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Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s $37M ‘five-house estate’

PHOTO: Mark Zuckerberg’s $37million ‘five-house compound’ in Silicon Valley is pictured for the first time after years of complaints from neighbors over his plans to build a massive family estate.

  • Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show aerial views of Mark Zuckerberg’s $37million compound in Silicon Valley that has been at the center of a years-long dispute with neighbors
  • The Facebook founder and CEO has transformed his original $7M Palo Alto home that he purchased in 2011 into a massive estate after buying the four surrounding properties worth a combined $30M
  • Zuckerberg’s bid to demolish the four houses to start from scratch was denied by the city’s Architectural review board in 2016 due to concerns he’d create one giant residence where single-family homes are scarce
  • The tech entrepreneur’s architect denied he had such plans but Zuckerberg then ended up renovating two and demolishing two, replacing them with one-story homes, which don’t need council approval  
  • But photos appear to show that Zuckerberg is creating a giant compound for his family. This is the first time the five properties have been pictured aerially 
  • There is also now a pending permit submitted last month to ‘deconstruct’ one home which is detached and build ‘a new two-story single family home with an attached garage and basement
  • The works are estimated to cost $1.56M 
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Mark Zuckerberg‘s $37million ‘five-house compound’ in Silicon Valley is pictured for the first time after years of complaints from neighbors over his plans to build a massive family estate.

The 37-year-old founder and CEO of Facebook has transformed his original $7million Palo Alto home that he purchased in 2011 into a massive estate after buying the four surrounding properties for hugely inflated prices totaling $30million.

Zuckerberg scooped up the other homes after a neighbor planned to sell them to a developer, who wanted to build a bigger house and market the property to potential homebuyers as living next door to the Facebook owner.

But the tech entrepreneur faced a setback in 2016 when the City of Palo Alto’s Architectural Review Board blocked his bid to demolish the four houses to start from scratch, fearing he would create one giant residence in an area where single-family homes are already scarce.

Aerial photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show the massive five-home compound Mark Zuckerberg has built in Palo Alto since buying his main family home (center) in 2011 for $7million

Pictured above is in the compound othat he bought in 2013 and is not interconnected. There is now a pending permit application to tear it down but the scene at the house suggests work may have already commenced

Pictured above is a nearby house that he bought in 2013 and is the only one that is not interconnected. There is now a pending permit application to tear it down, however, the scene at the home suggests work may have already commenced

The Facebook CEO and founder, pictured with his wife Priscilla Chan and their two children, sparked concern among the community in 2016 after residents feared his demolition bid meant he was planning to create a luxury compound for himself and his family in an area where single-family homes are. The couple offered viewers a rare glimpse into the family home in Palo Alto during a 2019 interview with CBS This Morning

The Facebook CEO and founder, pictured with his wife Priscilla Chan and their two children, sparked concern among the community in 2016 after residents feared his demolition bid meant he was planning to create a luxury compound for himself and his family in an area where single-family homes are. The couple offered viewers a rare glimpse into the family home in Palo Alto during a 2019 interview with CBS This Morning

However, his architect, Kathy Walker of Walker-Warner Architects, denied that he had plans to create a luxury compound just for his family – wife Priscilla Chan, 36, and children Maxima, six, and August, four – during a public board meeting five years ago.

‘They bought the original house and these other properties in the neighborhood because they love the character of the neighborhood, its significant trees and the very residential scale and the variety of homes, and that’s what we’re endeavoring to preserve,’ Walker said at the time.

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Instead, Zuckerberg watered down his plans by renovating two and demolishing two, replacing them with one-story homes, thereby sidestepping any permit issues since one-floor houses don’t need council approval.

But now these exclusive DailyMail.com photos appear to show that Zuckerberg is creating a giant compound for his family.

This is the first time the five properties have been pictured aerially and three of the four acquired properties are now connected to the main Zuckerberg family home, which is the one with the largest roof and children’s jungle gym in the backyard.

Zuckerberg first bought this Palo Alto home in 2011 before snapping up the surrounding four properties for hugely inflated prices totaling $30million

Zuckerberg first bought this Palo Alto home in 2011 before snapping up the surrounding four properties for hugely inflated prices totaling $30million

The Facebook founder scooped up the other homes after a neighbor planned to sell them to a developer, who wanted to build a bigger house and market the property to potential homebuyers as living next door to the Facebook owner

The Facebook founder scooped up the other homes after a neighbor planned to sell them to a developer, who wanted to build a bigger house and market the property to potential homebuyers as living next door to the Facebook owner 

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