Former 49ers manager Jim Harbaugh sells a Bay Area mansion for $ 11.78 million

Jim Harbaugh hasn’t coached the 49ers since 2014, but he’s still closing deals in the Bay Area. Records show that he just sold his home in the affluent Atherton enclave for $ 11.78 million.

Harbaugh, who played football at nearby Palo Alto High School in the 1980s, nearly doubled his money on the property. He paid $ 6.3 million for it in 2012 after the first of his four seasons as head coach of the 49ers before joining the Michigan Wolverines in 2014. He has shopped at home for $ 13 million since last year.

The gated estate spans 1.3 acres in Atherton, a town that consistently ranks as one of the most expensive areas in the country and houses technology moguls and athletes like Stephen Curry and Jerry Riso. It comes with a main house and guesthouse that combine for five bedrooms and eight bathrooms on 8,500 square feet.

The lush landscaping and sloping roofline touch up the exterior and inside beamed ceilings and hardwood floors enclose bright living spaces. Stone fireplaces anchor the office and living room, which opens out through sliding glass doors.

To the rear, a pergola patio leads to a kidney-shaped plunge pool. The palm-fringed gardens also add a playground, outdoor kitchen, and horseshoe-shaped court.

Harbaugh, 58, played as a quarterback for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers during a 14-year career in the NFL before pursuing coaching, leading the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, where the team lost to the Baltimore Ravens. He currently coaches the Michigan Wolverines, where he played college football and was a Heisman Trophy finalist.

DeLeon Realty’s DeLeon team held the listing. Billy McNair of Compass represented the buyer.