Let’s look at another seven-digit property in the Best Place in the Universe, Palo Alto! Thanks very much to Burbed reader dollarbin for this item, which will definitely have lower gardening bills than yesterday’s home.
The update is at the end of the article, and it’s important.
3424 COWPER Ct
Palo Alto, CA 94306
SQ. FT.: 990
$/SQ. FT.: $2,919
LOT SIZE: 6,102 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1952
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 1 day
NEW LISTING (24 HOURS)
Two blocks from elementary & middle schools, Mitchell Park & public library. Corner lot on cul de sac court. Living room with high ceiling & huge windows; wired for surround sound. Big gourmet kitchen with granite counters & island, Subzero fridge. Eating nook opens to backyard. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Formal dining. Powder room. Large bedroom with full bath (possible in-law suite).
This is probably a typo and will be corrected soon but…
990 Sq Ft?
And it’s a good thing you did, dollarbin, because there were changes made to the listing on May 14th. Does that mean the $2,919 per square foot price sat there on MLS for two entire weeks or was the realtard fiddling with this listing a little at a time?
Here are the changes to the listing:
SQ. FT.: 990 3,853
$/SQ. FT.: $2,919 $750
YEAR BUILT: 1952 2006
ON REDFIN: 1 day 21 days
Two 2 blocks from elementary & middle schools, Mitchell Park & public library. Corner lot on cul de sac court. Living room with high ceiling & huge windows; wired for surround sound. Big gourmet kitchen with granite counters & island, Subzero fridge. Eating nook opens to backyard. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Formal dining. Powder room. Large bedroom with full bath (possible in-law suite). Guest suite (or 2nd Master suite) with full bath.
He actually changed “Two” into “2.” Talk about brilliant editing, along with remembering that the house is 54 years newer! And you want to see another divergence from the public record? Take a look at this:
Looks like the agent found both an extra bedroom and an extra story that the county doesn’t know about. What’s all those unfinished square feet, an eight-car garage? Why are the property taxes less than one percent of the valuation? So many questions!
So with all that Facebook money floating around, why is this home still for sale? Perhaps multimillion dollar Midtown homes circa 2006 aren’t what the market wants?
Update 9:32 AM: The house was delisted yesterday and relisted today by a different agent and broker for $2.75M. Now take a look at it, after the break!
The listing copy is all new, as are most of the photos, as are these changes:
Ideally located near Mitchell Park this beautiful, newer construction home boasts a bright & inviting living room, granite gourmet kitchen w/ breakfast nook, separate dining area & spacious basement family room/media room w/ sliding doors to a slate light well patio area. Lush lawn surrounds the home w/ colorful flower border, fragrant rose bushes & slate terrace & patio – ideal for entertaining.
Despite getting rid of the invisible third floor, they managed to find another bedroom! By the end of the month, this place is going to be bigger than the Vampire Frat House!
Now compare the living room photo (above) to the previous one. It appears to be the same shot recropped, but check the different reflection in the mirror, the different shadows, etc. This is a new photo taken from the same angle.
They’ve also decided to skip the photo of the subterranean patio and the new backyard shot (left) used a different lens size to make it look larger than the old photo. Cropping out the limit of the rear fence does the trick, as does hiding it in shadow.
If the sellers fired their previous realtard for all those mistakes, I guess they’re not going to be too happy with this one reverting to 1952 construction.