December 13, 2011

String-Like Lot for Construction-Like Challenge!

Today’s find is from Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer!  No house, but you get to use your imagination coming up with the best design to fit this location, location, location!

1544 Woodland Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
$100,000

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BEDS: –
BATHS: –
SQ. FT.: –
LOT SIZE: 0.62 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Residential Land (Single Family)
COMMUNITY: West of U.S. 101
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81142619
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Pending Without Release
ON REDFIN: 67 days

A wooded terraced landscape located along San Francisquito Creek bordering Crescent Park, one of Palo Alto’s finest neighborhoods and across the street from the University Circle office complex, home of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel of Silicon Valley.

It looks tranquil enough, as long as it isn’t in that Special Flood Zone we keep hearing about; whoops, it’s “In Flood Plain” according to the listing information.  Plain, not Special at all.  But if you don’t like the house you end up building here, check into the hotel across the street!

Now, what kind of building would you site on this lot?

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Maybe a spaghetti factory?  Does it matter, really?  It’s bordering one of Palo Alto’s finest neighborhoods!

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:12 am






April 12, 2011

Large backyard, so large it won’t fit in a picture

Here’s a perfect house for a Googler!  Take some of that extra stock they’re offering you to not ditch them for Facebook or Twitter, and become a homeowner today!  Look at all the advantages!

Thanks to Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer for this terrific find.

768 EMILY Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043
$469,900

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BEDS: 4
BATHS: 1.5
SQ. FT.: 1,047
$/SQ. FT.: $449
LOT SIZE: 5,000 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Traditional
STORIES: 1
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 1954
COMMUNITY: Whisman
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81114755
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 4 days

Clean, vacant and ready for new owners! New carpet and interior paint. large backyard with fruit trees. Garage was converted to bedroom and laundry room. Newer roof and tongue and groove ceiling. Close to 101, 85 and Whisman Park.

imageLots of pictures of this house, including the garage which was converted to bedroom and laundry room.  What a great idea, why don’t more innovative people like your Google colleagues think of that! 

How many times has it happened to you that you want to do your laundry, but you don’t want to carry it all the way to the garage?  Well, sleep in this bedroom and do your laundry without having to tote baskets anywhere!  So convenient!

And speaking of convenient, it’s close to EVERYTHING!

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And buying it will be a snap, because the bank already owns it.  No need to negotiate with sellers and their silly wishing prices.  Just make your best offer, sit back, relax, and watch the free market in action!

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:08 am