The Bil­lion­aire’s Dog­house

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David Duffield’s pooch-friendly pad in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia could fetch $39 mil­lion— with the sale ben­e­fit­ing his an­i­mal charity. THIRTY MILES EAST of San Fran­cisco is a hound’s heaven. On the grounds of Field­haven—bil­lion­aire David Duffield’s English­manor-style es­tate—are a dog spa, a gated dog park near the up­per gar­den and two paw-wash­ing sta­tions (not to men­tion 21.5 acres to roam). The dog’s per­son would have life pretty good, too: The prop­erty in­cludes a 14-seat cinema, bil­liards room, gym, wine cel­lar and tree­house reach­able via a 75-foot sus­pen­sion bridge.

Duffield, who founded Peo­ple­soft and Work­day, spent seven years de­sign­ing the place and lived on the grounds un­til last year with his wife, Ch­eryl, sev­eral chil­dren, his beloved minia­ture schnau­zer, Libby, and three other dogs. He de­cided to move back to his Lake Ta­hoe es­tate last year, and in May his fam­ily foun­da­tion put Field­haven up for sale for $39 mil­lion. Pro­ceeds from the trans­ac­tion will go to Mad­die’s Fund, the an­i­mal charity Duffield founded in 1994 (and named af­ter another of his sch­nauzers), which will re­ceive much of his for­tune af­ter his death.

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