For Sale: The House of Twitter

July 20, 2009

Movie star homes are big in LA.

In the San Francisco Bay Area though, the celebrity real estate scene is all about Internet bigwigs.

So it wasn’t a total shock when various tech blogs picked up the fact that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has put his 2-bedroom Berkeley hills cottage up for sale.

Stone actually announced the sale himself in a Tweet stating that it was “time to move,” despite his affection for the pad, and a link for prospective buyers to view the official listing.

The mid-century, modern-style cottage, designed by architect William Wurster, is “peaceful and stylistic,” reads the listing, not to mention decidedly more modest than the sprawling estates favored by some Bay Area tech barons.

It’s also much more affordable: Stone is asking $575,000 (a check on Zillow.com states that the 800-square foot property was last sold in January 2006 for $550,000).

If Stone didn’t realize a massive return in the real estate game, he’s more than made up for it in the business world, with Twitter having reportedly garnered more than $55 million in funding and adding new users to the microblogging service at a phenomenal rate.

Perhaps the next occupant of Stone’s abode will strike similar gold.

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