For the primary time since its development, the Silicon Valley home the place the social media platform, Fb (now often called 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 loos, the Los Altos property had solely ever been up for lease 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 world firm.
Judy Fusco was seeking to lease her newly refurbished dwelling that August when Zuckerberg and Moskovitz, now 37, and Parker, now 42, stopped by to take a look at the home.
“Mark stood exterior 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 Post in an interview. “Mark stood there and requested if they might lease the place, with out even wanting inside.”
“I learn the examine 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 carrying black jersey shorts, sandals and his trademark hoodie on the time. “I stated, ‘I don’t care if you’re going to join the world, if this examine doesn’t cross, you’re not shifting in.’ ”
The now-embattled tech prodigy wrote her a examine on the spot.
A primary-time landlord herself, she didn’t suppose a lot concerning the cause 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.”
Requesting first month’s lease 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 workers,” not in contrast to the “hacker home” featured in HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”
Options of the house, which Zuckerberg known as “Casa de Fb,” embrace a front room with bay home windows and a balcony, an leisure room with plenty 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 customized soundwall within the expansive yard and gazebo good for BBQs and get-togethers,” the itemizing states.
“This dwelling is ideal for multigenerational dwelling with two house owners’ suites, and bedrooms on numerous ranges,” the itemizing suggests.
Crystal Souza and Hannah Isaka of Stay Play Actual Property maintain the listing.
“After scheduling an inventory presentation with Judy, I used to be blissful to have the chance to indicate this sturdy, 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 workers would lease the house for a yr, earlier than they wanted a a lot bigger house 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 may bloom at night time.
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 dwell right here.
“Sean [Parker] would come to me repeatedly, asking me to speculate, telling me I might be a billionaire sooner or later if I did,” Fusco admitted. “They proposed giving me inventory as a substitute of the lease — 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 concept that may be the Fb model. I had a daughter to place by means of college, I used to be afraid to take the chance on the time. However Sean was proper.”
“I suppose I simply wasn’t meant to be a billionaire,” Fusco stated. “That was not my destiny.”
Right now, Fb is estimated to be worth $570 billion.