February 14, 2012

This house is ready for a Valentines Day date

If you’ve been a long-time reader of this blog, you may remember that burbed (our founder and long-time content creator) had this thing for pink houses.  So the site occasionally would dig up a pink house for Valentines Day.  This year, we found an even better listing for celebrating a day for lovers.  It’s all set up for a Special date you won’t forget!  Many thanks to Burbed reader The Maggadads for this fantastic find from Fremont!

Fremont, CA 94539


BATHS: 3.5
SQ. FT.: 1,824
$/SQ. FT.: $491
LOT SIZE: 0.28 Acres
TYPE: Detached
STYLE: Ranch
VIEW: Hills, Mountains
COMMUNITY: Mission San Jose
COUNTY: Alameda
MLS#: 40538102
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 186 days

Mission schools! 12,110 sq. ft. lot, 1-story. $50k spent on 2011 remodeling kitchen, baths, carpet, tile, french doors & lighting, dual pane, AC & backyard. Built-in 50’s Diner theme- pool cabana/antique western town, 6-car garage w/ 1/2 bath, pool w/ water fall, new lawn & sprinklers. Not a REO/SS!

120212-jackson-dinerHere’s what The Maggadads thought of this place with $50K spent on 2011 remodeling:

I just started reading your blog. Although I take a minor offense to the jabs you poke at Fremont, I couldn’t help but send you this listing.

I’m not sure which is cooler…the 50s themed diner or the western-themed fence. At least it has a 6-car garage!

120212-jackson-western-fenceWait, let me check, is this a house for sale, or a commercial property?  Because while it’s always good to have a space for entertaining a crowd, a 50s themed diner wasn’t exactly at the top of my list in must-haves for an 1,800 square foot house.

But a 50s themed diner AND a western themed fence, both!  I can die now.  What a Valentines Day you’ll have!  And if your date isn’t successful, one of you can retire to the six-car garage.

Well, this is one of those good news/better news situations.  The good news is yes indeed, this house is in a 100% residential district and there is no danger that one of your neighbors will be opening up a 40s themed diner to compete with yours (and incidentally use up all the street parking).  The better news is, well, location, location, location!


Comments (15) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:02 am

15 Responses to “This house is ready for a Valentines Day date”

  1. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Price is going up. Buy now or be priced out forever.

    Nov 28, 2011 Price Changed $894,950
    Sep 28, 2011 Price Changed $879,950
    Aug 10, 2011 Listed (New) $929,950

  2. nomadic Says:

    Just think what fun your little rugrats could have playing “restaurant” in your diner. Or if they’re older, the vocational training they can get as they serve you dinner each night.

  3. SEA Says:

    “$50k spent on 2011 remodeling kitchen, baths, carpet, tile, french doors & lighting, dual pane, AC & backyard.”

    This place was listed August 10, 2011, so the $50k investment was right before the listing. It’s not like the owners had some long-term enjoyment of the improvements.

    Did spending all that cash add more than $50k to the final sale price?

  4. madhaus Says:

    In honor of the 50s themed diner, someone should offer a 50s themed price. Like $11,000.

    Or to take account of the Western themed fence, how about a Western era (1878) price. $110 would be more than fair.

  5. Metalhead Says:

    Six car garage – sweet! Maybe you store your covered wagon or stage coach in the garage? If one of the old west areas included some swinging doors to the saloon, I would definitely be sold. Time to break out the spurs.

  6. The Gilroy Alex Says:


  7. CB Says:

    I like the area that flanks Paseo Padre from Driscoll to Durham, mostly a good neighborhood. But this is too close to the freeway noise.

    Is it rude to ask for an allowance at closing to remove the diner?

  8. Swan Says:

    Is Elvis included in the sale? Or has he left the building?

  9. SEA Says:

    A week ago I mentioned Graceland. This place gets you closer to the King, without moving to bob’s favorite state.

  10. cardinal2007 Says:

    There is a story here, but I guess we will never know what it is, certainly no one spends $50K on upgrading the kitchen to a 50’s diner look just to sell the place. You probably wouldn’t get your money back, my guess is most buyers would probably factor that they will want to spend $20K themselves to renovate the kitchen. So the question is what’s the story here, my guess it is either a death, or divorce involved.

  11. Upwardly Noble Says:

    Where’s the petition I can sign that would establish Fremont’s MSJ district as an exclave of the RBA? We’ve got everything it takes! Cupertino schools! Buy now or never home prices! Even a Whole Foods coming soon!

  12. aha Says:

    at this rate , if i dont buy today it will be a million in 10 days, so long friends i am putting a 1.5 million bid on this beautiful home … maybe i will sell all my assets and then sit in front of the home and beg …

  13. wake Says:

    junkiest area, i went there last week and frankly no matter what they do .. this area is JUNK, frankly if not for good schools, this area was more or less like a slum or maybe a mobile home park …

  14. Last post of 2012 [Burbed.com] Says:

    […] House with themed rooms in Fremont […]

  15. S Says:

    That has been a 50’s diner and western theme fence since at least 1986 when I used to live down the street. The dad even set up a “gold mining” station where we would pan for gold! This house was AMAZING and as a kid, I LOVED it. 🙂

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