It’s always fun to revisit a house that’s previously been given some Burbed love. Today’s house is a foreclosure with an unpermitted garage conversion, exactly what you’d expect to find in Old Palo Alto. Thanks very much to Burbed reader Wendie for today’s cognitive dissonance.
633 COLERIDGE Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
$1,888,000, Reduced from $1,988,000 on 6/7/12
Reduced from $2,198,000 on 5/15/12
SQ. FT.: 2,235
$/SQ. FT.: $845
LOT SIZE: 6,696 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Country English
YEAR BUILT: 1941
COMMUNITY: Old Palo Alto
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 25 days
Amasing 4 bd 4 ba in old town palo alto . newly remodeled with new presidential comp roof, new paint and fixtures, refinished hardwood floor, double pane windowes, stainles still appliances , lots of closets. garage had been converted to a family room and aditional room including full bath by the previous owner , permit unknown. this may not been included in sf. huge price reduction.
Here’s what Wendie had to say about this house:
Didn’t you highlight this house a few months ago as a short sale? I think it was listed as 1.2 back then….
Why yes, we certainly did mention this house, but it was last September, and it was on bank auction list.
But back then the agent wasn’t mentioning all the excitement in the former garage! And this house is just full of excitement. A huge price reduction! A foreclosure last October! Yes, a foreclosure, not just in the Real Bay Area, but in Old Palo Alto. Who knew that Larry Page could walk to a foreclosure in his own neighborhood? (We would have said Steve Jobs, what with all the “walk to Steve Jobs’ house” comments about this neighborhood, but he could not walk to this house when it foreclosed as he passed away one week earlier.)
And if the garage and the price and famous dead neighbors isn’t enough excitement about this house for you, here is the icing on the cake. You’d be buying the house from the agent herself.
Be sure to read all contracts carefully, because based on that listing copy, this may not be one of those agents who pays attention to silly little details. Annoying little details such as spelling or capitalization or prices or whether a contract is actually signed. And if you’re not a detail person either, then the two of you are a match made in heaven. Or at least Old Palo Alto, which is practically the same thing.