March 7, 2012

IMAGINE Your Mega Estate with Vineyards & Helipad

We recently received this email (without the pictures; I selected them especially for the excess smug):

120306-hicks-pollutionOpen House 23+ Acres $1,288,000 in Los Gatos Sunday 01-29-2012 OPEN 1-5pm

Take in the spectacular views!
OPENHOUSESunday 1PM-5PM!

21631 HICKS Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032
MLS# 81200553
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.

120306-hicks-pollution-2A secluded and private retreat close to town!
Possibilities are endless, vineyards, horses, lush gardens, orchard, solar, Helipad.
Only 5 minutes to Los Gatos.

Valuable property that is priced to sell now.
Thanks,
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!

120306-hicks-burbed-2010

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
$1,288,000

120306-hicks-redfin

BEDS: –
BATHS: –
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
MLS#: 81200553
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
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.

120306-hicks-gatesInteresting.  So now this property is a land sale rather than a house sale.  Would that mean 50 percent financing instead of 80 or 90 percent?  The 1973 house is still in some of the pictures.

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.

120306-hicks-listing-history-zillow

120306-hicks-zillow-photoAlso check out the only picture on Zillow.  Awesome sauce!  Nice job with the focus button, dude.

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?

Comments (10) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:00 am

10 Responses to “IMAGINE Your Mega Estate with Vineyards & Helipad”

  1. z2amiller Says:

    Two 8’s in the price has not been doing the job, prediction: next price drop will have three eights in the price.

  2. AstroWallaby Says:

    > Possibilities are endless, vineyards, horses, lush gardens, orchard, solar, Helipad

    Missile silo, death ray, magnetic telescope, Annihilatrix… heck yeah, sign me up!

  3. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    More possibilities : Bankruptcy, desititution, poor house, regret.

  4. nomadic Says:

    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.

    Well, it does say IMAGINE your helipad. Duh.

    Purchased for $275k in 1998. I wonder if that was an arms length transaction.

  5. CB Says:

    Well, it’s better than Summit Rd. Still, this is serious hermit territory.

    Hicks was originally built for HS students to drink beer and try to get laid. I’m shocked Los Gatos rezoned this lot for residential development.

  6. Metalhead Says:

    “Over three buildable pads” – Not sure why the number of pads cannot be quantified but thus must mean there is a way to quadruple your investment. Woo hoo because you are close to Los Gatos.

  7. Sunny(vale) Jim Says:

    Rezone it to Monte Sereno and it will be instantly worth 10 times the asking price. Los Guettos doesn’t have the same prestige.

  8. madhaus Says:

    At least three pads, yeah. One of the various attempts at selling this property had said there were eight pads. Where are these pads hiding that five of them were completely misplaced? Is someone playing five-pad Monte with them?

  9. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Honestly, if I was the idle rich, 24 acres within an hour of the bay area would be pretty sweet. But I don’t think I’d go for THESE 24 acres. I’d want real redwoods.

  10. Dr. Chorillo Says:

    Bummed I missed the open house. Must have been spectacular. Maybe somebody there walked off with some of the pads. Were there hors d’oeuvres? I’m trying to think of a wine that pairs with delusion. And did they mean helipad or hella pads?


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