Today’s delicious domicile comes to you from Alameda, the island garden of the Bay. Or should we say Oakland Afloat? Estuary Estates? Maybe you have an even better name for Alameda than those! Thanks very much to Burbed reader JL for finding a house with a creative command to the buyer.
492 MCDONNEL Rd
Alameda, CA 94502
1,625 Sq. Ft.
$369 / Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 3,895 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 19 days
HOA Dues: $365/month
Community: Bay Colony
Very sunny duet home W/ big lot, great size open backyd, spacious driveway, cul-de-sac. Extra high ceiling grand entrance. Gorgeous new kitchen. double pane window. HOA cover exterior, roof, front yd & insurance. close to ferry terminal. One of a kind. Must see. Nobody pass away inside the house.
Burbed is the best! I had to pass along an Alameda listing that has generous and inexplicable amounts of fail.
First, there’s only outside pictures. Never a good sign. But the best thing is the description. Granted, I think we may have a non-native speaker as the writer, but the last line is hilarious no matter what.
The strange thing is, this looks like a nice house. The redfin Streetview link takes you to a street over a block, but if you go to Google street view directly, it shows a decent-looking place. So the Redfin listing could have been nice, but instead was awesomely bad.
Awesomely bad? It’s not every house that’s not just part of a cookie-cutter tract but a gol-durn “duet home” in a cookie cutter tract that can call itself “one of a kind”! Now that’s awesomely something! Plus there’s insurance in the front yard! The $365 a month HOA fees are just the cherry on this Win Sundae!
We tried to find the collection of “only outside pictures” without success. Other listing sites either had the photos removed (with the listing marked as off market) or a slightly different set of photos, inside as well as out. Here are a couple more, just in case Redfin yanks these bright and early Monday morning.
And we mean it about the bright, as the Cherenkov radiation is strong in this one. Just for grins, check out the outdoor pix on Zillow! Must see.
Serious WHOA. Of course if we had a yard like that, we wouldn’t pass away inside the house either.