Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1,110 $/Sq. Ft.: $387 Lot Size: 6,450 Sq. Ft. Property Type: Detached Single Family Stories: 1 Year Built: 1912 Community: Carlmont County: San Mateo MLS#: 81001900 Source: MLSListings Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers. On Redfin: 162 days CONTRACTOR/INVESTORS SPECIAL! HOME NEEDS FINISHING TOUCHES, LOCATED IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD OF BELMONT, LARGE LOT. THIS PROPERTY HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL!!
Thanks to Burbed reader Sam for this find!
Here’s what Sam had to say:
Not that Belmont is ghetto or anything, but something about this house reminds me of whistle-tips- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnzw_i4YmKk
Check out that new siding! Dayumn! That’s not a contractor’s special- that is modern art! It’s a statement about the cost of conformity! Why, oh why would the bank want to get rid of this post-post modernist masterpiece? This is installation art taken to its next level! I mean, hell, if a shark in formaldehdye can sell for $12M (http://www.stuckism.com/Shark.html) this place ought to be worth at least $6M. If this place came with some shark’s teeth, it might be worth $12M too. Shark’s teeth are frickin cool!
To the realtor’s credit, the disclosures are made openly- “HOME NEEDS FINISHING TOUCHES”. This kind of statement speaks volumes about perspective. When I think about finishing touches, I think about adding outlet colors, picking color schemes, hanging drapes, etc. These guys think about $100K remodeling jobs.
But the realtor really nails it with his/her description- “THIS PROPERTY HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL!!” Like potential energy. Like potential to be blown over in the next storm.
Uh, Sam… they’re practically giving this house away. All you need to do is add a little elbow grease… and some walls… and… uh… some innovation.
Personally, I think this house enables you to express your freedom. Therefore, if you hate this house, you hate Freedom. Why do you hate freedom this close to July 4th? Are you a terrorist?