January 16, 2013

Uncompromising Address, provided you’re willing to compromise

Some homes demand your attention because they’re in a perfect location, location, location.  Some are visually stunning.  Some feel right as soon as you walk in.  Some have stellar views.  Let’s see what’s preening itself all the way up in St. Helena, thanks to Burbed reader Tom Paine!

130115-allyn-redfin1269 Allyn Ave
St. Helena, CA 94574
$960,000

2 Beds 
1 Baths 
1,176 Sq. Ft.
$816 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1900 
Lot Size: 7,405 Sq. Ft. 
On Redfin: 4 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Residential, Detached, Single Family
Stories: 1
County: Napa
Style: Farmhouse
Community: St. Helena
MLS#: 21300576

Uncompromising address, this historic circa 1900 Farmhouse is located on one of St. Helena’s most charming streets loved for its close location to downtown & picture-book residences. The distinctive brick exterior & interior walls w/ abundance of windiows creates a light & airy, visually exciting residence. Highceilings, hardwood floors, stone root/wine cellar, a modern country kitchen & the vintage barn adds to the history & unique period charm

130115-allyn-barnTom calls attention to these important facts about the house:

The windiows make this a special place.  Paid $440k in 1999.

But that’s why you’re going to have to compromise.  This house is not in the Real Bay Area, and that’s why it’s only a special place. 

Not a Special place.

At least it has highceilings.

Comments (6) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

6 Responses to “Uncompromising Address, provided you’re willing to compromise”

  1. nomadic Says:

    Redfin says it sold for $340k in 1999. They really think this place is special!

  2. SEA Says:

    “Paid $440k in 1999.”

    $340k according to Redfin.

    I know it’s Napa and all, but what are they drinking?

    “One of a kind offering. Character, charm, comfort and location. This very special property has to be viewed to be appreciated. Decorator finishes include media/sun room with floor to ceiling shelves; fireplace; basement with wine celler, lovely private yard, spacious 2-car garage and many original features only found in vintage homes.”

    One of a kind?
    Very special property?
    Has to be viewed to be appreciated?
    Lovely private yard?
    Features only found in vintage homes?

    All of that on a 2,187 square foot lot! Built in 1928, the two story is 1,239 square feet (average of 620 square feet per level).

    $879k

    1223 Alexander Ct

  3. SEA Says:

    94574 could be a new hunting ground for burbed.

    “Set in the western hills 1,000 feet above sea level & fashioned on a 17th Century Bavarian Hunting Lodge. The owners sourced antiques & materials from 16th, 17th & 18th Century Europe & designed their masterpiece to accommodate their acquisitions. The 9 fireplaces inside & out are a hallmark of their creation. Hike the property through the woods along creek beds & deer trails to discover many spectacular view sites that will take your breath”

    Only $3,692 / Sq. Ft.

    2969 White Sulphur Springs Rd

  4. wahnny Says:

    If $$$/sqft is a Burbed requirement, perhaps something a little closer, like 95037 could be a target as well.

    Even the latest in 95030 doesn’t compare.

  5. Real Estater Says:

    Congratulations to Mr. Clinton for winning father of the year award.

  6. SEA Says:

    Jurgan Hass would have been a better choice.


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