August 1, 2012

East Coast-influenced architecture in Los Altos Hills

Let’s continue our trip up and down the housing food chain.  Earlier this week we had a genuine crapbox.  Yesterday we had a mid-priced property in a neighborhood without a name (and it really says something for the Silicon Valley housing market that a million dollar property in an unremarkable part of San Jose is considered mid-priced at a million dollars).

Today we’re back to another Burbed favorite: the non-moving high end.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer for this lovely landscape in Los Altos Hills.

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


120731-normandy-deckBEDS:  6
BATHS:  6.5
SQ. FT.:  7,333
$/SQ. FT.:  $845
HOA DUES:  $300/month
LOT SIZE:  1.21 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
VIEW: Neighborhood
COMMUNITY:  Los Altos Hills
COUNTY:  Santa Clara
MLS#:  81216432
SOURCE:  MLSListings
STATUS: Active
120731-normandy-poolON REDFIN:  90 days

This stunning custom home is a masterpiece of East Coast-influenced architecture. The main residence features, 5BR/5.5BA + wkout rm (could be 6th BR), private office, a Media rm, large recreation rm & sep wine cell. Darling 1BR/1BA gst hs. Gorgeous landscaped grounds w/ sparkling pool/spa, exceptional terrace w/ fireplace, outdoor kit. & fountain. Detached 3-car gar w/ large workrm. Close in location

120731-normandy-lawnOther than the mildly radioactive trees on the grounds, this housing tumor photographed nicely.  There is the matter of the $300 homeowner’s association fees, not something one expects with a six million dollar property. 

Wonder just what the Normandy Lane Association gives you for the privilege?  Maybe they send someone over every month to spray paint the sod this exact shade of green not otherwise found even on a golf course.

And the reason PG sent it in?  Location, location, location!


Comments (12) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:06 am

12 Responses to “East Coast-influenced architecture in Los Altos Hills”

  1. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    How much did it sell for in 2005?

  2. Wendie Says:

    Wow! 6 million to be right on 280. I don’t get that. I would rather live in a 1M dollar crapbox and enjoy the sound of bird chirping then to pay 6M and hear the sounds of cars whizzing by day and night.

  3. madhaus Says:

    Both the East San Jose crapbox and the Nameless Neighborhood but it ain’t Willow Glen bigger house might not offer the amenities this place does. But you are a lot more likely to hear the birds chirping at those places, as they’re both far from the freeways.

  4. sonarrat Says:

    Nice, I’ve driven by this house a couple hundred times without even realizing it. People routinely speed egregiously on El Monte Road, as well. Almost every time I’m on that road, I’ll be following the 30mph sign and someone blasts past me at 50.

  5. Divasm Says:

    Why no pictures of any of the bedrooms? Could that be what’s wrong with the house? Or maybe they were afraid that you’d notice the lovely view of 280 right in your fracking back yard from the windows?

  6. SEA Says:

    #1- What gives you the idea that it sold in 2005?

  7. nomadic Says:

    It was built in 2005. I would assume the current owners bought the property in 2001 and didn’t build until 2005.

  8. nomadic Says:

    I’m more curious about the special tax treatment:

    Property Tax…..Taxable Value
    Land……. $2,190,861
    Additions.. $3,093,327
    Total…… $5,284,188
    Tax (2010). $63,272

  9. nomadic Says:

    Whoops, never mind that last post.

  10. Crissa Says:

    There’s one bedroom with a picture.

    I guess if you entertain often, but… You’re gonna hear 280 every day. Don’t people think of these things?

  11. madhaus Says:

    I guess if you entertain often, but… You’re gonna hear 280 every day. Don’t people think of these things?

    They could try this cheap ‘n easy trick this OTHER Los Altos Hills metastasizing mansion implemented.

  12. herpderp Says:

    You could pretend the din from 280 is the roar of the ocean, the occasional car wrecks the smashing of the waves on the rocky shores.

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