We recently received this email (without the pictures; I selected them especially for the excess smug):
Take in the spectacular views!
21631 HICKS Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032
23 beautiful acres with SFR
Priced to sell @ $1,288,000
Spectacular views of city lights, Lexington Reservoir, the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Valley.
Build your dream estate on this 23 acre property with over 3 buildable pads.
Valuable property that is priced to sell now.
agent name and phone
p.s. Email me if you would like to see photos of the property.
Hicks Road? Why did that seem familiar? Ah, yes!
We don’t know why this agent’s email got caught in a time warp where it didn’t show up until yesterday, but we can only assume it was sent to Burbed because they want the property featured again. The least we could do is oblige them. Quickly. Click on through to see how the place is being marketed now.
21631 HICKS Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
SQ. FT.: –
LOT SIZE: 24.02 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Residential Land (Single Family)
VIEW: Mountains, Lake, Valley, City Lights
COMMUNITY: Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 60 days
Wow! Only Minutes to the High Tech Hub of Silicon Valley! This 23+ Acres LosGatos/MonteSereno property offers Breathtaking Panoramic Views & several building site options. IMAGINE Your Mega Estate with Vineyards & Helipad. Then Imagine the Feeling of coming home to a Serene Retreat above the Rush of the city on the Top of the World! Is this your Dream Estate? Existing 3BR/2BA 1704 s. f. guest house.
I also like the good sense of humor the agent shows in calling this place “minutes from the High Tech Hub of Silicon Valley,” when his own directions tell us you have to drive up four miles of Hicks Road to even get to the lot line, and that’s not counting the section on Kennedy or Shannon. Google says this is 20 minutes from downtown Los Gatos, so it may yet fail the “gallon of brie test.”
Also do check out the full listing history from Zillow. Landowner, meet the market forces. This will not be a fair fight.
That sense of vagueness and imprecision should help everyone IMAGINE better. As in “Then Imagine the Feeling of coming home to a Serene Retreat above the Rush of the city on the Top of the World!”
Maybe you could IMAGINE better if there were fewer capital letters?