If you’re looking for a house, or simply enjoy looking at houses, sometimes you may think that they all are starting to look alike. (Well, except for yesterday’s featured folly.) Today we find out it’s true, courtesy of Burbed reader Dr. Jim. The doctor is in, and he wants this Los Altos Hills listing to say “Ahh, instant equity!”
27540 Sherlock Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022
Est. Mortgage $5,754/mo
Lot: 119,790 sq ft / 2.75 acres
Type: Single Family
Year built: 1952
On Zillow: 130 days
MLS #: 81219574
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Private Retreat on 2.75 Acres with views out to the Bay! 2 level home with opportunity to remodel or expand. Wrap around front deck showcasing the view, paneled cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, spacious rear deck and patio with spa and fire pit. 4.2 kW solar panels (6400 kWh per year) supply much of the home’s electricity & heat the hot tub. Excellent Los Altos schools!
Since we had to showcase one property, we chose the 540. Any listing that doesn’t lead with the front of the house must have a problem somewhere. It’s peppered with photos (like these) that we suspect are not to be found anywhere on those 2.75 acres.
Now here’s what the doc had to say about this precious pair of properties:
I’m still enjoying Burbed immensely.
Here are a couple of listings in Los Altos Hills that use the same picture for the purported view. Perhaps we should cut the realtor some slack because the street name is the same.
However, he is looking at $100k in commission for these two babies, so I’m not cutting him any slack! I think the street name is very appropriate, given my incisive powers of observation!
No ship, Sherlock! Click on either picture to observe the Zillow listings for yourself. The photos are #13 for 27223 and #10 for 27540. Also the former had a $100K haircut so far. Just sayin’.
We note a couple other curiosities besides the matching photos (which may not be on either property).
1. According to Redfin, these properties are in Los Altos Hills. But the Zillow entry states they are in Los Altos. One of them rejects your realty and subdivides its own!
2. Speaking of Redfin, only 27223 is listed, and the duplicate photo has mysteriously been removed from the collection. 27540 is not to be confused with 27640 Sherlock Court. (which looks like it needs a big ol’ Burbed hug of its own someday).