September 7, 2012

Excellent Los Gatos and San Jose Public & Private Schools

And we’ll finish up this shortened week of accommodation awesomeness with some new construction in Los Gatos!  Thanks very much to Burbed reader nomadic for yet another example of Truth in Real Estate!

120906-panorama-redfin116 PANORAMA Way
Los Gatos, CA 95032

4 Beds 
3.5 Baths 
3,000 Sq. Ft.
$666 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 2012 
Lot Size: 10,100 Sq. Ft. 
On Redfin: 126 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
Community: Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
MLS#: 81216707
Style: French, Mediterranean
View: Mountains
County: Santa Clara

New Construction. Excellent Floor Plan; Gourmet Kitchen with Custom paint & glazed Cabinets with Professional grade Bosch Appliances; Walk-in Pantry; Alarmed Security Systems; Smart Wired for CATV/HDTV & custom audio system; Laundry with custom built Cabinets with Granite Countertops & skylight.

120906-panorama-tubNot another one of those backwards houses!  And by backwards we mean a “luxury” type McMansion that has an impressive address, but forgot to bring the school district along for the ride.  Let nomadic explain:

New construction for a premium in the slums of Los Gatos!

I’m calling them out because on the “features” tab it says: “Excellent Los Gatos and San Jose Public & Private Schools.”  They must be referring to private schools in Los Gatos, because the public schools (while quite good) are in the Union Elementary and Campbell Union High School districts.


120906-panorama-streetview-from-unionRedfin has the location all wrong for these houses on the Google map, which makes me think they’re taking liberties with the lot sizes too.  If you look on the map and pan down Union Avenue to just north of Leewood Court, you can see the two of them nuzzled together on the construction site. 

Wow, it looks AWFUL on the satellite view – worse than the view from Union. 


The better-looking but much too close companion chateau finally went Pending a couple of weeks ago.  And given how lovey-dovey these two homes are, who wants to guess that the lot size of 10,500 is for both of them?  (Lot size of 117 is conveniently provided in acres to make comparisons quick and easy!  That’s 11,326 sf.  You’re welcome.)

Comments (10) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

10 Responses to “Excellent Los Gatos and San Jose Public & Private Schools”

  1. wahnny Says:

    From the parcel map, these two homes appear uncomfortably close to each other. What were the architects/builders thinking?

  2. SEA Says:

    “uncomfortably close”

    Clearly you’ve not passed REALTARD school.

    Please recall: “Close doesn’t matter… Use your common sense.”

  3. Divasm Says:

    Wow, is it a sign that the $ per square foot is 666? I think that could be the first step of building the portal to hell – of course, if you have no room in your backyard because there’s another house there, maybe you’re ok.

    And I’m not thrilled with my new graphic.

  4. Real Estater Says:

    Check out $ per square foot in 94301.

  5. SEA Says:

    Are we really going to be that impressed with $1040 psf?

  6. madhaus Says:

    Thanks wahnny! Here’s the parcel map for all to see. Looks like that open lot (which has a different house on it if you look at the angled maps) was divided into 3 parcels; the third will be on Union.

  7. SEA Says:

    When homes are packed together like that, it only suggests higher value. You know, the best areas only have single car garages that are used for storage, since it’s best to park your car out in the street.

  8. Divasm Says:

    SEA, actually, you don’t need a garage when you use a limo service every day, right?

  9. madhaus Says:

    You know what’s really great about those retro avatards we brought in? It made a lot of you pick an avatar you can stand. Divasm, pass the red, NOW.

  10. nomadic Says:

    Well, at least for $2M you can park your car on a cul de sac instead of a through street. (Not calling it a court because it’s too plebeian for these pricey houses.)

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