December 21, 2010

Cheapest House in Woodside

Another day, another DEAL as Black Friday sales continue until Christmas Eve!  So there were some complaints about yesterdays “Cheapest House in Portola Valley” not actually being in Portola Valley.  Well, we won’t make that mistake again with today’s DEAL.  This house is guaranteed not to be in Portola Valley!  Mostly.

6 Bret Harte Dr, Woodside, CA 94062
$494,800

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,540
$/Sq. Ft.: $321
Lot Size: 0.32 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cabin
Stories: 2
Year Built: 1966
Community: Skyline Area
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81022296
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 229 days

* * * Unbelievable value for SO much! * * * Mature Redwoods line the private road leading you home! Fantastic lot & house! Large LR DR combo w/ fireplace. Kitchen w/ breakfast bar. Lovely deck offering beautiful views of lush forest. Private Master Bedrm Suite w/ roof top deck! New Roof! Walk to the 4 Corners/Alice’s Restaurant. A MUST SEE HOME!!!

image Walk to Alice’s Restaurant?  Do they even let you in if you don’t drive up on a Harley or in a Tesla?  Use the money you save buying this house to pick up one of each!  Plus all this LR DR combo open space means plenty of room for your hobbies, be it square dancing or laser tag.

No funny business with the community going on here like yesterday’s house, either — other than a Woodside address in the Portola Valley school district conveniently located in what appears to be Sky Londa.  Don’t you just love those fun-loving folks at the post office?  What will they think of next?

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Between them and the cut-ups at the bank making up these wishing prices, they could write a few decent sitcoms.  Hmm, foreclosed cabin in the woods, motorcyclists popping into the nearby restaurant at all hours, wacky neighbors running meth labs, the occasional venture capitalist?  This could work.

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Now what were those clowns up to with the Fall 2010 pricing?  Were they trying to bring the RBA bubble back with just this one house?  If so, bid high on this place, because  Woodside Portola Valley Sky Londa La Honda The Real Bay Area is back, baby!

Comments (12) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

12 Responses to “Cheapest House in Woodside”

  1. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    I really love the area around Alice’s. Redwood trees, usually decent lot sizes, and not too far from the jobs. Plus the commute on the twisties is fun if you ride a motorcycle. Which I do. Or did. Before having kids that I have to take to daycare every day.

    Now my wife gets to ride while I drive the mom-mobile. Stupid 4 mile commute!

  2. Real Estater Says:

    This sort of place fails my “need to buy a gallon of milk” test.

  3. sonarrat Says:

    If you need a gallon of milk, just pop into the Skywood Trading Post. You’re sure to become very familiar with that place if you live here, because the alternatives are pretty far. The RWC Whole Foods or Key Market are both a good half-hour drive.

  4. ES Says:

    Actually, this is exactly the kind of house in the kind of area I want. My line of work allows me a lot of flexibility to be in and out of the office, so traffic can be a minor issue only, should I need to be in the office in the morning on any given occasion. The spousal unit, however, would object- she works the classic RBA 8-6:45 so she would be stuck on 84 on a daily basis.

  5. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    You’d definitely want a giant freezer and a good size fridge (or a backup fridge in the garage) living up there. The Trading Post has all the ‘oh crap’ stuff, but it’s definitely at ‘oh crap’ prices. That being said, I still love the area. The housing stock is, however, dreadful. It’s almost entirely rebuilt McMansions at outrageous prices, badly remodeled original cabins, or even original cabins about to fall over. The environment of foggy damp, drifts of soggy pine needles, and lack of direct sun to dry things out tends to take its toll on houses.

    That being said, I still love it up there. The redwood smell AMAZING! If we could have found a place for a decent price that wasn’t sliding off its foundation or looked like it had been built by retarded monkeys high on crack (I’m not sure the building inspectors set foot on that hill prior to 2005) we would have wound up there.

  6. SEA Says:

    Is your “need to buy a gallon of milk” test similar to other sudden realizations, such as the “OMG there’s a mortgage interest deduction,” or, my favorite sudden realization, “now is the best time to buy.”

  7. ES Says:

    SF Bubble Buyer:

    The Spousal Unit’s parents live in North Columbia, CA (google map it) 1 mile off off a dirt road which is 2 miles off another dirt road. They love it out there- it’s at the very edge of PG E service. They have an “oh crap” store as well called Mother Truckers, and supermarkets are an easy 45 mins away. It’s a really nice life out there though; and I’m convinced they’ll live longer as a result.

    This is remote, but still less than an hour drive into the Shitty or any other “civilization” you may need. I dunno, I would put an offer in on this if I were in a position to buy at the moment (after the price comes down some more).

  8. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    ES :
    The ‘remoteness’ but still being in the bay area is what I really like about it. You can get a bit of a rural vibe but not have to deal with central valley, and it’s way closer than Ben Lomand or any of those ‘over the hill’ Santa Cruz townlets.

    Plus you get ocean air and pine trees mixing it up. Mmmmm.

    I still get wistful when I think of the lowball we made out there that got turned down. We were so close!

  9. Alex Says:

    Meth lab vs. marijuana farm. This may not be a bad deal.

  10. anon Says:

    Gallon of milk test? Lol.

    Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer.

  11. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    I suppose you could live off of the output of Alice’s, if you can afford this place then why not?

    There is NO snobbishness at Alice’s. You can ride up/drive up in or on anything. Want to really attract admiration and attention there? Ride up on a cherry Puch Maxi. No kidding.

  12. ES Says:

    SF Bubble Buyer- you made a lowball offer on this particular house? If you don’t mind me asking, what was it?


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