Zynga Co-Founder Spends $16M on S.F. Manse

Despite its plummeting stocks, Zynga Co-Founder Mark Pincus recently splashed out a hefty $16 million for a mansion in San Francisco's exclusive Pacific Heights, reports The Wall Street Journal. Pincus' new digs is located on the prestigious "Gold Coast" area, a three-block stretch that has been home to notables such as Gordon and Ann Getty, Larry Ellison, and Peter Haas. Not only is Pincus' new pad very impressive, but he'll certainly be in good company as well.

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Despite its plummeting stocks, Zynga Co-Founder Mark Pincus recently splashed out a hefty $16 million for a mansion in San Francisco's exclusive Pacific Heights, reports The Wall Street Journal. Pincus' new digs is located on the prestigious "Gold Coast" area, a three-block stretch that has been home to notables such as Gordon and Ann Getty, Larry Ellison, and Peter Haas. Not only is Pincus' new pad very impressive, but he'll certainly be in good company as well.
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Pincus recently sold two properties in San Francisco, including one in nearby Presidio Heights and another in Cole Valley. The Zynga Co-Founder hit headlines in early 2011 when he filed a restraining order against a Russian stripper who was reportedly stalking him. Lucky for PIncus (or unlucky for his stalker), this pad is super private.
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Here's a sweeping view of the massive structure. As you can see, Pincus' new mansion is surrounded by similar towering mansions. Who knew a game called "Farmville" could help pay for a property on the Gold Coast?
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Situated at an apex in Pac Heights, Pincus' new pad features sweeping views of the Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz and the East Bay.
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Pincus shelled out $16 million for the 11,500-square-foot home, which boasts four levels. With four levels, you'll definitely want an elevator. Good thing that this home has one!
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The Zynga techie's wife is Alison Pincus, the co-founder of home design site, One Kings Lane. In the Pincus' other S.F. properties, it was quite apparent Alison decorated the spread herself as if the homes were taken right out of a OKL flash sale. We're guessing she'll re-do this home as well.
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Many of the rooms, including this living room, feature amazing views of the Golden Gate, framed perfectly in the massive windows.
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A view of the Pincus' new dining room where the couple can host other leaders of former start ups.
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The two properties that Pincus unloaded were super swanky, but certainly not as expansive or impressive as this one. Pincus sold one property for $1.9 million and the other for $8.2 million.
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A view of the master suite, which is one of seven bedrooms in the spread. The mansion was built in 1907 and designed by architect Albert Farr.
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The master suite features a lounge and a brick fireplace. There are four similar fireplaces in the Pac Heights mansion.
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Imagine looking at this view when buckling down to do work.
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A view of one of the additional bedrooms in the house. The mansion was previously home to philanthropist Jane Newhall who lived here until she passed away last year at the age of 97. Newhall left the home to the Calvary Foundation, which listed the property for $16.5 million this past spring, reports The Wall Street Journal.
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In addition to very spacious rooms, the Dutch Colonial mansion boasts 6.5 bathrooms.
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Here's a view of the home office in Pincus' new purchase.
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The couple has young kids and this attic, while unfinished, would make an excellent play room.
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