The listing agent, real estate agent Nick Sadek, of Sotheby’s International Realty, said that including the buyer’s premium of $500,000, the transaction totaled $5.5 million.
Sadek said there were 16 bidders and the sale took five minutes. He said the winning auction came from a Bay Area investor, the Bee reported.
“We prepared 30 days to get word out about the auction, and the auction probably lasted about 5 minutes,” Sadek told the newspaper.
Murphy sold the mansion in 2007 for $6.1 million. The home was built in 1998, and the guest house was completed in 2004. Murphy lived in the home until it was sold in 2007, the Bee reported.