October 18, 2012

First time on the market in 40+ yrs

Want to live on the Peninsula but don’t have a million dollars?  Have we got a house for you!  Not just a lower price, but a unique opportunity on a regal rarely-seen ranch, now on the front page of Burbed!  And of course it’s in Redwood City!

121017-lyons-redfin1146 LYONS St
Redwood City, CA 94061

3 Beds
2 Baths
1,380 Sq. Ft.
$471 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1953
Lot Size: 6,160 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 10 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
View: Neighborhood
County: San Mateo
Stories: 1
Community: Central Park
MLS#: 81236863

First time on the market in 40+ yrs. 3 bdr, 2 ba. Kitchen and bathrooms updated in 2004. Bonus room off the garage is perfect for a tv room, exercise rm or home office space. Backyard swimming pool and covered patio enhance outdoor entertaining. Garage is finished w/ panneling and vinyl flooring and versatile for 2 cars parked inside or use as a big game room. Laundry room in garage.

121017-lyons-paneling-vinylThey don’t build them like they used to! No wonder Sothebys International is representing this primo property.  This house must have been masterly staged, or maybe it’s sitting on a 14 karat gold foundation.

Not every garage is finished w/ panneling and vinyl flooring! So versatile! Park 2 cars inside or use as a big game room.

Although if 121017-lyons-treestandyou want to use the garage as a big game room, wouldn’t you need a place to mount the shotgun racks as well as a ground-based hunting blind?  Sheesh, at least you’d want a Tree Stand?  Just be sure none of this gets in the way of the laundry room.

Plus the Redfin agent has some food for thought:


Interesting Eichler house but needs significant amount of work. Interior is a bit dark and bedrooms are on the smaller side. There is a bonus room with a fire pitoff the garage – permits should be verified.

Why verify permits? If there’s a fire pitoff the garage, some accidents were meant to happen on purpose.

Comments (12) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:09 am

12 Responses to “First time on the market in 40+ yrs”

  1. nomadic Says:

    The house has been staged really well. You can hardly tell that old people (probably) died in there recently.

  2. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    This is my big complaint with pools on 5k lots. You wind up with virtually NO backyard beyond the pool.

    Also, was this staged for Smurfs? Those beds look too small for my toddler!

  3. dollarbin Says:

    Even if the backyard is all pool, the front yard makes up for it by being all driveway.

  4. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    #3 : True! They forgot to rave about space for RVs! It could be going for over a million if they’d mentioned that!

  5. Tom Stone Says:

    Which building is the Garage?

  6. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    it is pending

  7. madhaus Says:

    Which building is the Garage?

    The one with the windows. The other one is the meth lab.

  8. Real Estater Says:

    Gotta love those floor patterns, and in such impeccable condition! This is like a time capsule house for the collector. No wonder it’s represented by Sotheby’s International.

  9. sprezzatura Says:

    I will never understand the hard-on people have for Eichlers.

  10. dollarbin Says:

    The radiant heating in Eichlers run on the anguished cries of priced-out renters, and the yards are fertilized by the tears of those living in 3 story 3 bed 3.5 bath rowhouses built on 436 sq. ft of superfund cleanup site.

  11. mabeldu Says:

    #9. i wouldn’t call it a hard-on, since i don’t have the plumbing for that, but i do love me some eichlers. and i dropped a chunk of change to buy one.

    open concept, before that was a catch-phrase; floor to ceiling windows; warm tootsies thanks to radiant heating; high ceilings… sigh… i could go on, but if you’re not a member of the cult you’ll never understand.

    i have friends with a victorian. i hate it. i don’t get it. yuk.

    different strokes and all that.

  12. sprezzatura Says:

    #11 – different strokes indeed. I do like the high ceilings but open plan architecture doesn’t do it for me. As a New Englander by birth I gravitate to a different style.

    The Victorians out here don’t do much for me but if you’ve ever seen some of the Victorians back east, damn, those are some amazing houses.

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