September 24, 2012

Half Moon Barracks by the Sea

Good morning, Burbed readers!  It’s time for another wonderful week of wigwam winning, only we’re too danged wiped out to do anything about it.  That’s where our readers come in!

Burbed reader mabel du has graciously sent in a real estate find, complete with a very appropriate set of commentary.  That means mabel du is today’s Guest Blogger, so we’re going back to bed.  Please give mabel du a big, warm, Real Bay Area welcome with this guest post: a hella-fine hacienda in Half Moon Bay.  And somebody, please get this blogger a keyboard that includes a SHIFT key.

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120923-mirada-zillow337 Mirada Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
For Sale $3,375,000

Zestimate® $2,872,044
Est. Mortgage $11,733/mo
Beds: 2
Baths: 3.5
Sqft: 5,200
Lot: 7,840 sq ft / 0.18 acres
Type: Multi Family
Year built: 1993
On Zillow: 59 days
MLS #: 81228527
County: San Mateo
Elementary school: El Granada Elementary School
High school: Half Moon Bay High School
Legal description: —
Neighborhood name: Miramar City of Naples
120923-mirada-windowsParcel #: —
Per floor sqft: 5,200
Zillow Home ID: 2130285115

Break away from the crowd and live your dream. Work and live on the ocean while minutes from town. Unobstructed ocean view, private mixed-use building. first floor for retail, second floor for large work space. third floor portion of 200 sqft offers 180 degree ocean and white sand beach views. 2 beds, 2 baths, with state of the art kitchen.


120923-mirada-deckand now, for something completely different.  as in, not in Mountain View (still the reigning center of the universe).

someone’s been trying to unload this fortress/prison/ugly thang for 4 years, and have run through a few realtors in their misguided attempt to make a profit in a declining market.  i hear concrete prices are way up;  might make more sense to try that route instead of the overpriced beach fortress with a view.


120923-mirada-chairnice views?  yep.  nice house?  not so much.

sold in 2005 for $3.1 mill at the top of the market.  i’m sure the current owner is completely confused as to why this concrete monster hasn’t sold for a profit – in the past 4 years of listings.

redfin – Special pictures

check out pic #20 – hello mr. chair!   thanks to realtor elizabeth for providing a picture of a chair.  now THAT makes me want to drop $3.4 mil on this concrete blob.

120923-mirada-chairspic# 23 – is that another shot of lonely mr. chair?  (That’s the deck photo right above the Price History  —ed.)

wait a sec, mr. chair found himself a mrs.,  and they both pop up in random inside (pic #18) and outside shots.  nice staging (i.e. cheap)…

poor mr. chair has been running laps in that place.


Comments (9) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:08 am

9 Responses to “Half Moon Barracks by the Sea”

  1. Valleywag Says:

    This is a house in need of a very niche buyer. That niche buyer is likely a very wealthy D-Day re-enactor looking for a suitable German style bunker to storm on a daily basis.

  2. dollarbin Says:

    Oh snap, I’ve been in this place when the first floor retail was an art gallery, perhaps 2008 or so. That doesn’t really give me any special insight. I wonder why the architect decided to honor the million dollar view on the ground floor by putting in a fire-place instead of gaudy windows on the ocean facing wall.

  3. Lars Says:

    My first image when I saw the exterior picture: A villain sitting in a huge arm chair by the fireplace, petting his cat. “So we meet again, Mr Bond!”

  4. very amused Says:

    Post should be called Half Moon Bomb shelter.

  5. nomadic Says:

    The first pic looks like it has silos.

  6. Crissa Says:

    It’s basically a normal house atop a two-story tall atrium. Beats having stilts, right? I don’t know what the cylindrical rooms are for, tho.

    Spouse likes it.

  7. mabeldu Says:

    sometimes shift happens. ii have a shift key, i’m too cool to use it. or maybe just too lazy.

    time to get back to discussions about the center of the universe.

  8. DreamT Says:

    sounds like someone needs some pinky exercises. You’re welcome.

  9. Custom Homes Brisbane Says:

    Nice information thanks for information.

    Nice spam URL thanks for leaving it in Australia. –ed.

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