This property is a burbed two-fer. It’s both a multi-million dollar listing… and the house is probably only being held together by the termites having a big ol’ group hug. Yup, expensive signature showpiece or overpriced pile of crap? How about both! It’s a floor wax and a dessert topping!
Many thanks to burbed reader sonarrat for this fantastic find!
1005 Lakeview Way, Redwood City, CA 94062
Sq. Ft.: 3,820
$/Sq. Ft.: $667
Lot Size: 1.01 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Year Built: 1926
Community: Farm Hills Estates
County: San Mateo
On Redfin: 5 days
Opportunity to own this one of a kind Lake front property. Over an acre of completely useable land on privately owned Emerald Hills upper Lake, Lake Lynda. Build, develop, subdivide, or restore this tranquil property. FISH, SWIM, BOAT, in your own backyard. TRUELY A MUST SEE!
Yes, indeed, this is a privately owned lake, and this house comes with 1/11th of it! But, do you see a house in those pictures above? There’s supposed to be a big house on this one-acre lakefront property, but the agent seems to have neglected to post any pictures of it. Instead we get 9 photos of the lake.
And PropertyShark (registration required) says there is a small house at this address: 600 square feet, with a grand total of three rooms. Plus a 630 sf garage. You’d think a house built in 1926 would know how big it is by now. Here’s the one room the agent was willing to show us:
Wow, they sure knew how to party in 1926. Just imagine 3820 square feet of house needing to be restored. Or 600. TRUELY A MUST SEE!
Also, the agent is making a very big deal about the privately-owned lake, so let’s take a good look.
Whoa…. that lake may be green, but I don’t think I’d call that shade Upper Emerald. I’d go with Acme Algae or Summit Scum. Now, can we get a peek at the house? Google Streetview can take us where no agent dares.
Uh,,,, yeah, that’s a roof all right. And a roof job. A very expensive-looking roof job. Maybe it’s a good thing the house is hiding under the driveway. So: floor wax or dessert topping?