We’ve been neglecting The Best City in The Most Special Place On The Planet! That’s right, we haven’t mentioned Mountain View in days! So while you’re waiting for more marvelous Mountain View, here’s a Palo Alto Property with Pride of Ownership instead. Thanks very much to Burbed reader Wendie for sending in this palace!
424 HOMER AV
Palo Alto, CA 94301
$2,875,000 – Active
beautiful home near downtown. Current use is duplex a) 3 bed/ 2 bath & b) 2 bed/ 1 bath. Possibly convert to 5 bed/ 3 bath single family home. Approx 2200 sq ft total. Plus bonus basement area includes laundry room/ bonus rooms / extra storage. Hardwood floors. skylight. Family kitchen opens to private back yard with deck. Near downtown. Great location. Great home. Wonderful opportunities.
Sorry for putting in the same picture twice, but that MLSListings layout doesn’t lend itself well to showcasing the first picture. And for $2.9 million, you need a good look at this estate. But let’s check in with Wendie, who has a few things to share.
Crazy pricing in Palo Alto.
For 2.8 million, is the house:
2) On a big piece of land?….not even. One of the smallest plots of land you can find!
3) On a quiet street? Nope
4) Turn-key for a single family? You wish! Expect construction costs in your future!
5) Situated on a lot with a private backyard?
Aw shucks, no, you have an apartment building overlooking your teeny tiny yard!
6) New, stainless steel appliances? Not really.
7) Updated bathrooms? No way, Jose!
8) Great curb appeal? Negativo!
Wendie, great rant, but you seem to have missed the point. This house is in Palo Alto! All those things you’re complaining about simply don’t matter, because… this house is in Palo Alto! These are not problems, these are opportunities! F’rinstance, the seller is realizing an opportunity in putting the house up for sale for the batshit insane asking price of $2.875 million.
Here’s the link to Redfin, should you prefer their take on the house. Love the natural corrugated décor above.