March 22, 2012

Centrally located in San Carlos!

Today’s luxe listing is all about location, location, location!  Many thanks to Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos for passing along this plum place!

664 CHESTNUT St
San Carlos, CA 94070
$850,000

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BEDS: 3
BATHS: 2
SQ. FT.: 2,920
$/SQ. FT.: $291
LOT SIZE: 7,350 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Mediterranean
STORIES: 2
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 1950
COMMUNITY: Howard Park
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81207068
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Pending Without Release
ON REDFIN: 25 days

CHARMING 3 BEDROOM, 1.75 BATH HOME W/ FRM, HDWD FLRS THRU-OUT & 2 CAR TANDEM GARAGE. SPACIOUS LIVING RM W/ BRICK SURROUND FRPLC. SEP FRML DINING RM W/ ARCHED DOORWAY. RETRO 50’S STYLE EAT-IN KITCH W/ TILE COUNTER TOPS, PLENTY OF CABINETS, FREE STANDING RANGE/OVEN & REFRIG. 3 NICE SIZE BEDRMS ON MAIN LEVEL. DWNSTRS FULL BASEMENT W/ LAUNDRY AREA. 7350 SQ FT LOT/ZONED RM59

120320-chestnut-floorHRS OF ENTRTNMNT INSD & OUT.

BUNUS: RM-59 ZNG = “MLTPL FAM MED DNSTY.”  Which is great, because this place already looks more like an APT HSE.

IDEAL LOCN, WLK 2 LIB, CTY SVCS DWNTWN, CLS 2 EVRYTNG.

ESPLY POLCE STN.
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Comments (13) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

13 Responses to “Centrally located in San Carlos!”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    I love this house. I saw it when it first went on the market. The location is GREAT. It is right across from the SC library, a few blocks from laurel and offers a great city location. Now the down side, the big backyard is completely over shadowed by large apartments. There is no privacy anywhere. All the windows on the sides look into peoples apartments. very cozy! This building was built in the 1920s and is almost all original. You needed deep pockets for this project!

  2. Petsmart groomer Says:

    burbed would love the pink bathroom.

  3. * Says:

    under $300/sqft for san carlos is a pretty good price.

  4. sonarrat Says:

    Someone really likes backgammon.

  5. AstroWallaby Says:

    INDR SHUFLBRD?! CT ME IN!

  6. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Good walkability! Trader Joe’s and Walgreens are just at the edge of hoofin’ it range.

  7. Dr. Chorillo Says:

    PNK BTHRM W/ ETCHD GLS RLY DUZ IT 4 ME

  8. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    To be fair, I would have taken a LOOOONG hard look at this place if it had been on the market when we were shopping. Ugly houses are usually a lot cheaper! But I likely would not have been okay with the apartments right next door.

  9. nomadic Says:

    U GYZ LIK THS HSE? SRSLY?

  10. Petsmart groomer Says:

    > You guys like this house? Seriously?

    No.

  11. AstroWallaby Says:

    > SRSLY?

    If you put aside the location fails (which are bad) the house itself is semi-awesome. It’s dated and has some annoying flaws (Tandem garage? RLY?) but it’s as big as a McMansion when it comes to square feet and *unlike* a McMansion it has character. Granted it’s a *weird* character, but properly decorated it could make for a pretty funky pad.

    (That proviso about “if it doesn’t look like the perfect place for a vintage Playboy photoshoot you’ve failed” probably applies, and the problem right now is that between the bathroom and the shuffleboard floor the interior looks more like an assisted living facility. “No grandma, we’re not shooting the centerfold here. Please, stop, put that back on… AAAAAAAGH!”)

  12. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Ugly houses with good bones are the best buys you can find. Unless they have serious location fails, like this one does. But it has some offsetting location wins. I like houses that don’t have perigraniteel smeared all over them like zit cream on a chocolate lovin’ teen.

  13. Mole Man Says:

    With that zoning and location this is a scraper fated to become multifamily housing of one sort or another, probably a rental complex given the current state of the market.


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