It’s Herve week at Burbed! I’m catching up on all the listings that Herve had sent me. And now, Day 4:
948 RINCON St, Mountain View, CA 94040 | MLS# 80848932
948 RINCON St (Unable to map) Mountain View, CA 94040
Sq. Ft.: 2,036
$/Sq. Ft.: $638
Lot Size: 4,080 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Year Built: 2008
County: Santa Clara
On Redfin: 89 days
Located on Los Altos side of El Camino, w/ in walking distance of Downtown Mtn. View, Miramonte Park is an exclusive collection of 58 SF homes with all the charm of the great Calif neighborhoods of the 1920’s & 1930’s. Nearby is the premier performing arts theatre on the Peninsula as well as outstanding schools & parks.
Apparently when Herve saw this listing, it said something different:
“Located on Los Altos side of El Camino, w/ in walking distance of Downtown Mtn. View, Miramonte Park is an exclusive collection of 58 SF homes with all the charm of the great Calif neighborhoods of the 1920’s & 1930’s. Nearby is the premier performing arts theatre on the Peninsula as well as outstanding schools & parks. Offering a graduated Broker referral- 3% 1st sale, 4% 2nd, 5% (3 or more sales) “
Here’s what Herve had to say:
Charm of the 1920’s and 1930’s? What could that possibly mean?
– no Prop 13
– racial segregation
– great depression
Err… well… uh… that’s possible. Let’s look at this timeline of Mountain View to see some of the events of the 1920’s and 1930’s:
1920 – Hoping to become a major deep water port, South Shore Port Co. dredges slough at the old Jagels Landing at the end of Whisman Road. Ferry and freight service to San Francisco begins in 1923. The port project includes an amusement park and large saltwater swimming pool called Kingsport Plunge that opens in 1925. The company declares bankruptcy in 1927.
1924 – The city’s first high school opens on El Camino in 1902. In 1924 a new school designed by noted architect William Weeks opens on Castro Street. The building is demolished in 1987.
1930 – Sunnyvale chosen as site for West Coast air base and research center. President Hoover signs legislation Feb. 20, 1931, to accept the land and approve development. July 31, 1931, land is transferred to U.S. Navy at a cost of $1. In 1933 Moffett Field Naval Air Station opens on the border of Sunnyvale and Mountain View as a base for Navy dirigibles.
1937 – Bayshore Highway (101) opens on the Peninsula after 13 years of construction at a cost of $7 million.
1939 – Flight research begins at the Ames Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, the forerunner of NASA).
Check that out! You can relive the building of 101. How historic!