July 7, 2009

New custom home in Cupertino… sort of…

1681 PROVINCETOWN Dr, Cupertino, CA 95129 | MLS# 80926285
1681 PROVINCETOWN Dr Cupertino, CA 95129
Price: $1,549,888

Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,800
$/Sq. Ft.: $554
Lot Size: 6,500 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Mediterranean
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 2009
Community: Cupertino
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80926285
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 23 days
Gorgeous new custom home in great neighborhood of 3 new home subdivision! Reputable national award winning schools: Lynbrook High/Joaquin Miller Middle/John Muir Elem. Custom design/built exterior and interior with high end materials and appliances. Elegant taste makes the house stunning and most desirable for living. A definite rare opportunity in the neighborhood! You don???t want to miss it.

Thanks to Burbed reader sonarrat for this find.

Why did he send it? Because he noticed this:



Maybe this is disputed territory, like Kashmir. That said, it does seem peculiar that all the RE listing sites allow this to be classified as Cupertino. Is this an indicator for some sort of future land grab? Annexation? What’s the deal?

Maybe, it’s a reference to the fact that Cupertino is now a state of mind, and not just a geographical area!

BTW, what awards have these schools won nationally that distinguish them?

Anyway, buy this house, and then provoke Cupertino into becoming an occupying force. And watch as your equity instantly soars!

Comments (20) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:02 am

20 Responses to “New custom home in Cupertino… sort of…”

  1. SiO2 Says:

    It’s fairly common for listings in the West San Jose section served by Cupertino Elem and Lynbrook High to be classified as Cupertino. There’s a little SJ peninsula sticking into Cupertino/Saratoga. It is odd that MLS lets the agent claim it.

    Houses in this part of WSJ often cost more than the Rancho Rinconada part of Cupertino. Buyers are willing to pay a premium for Lynbrook High over Cupertino High. If Cupertino annexed as suggested, it would not make much difference. However if Fremont HSD reset the school boundaries there would be real changes in value.

  2. gallileo Says:

    Off Topic–but perhaps one for Burbed:

    Anyone know what is up with 645 Handley Trail in Emerald Hills? It has been on the market for over 16 months–at least that is when the realtor registered 645handleytrail.com.

    Zillow (I know, I know) shows the price took a big jump when it was listed, and then has been steadily falling, and the agent keeps dropping the price.

    Seems like a nice place from the pictures, is listing agent (or owner) just out of his mind?

  3. nomadic Says:

    galileo – it looks like a long-time owner chasing the market down. I don’t see any refi’s on PropertyShark, and the tax basis is $145k. Just someone trying to be greedy and market saying “uhhh no.”

    I wonder if the realtard is a family member.

  4. jbunniii Says:

    $1.5M and they post a sketch instead of photographs?!

  5. Pralay Says:

    it looks like a long-time owner chasing the market down

    I guess the seller did not get the memo for “attractive price”.

  6. sfbubblebuyer Says:


    That’s a house that would have sold 15 months ago for 1.2-1.3, and would move today at 1.0-1.1 and will probably go for 800k in 2 years when they finally catch up with the market.

  7. nomadic Says:

    sfbb – but the Zestimate says it’s worth $1.7M! LOL.

  8. sonarrat Says:

    I don’t understand Emerald Hills pricing. I grew up in a similar area in eastern Morgan Hill, and 20 years ago a large house was $400K. A house like the one on Handley Trail would have been about $500K. Now the house I grew up in is worth about $900K (and believe me, worth every penny), but those people want $1.5 mil? They’re out of their gourd.

  9. Pralay Says:

    but those people want $1.5 mil?

    But seller is not alone. Something else thinks it is worth even more: $1.7M.

  10. sfbubblebuyer Says:


    Emerald Hills is wanna be Woodside, without the long drive from Skyline.

    Tragically, they don’t get the large parcels and redwood trees you get on skyline. I love it up there! Too bad they’re on on the same crackpipe as Emerald Hills.

  11. sonarrat Says:

    Woodside I can understand. Really, I can. I’ll never be able to afford it, but I understand why. Not so Emerald Hills.

  12. nomadic Says:

    I don’t know the area very well, but for me the appeal of Emerald Hills would be the proximity to peninsula jobs and the character provided by a hilly area. A view adds some value for me.

  13. Herve Estater Says:

    Speaking of view, here is one: http://www.2456hallmark.com

  14. nomadic Says:

    Hey, I found this in a listing on Zillow. I don’t suppose they meant it the way I interpreted it…

    Vaulted ceiling in the great room is especially fun when it rains.


  15. BobbyS Says:

    Ugly is ugly no matter the location. A piece of turd on gold is still a piece of turd. A fugly McMansion in one of the best school districts is still a piece of turd.

  16. BobbyS Says:

    A fugly house proclaiming to be in a good school district but actually being in a crapy one = diarrhea

  17. gallileo Says:

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts on the Handley Trail place.


  18. Pralay Says:

    “Attractive price” in Palo Alto:

    2715 Ramona

    June 2008 sale price $1.8M
    Currently listed $1.588M (pending after a price reduction)

  19. nomadic Says:

    Man, they were in a real hurry to sell! It isn’t marked as a short sale so at least we aren’t subsidizing it.

    Still, what a difference 12 months makes, eh?

  20. Pralay Says:

    Man, they were in a real hurry to sell!

    Someone was slow to get “pulse of the market”. 🙂

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