September 20, 2012

Lost Horizon: Now Playing in Mountain View

When a market is as hot, hot, HOT as Mountain View, it pays to look at what won’t sell.  Take a gander at this gorgeous gatehouse and let us know why you think it’s still without a prom date.


Mountain View, CA 94043
$899,900; raised from $879,900 on 8/24/12

3 Beds
2 Baths
1,419 Sq. Ft.
$634 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1970
Lot Size: 6,100 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 38 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Community: North Shoreline
MLS#: 81230153
Stories: 1
County: Santa Clara

LOCATION!LOCATION!LOCATION! Beautiful home in downtown MtView! Mostly dual pane windows/doors; gleaming hardwood flr, plantation miniblind/shutters, skylight, mirror closet drs, newer roof, newer landscaping. Relax in leafy backyrd. close to everywhere–downtown restaurants, light rail and train station, high tech companies/google/facebook. .Ready to move in!

120919-horizon-dhoYet another house in Mountain View, but this one has a “bunus”!  It’s right here in Picture #21.  We had to use a different Red Arrow, because while we were busy finding housing fail, Aviary went and dumped its Advanced Suite of Red Arrow Drawing Tools.

Yes, we found a real Dude Hanging Out, plus flash in the mirror.

Maybe if the agent goes back and takes this picture again, from an angle with no DHO and no flash, the house will go Pending in a day.  After all, LOCATION!LOCATION!LOCATION!


Gosh, they raised the price two weeks after listing it, too!  Doing everything right like this should make this house as popular as Bill Clinton at a haiku convention.

Comments (13) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:10 am

13 Responses to “Lost Horizon: Now Playing in Mountain View”

  1. mabeldu Says:

    “close to everywhere” yep. super duper close to central expressway & caltrain. if you liked vibrating beds from the 60s, you’ll love living in this place. i guess that’s why they raised the price – additional benefits of being close to everything.

    having the train station directly across the street will provide frequent reminders that another train is coming and you’re about to miss it. toot-toot!

    lovely updated kitchen; for 1960.

    so many *almost* duplicate shots of the same thing, over & over again, redundantly. except for the artsy hallway shot – somewhere an artiste is smiling at the complex simplicity and overall angst & longing of that gem.

    hey there mr./ms. stager – enough already with the turqoise. jeesh!

  2. nomadic Says:

    Another DHO in the far left of pic #17! Pesky mirrors.

    Has anyone else noticed the “Redfin activity” section just above property history? This place has been marked a “favorite” by 25 people. I wonder if it’s in admiration for the photography.

  3. Crissa Says:

    Actually the train and cars usually have to stop there, so it’s not vibration you’d be worried about so much as all the diesel fumes. And never being able to pull out of your driveway since some genius put it on the expressway.

    Although, a bathroom with surround mirrors is going to be tough to get a pick without your head in it.

  4. nomadic Says:

    Isn’t Caltrain electric?

    The house doesn’t have direct access to Central Expressway.

  5. madhaus Says:

    Isn’t Caltrain electric?

    No it isn’t. I think there was something in some transportation bill that was going to electrify it.

    CalRail Alliance & CalTrain Electrification Project

    Teh Google is your friend.

    The house doesn’t have direct access to Central Expressway.

    But gets all the benefits of the sounds and smells!

  6. madhaus Says:

    Another DHO in the far left of pic #17! Pesky mirrors.

    Found ’em! Same D, HO in different room.

  7. Crissa Says:

    Do’h, you’re right about the access.

  8. Srivydia Says:

    Looks like another hot IPO out of the Bay Area hit Wall Street: TRLA.

  9. Divasm Says:

    #4, you may be thinking about the Light Rail, which basically shares its depot with the MV Caltrain stop at the corner of Castro and Central, and then heads down to San Jose. So many things this house is close to, it boggles the mind!!

  10. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    “as popular as Bill Clinton at a haiku convention.”

    That made my day!

    This is a great house for married folks who hate kids. But HAVE kids. And want to give them asthma. It’s only a pity they can’t send them to play in the street ON the express way. Maybe ninja climbing ropes as a xmas present?

  11. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Additionally, I think the agent should be trying for the Guinness World Record of Shortest Realestate Agent.

  12. nomadic Says:

    Haiku for Mitt

  13. Real Estater Says:

    I just found this incredible deal: Mountain View for $330K!

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