Instead, he says it's consistent with it.
The Associated Press reported last week that the Democratic candidate rarely mentions his five-story home in the Oakland Hills. He often reminds voters of his rented apartment during his first tour in the executive office and the downtown loft he lived in as Oakland mayor.
After a speech Tuesday in Monterey, Brown told reporters the house is consistent with his frugality message. He says he's been saving all his life and can afford it. He also said it's modest by San Francisco Bay-area standards.
Brown says he has a proven record of spending the people's money wisely.