July 4, 2012

Fireworks for July 4th in San Carlos

Usually Burbed doesn’t visit the same city two days in a row, but today’s a holiday, and we need to celebrate!  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos for passing along this celebration.

248 CHESHAM Ave
San Carlos, CA 94070
$1,650,000

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120703-chesham-windowsBEDS:  4
BATHS:  2
SQ. FT.:  2,420
$/SQ. FT.:  $682
LOT SIZE:  10,760 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STORIES: 1
YEAR BUILT:  2009
COMMUNITY:  Beverly Terrace
COUNTY:  San Mateo
MLS#:  81224328
SOURCE:  MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN:  5 days

Stunning masterpiece. 4 bedrooms plus additional Zen space. Kitchen is a chefs dream. G. E. profile double oven with warming drawer, two dishwashers, Thermador side by side Refrigerator/freezer, Viking 5 burner cooktop. Property has Home Works lighting system. Custom sound system with source and volume control. Radiant Heat system with 7 thermostatically controlled zones. True Gem.

120703-chesham-grillHere’s what OSC had to say about this purposed property.

HDR on LSD.

Where was I that day when the sky turned this color?   The sky was so intense that it literally ate the roof off of this house.

Fortunately if you go inside things won’t get any less exciting, although we can’t promise anywhere as much Cherenkov radiation.  How about… More cowbell!

Happy July 4th  everyone.  Enjoy another round of the colorful bursts from this fine listing as you enjoy your the day off.  Don’t worry, the work will be waiting for you tomorrow.  And so will we.

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Comments (7) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am






April 24, 2012

GORGOUS UNBELVABLE PRVT BRTHTKNG CONTRY SETNG

We haven’t visited Belmont for a while, so this find from Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos was very much appreciated.  And this property going pending despite the inept presentation goes to show that anyone can succeed as a Realtard.  At least anyone can when the Peninsula is this hot, hot, hot!

3034 SAN JUAN Blvd
Belmont, CA 94002
$1,249,000

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BEDS: 4
BATHS: 3.5
SQ. FT.: 3,120
$/SQ. FT.: $400
LOT SIZE: 0.3 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Mediterranean
STORIES: 3
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 2004
COMMUNITY: Haskins Estates
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81205312
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Pending Without Release
ON REDFIN: 73 days

GORGOUS 8 YR NEW MDETEREAN BEAUTY IN A UNBELVABLE PRVT BRTHTKNG CONTRY SETNG. ELEVATOR FOR YOUR MAJESTY’S CONVENIENCE TO A BRGHT AND CHEERFUL 4 BR 3.5 BTH FLR PLN. BALCONIES TO ENJY UR BBQ, WRK FRM HM OR READ A BOOK IN A PEACEFUL AND RICH SETNG. NU PNT, CRPT AND REFRBSHED HDWD FLRS, HI CEILNGS, REC LGHTS, OVRSIZE GRNT KITCHEN/PNTRY, LAVISH MSTR RM & BTH, LOFT IN GRG, EZ FWY ACSS TO SF, SJ, FSTR CTY.

120423-sanjuan-stairsWhile the agent correctly addressed Us as YOUR MAJESTY, We do not consider issuing decrees or declaring war on the East Bay to be WRK FRM HM.  The elevator is appreciated but the lack of a throne room makes this a poor Seat of State for Our Royal Self, Our Royal Family, Our Trusted Advisors, and Our 500 liveried retainers, guards, and servants.

Despite the LOFT IN GRG, We are not amused by the plastic stair protection.

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:11 am

March 22, 2012

Centrally located in San Carlos!

Today’s luxe listing is all about location, location, location!  Many thanks to Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos for passing along this plum place!

664 CHESTNUT St
San Carlos, CA 94070
$850,000

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BEDS: 3
BATHS: 2
SQ. FT.: 2,920
$/SQ. FT.: $291
LOT SIZE: 7,350 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Mediterranean
STORIES: 2
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 1950
COMMUNITY: Howard Park
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81207068
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Pending Without Release
ON REDFIN: 25 days

CHARMING 3 BEDROOM, 1.75 BATH HOME W/ FRM, HDWD FLRS THRU-OUT & 2 CAR TANDEM GARAGE. SPACIOUS LIVING RM W/ BRICK SURROUND FRPLC. SEP FRML DINING RM W/ ARCHED DOORWAY. RETRO 50’S STYLE EAT-IN KITCH W/ TILE COUNTER TOPS, PLENTY OF CABINETS, FREE STANDING RANGE/OVEN & REFRIG. 3 NICE SIZE BEDRMS ON MAIN LEVEL. DWNSTRS FULL BASEMENT W/ LAUNDRY AREA. 7350 SQ FT LOT/ZONED RM59

120320-chestnut-floorHRS OF ENTRTNMNT INSD & OUT.

BUNUS: RM-59 ZNG = “MLTPL FAM MED DNSTY.”  Which is great, because this place already looks more like an APT HSE.

IDEAL LOCN, WLK 2 LIB, CTY SVCS DWNTWN, CLS 2 EVRYTNG.

ESPLY POLCE STN.
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Comments (13) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

January 16, 2012

Huge price reduction in Los Gatos!

Today’s find is a high-end listing, courtesy of Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos.  Now, if you read yesterday’s feature based on price tiers in the SF Case-Shiller Index, you might be thinking that means a property that costs more than $579,803.  This property indeed qualifies as costing more than not a lot of money.

16100 GREENRIDGE Ter,
Los Gatos, CA 95030
$2,900,000

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BEDS: –
BATHS: –
SQ. FT.: –
LOT SIZE: 36 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Residential Land (Single Family)
VIEW: Bay, Green Belt, Mountains, Canyon, Neighborhood, Valley, City Lights
COMMUNITY: Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80930783
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 934 days

The finest estate land left in Los Gatos with unparalleled privacy, views and proximity to Town amenities. 36 pristine acres just minutes from downtown. Potential for subdivision with multiple view lot possibilities. Adjacent to the desirable Highlands of Los Gatos subdivision. Fresh air, wildlife, beautiful oaks, privacy with views of the valley, city lights, and views all the way to the Bay.

Here’s what OSC had to say about this property flyer.

Wow.. having to reduce a property’s price by over 50% to get it sold is NOT something to brag about…

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Price slashed 50%, after two and a half years on the market. If you’ve been waiting for a big open space to hide lots of bodies, this could be what you’re looking for!

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

November 5, 2011

Special B-Ballin “Bunus”: Granite Bay Exclusive

We try to avoid running extra articles unless we have to, but this was too good to pass up.  You really don’t want to miss this EXCLUSIVE because the deadline is next week.  Many thanks to Overheard in San Carlos for passing this along.

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imageHere’s what OSC has to say about this opportunity!

I know this is not in the RBA, but damn…what a concept!!   Are they going to wheel Meadowlark Lemon out in a wheelchair?  Does that count as the 1v1  ????

Wait, Granite Bay isn’t in the RBA?  Then where is it?  And why does the virtual tour make me so dizzy?  Check this house out more on Redfin, and let us know if you and your financial planner/family can beat Curly in a La-Z-Boy.

This is an Open Thread.

Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 4:59 am

October 25, 2011

A Tour de Force? This is at least a Tour de Sixce

Thanks very much to Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos for this find nowhere near San Carlos.  Even though this was sent in a couple of months ago, it’s still on the market.  If you read Saturday’s piece on Astonishing Homes, that fact won’t astonish you in the least.

If you’re asking yourself why it took a couple of months to run this listing, then you’ll realize there are many great submissions to choose from.  At some point we many need to start running houses on weekends, which would be a terrible shame.  That would mean no more zip code articles, ever again, and they were such a reader favorite!

So, on to today’s featured home in Los Altos Hills!

 

11580 OLD RANCH Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94024
$6,850,000

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BEDS: 4
BATHS: 5
SQ. FT.: 7,825
$/SQ. FT.: $875
LOT SIZE: 1 Acre
PROPERTY TYPE: Attached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
STORIES: 2
VIEW: Green Belt, Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 2010
COMMUNITY: Los Altos Hills
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81134148
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 79 days

Serenity, Privacy, Seclusion. This Komo Construction Contemporary masterpiece provides an incredibly spacious floor plan of approx. 7,825 sq. ft. plus approx. 1024 sq. ft. bonus room, up to 25 ft. soaring ceilings. The lush resort style backyard, complete with infinity pool and relaxing spa, is perfect for entertaining and quiet enjoyment.

Masterpiece, spacious floor plan, soaring ceilings, lush resort, perfect for entertaining, quiet enjoyment. That’s about five too many real estate clichés for one listing, and we haven’t even gotten to the title they’ve given the virtual tour: “A Tour de Force of Contemporary Design.”

I hope you know what “Contemporary Design” means.  That’s right.  NO MAWBUL KAWLUMS.  It also means “This place is perfect for Unhappy Hipsters captions.”  Here’s a couple of my suggestions.

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The captive dwarf cypress glared at the locked cell door while the bench covers continued their mockery.

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The fern reported every door barred on the second floor, while the electrified fence prevented a leap to the possibility of freedom below.

Many more pictures await you, so have at it!  Meanwhile, watch the seller try to explain the asking price with that ZEstimate of $2.4 million.  Then it’s a Tour de Twoce.

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

August 11, 2011

A WINNER, but someone put their HANDS DOWN

Here’s another great find from Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos, in… would you believe San Carlos?  Too bad somebody bought it out from under you.

161 VINE St, San Carlos, CA 94070
$657,000

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BEDS: 2
BATHS: 1
SQ. FT.: 1,040
$/SQ. FT.: $632
LOT SIZE: 7,590 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Traditional
STORIES: 1
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 1948
COMMUNITY: Cordes
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81127057
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Sold

Hands Down Winner! Competition melts by comparison to this charming 2 Bedroom , 1 Bath, Ranch Style Home located in the popular Garden Terraces neighborhood. Enjoy a summer BBQ out on the large outdoor deck overlooking your expansive back yard. With excellent San Carlos schools and a short distance to downtown , this is a winning home, hands down!

imageI’m still trying to figure out if this is the Hands Down Winner, then just exactly  in what?  Remember, the competition melts by comparison.  This place is a contender in the Highest-Contrast Kitchen Contest (Cabinet Division), a strong possibility in the Greater Garden Terraces Most Congenial Replacement for a Front Lawn Pave-Off, and in the running for Oh My God THAT Place Had Overbidding Festival.

We can agree that the buyer is a winner.  Of something.  Hands down!

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

June 13, 2011

“Price Reduction” in Redwood City. New lower “price”. And more quotes.

$925,000

 

Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,890
$/Sq. Ft.: $489
Lot Size: 6,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1980
Community: High School Acres
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81115802
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active


 

 

 

 

On Redfin: 49 days
“PRICE REDUCTION” AMAZING REDWOOD CITY HOME WITH TONS OF UPGRADES! NEW REMODELED KITCHEN W/ HIGH-END STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES & RECESSED LIGHTING. ENERGY SAVING WASHER/DRYER, UPGRADED BATHROOM & TOILETS, FORMAL DINING RM. HAND STRESSED WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUTS, NEW INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINT, NEW DECK & OUTDOOR LIGHTING, NEW FENCE & MORE. QUIET FROM BUSY STREET, THIS HOME IS WALKING DISTANCE to DT

Thanks to Burbed Reader Overheard in San Carlos for this find!

Wow… a price reduction? In this booming economy? What’s going on!

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Oh… it’s one of those price reductions. A “nudge nudge wink wink” kind of price reductions.

But what really caught the attention of O.S.C. was the comment about walking distance. According to Google Maps, this is a .8 mile walk to the Redwood City Caltrain station. It requires a pleasant walk down bucolic and peaceful streets like Broadway and, the street of royalty, El Camino Real.

Is this considered walking distance by your standards?

Discuss!

Comments (22) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:59 am

April 27, 2011

A House for a Sci-Fi Fan

Thanks to Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos for this fascinating find!

2015 SAN CARLOS Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
$699,000

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BEDS: 3
BATHS: 2
SQ. FT.: 1,570
$/SQ. FT.: $445
LOT SIZE: 5,663 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
STORIES: 2
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 1964
COMMUNITY: Beverly Terrace
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81114457
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 15 days

3BR/2BA HOME WITH A LARGE DECK IN BACKYARD AGAINST A CREEK SIDE SETTING! SEPARATE DINING ROOM, 2 CAR GARAGE, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACROSS THE STREET.

Here’s what Overheard in San Carlos had to say about this house:

CRAZY front photo… The house looks like some sort of robot face or something.

Let’s see the Streetview!

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Oh noes, it’s going to EAT that station wagon!  I can’t look!

Hey, you want to really feel like this house is in a Science Fiction film?  Let’s see it in 3D mode!

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Dang, left my red and blue 3D glasses at my other house.  But don’t worry, the Three Laws of Robotics assure us that it won’t eat any cars with humans inside them. 

Bonus: House sold for $825K in 2006.

Comments (14) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am