August 1, 2011

A House Designed by an Artist

imageUnfortunately, the artist was influenced by Pablo Picasso.  Picasso was definitely a great artist, but he was no architect.

Today we are back in Campbell, with a house built after 1956, even!  Also there’s at least a 25% chance this house might not have been a meth lab.  But note that the listing doesn’t claim it’s meth-free, so no promises.

It also doesn’t claim there aren’t any Cubist painters in the garage, either.  I do wish these agents would be a little more helpful.

2947 DEL LOMA Dr, Campbell, CA 95008
$699,950

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BEDS: 3
BATHS: 2.5
SQ. FT.: 1,927
$/SQ. FT.: $363
LOT SIZE: 8,470 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
STORIES: 2
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 1982
COMMUNITY: Campbell
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81127945
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 21 days

Beautiful Spacious Campbell Home! Great price. 1927 SqFt/ 3 bedroom 2.5 bath. In ground pool & spa. 8400 sqft lot. Abundance of Natural Light! Bright and light open floor plan. Dual Pane windows. Large kitchen. formal dining. inside laundry. 2 balconies. atrium. a very cool floor plan.

Speaking of influential Spanish painters, no doubt this home designer had some influence, in turn, on the real estate photographer.  That is why we have these museum-quality prints, suitable for framing.  Or slashing.

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Not only that, Captain Obvious is now working for Redfin!

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Next to 85 freeway, you say?

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That is so unfair to this house!  That row of trees should screen all that harmful pollution, noise, and fumes from the back yard.  And what the trees don’t catch, the swimming pool will!

Comments (11) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:50 am

11 Responses to “A House Designed by an Artist”

  1. madhaus Says:

    Sorry for the delay. Looks like a one-two knockout with today’s article scheduled for publication at 23:50 coupled with the whole site going down. Hope you all had a good weekend.

  2. Sam_Adu Says:

    Wow. Los Gatos prices for a San Jose zip code (lets all stop pretending that Campbell is anything but SJ since it is all eventually going to be swallowed by SJ).

    Foreclosed on for $650k in early 2010. It was bought by a flipper for $550k in January 2011. $550k actually sounds like a fair price for the house considering that your wife and children may get lung cancer or asthma from being so close to the freeway.

    It’s hard to envision anyone paying $670k (or anything above $600k) for this house once you look over the inventory in the area and compare prices. I guess it wouldn’t be the RBA though if there weren’t some delusional flippers and first time homesuckers paying those incredible prices.

  3. SEA Says:

    It has the charm of a trailer park, but for more than ‘not a lot of money.’

  4. nomadic Says:

    Be sure to note the property type is “condo/coop” according to the public facts on Redfin. I also love that when you ask for the street view, Google sticks you out in the middle of 85.

  5. Swan Says:

    What is with the “cubist” room off the kitchen? Why does it remind me of the morgue?

  6. madhaus Says:

    #4, it has an HOA you mean. The dues are $30 a month, that’s probably the smallest HOA fee I have ever seen. I can’t even figure out what they’re maintaining for that little. The HOA association document backup?

    Many newer homes are in HOA associations. But no CC&Rs listed. Where did you see condo/co-op on the Redfin page, all I saw was there was a homeowners association.

    #2, yeah the listing history is amazing. Somebody paid $800K for this place in 2007!

  7. nomadic Says:

    #6, no I mean the public facts say it’s a condo/coop. Look under the listing history; I think Redfin pulls that from the tax records. The property details often vary a bit from the listing details.

    $30/mo probably goes to an escrow account for street maintenance. Seal/patch the road & maintain their parking stripes (see aerial view).

  8. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Such a unique look! Good thing they stacked it next to three other houses that look almost exactly the same.

    To be fair, they at least have 2 different facades for the 4 identical houses. But you know if they’d had 10 times the land, they’re be 50 or so of these things squatting in Campbell like the collection of mounds you find at the entrance to the dog park.

    Sadly, nobody has bagged up these cambell ‘leavings’ either.

  9. SEA Says:

    I keep trying to remember back to the days when ‘Who cares, we all know real estate always goes up” applied to more than the tiny RBA.

  10. nomadic Says:

    You got your wish, sfbb – turn around in your street view. There are more of these artistic lovelies!

  11. Alex Says:

    I don’t know why you guys are fussing over smog and exhaust.

    With all the money you save and the instant equity you earn from buying this property, you can get your kids’ asthma or cancer treated for not-a-whole-lot-of-money in a Real Hospital at Stanford.


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