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269 OCONNOR St
Menlo Park, CA 94025
SQ. FT.: 2,615
$/SQ. FT.: $562
LOT SIZE: 10,822 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 2008
COMMUNITY: Willows/O’Conner Area
COUNTY: San Mateo
ON REDFIN: 61 days
150 ft long private tree lined drive way leads to this 3-yr new custom built nestled in matured trees. 1 story home w/ 5br, 5baths. 1/4 acre lot, Min. 9′ceilings, 8′doors. Gourmet Kitchen, Crown Molding, hdwd flr, A/Cm intercom, central vacuum, alarm, custom steel entry door, Sub zero refrig, body sprays. .. & more. ..
There are some interesting properties in this area. Essentially it is a house in someone else’s backyard. I am not sure how the lot size be 10,822 sqft. It that *was* the lot size was divided into two? "Custom built", "Gourmet Kitchen", "Crown Molding", "Custom steel entry door" and most importantly "Sub zero refrig". Built in 2008. Too bad, the owner is not able to enjoy for little bit longer time, as he has to sell it to cash in "Facebook effect".
Wow, a 150 foot driveway! That means you get to drive past the house in the front yard. But the best way to check on how true the quarter acre lot claim is? Zillow.
Zillow makes it easy to click on every house in a neighborhood and quickly see the important numbers, including house and lot size. And that claimed property area looks reasonable, given what the surrounding measurements show. We’ve seen homes piled three deep on one lot while the agent claims every square foot of the original grounds. Alas, that didn’t happen here.
But all is not lost with this listing, despite the 10,000 foot lot size being completely legit. By going to the Zillow map, we also notice the lovely mansions right over the back fence, complete with Palo Alto address, Eastern division.
So you can assure your colleagues that you have arrived, because you’re in a neighborhood of much more expensive 32 bedroom homes.