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Two California Homes Owned by Late Kleiner Perkins Co-founder Hit The Market

Two California properties owned by the late venture capitalist Frank J. Caufield are separately coming on the market for $39.75 million and $19.5 million.

Mr. Caufield, who died last year at 80, co-founded Silicon Valley powerhouse Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, which made investments in some of tech’s best-known companies including Amazon. Mr. Caufield stepped away from his daily role at the firm, now known as Kleiner Perkins, in 2000.

The pricier of the two properties is a nearly 12-acre estate in celebrity-studded Montecito, Calif. The roughly 18,500-square-foot, nine-bedroom Italian Renaissance-inspired villa was designed around 1927 by George Washington Smith, a prominent Santa Barbara architect, according to research by Sotheby’s International Realty, which is listing both homes.


An Italian Renaissance-Inspired Montecito mansion

The villa was designed around 1927 by George Washington Smith, a prominent California architect

A Montecito, Calif., mansion dating to the 1920s is coming on the market for $39.75 million.

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The home still has many of its original details including inlaid golden travertine floors in the entrance gallery, hand-carved walnut paneled walls in the library and carved limestone arched windows in the dining room. The property has three separate wine cellars: one for white wine, one for red wine and one for aging, as well as a solarium with a 38-foot pool and a beamed ceiling and a study.

The Montecito property also has extensive gardens; both the gardens and the house were inspired by Italian villas, including Villa Gamberaia near Florence, according to Sothebys’ research. The landscape includes the biggest dragon tree in Santa Barbara, according to a search conducted by local growers in

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Travis Perkins Bathrooms Review – Which?

We asked nearly 4,000 bathroom owners about their experiences of buying their bathroom so that we can compare and rank popular brands, including B&Q, Victoria Plum and Bathstore.

The well-known company with the best customer score got a brilliant 80%. The 58% customer score for the poorest-performing company is a stark contrast to this impressive rating.

We calculate our overall score by asking people how satisfied they are on a seven-point scale from very poor to excellent, as well as whether they would recommend the company.

We also ask people to rate the company for important factors, on the same scale, so we can award star ratings for each aspect of service. For each company and area we rate, we need a minimum of 30 responses.

Which? members can log in to unlock this page and see how Travis Perkins was rated. If you’re not a member, you can join Which? now to gain instant access.

Head to our best and worst bathroom companies page to find out how Travis Perkins compares with other brands, including another trade-provider, Wolseley.

Travis Perkins bathroom suites

Click through our picture gallery below to see a range of Travis Perkins bathrooms across various prices and styles.

Travis Perkins offers a wide range of building materials, plumbing supplies and tools. Its trade prices are lower than if you buy direct, so it might be worth finding an installer who can buy the bathroom you want. 

It only sells a few complete suites on its website, which are from Twyford, Roca, Armitage Shanks and Iflo. Iflo is its exclusive range sold only through the Travis Perkins Group, which includes Travis

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