Today’s house is absolutely, positively, we promise and pinky swear, really, truly NOT IN MOUNTAIN VIEW. It isn’t even in Palo Alto. Today, we are headed up to Contra Costa County, where Burbed reader J from Alameda has a little real estate riddle for us.
Meanwhile, are you someone who doesn’t live in or look at houses in Mountain View or Palo Alto? If you find one that’s #winning, send it on over! Heck, send us more houses in Mountain View and Palo Alto too. We’re willing to point and laugh at almost anything.
30 QUAIL Xing
Moraga, CA 94556
1,200 Sq. Ft.
$2,583 / Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 53.71 Acres
On Redfin: 258 days
Community: Rancho Moraga
County: Contra Costa
Newer 1200 SF Guest Cottage sits on 4.35± acres w/ flat building pad for a 5700± SF home, 6 stall Castlebrook barn, sport court & 360 degree view. 2nd parcel of 49± Agric. zoned acres has 2.5± acres planted w/ 3100 vines & expansion to 20+ acres possible. Abuts EBMUD open space and trails.
Here’s why J sent this in:
Over the hills and through the woods….I just had to send this in (not going anywhere fast) its just such an incredible RBA price per square foot – $2583 – but not in the RBA. Now you get a lovely barn, sport court and ‘guest house’ with one bedroom and one bath….some teeny tiny grape vines – and yes, that lovely cement pad just waiting for its 5,700 sf, give or take – house. What, by the way is sport court? And, it’s not even in the RBA! It’s a long way down the hill(s) to get on Orinda Bart (yes, Bart) to get to RBA land. Or the other hill into the backside of Oakland.
And the realator was nice enough to note – those 40 some odd acres are zoned agricultural – meaning, I imagine, no subdividing. What, exactly, was the original buyer thinking? Spec guest house? Forget to leave some money in the budget for the house?
Ps – out looking at houses on Sunday and drove by the half finished house – the one with the lovely garbage can shot on Olympic (Lafayette?) – I recognized the plywood. Looks about the same.
Wait, wait, you left out the best part. The street name is half English, half Mandarin! We can’t figure out if it’s named for where the quail are run over by vehicles or merely shot by Dick Cheney.