December 6, 2012

Return to the Whine Country: A must see!!

Yesterday we showcased the cheapest house we could find in Napa County.  Today we continue with our vineyard labors.  Except, we’re late to the grape-stomping.  Burbed reader JL sent this one in a couple months ago and we’re only now getting to it.  We apologize to all our readers who would have bought this house instantly if only we had featured it sooner.

121205-vineyard-redfin18069 VINEYARD Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sold for $475,000

4 Beds 
2 Baths 
1,991 Sq. Ft.
$239 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1960 
Lot Size: 10,125 Sq. Ft. 
Sold On: Nov 16, 2012
Status: Sold
Type: Detached
Stories: 2
Community: Castro Valley
MLS#: 40589131
Style: Contemporary
View: Valley
County: Alameda

Beautiful upper Castro Valley home with a great private backyard that has valley views. The property has a new roof, interior doors, paint, carpet, laminate flooring, and other miscelaneous improvements recently performed. A must see!!

121205-vineyard-kitchenHere’s why JL shared this house with us.

This one is not all that notable, other than that it’s a really ugly house. But the street view REALLY sells it.

Of course it’s notable! It’s on a street with a name straight out of Napa County, which makes us wonder why the trellis is so bare. 

Yet like yesterday’s home, the photographer gives us some of those artistic stairway views.  Plus the kitchen shot is completely awesome, that is if by awesome we actually mean another word that starts with “aw.”

121205-vineyard-stairs121205-vineyard-patio

The street view, you say?

121205-vineyard-streetview

Indeed.  These must be the “other miscelaneous improvements.”

Comments (5) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

5 Responses to “Return to the Whine Country: A must see!!”

  1. mabeldu Says:

    that’s a lot of outdated ugliness for not-a-lotta-money. drives me nuts to see a crappy outdated kitchen with stainless appliances, as if that’ll make the tile counters and other crap disappear.

    DHO in #13.

  2. madhaus Says:

    Great find with the PHO (Photographer Hanging Out). At first I thought he was displaying Grunge Fashion tips by showing off the plaid shirt.

  3. Divasm Says:

    If this were in the REAL RBA, I would assume that pile of stuff on the curb was some homeless squatter’s house, and the purchase price was referring to THAT.

  4. SEA Says:

    #3- What more could you expect for ‘not a lot of money?’

  5. Joe White Says:

    I’m glad you saved the street view for last. You are right – I was totally lost on this property until I got to the street view. And you’re right, it totally sells it!

    Packaging is everything! I imagine this house would get a lot of attention from real estate agents and buyers, just based on the drive-by.


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