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House where Facebook was created lists for $5.3M

For the primary time since its building, the Silicon Valley home the place the social media platform, Fb (now often known as Meta), was created, has hit the marketplace for $5.3 million, The Submit can report.

The unassuming blue home with a painted yellow door was first constructed again in 1998.

Made up of six bedrooms and 4½ bogs, the Los Altos property had solely ever been up for hire since 2004.

And its first tenants?

Then 19-year-olds Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, together with 24-year-old Sean Parker, who cofounded what’s now a multi-billion-dollar international firm.

Judy Fusco was seeking to hire her newly refurbished dwelling that August when Zuckerberg and Moskovitz, now 37, and Parker, now 42, stopped by to have a look at the home.

Dustin Moskovitz, Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker have been roommates within the early days of Fb.
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“Mark stood outdoors and by no means went into the home, whereas Sean and Dustin ran up the entrance stairs to see the home,” Fusco recalled to The Submit in an interview. “Mark stood there and requested if they might hire the place, with out even wanting inside.”

“I learn the test and requested him what he did, and he informed me about an organization known as Fb, and the way he deliberate to attach the world,” Fusco stated, including that Zuckerberg was sporting black jersey shorts, sandals and his trademark hoodie on the time. “I stated, ‘I don’t care if you will join the world, if this test doesn’t go, you’re not transferring in.’ ”

The now-embattled tech prodigy wrote her a test on the spot. 

The first check given to the Judy Fusco as a deposit on the home.
The primary deposit test written by Mark Zuckerberg for the Fb cofounders’ lease of the home they ultimately known as Casa de Fb. Their hire was $5,500 a month.

A primary-time landlord herself, she didn’t suppose a lot concerning the motive for Zuckerberg’s urgency. However what she didn’t know was that the motivated teenagers have been compelled to maneuver out of their earlier Palo Alto pad following an incident involving a zipper line tied round a chimney, main right down to the pool — the scene immortalized within the movie “The Social Community.”

The sun room at Casa de Facebook.
The sunroom at Casa de Fb.
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Requesting first month’s hire and a deposit totaling $10,000, two weeks later, on Sept. 14, 2004, they moved in, together with some unexpected friends.

“There have been solely six bedrooms, and the sunroom alone had about 10 interns staying there huddled up in bunk beds,” Fusco stated. “The house simply exploded with engineers and Fb staff,” not in contrast to the “hacker home” featured in HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”

Options of the house, which Zuckerberg known as “Casa de Fb,” embody a lounge with bay home windows and a balcony, an leisure room with a lot of pure gentle, the itemizing notes. The kitchen comes with stainless-steel home equipment, a middle island and a breakfast nook.

“This slice of Silicon Valley historical past sits on the finish of a quiet cul-de-sac with a personalised soundwall within the expansive yard and gazebo excellent for BBQs and get-togethers,” the itemizing states.

“This dwelling is ideal for multigenerational residing with two homeowners’ suites, and bedrooms on varied ranges,” the itemizing suggests.

Crystal Souza and Hannah Isaka of Stay Play Actual Property maintain the listing.

The home spans 3,000 square feet.
The house spans 3,000 sq. ft.
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The living room that opens onto a balcony.
The lounge that opens onto a balcony.
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The balcony.
The balcony.
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The kitchen with a breakfast nook.
The kitchen with a breakfast nook.
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A small sitting area.
A small sitting space.
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The formal dining area.
The formal eating space.
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“After scheduling an inventory presentation with Judy, I used to be glad to have the chance to point out this robust, profitable lady the enterprise I’m constructing with Stay Play Actual Property,” Souza informed The Submit.

“When she informed me she wish to transfer ahead with the itemizing, I used to be honored and desirous to get began and tackle the problem of discovering the right patrons for this distinctive dwelling.”

The founding staff would lease the house for a 12 months, earlier than they wanted a a lot bigger area to carry the rising firm. Parker could be the primary to maneuver out of the house — in January— after growing an allergy from the jasmine flower that might bloom at night time.

A hallway leading to the bedrooms.
A hallway resulting in the bedrooms.
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One of six bedrooms.
Certainly one of six bedrooms.
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Another bedroom.
One other bed room.
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A bathroom.
A rest room.
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The expansive backyard with a gazebo.
The expansive yard with a gazebo.
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A view of the neighborhood which includes the Los Altos Golf & Country Club, Downtown Los Altos, farmer’s market, shops, restaurants, and Rancho San Antonio county park.
A view of the neighborhood which incorporates the Los Altos Golf and Nation Membership, Downtown Los Altos, a farmers market, retailers, eating places and Rancho San Antonio County Park.
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Earlier than renting the home — which took three years to finish — Fusco recalled inviting a monk over to bless the property. The monk had predicted that somebody “who was going to be very wealthy and well-known will come reside right here.

“Sean [Parker] would come to me repeatedly, asking me to speculate, telling me I’d be a billionaire someday if I did,” Fusco admitted. “They proposed giving me inventory as a substitute of the hire — a greenback a inventory. I stated no. And looking out again, I all the time take into consideration the monk that had come to my home. I had no thought that might be the Fb model. I had a daughter to place by college, I used to be afraid to take the chance on the time. However Sean was proper.”

“I assume I simply wasn’t meant to be a billionaire,” Fusco stated. “That was not my destiny.”

As we speak, Fb is estimated to be value $570 billion.

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