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Android creator Andy Rubin chops $6.7 million off his Bay Area vineyard estate

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Android creator Andy Rubin has lowered the price of his vineyard estate in the Bay Area to $27.9 million.

Former Google executive Andy Rubin couldn’t find any takers for his Bay Area home the first time around, so now he’s bringing it back to the market with a sizable price cut.

The vineyard estate is listed at $27.9 million, down $6.7 million from his original asking price, records show.

Found in Woodside, an affluent pocket of San Mateo County, the gated property spans 6.4 acres. In addition to a vineyard with grafted vines, it offers a 6,000-square-foot home built in 2003, a two-bedroom guesthouse and an entertainment pavilion with a spa and wine cellar.

A circular motor court approaches the residence, which features wood accents just about everywhere. Lumber lines the floors, ceilings and windows in every living space.

Highlights include a sky-lighted living room, a center-island kitchen and a rounded sun room under a rotunda-style ceiling. In total, there are six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, including a master suite that opens directly outside.

Elsewhere, the tree-covered grounds hold a clay tennis court, swimming pool, treehouse and dual three-car garages.

The Dreyfus Group of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

Rubin, 56, created and developed the Android software, which was acquired by Google in 2005. After he left the company in 2014 following a sexual harassment claim, it was reported that Google gave him a $90-million exit package, sparking a series of walkouts at the company last year.

Records show he bought the property five years ago for $25 million. | Twitter: @jflem94