455 Grant Ave #3 — $519,000. Listed 11/7/08 (Ben Bruno of Intero Real Estate Services represents the Seller) SOLD for $500K – 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 906sf living space condominium– Well maintained complex, secure extra storage, sold "As-Is." Mark's Preview Notes: This is a favorite of mine. This almost completely original Eichler condo offers a wonderful way to enter Palo Alto and live the mid-century modern lifestyle. You could do a light-touch update to the kitchen appliances and flooring or you could do a complete Ikea makeover. This is a real opportunity!
1933 Adele Place — $675,000. Listed 12/24/08 (Tracye Sinclair, Broker, represents the Seller) SOLD for $675K - 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms- 2122sf living space on a 8050sf lot Mark's Preview Notes: A good deal just got better! Reduced $200,000 (from $875K) after just a week on the market, this will not last long. This is a rare opportunity for a foreclosure home in the Dry Creek area of Willow Glen. Very original and quite a bit of “deferred maintenance”, but this is a wonderful street and a neighborhood of folks who appreciate their Eichlers so an investment here should pay off handsomely in a few years.
601 Almond Ave — $1,999,999. Listed 1/16/09 (Nancy Carlson of Intero Real Estate Services represents the Seller) SOLD for $1900K – 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms– 3193sf living space on a 15681sf lot– Slate flooring, new carpeting, updated chef's kitchen with pantry, updated baths. Sport court, sparkling pool with retractable cover, bedroom/office with Murphy bed, CAT5 wiring and built-in sound system. Mark's Preview Notes: This is a spectacular place to call home. Well over 3000sf of living space combined with the signature Eichler windows makes this home feel like it goes on forever. The layout is very friendly in that there is a separation of the bedrooms from the master suite which allows for a nanny to tend to the children or in-laws to have a private, yet connected, space. A rare 3-car garage for the hobbyist or weekend warrior seals the deal!
2173 Bunker Hill Drive — $1,395,000. Listed 10/23/08 (David Gowan of Sotheby's Int'l Realty represents the Seller) SOLD for $1225K – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 2000sf living space on a 10,010sf lot– Renovated and expanded with taste of style, dramatic master suite addition, sizable and private level lot. Mark's Preview Notes: This is a magnificent and impressive Eichler makeover. The […]
1140 S Sage Ct — $1,188,000. Listed 1/21/09 (Ellen N Saviano of Alain Pinel Realtors represents the Seller) SOLD for $1172K – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1755sf living space on a 10000sf lot– Atrium Style, 10000sqft park-like lot at end of cul-de-sac, remodeled kitchen with maple & cherry cabinets, bamboo flooring, double-paned windows. Mark's Preview Notes: Here is a very tastefully remodeled Atrium-model Eichler. The "hobby room" was converted into a formal dining space and the kitchen remodel makes excellent use of the space by pushing the refrigerator into an ingenious location. The painted-wall colors are excellent choices and what may be most overlooked is the addition of overhead lighting in the bedrooms where Eichler didn't have any originally. This home is well worth seeing!
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1122 Smyrna Ct — $999,999. Listed 2/6/09 (Richard Williamson of RE/MAX Today represents the Seller) SOLD for $999,999 – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 2080sf living space on a 7875sf lot– located on a cul de sac, short walk from the Fairbrae Swim & Tennis Club, recently remodeled kitchen, new stainless steel appliances. Mark's Preview Notes: Here is a very clean Eichler. The atrium has been converted over to living space but the way it was done makes it feel like a natural part of the house. The lot is very comfortable and well-kept. Again, this home has converted the hobby room over to a formal dining room.
1192 Hollenbeck Ave — $979,000. Listed 2/18/09 (Nil Erdal of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) Withdrawn – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1755sf living space on a 7215sf lot– Atrium Model, Track lighting, backyard with vegetable garden, patio, pool. Mark's Preview Notes: This floorplan makes good use of the hobby room but still retains separate living and family rooms. Thin berber carpeting throughout is also a good choice to help give your feet a softer feeling without sacrificing much radiant heat loss.
2538 Alvin St — $776,750. Listed 2/13/09 (Jim Meech of Alain Pinel Realtors represents the Seller) Sold for $749k, COE 7/17/09 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1116sf living space on a 5000sf lot– Recently Painted Interior, Restored Parquet Floors, New Radiant Heating System Mark's Preview Notes: This is a cozy Eichler in the northern Mountain View enclave. Some updates include painted paneling, parquet floors, and newer bathrooms. The rear deck off the master bedroom feels private but it is unfortunate that the neighbor is building a 2 story home next door.
3056 Greer Rd — $1,288,000. Listed 2/12/09 (John V. Pinto of Realty World-John V. Pinto And Associates represents the Seller) – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms – 2030sf living space on a 6837sf lot – Atrium model, added detached studio, custom Eichler replacement double pane windows and doors throughout. Mark’s Preview Notes: I like the feeling of this Eichler — call it good feng-shui if you like. The kitchen may have been remodeled a few years ago but the colors and finishes are contemporary. The cabinets are complimeted by gray colored “ash-wood” laminate floors. The living room overlooking the rear deck just feels very comfortable. The bonus with this home is the addition of a detached studio in the front courtyard, which does not hurt the flow of the home, but very nicely adds a space for a home business or artist studio.