The McCaw family purchased the compound in 1999 from Kenny G (4/30/12 post below) in a private transaction estimated at more than $20 million. The two mansions have 15,810 sq ft on 4.3 acres with 327 feet of waterfront, 8 bedrooms and 10.5 baths. Craig and Susan McCaw and their family were (and maybe still are) living here.
Craig was the leader or the world famous McCaw brothers, Bruce (1946- ), Craig (1949- ), John (1951- ) and Keith (1953-2002). Keith and John formerly lived in Madison Park and Bruce sold his Medina Groat Point estate in 2011 (2/13/11 post) and may have moved here. The brothers were the pioneers of the cellular phone industry and sold their company, McCaw Cellular, for $11.5 billion in 1994.
The evening $25,000 per couple event was at undisclosed location in
. An earlier in the year event for Mitt Romney (12/29/12
post) was held at the mansion of Peter
Neupert, a former Drugstore.com and Microsoft executive. He hosted a
similar event in the 1990s for President George W. Bush. Neupert’s mansion is on
Medina Evergreen Point Road south of Bill Gates’ campus but not on the water. The
mansion is 8,000 sq ft on 5.4 acres which is one of the largest lots in . Medina