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
SQ. FT.: 3,600
$/SQ. FT.: $430
LOT SIZE: 9,424 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 2011
COUNTY: Santa Clara
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!
Beautiful view across the street, check!
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.
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.
In 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.
Take a good look at the tagline for this place:
That 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.