November 2, 2011

Goraeous Custom Built Home with Sodhisticated Stule and Eleaance

Thanks very much to Burbed reader Tuxxi for this find, adjacent to the “Holy crap, this place is full of armored personnel carriers with SWAT teams carrying assault rifles” neighborhood in Sunnyvale (formerly known as Birdland Neighbors).  Or is that Occupy Sunnyvale?

 

952 MARION Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
$1,549,000

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BEDS: 4
BATHS: 3.5
SQ. FT.: 3,600
$/SQ. FT.: $430
LOT SIZE: 9,424 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STORIES: 2
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 2011
COMMUNITY: Sunnyvale
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81139592
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 27 days

Gorgeous Custom Built Home * Formal Living & Dining Area, High Ceiling, Gas Fireplace * Gourmet Kitchen w. Cherry Cabinets, Granite Counters, Large Island, Family Room * Office w. French Doors * Master Suite w. Jacuzzi Tub, Double Vanity, Walk In Closet * “Jack & Jill” Bedrooms & Den Upstairs * One Bed/Bath Downstairs * Cherry Hardwood Flrs * Crown Molding * Coffer Ceilings * Milgard Windows * Beautiful Attention to Detail!

There are two reasons Tuxxi sent this in to Burbed.  First, the neighborhood.  Serf hut next door, check!

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Beautiful view across the street, check!

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I even attempted a drive-by to find some reported appliances on a front lawn, but didn’t have any luck with that.  I did, however, find this “Persian Palace” a block away.

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And by Persian Palace, I’m not saying the owners are from Iran; the term has come to mean an overdone (for the neighborhood) new home with unrelated design elements, the more, the “better.”  While this place doesn’t have mawbul kawlums, it was the fountain and the lions that made me notice it, and I don’t mean “notice” in a good way.  This is Beverly Hills flats wanna-be in a really hinky part of Sunnyvale.  Think Rancho Rinconada, but with lousier schools.

imageIn fact, the entire neighborhood is a complete mishmash of construction projects, McMansions, crapboxes, and “pride of ownership” fifties ranchers, so in some bizarre way the above house isn’t as awful as it could be.

But back to the featured house.  Tuxxi collected the flyer and it’s the second reason this place is on the front page today.

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Take a good look at the tagline for this place:

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imageThat attention to detail will is what you’re paying 6% of $1.5 million for.  Meanwhile, I’m wondering, a mil and a half for SUNNYVALE?  A mil and a half for SUNNYVALE with SANTA CLARA SCHOOLS?  A mil and a half for Sunnyvale with Santa Clara schools and NO SIDEWALKS?  A mil and a half for Sunnyvale with Santa Clara schools with no sidewalks OR CURBS?

I cannot wait to meet the buyer who thinks this is a DEAL, because I plan on doing a lot of business with whoever that is.  I don’t even know what kind of business, I just know it’s going to be very profitable for one of us.

Comments (17) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:06 am

17 Responses to “Goraeous Custom Built Home with Sodhisticated Stule and Eleaance”

  1. just me Says:

    I know that neighborhood – it’s the hood! Parts are pretty sketchy. But you can wander down from your castle to the two dive bars at Wolfe and El Camino and hang out with the serfs.

  2. PKamp3 Says:

    Neo-eclectic architecture – an excuse to steal whatever architectural elements you damn well please. Where are the cawlums?

    That’s a beautiful fence to look at from your upstairs den! Serious question: how many people have upstairs dens?

  3. nomadic Says:

    Hey, madhaus, your Persian Palace is for sale too! Let’s make this a burbed neighborhood and all move in!

    http://www.redfin.com/CA/Sunnyvale/943-Marion-Way-94087/home/761137

    What a “bargain” for $1.45M, but it is $2/sf more.

  4. nomadic Says:

    I would bet 943 Marion is back on the market because it didn’t appraise.

  5. madhaus Says:

    I spent a good amount of time in search of those damned appliances on the lawn, including checking out a few of the side streets. This area really is the most bizarre mix of utter crap, modest-yet-well-maintained, construction, and Oh-my-god-look-what-they-built-HERE.

    There was no sign at the Persian Palace or I would have added it to the Burbed queue, really.

    But guess what, nomadic? You blinked! It’s PENDING!

  6. SEA Says:

    “I cannot wait to meet the buyer who thinks this is a DEAL, because I plan on doing a lot of business with whoever that is. I don’t even know what kind of business, I just know it’s going to be very profitable for one of us.”

    Are you going to become a REALTOR?

  7. nomadic Says:

    Pending? D’you suppose the buyers spent too much time looking around Palo Alto and thought $1.45M was reasonable? Must have been a Persian with a suitcase full of cash…

  8. SEA Says:

    Maybe a bankruptcy attorney?

  9. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    Ahh Slummyvale. SWAT teams are *not* that rare there, people. Anyone who’s lived there a year or two has found themselves inside a police cordon. It’s kind of fun, like being on the set of COPS.

  10. nomadic Says:

    You must be O.G., Gilroy Alex. I lived in Sunnyvale for nearly four years and never got stuck in a police cordon.

  11. madhaus Says:

    Here are some pictures of the police in riot gear looking for the quarry shooter in the neighborhood across the street from H-P Cupertino (soon to become the Apple Space Ship Campus).

    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/california-quarry-shooting-1317831040-slideshow/security-personnel-perform-yard-yard-searches-during-manhunt-photo-030741859.html

    The heaviest police presence I’ve ever seen in my ‘hood was the lady on the corner having two patrol cars parked outside because she and the mister kept throwing things at each other.

  12. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    I’d rather feel like I was on the set of Reno 911.

  13. Divasm Says:

    This house appears to be the “Slowest Flip in the West”, right? Sold in 2008 for $699K, and this house was built in 2011. With 3 years to get it right, seems like they could have tossed in some sod and a path in the backyard and done a quick check of the color brochure…but hey, they were probably a busy 3 years.

  14. Real Alex Says:

    Easy access to El Camino is worth of $1mln. $500K is price for the house. :P

  15. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    #10 – You’re doing it wrong.

    #12 – Wouldn’t we all! Love that show!

  16. Lars Says:

    Who are Jack&Jill, and why are they living upstairs?

  17. madhaus Says:

    Who are Jack&Jill, and why are they living upstairs?

    Because there aren’t any hills in Sunnyvale.


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