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Cancelled: 50 Roosevelt Circle, Palo Alto

50 Roosevelt Circle — $1,050,000. Listed 10/21/08 (Carol Lin of Alain Pinel Realtors represent the Seller) Cancelled - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms – 1198sf living space a 6372sf lot – Sunny and bright 3BR/2BA contemporary charmer; the bathrooms have been updated; patios on both sides; fenced backyard with mature trees Mark's Preview Notes: This is a nice and bright home based on the configuration and orientation.  The downside with this model is that it does not have a "true" master bedroom suite because both bathrooms are considered hall bathrooms.

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Withdrawn: 371 Carolina Lane, Palo Alto

371 Carolina Lane — $1,350,000. Listed 10/3/08 (Juliana Lee of Keller Williams Realty represent the Seller) Withdrawn – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1950sf living space a 6325Ssf lot– "Stunning", completely re-designed and expanded; new roof, electrical, dual-pane windows, gourmet kitchen, and radiant heating system.  Mark's Preview Notes: This is an immaculate remodel with a lot of great features and updates that use many nice textures and components.  There is very little to be disappointed with here. ps. You can rent this place for $4500 a month (MLS#80913946)

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Withdrawn: 804 Piper Drive, Sunnyvale

804 Piper Drive — $1,198,000. Listed 10/1/08 (Dave Clark of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) withdrawn – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 2308sf living space on a 9700sf lot– Spacious home with 2-way fireplace, hardwood flooring, upgraded baths and much, much more. Mark's Preview Notes: This is a very nice example of a gallery model Eichler, one where the fireplace is located in the center of the home and acts as a room divider.  This home feels very spacious and has another unique feature of an “indoor atrium”.

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Eichler Books

Seldom will you find a real estate broker – or anyone else for that     matter – that has sufficient interest and expertise to direct the production and co-author     a book on a given subject.  Jerry Ditto – with the publication of the best-selling,     and award-winning book, Eichler Homes – Design for Living – has done     just that. The first book to chronicle     Joe Eichler’s contribution to residential architecture, it remained on the San Francisco     Chronicle’s best selling book list for 6 weeks shortly after its publication, and it was named one of the eight winners in the 1997 American Institute     of Architects International Book Award competition.     The Eichler owner or aficionado will find     the book a tasteful photo-essay of the work of Joseph Eichler and his architects.      Selected excerpts and photographs follow. Left: The Eichler Atrium: Outdoor environment and space captured for living. Right: The architects’ site planning and overall tract layout was an early     distinguishing mark of Eichler’s home-building style.  The gentle, flowing lines of     the sidewalk, trees, and landscaping provide a pleasing contrast to the horizontal and     vertical design elements of the houses.

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Jerry’s Journal of 2006-2007

There are some interesting Eichler numbers to review for the 2007 year.  I’ll be discussing those next week – see you then! 12-24-07.  A Very Merry Christmas to all of you on this Christmas Eve, and Best Wishes to all for a pleasant, productive, and prosperous 2008.  Time for a break with my family, so Ho Ho Ho , I’ll be back in touch January 3rd, 2008! 12-17-07. Christmas holiday decorating and shopping have evidently begun in earnest.  Another typically slow week in our real estate market.  Last Sunday’s Mercury News headline, “The Housing Slump – Where it its home” carried an article about the number of foreclosures unfortunately occuring in the valley.  Fortunately, however, those numbers were in areas / zip codes away from the areas including Eichlers. “Our part” of silicon valley seems essentially untouched by those problems. 12-10-07. Well the activity bested last week at least.  3 new listings, and 3 sales occured during this chilly weather week. It appears that we have more than our share of informed buyers.  This slower time of year can be the best time of our real estate year to make that purchase.  “Sounds like a real estate broker” I know, but just let me know your thoughts about next March! 12-3-07. As predicted, a relatively uneventful week last week.  3 new listings, no sales, and cold or cooler weather was the order of the day. 11-26-07. We’ve entered the seasonal […]

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Jerry’s Journal of 2004-2005

12-26-05. Well, the year is about to come to a close. 2005 was very much like 2004 in the Eichler real estate business, and we’ll soon see how 2006 starts off. Don’t expect much to happen during January – the spring season around here really begins in February, as long time viewers have heard repeatedly. Have a fun week and a “great 2006! Perhaps I can meet and help you next year!     12-19-05. As I said about this time a year ago, it’s the time of year for family and friends, and less to real estate. Interesting – if you have a moment, take a peek at my comments here about this time last year. Remarkable similarities!     Have a week full of joy, and a very merry Christmas!     12-12-05. I’ve been out of town for about a week – without email – (what a bummer!) so little to report. Actually there has been little to report anyway, as you may have followed during the week. While not “emailable”, I was able to keep track of activity and post it on the site. Keeping you informed – – – – -!     12-5-05. While I wouldn’t characterize it as busy, the market is acting a bit busier than normal for this time of year. Maybe just a brief blip – we’ll see. The Eichler Market Data page of this site certainly reflects the typical […]

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SOLD: 1381 Lennox Way, Sunnyvale

Many were built, few were chosen… 1381 Lennox Way, Sunnyvale     Chosen to be included in the book of Eichler Homes – Design for Living, as an outstanding example of contemporary architecture and complementary landscaping, the sizable home with its 3450SF footprint is wisely situated to take full advantage of its large quarter-acre lot. Side and rear yards were designed and planted by landscape architect Yamagami and Associates, and contain over 14 different species of trees and   plants in a beautiful and private park-like setting.     Originally designed by Eichler architect Claude Oakland, it was tastefully expanded and updated in 1987 by architect William Duquette. The remodel included a marvelous family room with custom cabinetry and lighting, open kitchen with a large island cooking, prep and seating area, utility laundry room with custom cabinetry, hall-bath and outside entry, as well as a large double-pane glassed in “sun room” with expansive views to the rear and side yards and easy access to the formal living areas.         Dimensions/Specifications:     House 2574SF     Atrium 419SF     Garage 457SF     3450SF Total “Footprint”     Lot 11,500SF – .2538AC     4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, formal dining room, family room, open kitchen, utility room, double-pane glassed-in surname. Radiant (copper tubing) heating in slab, foam roof, Thermopane windows in remodeled expansion. Underground utilities including multiple telephone lines and cable TV/Internet to home.   […]

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SOLD: 1113 Sage Court North, Sunnyvale

Extraordinary Mid-Century Modern 1113 Sage Court North, Sunnyvale     An outstanding example of the beauty and simplicity of the post and beam architecture Joseph Eichler’s architects produced in that era – and an outstanding example of how such a design was the inspiration of the complementary furnishings and appointments you will find in this home.  It is a virtual museum housing  classic and timeless pieces of furniture, designed by architects and designers of the time.  This seldom seen floorplan well demonstrates how public and private spaces can both be achieved simultaneously.  The largely-original home has been tastefully updated in the open and airy kitchen, with beautiful and plentiful maple cabinetry, granite counter surfaces, and gas range with hidden vent system.  A gorgeous European-style master bedroom bath with floor to ceiling glass mosaic tile, and frameless glass shower enclosure is a fitting complement.         Dimensions/Specifications:     House 1722 SF     Lot 0.16 AC 4 bedrooms, 2 updated baths –courtyard entry, updated kitchen, kitchen-family/dining room, living room with architectural cantilevered fireplace, T&G roof, and copper radiant heating.  Slate-blue/gray custom colored – in the concrete-flooring in the living room, courtyard patio and rear patio to emphasize the California modern “inside/outside”design of the home. Schools: Cumberland Elementary, Sunnyvale Middle School, Fremont High School. Inspections performed: Pest Control (Termite) by Sunray Pest Control, Radiant Heat by William Lipp Hydronics. ***Disclosure/Inspection packets available from Broker and Sol Transaction Company. Features […]

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SOLD: 6189 Shadygrove Drive, Cupertino

6189 Shadygrove Drive, Cupertino All you have to do is go inside… …and be thoroughly impressed with what you see and feel.  It begins at the entry and continues throughout the home.  First the aggregate driveway, then the Vermont mottled slate entry which continues throughout the traffic areas, grass cloth wall coverings, cork flooring, mahogany paneling, stainless steel appliances, wool Berber carpeting — and much, much more.  They all combine beautifully to make this classic Eichler a literal “one-of-a-kind”, comfortable, and expanded home. The enlarged family room/kitchen – a “great room” in today’s lexicon with its custom cherrywood cabinetry – becomes a gathering place during information family times any time of the day.  The more formal living room is nearby, overlooking a gorgeous rear garden.     The significantly expanded master-bedroom suite will bring “oohs” and “ahhs”.  Gorgeous maple cabinetry, “his and hers” closet space and vanities, and views to enjoy the rear gardens and landscaping, grace this private area of the home. Dimensions/Specifications/Features     *House – 1625 SF     *Lot – 5600SF     3 Bedrooms, with master enlarged, 2 updated baths and full 2-car garage.    Expanded family room, and a perfectly marvelous selection of materials used in the upgrades. Schools:  Sedgwick Elementary, Hyde Middle School, Cupertino High School – all within walking distance. Inspections performed:  Property Inspection by Real Estate Inspection Group, Pest Control (termite) by Sunray Pest Control, Radiant Heat by William Lipp Hydronics, […]

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SOLD: 3780 Wright Place, Palo Alto

It really feels like home 3780 Wright Place, Palo Alto     Situated at a prominent corner of Wright Place, it simply seems to fit there… a testament to the lot layout and home placement of the architects and builder. Nestled among mature camphor and magnolia trees, the classic Anshen-Ansher, architecturally designed home captures the open space that the famous Eichler home brought to the contemporary homes in Palo Alto and far beyond.  It is among those that will be long remembered.     A handsome brick and aggregate entryway greets you as you approach the front door to enter the open and airy space of this marvelous, comfortable home.         Dimensions/Specifications:     House 1168 SF     Lot 6098 SF     3 bedroom, 2 updated baths, living / dining room combination, patio off of living / dining room, and full 2 car garage.  Radiant heating in slab, foam roof, and solar panels for hot water assist. Schools: Fairmeadow Elementary, Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle and Gunn High – pending availability. Inspections performed: Property Inspection by Eagle Inspection Group, Pest Control by Sunray Pest Control, Radiant Heat by Rogmans/La Chance. ***Disclosure/Inspection packets available online at http://www.ortc.com #507033. Features and Amenities: ***New interior paint.  Exterior recently painted. ***Dual-pane window treatment at most windows of the home.  Energy efficiency efforts achieved with foam roofing, active solar heating of hot water and conductive flooring material. ***Exterior walls insulated. ***Wood […]

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