March 12, 2013

One of a kind with creek and stone bridge that adds to its charm

How would you like to live in Los Gatos and not spend a million dollars?  Wish granted!  Thanks very much to Burbed reader wahnny for this, um, residence.

130311-shannon-redfin16005 SHANNON Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032

1 Beds
1 Baths
668 Sq. Ft.
$1,180 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1940
Lot Size: 10,800 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 4 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Community: Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
MLS#: 81307108
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
View: Neighborhood
County: Santa Clara

Los Gatos Schools. Unique property on desired street. Upscale neighborhood surrounded by multimillion dollar properties. House has beautiful country setting with beautiful redwoods. It’s tranquil and private. One of a kind with creek and stone bridge that adds to its charm. Close to town, restaurants, Whole Food Market, etc. Additional storage or workshop inside of garage. Lots of potential.

130311-shannon-frontYou know this is going to be a good one when they don’t’ show the house until picture #5.  Now let’s check in with wahnny.

Some additional data points that further support the Bubble 4.0 hypothesis.

A cobbled-together 1940s cottage in (possibly RBA) Los Gatos.

The photos don’t do it justice.

130311-shannon-livingVisited during open house (along with several other groups), and although nicely staged, the place is tiny (or, as the Redfin video understates, "compact")! 

It was amusing to listen to the realtor speak of all the positive possibilities (e.g., the house could be torn down or rebuilt (e.g., adding 2nd level)) while minimizing the downsides (creekside property is literally in a flood zone, and would require special build permits/fun with the county).  Yes, yes, value is in the land, but is it really worth more than the Bubble 3.0 sold price?

We also love how the video states that the house is “on the water” and that the 1-car garage means “you’ll always have a place to park your car!”  Also the view of the back patio reminded us of a famous house.


See some resemblance?


If you don’t recognize this house, click here.

Comments (6) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

6 Responses to “One of a kind with creek and stone bridge that adds to its charm”

  1. nomadic Says:

    This is awesome! I was pondering this listing over the weekend and almost sent it to a fan of mid-century modern I know. I never saw the linked movie.

    I thought the realtard’s comment about the street was funny given the Redfin agent’s observation about it being on a busy road (which it is).

  2. mabeldu Says:

    if you can’t say “close to Google”, i guess the bridesmaid is “…Whole Food Market”.

    personally, i prefer Whole Foods. but whaddo i know.

  3. wahnny Says:

    Unfortunately, wally-world is not too far away either.

  4. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    I really liked the house from The Incredibles. Would be nice in a non-tract location!

  5. AstroWallaby Says:

    What that house *really* reminds me of is a drive-in theater snackbar. Or maybe one of those restaurants where the waitresses bring you your food on roller skates. (Both of those are likely to be in “Mid-Century” style as well, right?)

  6. Madrona8 Says:

    Have to disagree about Wally World being close by. The nearest one is about 10 miles away. Though the driving force of cost in LG is the schools, I can’t see this applying to the house.
    Rebuilding with county rules is tedious.

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