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A Berkeley Mansion, Empty for a Decade, Hits the Market at $7.5 Million

This massive home in a tony neighborhood has expansive views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Source: Sotheby's International Realty

After sitting vacant for more than a decade, a 12,000-square-foot mansion on three acres in Berkeley, Calif., is again coming on the market. Asking price: $7.5 million. 

John Park, the founder of Fortiss, a company that runs casinos and card clubs, purchased the property in 2005 for what he says was about $6.3 million. He'd lived nearby, and when the property came on the market, he jumped. "I was like, You know, I'm going to stay in this area indefinitely," Park said. "Or so I thought."