October 19, 2011

“2nd only to Spielberg’s”

Today we have a treat for you, thanks to Burbed reader Ashley.  This is a Los Altos Hills listing, which means get out your wallets, and your bank accounts, and your 401Ks, and your stock options, and better check in between the couch cushions too.  Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?


27197 BLACK MOUNTAIN Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


BATHS: 3.5
SQ. FT.: 3,635
$/SQ. FT.: $686
LOT SIZE: 1.01 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
STORIES: Bi/Split Level
VIEW: Bay, Green Belt, Mountains, Neighborhood, Valley, City Lights
COMMUNITY: Los Altos Hills
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81129731
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 102 days

IDEAL FLOOR PLAN FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES WITH TEENS. Perfect for entertaining. A media buff’s paradise, including a Home Theatre “2nd only to Spielberg’s”. PALO ALTO SCHOOLS. GREAT VIEWS. Across from Byrne Preserve, yet 10 mins. to town. Custom REMODELED – eclectic blend of hi-tech & Euro. Fab Master Suite, Office. PRIVATE DRIVEWAY directly Rt of house to back entry, 3-car gar. ,generous turnabout

imageHere’s why Ashley sent in this house:

Long time reader and first time contributor. I found this house in Los Altos Hills in the coveted PA school district (Nixon, Terman, Gunn schools) . Priced at $2.5 Mil, it boasts “a media buff’s paradise, including a Home Theatre “2nd only to Spielberg’s””. Is there any way we can check what Spielberg has in his many homes to ensure that we are not being fooled by this realtor??? Why could they not have said that the house came wired with a high end media system and left it at that?

imageI, for one, would have been impressed if they compared the media room to what George Lucas has.  This isn’t Beverly Hills.

Although between the media room and that vanity in the bathroom  maybe whoever lived here thought it was.  But if that were the case, why are there five pictures of the deck and none of the swimming pool?

What do you mean, this house is asking $2.5M and doesn’t have a pool?

imageNext you’re going to tell me it sold 23 years ago for $985K, which would knock this place right out of the Real Bay Area on valuation alone.

Meanwhile, have I missed some new kitchen design trend? 1958 colors with 42 inch wide white appliances?  But some of the painting effects in other photos looks like they did the sponge treatment, which is so 2001.

Here’s another number: 102 days on the market.  So the agent did tell the truth about one thing:

“,generous turnabout.”

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