May 5, 2014

Fixer upper of the year in Sunnyvale.

Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Baths  1,152 Sq. Ft.
$608 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1958 Lot Size: 5,488 Sq. Ft. On Redfin: 2 days Status: Active


Fixer Upper of the Year located in a Million dollar Neighborhood only minutes to Cupertino Village Shopping Center, Vallco Shopping Mall, Ortega and Raynor Parks, new Apple Headquarters and Top Cupertino Schools:Collins Elementary/Cupertiono Middle/Fremont High School. This home is truly a Diamond in the Rough!

Thanks to Burbed reader M.L. for this find. This is what M.L. had to say:

“Diamond in the rough” – I don’t know why they didn’t just say “bring yer bulldozer.”

Surely you must be kidding. What could possibly be so bad about this home?






Is that a pencil sharpener?




But hey it’s got hard wood floors!

Yeah this house has some rough edges, but that’s why it’s a diamond in the rough. A little elbow grease here and there, and definitely some bleach will have this house in brand spanking condition in no time at all!

Isn’t this a great opportunity?

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:06 am

9 Responses to “Fixer upper of the year in Sunnyvale.”

  1. microtherion Says:

    Yeah, looks more like a superfund site than a house. My guess would be that before the staging, the bathroom looked something like this:

    However, the location DOES seem pretty attractive. Even 280 is not insanely far away.

  2. nomadic Says:

    This house is the Fourth Horseman of the apocalypse: pending in three days!

  3. Real Estater Says:

    If you double the price to cover the cost of building your own home, you’d still be ahead of buying new (Word on the street is that they want around $1K/sf).

    The only issue is Fremont High.

  4. AstroWallaby Says:

    The only possible rational explanation I can think of for that level of mold is “growhouse” but the street view photos on Google raise a whole slew of questions. In them there’s basically a forest growing in front of the house. (Obviously hastily trimmed in that one exterior shot.) It’s like a little piece of abandoned Detroit was scooped up and deposited on an otherwise normal cul-de-sac. You genuinely have to hope the house got this way after being abandoned for years because otherwise the theory of it being occupied by a forgotten, decaying corpse for a year or two (after the forgotten, elderly owner of the corpse died unnoticed by anyone) is a real possibility.

    Not that it matters, of course, they clearly bought it for the lot. But, but… $838,500 for a 5,000 sq. ft. lot is… out there, particularly if you imagine how well the inevitable Mini-Me-McMansion that’s going to sprout up there will integrate with its environment. It may be a “million dollar neighborhood”, but every house on that cul-de-sac is your typical late 1950’s Sunnyvale tract house. (I guess by the time you’ve shelled out your million and half plus you will have earned your right to be king of the street?)

  5. Alex Says:

    holy toxic waste, sh*tman.

    I hope they provided hazmat suits during the open house.

  6. InTheBiz Says:

    My guess is that the roof has been leaking since 1958.

    Assessed value suggests a long-time owner.

  7. Skip Smith Says:

    I actually thought that mold was a mural of some trees when I first saw it.

  8. Melanie Says:

    You know the neighbors must be doing back flips that whomever lived there is GONE!

  9. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Sold for $838,500 (MLS) or $750,000 (public records). You choose.

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