February 28, 2013

Who Ya Gonna Call in Los Gatos?

Properties featured on Burbed can be one of several things.  They can be the classic ridiculously high-priced crapbox, which is our bread, butter, and without so much rat in it.  There’s your basic eye-popping completely-overdone-for-the-neighborhood McMansion.  There’s your that’s-not-eclectic-that’s-just-WTF white elephant that doubles as a falling knife.

Today’s property seems to fit into that third category. Thanks very much to longtime Burbed reader sonarrat, back with more Bay Area Real Estate Win!  And speaking of Realty Win, today’s winner is also Movoto because Redfin is on the blink and wouldn’t load this listing up.  (Or maybe they blocked us because they’re sick of our whining about those trackbacks.)

130227-blackberry-movoto15950 Blackberry Hill Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
$4,095,888

Loan Payment: $14,260/mo
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4&1/2
Size: 5,700 sqft
$/Sqft: $718/sqft
Type: Single Family House
Year Built: 2010
Lot Size: 1
Days on Movoto: 44 days
MLS#: 81301292
Status: Active

CUSTOM GATED ESTATE. NEWER CONSTRUCTION. NEVER LIVED IN. MAIN HOUSE: 4,500 SF. 1,033 GUEST HSE. HIGH-END FINISHES. SMART HOUSE; DIGITAL EVERYTHING. VEGAS STYLE PEBBLE TEC POOL W/LED LIGHTS & H20FALLS! AMAZING UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS: SF TO SJ FOOTHILLS. CHEF’S KITCHEN, VIKING APLS. HIGH CEILINGS. 3 CAR GARAGE. RESORT PROPERTY. *AMPLE* FLAT; MORE FLAT LAND THAN YOU THINK! 1.5 MILES TO DWNTWN. LG SCHOOLS

And here’s why sonarrat checks in with this property:

130227-blackberry-dhoLos Gatos – $4 million, Ghostbusters pool.  Built in 2010, never lived in. Is it any wonder?

Is the house also infested with ectoplasmic residue, or is all telekinetic activity confined to the pool?  Also for some reason Movoto doesn’t provide the lot size.  Per Zillow, it’s 87,120 sq ft, sufficient to snag an acreage tag.

BUNUS: Dude Hanging Out (DHO) in listing photo #20, admiring *AMPLE* FLAT; MORE FLAT LAND THAN YOU THINK!

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

8 Responses to “Who Ya Gonna Call in Los Gatos?”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    Award for best DHO! Is he the realtor? Or do they bring in models now?

  2. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    I can tell the dude’s thinking about flat land. The pose gives it away: hand on hip, crossed leg, gazing across the tree tops. Yeah, definitely thinking about flat land.

  3. sonarrat Says:

    I really did send it in because of the DHO. There are special listing pictures, and then there is that guy.

  4. Divasm Says:

    I think the DHO deserves his own acronym – he’s sooo much more than a DHO. Let’s come up with some ideas, shall we?

    WDDHO – Well-dressed DHO
    WWDHOTA – What would DHO think about
    GHO – Gentleman Hanging Out
    PDHO – Pensive DHO
    GRBADHO – Genuine RBA DHO

  5. nomadic Says:

    $400k price cut from last year – we all know what that means. Instant equity!

    (Just don’t look at the comps.)

  6. LGLorax Says:

    He has a word, not just an acronym. It’s the agent – Matt Zampella.

    Here’s Exhibit A: http://www.mattzampella.com

    Agree?

  7. KikiSC Says:

    If it’s really the Internet, shouldn’t they use cats hanging out to sell houses? That would trump DHOs any day.

  8. Divasm Says:

    #6, agree. I love the banner over the Los Altos Hills house at the top that says “Property actually SOLD! by Matt Zampella”


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