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This Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s $88 million estate is the pinnacle of work-life balance

Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty
Built for work and play.
  • Ashley Rodriguez
By Ashley Rodriguez


Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Tech entrepreneur Kumar Malavalli just put his Silicon Valley estate on the market for $88 million, making it one of the most expensive properties ever to be publicly listed in the area, the Wall Street Journal reported (paywall).

But what’s truly stunning about this Los Altos Hills, California, residence is the work-life balance that’s built into its very foundations.

No one, it seems, has working remotely mastered quite like Malavalli. When home, the 72-year-old founder of Brocade Communications Systems runs venture firm VKRM out of his private executive center—equipped with a reception desk, kitchenette, and conference room. The 1,024-square-foot space is separate from the five-bedroom main house, which measures about 20,400 square feet, so Malavalli can keep some space between his professional and personal lives.

And it looks like Malavalli devotes as much energy and space to entertaining as he does business. The eight-acre compound also features a building with a catering kitchen that allows him to host events with up to 250 people, as well as a home theater, where he holds movie nights, and a wine cellar that’s home to roughly 4,000 bottles.

The property also is outfitted with a bell tower, meditation garden, gym, six-car garage, and indoor pool with a retractable roof, among other amenities. The space is so lavish that real-estate firm Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty is billing it as a “resort of your own.”

Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty
Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty
Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty
Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty


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