Thanks very much to Burbed reader steve for calling this house out in comments. Yes, an actual house (not a condo! not a townhouse!) in 94301 in a nice area (not near train tracks! not on or near El Camino or any other busy street!) This was a fine find requiring an official site visit with some custom photos you won’t see on the listing. Plus, it’s about time we featured another pink house.
And since it’s in Palo Alto (hot! hot! hot!), it’s probably pending already, despite this article being written up the night of the Open House (4/29).
746 HOMER Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
SQ. FT.: 660
$/SQ. FT.: $1,270
LOT SIZE: 1,960 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1926
COMMUNITY: Community Center
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 4 days
Tucked away in Community Center end of cul de sac, Palo Alto. A charming 1926 remodeled bungalow Fondly referred to as the "Pink Bungalow" it has 660 interior sq ft, 1,960 ext sq ft, 2 br & 1 ba. fully remodeled, hardwood floors! Tranquil and peaceful yet blocks to Downtown Palo Alto. Addison, Jordan and Paly
Look at those incredible schools. Whoever buys this house can fill it to the brim with kids to take advantage of Addison, Jordan, and Paly.
There is actually a driveway for this house, which I had seriously doubted after seeing how small the lot is (1,960 ext sq ft). However, that picture above doesn’t really do justice to how useful that “garage” is. Have a look with an actual non-1926 vehicle parked in front to get a sense of scale.
Much more photos after the break!
And what’s this behind the garage? Another storage area, complete with a door that really doesn’t want to open. Plus additional storage off the deck!
A number of doors resisted opening, which may be why there are so few of them inside. Both bedrooms open to common rooms this way. Closet doors are absent as well.
There’s a back door, though (which sticks). The deck wraps around the back and side of the home, firmly defining the “ext sq ft.”
Now marvel at the expanse of lawn in case you wanted to water it. Yes, you can indeed water your own front lawn. And it won’t take you very long!
On the right is what the entrance to the bungalow collection looks like when you just want to get home. And from the satellite photo below, you can see that access to the property means having to cooperate with your neighbors who can get their cars in and out.
Note the one lane central driveway/private road from Homer, serving 12 distinct homes. Do you like playing Chicken? Do you feel lucky? Then coming home every day will be a new adventure!