Here’s another big-lot big-win find from Burbed reader Tracy! And this one has been off-market long enough that most of the usual listing sites didn’t have the listing photos anymore. Good thing there’s always Movoto, keeping them available so you can decide if you want to rent this puppy.
3010 Jenkins Ave
San Jose, CA 95118
$1,100,000; Reduced from $1,200,000 after 2 months
Off market since February 5, 2012
Size: 2,767 sqft
Type: Single Family House
Year Built: 1950
Lot Size: 20,196
Days on Movoto: 124 days
Off the market to be rented. Wonderful 1 story on 1/2 acre, brick fireplace, Lots of charm & ready for your touch. Tall windows and sliders line the F/R and hallway overlooking the lush backyard & covered patio. Tile entry, hardwood floors Oversized new drvwy to 2car, plus detached garage. Hedges and trees offer privacy. New roof, new walk way, copper plumbing, updated wiring too! Regular sale!
Tracy called this a “mid-century half acre Japanese farm,” but you’ll just call it Burbedelicious! And the more you look at these pictures, the more you realize that this property photographer really should have taken a different career path into fine arts. This is some seriously disruptive work!
For instance, delightful juxtapositions of lush and sere, idyllic and workaday, shaded and exposed, continually inform this paradoxical collage that is all of one and the same property. Note the clever reflection of the utility pole shadow with its power cable above. Brilliant!
This pairing achieves the same discordance: concrete concrete versus idealized landscape. One nice touch is the clever contrast of shade on the garage, versus bright sun on the trees at the upper left.
The two previous diptychs cannot prepare the viewer for this partnership: A hint of the verdant yard from the dank interior, and the grounds with HDR turned up to 11. Wowza!
And it’s going to stay at 11, whether or not there is any furniture in the picture! Tell me, have you ever seen heavy HDR with an empty room before? Is this mid-century minimalism?
Okay, now it’s your turn! Compare and contrast!
Here is an extra-credit problem for those of you who find this too easy.
And I will leave you with this riddle to ponder: which is worth more, the stove at left, the computer at right, or all of these photos?