Newsom family to move from historic mansion to $3.7 million home

The Mercury News | 1/18/2019 | Sophia Bollag
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California’s new governor and his family plan to move to a $3.7 million, six-bedroom house in Fair Oaks they bought in December, according to property records obtained by the Sacramento Bee.

For now, Gavin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom and their four young children are living in the historic governor’s mansion in downtown Sacramento. The governor’s office confirmed that they plan to move to Fair Oaks, an unincorporated community in Sacramento County, once their new house is renovated.

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Deed records show the Fair Oaks property was purchased in December by a limited-liability company registered in the name of Gavin Newsom’s cousin Jeremy Scherer. The governor’s office confirmed that the Newsoms purchased the property.

The 12,000-square-foot home was previously owned by philanthropist and businessman Vern Jones and his wife, Gloria. Vern Jones died in August, and the property went on the market soon afterward.

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A real estate agent’s listing described the Fair Oaks mansion as a “sophisticated Santa Barbara Montecito-styled home within over 8 acres of park-like setting.” The house, built in 1985, has a wine cellar, a pool, a guest house and a tennis court, along with six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and three half-bathrooms.

It is a 15-mile drive from the state Capitol.

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Newsom spokesman Nathan Click described the new home as “more kid-friendly” for the Newsom children, who are all under the age of 10.

“They will move their four kids, two dogs and bunny rabbit in a few months and open up the magnificently renovated historic Governor’s Mansion for public events and state business,” Click said in a statement. “They love being a permanent part of the Sacramento community...
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