January 24, 2012

No expense was spared in creating this custome Moss Beach masterpiece

What with all the server problems this past weekend, maybe it’s time to step out for an early getaway this week.  Fortunately, Burbed reader The Klek has a destination in mind.

2010 Vallemar
Moss Beach, CA 94038
$4,875,000; delisted on 11/1/2011


Yr. Built: 2009
Builder: —
Sqft (land | living): 12500 land | 4370 living

Bed | Bath: 4.0 bd | 4.5 ba
Property Taxes: $15,414.22 (2009)
Stories: 2

imageYes, I’m linking to Trulia instead of Redfin this time because Trulia was kind enough to save the photos despite the listing going off market.

Here’s what The Klek has to say about the property:

Maybe you can help me solve the mystery of 2010 Vallemar in Moss Beach).

imageThe house never had a for sale sign but you couldn’t miss the $4.8 million price tag which is, uh, shockingly high for the area and the house isn’t even gold plated! The realtard still has the house listed as active but SFBlockshopper said it was recently delisted. Was this one of those vanity listings where the owner smugly laughs at all the people with distant dreams of upscale homeownership? And how was this property ever accessed at that value? Or is that property actually a quantum bubble of the RBA, circa 2007??


Here’s the listing copy from the agent site:

Enjoy the best of ocean front living from the newest construction on the San Mateo Coastline.  Located on a wide double lot of over 12,000 sq. ft. with durable materials, exciting architecture and spacious rooms, no expense was spared in creating this masterpiece while subtly blending with the environment.  Understated from the street and shielded with beautiful courtyard walls, maximum attention has been given to creating a sheltered water front experience.

Smooth alder cabinets with cherry finish and Travertine -Tuscani Procini flooring are in all rooms except bedrooms.  Brazilian white bay granite enhances the kitchen counters and fireplace surrounds.  Sub-Zero, Bosch, Fisher/Pakel and Frank brands adorn the kitchen.  Hand blown custome light fixtures by Doug Brown.

The separate guest room with kitchenette also enjoys a private patio overlooking the ocean, and has direct access to the main house.  The primary master suite is on the main floor, while the guest master suite and additional bedroom are on the second floor.  Hardi-Plank siding and steel trowel smooth stucco grace the exterior.  Copper gutters, downspouts, flashings, vents and outside lights insure years of care free maintenance.  Double pane low-E glass windows, trex decking and a Hot Springs Spa add to the joy of ocean life.

It’s hard work building spec houses, let alone financing them!  Do you have any idea how much that HDR photography cost, not to mention having to wait for the one day in June that the sun came out?

Now check out what used to be in this location, location, location!


Be sure to snag this copper-guttered beach cottage, a 2010 winner at a 2006 price!

Comments (7) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:02 am

September 10, 2010

A girl on a swing for sale in Moss Beach.



Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,500
$/Sq. Ft.: $483
Lot Size: 7,800 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch
Stories: 1
View: Green Belt
Year Built: 1965
Community: West of Highway 1
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81039167
Source: MLSListings
Status: ActiveThis listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 30 days
Classic California Beach House. .. Open beams. Next Fitzgerald Marine Reserve & park lands. Large level parcel. Kitchen makeover. . black granite counter tops, light cherrywood cabinets appliances, great oak flooring. Master bath beautifully updated. real fireplace. newer milgard low/ e windows. Parklike, bordered by majestic monterey cypress. Separate, refinished artist studio with slate floor & more

Thanks to Burbed reader The Klek for this find!

It’s Friday! Who’s ready to go to the beach? Moss Beach that is!

Here’s what the Klek had to say.

This listing seems about $100K overpriced considering the other properties in the neighborhood.  Still, this seems like a decent house on a unusually large lot.  What’s interesting is that none of the listing photos shows the ‘wild’ right side of the lot where a huge dumpster was still parked as of last week (from the touted kitchen remodel, I assume).
What really caught my attention was the 7th photo in the listing which seems to indicate a real estate agent with some truly remedial Photoshop skills!  That is indeed part of the nearby Fitzgerald Marine Reserve but I was at that spot last night and didn’t see a carefree and barefoot woman on a swing who looked cropped right out of a feminine hygiene ad.  Kudos to the real estate agent for some real misguided creativity.  If his other listings have similar gems, he should consider putting out a coffee table book!

Huh? What’s this?


Whoa. I’m not sure about a feminine hygiene ad… perhaps a scene from a horror movie? I can just imagine it now – she’s a ghost of a homebuyer who was wrong… who didn’t get her god-given Californian 10% year over year appreciation (she only got 5%). Now, she’s destined to roam the planet in a limbo-like state until someone turns her house into a rental, benefitting from Prop 13 for eternity.

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:43 am

August 21, 2009

Work/live at home in Moss Beach!

MLS Property Details :: MLS Listings :: Philip Watson
887 Etheldore St, Moss Beach
MLS#: 80937306
Status: Active
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq Ft: 2,300
Lot: 8,000 Sq Ft
Age: 86

List: $799,999


Public Remarks: Work/live at home!!! Mixed use buildings. Unit “A” and Unit “B”. Owners have done a beautiful job renovating both structures. Unit “A” has a residential area and a commericial area. Unit “B” is currently used as a residential space. Loaded with old world character and charm. Large sunny lot with flat useable spaces. Nice use of finish work on interior. Many uses for residential/commercial.

It’s Friday, so I figured I’d head over to the beach. Thanks to Burbed reader TK for this find!

Let’s see what TK had to say:

Hello Burbed,

The misspellings, syntax errors, and extreme hyperbole are way too common among our local real estate agents to even register as humorous anymore.  Still, the below listing caught my eye because it lists 3 bedrooms (for an unusual property in Moss Beach) but displays two pictures of the identical bedroom.  We know real estate agents don’t employ editors but why don’t they check their postings for errors?  If I made a 6% comission on sales of million-dollar homes, I would feel a little obligated to get things right.

Clearly TK doesn’t read techcrunch or any other tech blogs! Hyperbole is mandatory! It’s what sells!

But, let’s take a look at those photos:


Sure there’s two pictures of the bedroom – but that’s only because it demonstrates so much of that new world charm!

That’s why this is the greatest property in the entire universe! (Note, there may be some hyperbole.)

Comments (136) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:53 am