December 13, 2013

Celebrate this Property’s Centennial by Making it Yours

Other than the grousing about infrequent updates, people often say to us: “If only Burbed would run more older homes full of character!”  If only.  This Woodside wonderama features a house built in 1914 complete with a stupid street name PLUS the designer of the flipping playhouse gets a name-check. If that doesn’t make you reach for your bank-check, we don’t know what’s wrong with you.

Thanks very much to Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer for sending something in even when we didn’t feel like posting squat.

131210-upenuf-redfin37 UPENUF Rd
Woodside, CA 94062

5 Beds
5 Baths
2,800 Sq. Ft.
$713 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1914
Lot Size: 4.30 Acres
On Redfin: 102 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
Community: Old La Honda Road Area
MLS#: 81332003
Style: Cabin, Cottage/Bungalow
View: Bay, Valley, City Lights
County: San Mateo

Welcome to Upenuf View Lodge, circa 1914, one of the original lodges in the hills. 3 bed/3 bath on 4+ acres. Artist studio built in the 1860’s, and 2 bed/2bath guest house. Unique opportunity to bring this family compound into the 21st century. Live amongst the Redwoods with unsurpassed views of the valley. Barbara Butler designed playhouse. Award winning Portola Valley Schools. Only 10 minutes to 280

131210-upenuf-wutWait – artist studio built in the 1860s? That would be like being built in 1660 if this were the East Coast, or 1060 if we were in England.

Do you think this is the studio that dates from the Civil War, or just the Barbara Butler designed playhouse? Inquiring minds want to know… who the heck is Barbara Butler?

Also, check out the map on Redfin, this home is west of Skyline.  From some of the other Redfin photos, you’ll find this property is much more La Honda Hippie than Woodside Wealth.

Comments (5) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 7:07 am

5 Responses to “Celebrate this Property’s Centennial by Making it Yours”

  1. Andrew Says:

    Barbara Butler’s playground equipment typically seems to typically cost $50k-100k… more than many houses in the US.
    Nearby 22 Grove Dr, Portola Valley sold earlier this year… it also had a Barbara Butler… quite q playhouse.

  2. Dewane Says:

    The street name also says more “stoned guy with a low sense of humor bar” than “techie mad that he is being called a techie”.

  3. nomadic Says:

    This house pre-dates anything remotely techie.

    Is that a DHO in pic three? Through the window on the left.

  4. nomadic Says:

    This doesn’t bode well for permits:
    Beds 1
    Baths 1
    Floors 1
    Year Built 1955

  5. corntrollio Says:

    Well, the price went Upenuf. (ba dum, ssss)

    Considering what stuff has gone for in Woodside closer to the center of town in the $2M range, I don’t completely see this price for a place that needs lots of work up in the hills, even for 4+ acres (much of which you can’t even build on).

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