September 24, 2007

This San Jose house needs more windows

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 736053
72 HAWTHORNE WY
San Jose, CA 95110
$519,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 736053 Approx Age: Unavailable Approx Sq Ft: 1120
Detached Single Family 2 Stories Colonial
3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Stall Shower

I’m pretty sure I can envision the dialog for when this house was built: “Yes. I want windows. Lots of windows. Lots and lots of them. I don’t really care where. Just lots of ‘em.”

And lots of windows there were.

Which is a good thing since this house is practically next to Highway 87 – you could double as a traffic reporter to supplement your income! Sweet!

Comments (7) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:07 am

7 Responses to “This San Jose house needs more windows”

  1. rmz Says:

    And this is why trying to be “unique” and build asymmetrically is a bad idea.

  2. Moe Says:

    A underwhelming house that still manages to create a sense of unease with its irrational and apparently random design.

    Truly an architectural wonder.

  3. RH Says:

    Link doesn’t work…so here’s the rest of the info on the sale.

    Comments

    **OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS** GREAT LOCATION IN VENDOME PARK**THIS PROPERTY HAS POTENTIAL**THIS PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD “AS-IS”*** “FIXER-UPPER” **NEEDS TLC** . ***OUT OF THE AREA TRUST SALE**ALLOW TIME FOR RESPONSE**THANKS FOR SHOWING**

    General Property Information

    SQFT: 1120
    Year Built: 1908
    Exterior: Colonial

    A beautiful 100 year old “Colonial” house. What a delight. And it’s conveniently sandwiched between 87 and the light rail, so you can just walk out your door and easily be run over. But then again, look at the price, it’s a bargain.

  4. sonarrat Says:

    It looks like a slapdash fourplex. Hey, that’s it – this isn’t just a house – it’s an income opportunity! Every SJSU student gets a free pass on VTA, so they can just walk out the door, hop on the train and still make it in time for those 7:30am biology labs.

  5. rmz Says:

    >>3

    “Potential”
    “As-Is”
    “Fixer-Upper”
    “Needs TLC”
    “Out of the area trust sale”

    Another flopped flipper.

  6. Norcalboomer Says:

    When I was a kid I liked to doodle and would draw houses, sometimes they would look like this. Of course as an adult, after 5 or 6 beers, I could draw up plans for this place!!!

  7. Brian Says:

    This house just sold for $450K. Apparently a fixer.


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