You’ve heard of eBay, right? If you have something to sell, you can put a picture or five of your item on eBay and wait for the overbids to start racking up. But sometimes, you just want to have the silly thing sold without the annoyance of setting a minimum bid or being sued for someone sniping someone else’s bid, or finding out your high bidder is expecting you to ship 100 jigsaw puzzles to Estonia for the $8 shipping fee you cleverly padded onto the final asking price.
We’ve covered houses going up for auction before, but this is the first one we’ve seen with another eBay feature. Thanks very much to Michael Boltonestater for this wonderful wealthsink in Woodside.
320 HARCROSS Rd
Woodside, CA 94062
SQ. FT.: 10,010
$/SQ. FT.: $1,294
LOT SIZE: 5 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
VIEW: Bay, Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 1929
COMMUNITY: Woodside Hills
COUNTY: San Mateo
ON REDFIN: 383 days
AUCTION June 14 Starting Bid $7.9M Buy It Now for $12,950M “Le Soleil” a spectacular, c1920’s French Chateau, majestically set on 5+/- acres of exquisitely-landscaped grounds within sought-after-Woodside in the heart of Silicon Valley. Restored and renovated w/ modern amenities the estate features 7BDS, 7BATHS expansive terraces, tennis court, pool/spa and vineyards. Near 2 international airports
But the price in the listing copy isn’t the only thing French about “Le Soleil.” Because it’s just as French to not particularly care if the auction went ahead last week, or got delayed until October. Remember, the French word for mañana is lendemain, but it doesn’t have quite the same sense of urgency.
This has got to be the first “Was $21M” house we’ve ever seen with postage-stamp-sized MLS photos. Every single exterior shot is under 200 pixels. Maybe they are postage stamps and we’ll be seeing them on wedding invitations all summer.
As to real property that you can Buy it Now on eBay? Here’s something we swear we are not making up.
Okay, you can put this one on your American Express card, but is it near 2 International airports?