May 10, 2012

Elegant, stoidy, and boisting with class

120508-kawlums-snlLike any long-running blog, Burbed has developed a few inside jokes.  One of them is our fondness of the most important element in classical architecture.  That’s right.  Mawbul Kawlums.  (And if you haven’t seen this video yet, please go watch it, because it’s a classic.  Ha ha!  Classic, get it?) 

Ever since we featured this empty spec house, Burbed readers have asked for more homes in KawlumVision.  Today’s featured listing says “Break out the red arrows!”

Thanks very much to Burbed reader Swan for this super structure in Saratoga at an even more super price!

13815 PIERCE Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070


BATHS: 5.5
SQ. FT.: 8,000
$/SQ. FT.: $874
LOT SIZE: 1.87 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Mediterranean
VIEW: Mountains
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81215397
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 13 days

This elegant 8000+/- sf Italian Villa on 1.5+/- view acres will awaken all your senses. The elaborate paver driveway with 3 entrances leads you to a beautifully designed front steps and door. Great curb appeal! The 3 levels include an excellent open floor plan with 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, Brasilian Cherry hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, spiral staircase, Best Anderson windows and More!


Here’s why Swan shared this home with all of you:

120508-pierce-inside-kawlumsI am in mawbul kawlum heaven!

Kawlums in front, kawlums at the garage, kawlums in the entry hall, kawlums in the master bath, kawlums in back, kawlums at the gazebo!

Are there enough red arrows in the world for this home?

120508-pierce-kawlums3This house may very well have broken the Burbed KawlumVision generator, because there actually are kawlums hiding behind other kawlums.  We assure you that every single red arrow in the big picture above is pointing to a unique kawlum. It’s just that some of them are shy.

You can see the wallflower kawlums from this slightly different angle of the façade, available from this home’s virtual tour. Plus it also has the aforementioned garage kawlums. 


The MLS listing has 14 yummy pictures, many of them with kawlums to drool over.  But if you can’t get enough kawlumnage, plus more eye-popping “They put that in there?” you simply must check out the tour as well.  And bring your red arrows.


Remember, nothing says “Rich people live here” like mawbul kawlums.  Well, that and a $7 million listing price.

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

8 Responses to “Elegant, stoidy, and boisting with class”

  1. gallileo Says:

    The original Column Vision house described in that classic, classic post is still for sale over two years later. Wonder what the monthly carrying cost is?

    They have discounted it by nearly $2,000,000 since then to a mere 6,998,000–not as lucky, but I’m sure the over bidding will bring it right up to where it needs to be.

    Today’s house is truly magical–a full employment manifesto for faux-marble-miners.

  2. steve Says:

    kawlums are classy but ka$h is classier still. from the “that was fast” department:

    May 02, 2012 Sold (MLS) (Sold) $2,400,000
    Apr 26, 2012 Pending (Pending Without Release)
    Apr 16, 2012 Listed (Active) $1,999,000 — MLSListings #81213896

  3. SEA Says:

    Is it any surprise that a $2.4M property listed for $2.0M sold fast?

  4. SEA Says:

    Looks like a good place to run a carpet cleaning business.

  5. SEA Says:

    Burbed’s KawlumVision 3.0 finds kawlums around corners, and in back–very nice improvement over past versions!

  6. madhaus Says:

    I thought the article had enough pictures, but this one from the virtual tour caught my eye.

    Sheesh. You’d think they’d have put the TV so you could watch from the shower.

  7. AstroWallaby Says:

    #6: Would you want Wolf Blitzer looming over you while you try to shower?

    (Toweling off in front of him is creepy enough, granted.)

    Do you suppose the nickname for this part of the house is “The Situation Room”?

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