrera marble island.
The kitchen with a Carrera marble island.
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One of six bedrooms.
One of six bedrooms.
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Pegged as an “architectural masterpiece,” the Piedmont residence features “grand scale dimensions, rich architectural detail, and exquisite artisan craftsmanship,” the listing states.

In addition to the main residence, which spans over 10,200 square feet, the home boasts a separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio apartment.

Meanwhile, the main property features a gourmet kitchen with a central Carrera marble island, two Sub Zero refrigerators and a La Cornue stove.

Another bedroom.
Another bedroom.
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A sitting room in the main suite.
A sitting room in the main suite.
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One of eight bathrooms.
One of eight bathrooms.
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The wine cellar.
The wine cellar.
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The property is situated one of the Piedmont enclave’s most exclusive avenues.
The property is situated on one of the Piedmont enclave’s most exclusive avenues.
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The property is situated on over half an acre of land and features expansive grounds.
The property sits on over half an acre of land and features expansive grounds.
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The estate boasts city views.
The estate boasts city views.
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Amenities include a recently renovated lower level that features a custom wine cellar, game rooms, and an exercise room. There is also an expansive terrace that spans the back of the home.

Dan Walner with Compass holds the listing.

Sullivan has been the CEO and Director of the Burlington retail stores (formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory) since 2019.

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