The Silicon Valley home where Mark Zuckerberg once operated the world’s largest social media network, Facebook, now known as Meta, is up for sale for $5.3 million.
Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Sean Parker rented the home in 2004, Live Play Real Estate realtor Crystal Souza told Insider. Zuckerberg was just 19 at the time, and he, Moskovitz and Parker had just been kicked out of their old home after the landlord discovered they had tied a zipline to the chimney to jump into the pool.
Desperate to find a place to live, Zuckerberg and the others came across a listing of 1743 Westbrook Avenue, a property, according to Santa Clara County Public Archives, by Judy Fusco. Fusco, now 77, told the New York Post last year, Zuckerberg never even set foot in the house before renting it out and simply handed him a check for $10,000 to secure the lease.
The trio moved in in September 2004, but they weren’t the only guests: Facebook employees, including engineers and interns, quickly filled the six-bedroom house. The interns stayed in bunk beds on the veranda, Fusco told the Post.
The state of the house in 2004 was far from what it is today. When Zuckerberg and the team resided there, the house had only essential furniture from IKEA and ottomans, for Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. Zuckerberg didn’t even have a dresser and kept his clothes in a pile.
Fusco and Zuckerberg did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.