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    Anthony Trimino, who ran for governor, seeks $6.5M for San Juan Capistrano home
    • October 25, 2023

    The double-height foyer has twin semi-circular staircases. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    Anthony Trimino speaks at an anti-vaccination protest rally in 2021. (Photo by David McNew/ AFP via Getty Images)

    The great room connects to the gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook, which features a fireplace. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The living room. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    One of two offices. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The putting green. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The backyard pool and spa. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The San Juan Capistrano house has a columned entry. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)



    A San Juan Capistrano home owned by Anthony Trimino, the ad agency CEO who ran in the 2021 California governor recall election, has relisted for $6.495 million.

    The asking price is 21% higher than the $5.385 million the one-time gubernatorial hopeful and his wife, Jennifer, paid for the property in December 2021, records show. According to county documents, the couple bought the house from Jim Bellino of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” fame.

    MLS records show the Triminos originally listed the home in March for $6.995 million, removed it in September and then relisted it on Oct. 19 at the current asking price.

    Sited on a 1-acre lot in the guard-gated Hunt Club neighborhood, the 6,082-square-foot classical-style house with an imposing columned entry dates to 1986 and recently underwent a two-year renovation. It has a double-height foyer with twin semi-circular staircases, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

    A frameless glass door leads to the all-white living room with a fireplace and illuminated built-ins.

    In the formal dining room, there’s a custom ceiling and an expensive built-in buffet with a wine refrigerator.

    The great room seamlessly connects to the gourmet kitchen, anchored by a waterfall-style island. Its stainless-steel appliances include a built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator and a six-burner Wolf range. A fireplace warms the breakfast nook.

    There are two offices, including one accessible by a staircase.

    The upstairs primary suite features a built-in wine refrigerator, a freestanding tub and a luxurious steam shower with Accoya wood and book-matched slabs of stone. A deck offers scenic views of the surrounding hills.

    Designed for large gatherings, the backyard boasts resort-style amenities such as a pool and spa with water accents and an electric cover, a pickleball and basketball court, a putting green and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a pizza oven and a grill.

    Tim Smith and Jeff Golden of Coldwell Banker Realty hold the listing.

    Trimino, 48, is president and CEO of Traffik, an Irvine-based advertising agency. He was among the list of Republican candidates who hoped but ultimately failed to oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a special recall election in 2021.

    In 2022, the incumbent governor was re-elected for a second term.

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    ​ Orange County Register