October 22, 2012

Small, dated house on tiny lot fails to break a million

And it’s time for yet another week of Real Bay Area Realty.  Really!  Let’s begin the week in Mountain View, because it’s the Borg of Burbed.  You WILL be assimilated.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader ctar for sending us this magnificent manse… which of course has already sold.

121021-mv-zillow683 Mountain View Ave
Mountain View, CA 94041
Listed for $985,000
Sold 9/25/12 for $940,000

Zestimate® $1,008,421
Est. Mortgage $3,289/mo
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sqft: 1,272
Lot: 4,999 sq ft / 0.11 acres
Type: Single Family
Year built: 1946
Construction quality: 6.0
County: Santa Clara
Garage sqft: 360
Last remodel year: 1946
121021-mv-fireplaceLegal description: —
Lot depth: 100
Lot width: 50
Parcel #: 15430046
Per floor sqft: 1,272
Total rooms: 6
# Stories: 1.0
Structure type: Other

Carefully maintained 1 owner home in desirable location near downtown. Fresh interior paint and great curb appeal, this home has a gas stove, refrigerator and dishwasher in the kitchen, featuring a breakfast bar and nook. Ceiling fans in the eating area and all bedrooms. 2 car garage partially converted to finished room; parking is now 1 car garage plus carport. Beautifully landscaped yard.

121021-mv-kitchenWhen ctar sent this find to burbed, here was the accompanying commentary:

Thought you would appreciate this one – ridiculous.

burbed noted, when forwarding this submission on to our extensive team of content creators:

You’re right! It’s ridiculously below market!

As we’ve been telling you for months, Mountain View is hot, hot, HOT so the home 121021-mv-bathroomsold long before we could get to it.  What do you think the lucky new owner is going to do with this vintage decor? We’d be disappointed if the house got flipped, because the current fixtures are so full of win.

Also this is one of the few houses with pictures of every room that managed not to show any of the toilets.  For that we award this listing the 121021-mv-whippleBurbed George “the Grocer” Whipple Bath Tissue Award, for real estate bathroom photography most appropriate for a 1960s sitcom.

There weren’t any toilets in those 1960s television houses, either.

Bunus: Close to Shoreline Boulevard.  Real close!

Comments (7) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

7 Responses to “Small, dated house on tiny lot fails to break a million”

  1. SEA Says:

    2011 Year
    $55,505 Tax assessment
    $613 Property taxes

  2. madhaus Says:

    That’s an awful lot of taxes for a one-owner house built in 1946. I was expecting something like $61.30.

  3. nomadic Says:

    How many more weeks until this flip goes back on the market? What could it sell for once there’s lipstick (pergranisteel) on this pig?

  4. Mole Man Says:

    Don’t forget new vinyl windows with mismatched fake mullions. That is worth a couple hundred thousand right there.

    Dang it, poor Mole Man went to the spam queue again. Wonder what it is that makes this email so canned pork shoulder and hammable? Sorry about that. –ed.

  5. mabeldu Says:

    just think how much pricier this would be if located just one block north – on palo alto ave. double lotto!

  6. Robert Magda Says:

    Such a nice Post Really Good Information and content..
    nice images


    Such a nice Comment Really Good Information and content.. Oh wait, your content was the link to your real estate site in Florida. This is a Northern California real estate blog. We’ll have to check that URL for you while you visit due to agricultural inspection. Read your ticket carefully, we’re not responsible if it gets deleted. –ed.

  7. Caleb Says:

    I and my family are the ones who bought this. Not to flip. It’s a great old house; complete with many decades of good mojo. Did not fly off the market; languished twice on the market b/c heaven forbid the owner passed in it after living in it for over 60 years. Folks also want pretty pictures and turn key shine. Great old wood floors were underneath the old carpet. Nixthe popcorn ceiling, new lighting, some paint and it’s a really pleasant house. Much more to my liking than the scrape job overbuilding on many of these lots, or the deceptively cheap lipstick jobs on most of the older homes.

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