There are several kinds of problem listings we enjoy digging into. There’s the traditional crapshack, which is a house that’s basically a really ugly and old box (and it needs work, too). There’s the perfectly acceptable house with a price that would only attract buyers if it were in pesos instead of dollars. There’s the very high end custom place that’s a dream home for the owner but quirky as all get out for anyone else. This house also has a cousin, the high end custom home where the builder/owner went broke trying to finish it.
Today’s listing is a different kind of fail. This is the house that got a little too foo-foo for the neighborhood, and maybe a little too cute for its own good. Let’s see what awaits in our favorite Sunnyvale zip code.
1301 PAULINE Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
$1,300,000; reduced from $1,399,999 on 7/27/12; reduced from $1,496,999 on 6/27/12
SQ. FT.: 2,875
$/SQ. FT.: $452
LOT SIZE: 7,032 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 2007
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 35 days
Huge Price Reduction! A spectacular custom home in Sunnyvale with Cupertino Schools. Bright open floor plan with 3 master bedroom suits, custom drapery, Austrian crystal chandeliers, dual zone heating and A/C, alarm system, crown molding, and so much more! A better than new home! Cupertino Schools: Stocklmeir 956 API, Cupertino Middle 928 API. Turn key and ready for move in for an amazing price!
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Yes, turn the key! Walk right in and see what awaits inside this Mediterranean style custom home. That is, if “Mediterranean style” means that the bedrooms are downstairs and the living room, dining room and kitchen are upstairs. That will make it so much easier for your teenage children to sneak their friends into their rooms without you ever knowing!
But if you head over to the virtual tour, the description there is a little different:
A Canadian Style Dream Home in Sunnyvale
Huge Price Reduction! Best Value in Sunnyvale with Cupertino Schools!
This elegant custom home features a dramatic entry way with double
doors, soaring ceilings in the foyer and a curved staircase that leads to gracious living areas. In addition to the master bedroom suite there are two other spacious suite bedrooms with attached baths. Many upgrades includes: crown moulding, dual zone heating and air conditioning, Bay alarm, custom drapery, and so much more.
So “Canadian Style” means private rooms near the front door, public rooms up the winding stairway, and sure hope you like this carpet pattern because it’s in just about every room in the house? Plus the kitchen ought to have special bacon and donut storage.
Speaking of the kitchen, this area at left is called the “kitchen dining” spot. You can tell this by its breezy informal elan, as contrasted with the formal dining room above.
Now at this point you’re probably wondering why this house hasn’t sold at twice the price yet. Not only is it Mediterranean/Canadian style, but there’s those world-famous Cupertino schools (note API scores featured right in the listing copy!).
Also note the agent didn’t bother mentioning the high school. Yup. It’s Fremont (API 765).
And speaking of Fremont, that’s also the name of the street this house is also on, which is simply fantastic. Think of all the people whizzing by who get to admire your house! Fremont is wide and inviting, so you’d be living on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Sunnyvale style!