January 7, 2013

If You Love Natural Light, You Will Fall

Welcome back to another week of Extreme Housing Win, Bay Area Edition!  We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and we wish you all a Very Happy New Year if you haven’t been reading us Every Single Day Like You Should Be.

Today’s featured FUBAR hails from the linchpin of higher learning in all of California.  No, not Stanford.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Ms. Snoopy for this bodacious buildout of BOOM in Berzerkely!

130106-cragmont-redfin1068 CRAGMONT Ave
Berkeley, CA 94708

4 Beds 
3 Baths 
2,129 Sq. Ft.
$187 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1959 
Lot Size: 8,100 Sq. Ft. 
On Redfin: 20 days
Status: Active
Type: Detached
Stories: 2
Community: Berkeley Hills
MLS#: 40598550
Style: Craftsman
View: Bay
County: Alameda

If You Love Natural Light, You will Fall in Love w/ the “VIEWS” of this home. This is definitely a HOME IMPROVEMENT house in the workings! NEEDS a lot of TLC.

130106-cragmont-alfrescoHere’s Ms. Snoopy’s nominating speech for this front-page folly:

According to the agent, this one “NEEDS a lot of TLC.” I guess “TLC” in realtard speak now means drywall, doors, and ceilings. But the agent is right that you will get “lots of natural light” due to the fact that there are no walls.

Love your site!

No walls?  That means plenty of fresh air as well!  Plus fresh water.


And plenty of nature, both animal and plant kingdoms, free to surprise you day or night.


Would you look at those VIEWS!!!!!

Comments (11) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:01 am

11 Responses to “If You Love Natural Light, You Will Fall”

  1. SEA Says:

    Selling shortly.

  2. dollarbin Says:

    No, not VIEWS, but “VIEWS”

    I am besotted.

  3. nomadic Says:

    Speaking of “views,” behold the street view..

  4. mabeldu Says:

    “Special Information: Potential Short Sale” really, who’d have thunk?!?

    crazy price history over the past several years. some folks misunderstand the concept of doubling every few years.

  5. nomadic Says:

    Oh yeah, previously foreclosed (Jul-08) for $867k, then again (Jan-10) for $974k and purchased Jan-11 for $425k. There’s no recorded sale between the two foreclosures, so I don’t know what that’s about. The last “normal” sale was in Feb-07 for $998k. It had a bubblicious ride from $470k just four years before that!

  6. Metalhead Says:

    Check out the before demo pix: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Berkeley/1068-Cragmont-Ave-94708/home/621972/ebrd-40492482

    Gotta love how the demo work helped with all of the natural light!

  7. Divasm Says:

    More proof of how Special we are – $500K doesn’t even get you a crack house anymore…it gets you a crack house without walls. I like how the listing above has it as a 4/3 – at what point do you have to adjust that to match the non-room status of the building?

  8. Divasm Says:

    Sorry – mistype, meant $400K

  9. madhaus Says:

    nomadic, double points on the streetview, DHO and trash can! And great find on the old listing, Metalhead!

    Tiger’s Blood all around for #winning!

  10. nomadic Says:

    Another flipper flop. We’ve had a few lately.

  11. Petsmart groomer Says:

    The street view shows the proposed development and a drawing of the future house. In one shot Google even felt the need to blur the drawing. House porn?

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