June 8, 2011

Innovation on Curtiss Ave in San Jose

$659,000

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,449
$/Sq. Ft.: $455
Lot Size: 3,920 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Craftsman
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1910
Community: Willow Glen
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81119629
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active

On Redfin: 15 days
TIMELESS STUNNING RESTORATION OF OLD WORLD CRAFTSMAN. CLASSIC DESIGN, MODERN CONVENIENCES. ORIGINAL REDWOOD PANELING, HDWD FLOORS, GOURMET KITCHEN W/ GRANITE & STAINLESS APPLIANCES. FRESH DESIGNER CUSTOM CRAFTSMAN COLORS. FILLED WITH CHARACTER. YOU DO NOT FIND THEM LIKE THIS. COMPLEX MOULDINGS AND ORIGINAL BUILT-INS. WALK TO LINCOLN AVE. FABULOUS DOWNTOWN AREA. NEW LIBRARY. DANCIN ON ‘THE AVE’

Thanks to Burbed reader BCD for this find!

Here’s what BCD had to say:

Looks like this modest and nice-looking home from 1910 was once on a larger lot … then someone got greedy and built three new houses nearly touching each other immediately behind it.
The new three houses sold, but nobody has wanted this 1910 house for quite awhile.  Maybe it’s the hobbit-sized "third" bedroom, maybe it’s the five-foot-wide strip of a "backyard" that faces a prison-like blank wall, but the property has been listed more than 10 times between the summer of 2007 and now.
Sniff.

If you go to Redfin and sign in, your browser will explode with history. Seriously.

Wow… this definitely is… uh… dense:

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But hey… you’ll love your neighbors! Or not! Maybe you can put up a toll and charge the other 3 houses an entry fee. Oh how sweet that would be!

Comments (15) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:59 am