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Sold: 796 Raimundo Way, Stanford

796 Raimundo Way — $1,545,000.  Listed 3/13/09 (Lynne Mercer of Coldwell Banker-PA Downtown represents the Seller)  Sold for $1,500,000,  COE 6/12/2009 – 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms– 2742sf living space on a 14976sf lot– Custom atrium mode, 2 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths in one wing plus guest or au pair suite off family room. Large bonus room with separate entry. Available to qualified Stanford faculty/staff only. Mark's Preview Notes: This is my first review for a Stanford Eicher.  I have to admit that my expectations were somewhat high — after all this is Standord — but this particular home didn’t deliver on my expectations.  All the Eichler appointments are found here — globe lights, wood paneling, tongue and groove ceiling, and lovely grounds.  This home has updated granite counters and the blue slate in the atrium, also carried into the fireplace, is a very nice touch.  Stanford Eichlers are only available to faculty and staff, and unless I’m mistaken, each property is still on leased land of Stanford University.

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Withdrawn: 936 Olympus Ct, Sunnyvale

936 Olympus Ct — $1,388,000. Listed 3/11/2009 (Nil Erdal of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) Withdrawn – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 2308sf living space on a 8132sf lot– Atrium Model, Double-Peak Roof, Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Appliances Mark's Preview Notes:  I have mixed emotions about this home.  The owner purchased the Eichler only late last summer and when I previewed it then, it was fairly outdated and brought to market in a very clean fashion.  The new owner completely remodeled the kitchen, both bathrooms, and reset the floors with contoured self-leveling cement.  They chose high-end grohe and hansgrohe fixtures and vanities using an exposed laminated wood material for an impressive effect.  I am particularly interested in the textured tiles used in the hall bathroom they are very hard for me to describe and deserve a closer look if you are considering work on your own Eichler.  The list price after adding remodeling and transaction costs doesn't seem to provide a much profit so my heart goes out to them for the money they spent on this remodel.  The new owner is getting quite a special home.

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Eichler Demography

The Eichler homeowner – who are they now,  and who have them been?    (Click on the map to enlarge the view) Demography, among other things, can be a statistical study of all populations.  Or, a social science that deals with a structure and distribution of a population.  Or – other studies dealing with groups of people.  While my thoughts and […]

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SOLD: 207 Ferne Ave, Palo Alto

207 Ferne Ave — $1,299,000.  Listed 1/22/09 (Kathleen Wilson of Alain Pinel Realtors represents the Seller) SOLD for $1375K – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1978sf living space on a 8092sf lot– Original Eichler design with retractable atrium roof. Mark's Preview Notes:  This home is a very fine example of an original Eichler from the kitchen to the bathroom vanities.  The rooms have been painted and there is carpeting in the living areas, but some newer Armstrong tiles reminiscent of the original ones remain.  The high ceilings throughout the bedrooms and hallway are particularly appealing and the slider in the "hobby" room is facing the back yard which gives a nice view for an office.

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