February 23, 2012

Free Hang Glider included with this Palo Alto Eichler

Today’s home is courtesy of Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer.  Thanks very much for finding perfection in Palo Alto!

Palo Alto, CA 94303


BATHS: 2.5
SQ. FT.: 2,008
$/SQ. FT.: $745
LOT SIZE: 6,996 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Modern/High Tech, Contemporary
VIEW: Neighborhood
COMMUNITY: South Palo Alto
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81205952
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 5 days

Sophisticated and contemporary atrium model Eichler in Midtown neighborhood. Bright and open 4/2.5 floor plan of over 2k square feet features slate and bamboo floors and walls of windows. Contemporary kitchen showcasing stainless counters and appliances, dramatic baths, and large lot with spa, and attached 2-car garage make this the perfect home. Award winning Palo Alto Schools.

120221-lomaverde-bathroomHere’s why PG thought you’d love this house:

Perfect for Yahoo! employee

I can’t imagine why Petsmart Groomer would say that.  Yahoo! isn’t even in Palo Alto.

Check out what the sellers left in the atrium, though.  Just wrestle this puppy out over the roof, and you’ll have a much easier commute all the way to Santa Clara!


And if the wind is blowing the wrong way, you’re perfectly equipped to hold the meeting at home.

Comments (23) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:09 am

23 Responses to “Free Hang Glider included with this Palo Alto Eichler”

  1. madhaus Says:

    Another day, another article failing to publish on schedule. Grrr.

  2. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    They seriously want 1.5 million and wouldn’t spring for a 5k paint job to actually GET the place sold? Derp!

  3. z2amiller Says:

    Jeez, is this Jerry Yang’s old house or what? I guess he got bounced from Yahoo!, so he wants to leave those memories behind.

    It is a cool house, but the color scheme is nauseating.

  4. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Also, that’s not a hang glider. That’s a sun shade to keep their patio furniture from combusting when the sun beating down on their giant upside down fish bowl of a house reminds them of little boys frying ants with a magnifying glass, and they’re the ants.

  5. A. Lewis Says:

    #4 – don’t confuse the potential buyer with facts – it’s the idea of home-ownership, and the possibility of hang-gliding out of your livingroom, that makes now the best time to buy! Only magical thinking justifies these prices.

    So much ordinariness and such horrible paint colors for $745/sqft.

    Think what you could do in life with $1.5M instead of this house…

  6. SEA Says:

    What kind of floor plan is this? From the satellite view, it looks like two mobile homes with an atrium in the middle. I’m not even sure how one gets from one mobile home to the other. Pull your car in the garage, and then what’s the path to the right-hand side?

  7. AstroWallaby Says:

    The purple+mirror+counter+door bathroom(?) shot *really* had me confused for a moment. It’s like a window into what you’d see inside one of Gordon Ramsay’s *literal* Kitchen Nightmares. (Was Tim Burton involved in decorating the place?) I guess I’m still just still not getting that whole “It’s a mixing bowl… no, it’s a SINK!” basin-on-the-counter fad. It looks goofy *and* it makes it extra inconvenient to clean the counter. Win-win!

    On the other hand the Starfleet font house numbers are pretty awesome. Totally worth at least a million just by themselves.

  8. nomadic Says:

    I like the street view picture. It has an intriguing pile of sticks (shredded 2x4s?) piled up against the front door area. It also shows what the landscaping was like before they pulled out nearly everything living in the front yard.

  9. Tom Stone Says:

    Madhaus, next time you make it to sonoma county for a free drunk at the wineries give me a call. I’ll show you what $1.5MM will get you in Sonoma County. And introduce you as one of the most famous writers about Bay Area real estate ever!

  10. Upwardly Noble Says:

    Perfect for a Yahoo employee, or a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan.

  11. nomadic Says:

    #9, sounds like a burbed meetup!!!

  12. madhaus Says:

    #9, I can’t possibly be more famous than that well-known Socialist, Greg Fielding. But I say yes to a Burbed drinkup.

  13. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    I think they meant, “If you think the Yahoo! buildings look cool….”

  14. steve Says:

    a busy street, and terrible interior colors, but I’d expect it to be in contract by next week

  15. Michael Boltonestater Says:

    off-market already?

  16. Sunny(vale) Kim Says:

    Article about this house:

    Hiding In Plain Sight

  17. steve Says:

    pralay, thanks. good research.

    Michael, apparently so. per redfin:
    Feb 24, 2012 – Pending (Pending (Do Not Show))

    burbed “curse”

    anyone want the under on a $1.6M final price, or have I set the line too low?

  18. bmwman91 Says:

    What does “Pending (Pending (Do Not Show))” mean?

  19. SEA Says:

    #18- From Redfin, “This listing is in escrow and all contingencies have been fulfilled. “With Release” means that there’s a release clause with the offer stating that the buyer is trying to sell his current home before closing. A release clause lets the seller back out of the deal if the buyers can’t sell their home within a set time frame.”

  20. madhaus Says:

    I think bmwman was asking what the “Do Not Show” part meant, and I assume it is a request to agents: Do not show this house anymore because it’s now pending.

    Then again, maybe instead the question was why it said Pending twice, and all the parentheses, in which case I will assume the agent used to be an APL programmer.

  21. renter4eva Says:

    sold for 1.705.

  22. steve Says:

    renter4eva, thanks for the update. I should have set the line at 1.7.

  23. oompah Says:

    for sale again, 1,988 asking. no more yahoo colors or hang glider. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Palo-Alto/742-Loma-Verde-Ave-94303/home/599098#!

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