2 Beds 1 Baths 966 Sq. Ft. $330 / Sq. Ft. Built: 1948 Lot Size: 4,840 Sq. Ft. On Redfin: 8 days Status: Active Property Type: Detached Single Family Community: Willow Glen MLS#: 81333635 Stories: 1 County: Santa Clara
Diamond in the rough, Corner lot with potential, with some imagination and love you can turn it into your dream home. Large backyard with room for RV or boat parking. Detached garage, perfect for an at home workshop. ALL CASH ONLY. Property condition restricts financing options.
Didn’t we already have a diamond in the rough this week? This one appears to be a little rougher. At least it won’t set you back too much scratch. And here’s why.
Not only do you get these lovely pavers, the shadowing on the house makes it look jauntily nautical. Um, that is if “tugboat” can go in that nautical category.
And don’t worry about the low price meaning you’ll do without amenities! As you can clearly observe, the house does have rooms in it!
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2 Beds 1 Baths 710 Sq. Ft. $914 / Sq. Ft. Built: 1954 Lot Size: 2,625 Sq. Ft. On Redfin: 21 days Status: Active Property Type: Detached Single Family View: Neighborhood County: San Mateo Stories: 1 Community: Central Park MLS#: 81330820
Beautiful Turn-key home with everything remodeled. Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, crown moulding, new interior doors and garage door. Nicely landscaped yard. A must see!!
Looks like the only missing cliché is the granite. But from the picture above, “turkey” isn’t the right barnyard metaphor for this property. Take a look. This is a classic single-nostril Snout House. The insanely small lot size is just a “bunus.”
And speaking of bunuses, check out how they solved this common architectural challenge of too few square feet for mandatory residential fixtures.
Now, are you ready for your closeup, 1321 Junipero Ave? Well, you already got one, above. We’d like to highlight how well you play with others, as you can see in Google streetview.
Today is day #5 of the A to Z blogging challenge: Everything’s Easy. Eventually Excellent Estates would be Examined, as Everyone Expected we’d Essay on Entities Eastwards. Ever Espy how adding East to an Entity makes it Easier to Enjoy? East Palo Alto is an Easier Expense than Palo Alto. East San Jose is less Expensive as San Jose. And East Oakland? Empty. Ecch, Examine the Entire East Bay if you Endeavor to Evade being priced out forever! Er, End Emit Equity Emerging Evermore.
2 Beds 1 Baths 860 Sq. Ft. $429 / Sq. Ft. Built: 1951 Lot Size: 4,800 Sq. Ft. On Redfin: 3 days Property Type: Detached Single Family Stories: 1 Community: East of U.S. 101 MLS#: 81310172 Style: Contemporary View: Neighborhood County: San Mateo
BEAUTIFUL REMODELED HM W/ MANY WINDOWS, GARDEN VIEWS & ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL LIGHT. INCL NEW KIT, GRANITE COUNTERTOP, BACKSPLASH, TILE FLRS, NEW STOVE, LARGE LR & BEDROOMS. NEW LAMINATED FLR THROUGHOUT. REMODELED BATH. FRESHLY PAINTED INSIDE & OUT. PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING W/ AUTOMATIC IRRIGATION. PEACEFUL SETTING AFFORDS PRIVACY YET REMAINS MINS TO SHOPPING & FREEWAY ACCESS. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!
There is one term for this kind of a building and that is “snout house.” It’s all garage and the front Entrance is not Eyeable. But there’s so much more to today’s Entry!
Not only is there a Gated Entryway, in Excellent snout house tradition, we still can’t find the front door. Note the addition of a stunt portal.
The remodeled Eatery is Eclectic, while the yard is Easy maintenance. Want to get an Estimate of Effort involved in the update? Examine this Earlier Eyesore!
Must see to appreciate. Eyeball, Extol, Expand! The End.
Letters, oh we get letters… Here’s something to snuffle over from Burbed reader Kiki:
I would love to see some analysis on South Bay snout houses. Why are there so many? It’s like mullets at Wal-Mart.
Do they sit on the market longer than other house styles? Is that a punishment? Do people actually like them or do they settle because of … ahem … “inventory” available?
I don’t think anyone has ever done a published, peer reviewed analysis on snout houses (because the people who would be interested in that sort of data sure don’t want to share it). I’m in Santa Clara – I know of one tract developed in the 1950s that’s almost ALL snout houses. It’s east of Lawrence & north of El Camino (yes, El Camino runs East-West in Santa Clara) and runs east to about Kiely. I’m not sure how far north the sprawl of snout goes but I can surf google earth later today.
thank you for your delightful daily snark. I love what you’re doing.
Given the location, location, location that Kiki provided, we went to Redfin and saw what was available. Answer: nothing you can buy that’s particularly snoutside, but looking at recent sales yielded a winner from 1954 on our first click.
And in that same general area, no snout about it, different from the first one yet so much the same, and also from that excellent year of 1954.
Asnout these homes… yes, they do seem to be clustered in this area. But we’ve featured this style of home before, and they aren’t all in West Central Santa Clara.
For example, here’s one we ran at the beginning of this year. It’s all snout and nothing else to face. It’s also not in Santa Clara, but in San Jose. Such a delightful frontage, wonder why it took ten months to sell. No, it didn’t take ten months, it sold this October. And also this June, so it’s a snout-flip. (The June sale took 3 years to happen, and then sold for 1/3 less than the 2000 sale price.) Wow, instant equity!
But there are all kinds of snout houses, just as there are all kinds of buyers and sellers.
This delightful domicile à droit (that’s at right for the realtards following along from their home offices) looks like it could fit in a tract with any of the others up top, but this middle-class muzzle-mansion is in Atherton. Yes, it’s in the cheap-ass part that’s practically Redwood City, but it has an Atherton mailing address and more importantly, an Atherton property tax bill.
Let us know about snout houses you’ve seen, visited, or even lived in. Or let us know about anything else you want, because it’s also time to get your schnozz into a Weekend Open Thread!
Update 10:07 PM: How could we forget this ode to snout housing from 1986? Put your hands together for David Byrne, who anticipated what endless expansion of exurbia would lead to. This is a clip from True Stories.
BEDS: 4 BATHS: 3 SQ. FT.: 2,690 $/SQ. FT.: $293 LOT SIZE: 10,000 Sq. Ft. PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family STORIES: 2 VIEW: Mountains YEAR BUILT: 1982 COMMUNITY: Milpitas COUNTY: Santa Clara MLS#: 81118480 SOURCE: MLSListings STATUS: Active ON REDFIN: 63 days
PRICE REDUCED!! NICE HOME IN A GREAT AREA OF MILPITAS. 4BEDS/3BATHS, 3 CAR GARAGE. BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD AND NEW LANSCAPE OF FRONT HOUSE. NEW INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINT. SUNROOM BUILT WITH PERMIT. TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF THE HOUSE: 3000sf.
Here’s what nomadic thought of this NICE HOME:
The neighborhood across the freeway from today’s featured house is filled with snout houses with HUGE noses. Check out this hideous example. Fitting street name too: as the Redfin agent helpfully points out, it’s next to the sound wall for the freeway.
But wait! That’s not ALL you get! How about this poorly lit living/dining room? The same effect in the bedroom?
The late 80s kitchen décor? The two-tone ceiling in the bedroom?
The indescribable feeling you’re in a shotgun shack in a 2,690 square foot house? The mismatched marble-like surfaces in the bathroom?
Good thing they included those gorgeous pictures of the back yard. You’re really going to enjoy that holiday from the humdrum by relaxing out here instead of staying indoors.
Sq. Ft.: 1,697
$/Sq. Ft.: $295
Lot Size: 6,327 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Year Built: 1962
Community: Blossom Valley
County: Santa Clara
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 1 day
New Listing (24 hours)
Hidden Treasure in Blossom Hill. The garden with built in pool and outdoor area is just luxurious and you would think you are in the hills of Saratoga. .. .WOW. .. .must see. Unbelievable floor plan flows, step down from the large eat in kitchen to the open family room, great room, dining area with spectacular fireplace, lovely eye catching chandeliers. Perfect for family parties. Garden sold sep.
You would think you are in the hills of Saratoga, but you’re trying to convince a bank to let a short sale go through. And even if you can convince them to think they’re in the hills of Saratoga, you’re offering less than $500,000. In Saratoga, that won’t even build a pool house. You would think the bank would give you a pool and a house?
You would think that for half a million dollars, your house would show more than just the garage when you drive up to it. WOW.
You would also think that if the bank were serious about selling, they would think about some of the decor that prevented you from thinking about the Saratoga Hills. Large photographs of family members have this way of interfering with “Imagine yourself in your very own home.” You would think you are in the living room of some unlucky homedebtor instead, and you would think, “What if this is still overpriced and I end up underwater like these people?”
The unbelievable floor plan just flows. You would think these liquid metaphors are ill-advised with so many mortgages under water.
Then when you step into the garden with built in pool and outdoor area and you would think you are in the hills of Saratoga, the agent will remind you that said luxurious garden is sold separately. After all, you may think you are in the hills of Saratoga, but you step down to Blossom Hill. WOW.
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