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SOLD: 1033 Sanderling Street, Foster City

Inviting, Comfortable and very California!                              1033 Sanderling Street, Foster City The patina green front door of this classic Claude Oakland designed  Eichler provides an initial clue of the beautiful design elements to be found in this lovely modernist home.  Open the entry door and you enter a lush, green private atrium with views through the living and dining rooms, and to a gorgeous virtuallty tropical setting and back patio     The open living space with the wide expanse of glass brings the outside in, further expanding the spacious feel of the home.  Inside, beautifully co-ordinated colors, textures and materials of paneling, flooring, carpeting and cabinetry complete the palette of this contemporary modernist jewel.        Dimensions/Specifications:     House 1,750 SF     Lot Approx. 5700 SF     4 bedroom, 2 updated baths  – atrium, open living and dining rooms and family room off kitchen.  Massive wood burning fireplace in living room.  Radiant (Copper tubing) heating in slab, with newer system boiler and hot water heater.  Sizeable 2 car garage.  Newer tar and gravel roof. Inspections performed: Property inspection by Compess Home Inspection, Pest Control     (Termite) by Sunray Pest Control, and Radiant Heat inspection by William Lipp Hydronics.       ** Disclosure/Inspection packets available from Broker and online. Features and Amenities:     **Newer stainless steel appliances; Frigidaire Refrigerator/Freezer, Frigidaire Convection Oven/Range, and Frigidaire Dishwasher. […]

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SOLD: 22350 Santa Paula Avenue, Cupertino

Secluded Contemporary Elegance 22350 Santa Paula Avenue, Cupertino     A fabulous home designed by award winning architect, Claude Oakland, AIA, and wonderfully situated on a private, secluded flag lot near Stevens Canyon Road.     Located just a short few minutes walk to Deep Cliff Golf Course or McClellan Ranch Park, this outstanding home features an open floor plan with a 16ft high central gallery – “gathering area” – a perfect floor plan for entertaining, or accommodating large functions. The property is a gardener’s heaven, with an essentially commercial, heated 370SF greenhouse located at the rear of the sizable 11,250SF lot.  The owner, an orchid grower and judge, is amenable to treating the greenhouse as the buyer wishes – leaving it intact, with obvious advantages, or  remove with no cost to the buyer.         Dimensions/Specifications:     House 2,582 SF     Lot 11,250 SF     Garage 450 SF     Greenhouse 370 SF 4 bedroom, 3 baths and a central gallery – “gathering space” – with living, dining, study, kitchen and patios off of central area.  Home heated with radiant heating – copper in slab.  Composition shingle and bitumen roofing surfaces. Schools: Stevens Creek Elementary, Kennedy Middle School, Monte Vista High School. Inspections performed: Pest Control (Termite) by Sunray Pest Control, Radiant Heat by     Anderson Radiant Heating, Roof Inspection by Rossetta Roofing. ***Disclosure/Inspection packets available from Broker. Features and Amenities: ***While the […]

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SOLD: 401 Ferne Avenue, Palo Alto

“Mid-Century Modern in Greendell” 401 Ferne Avenue, Palo Alto Sold at $1,125,000. An opportunity to own a classic Eichler in the Greendel are of old south Palo Alto.  Fresh with new interior paint and new beige tone carpeting, new owners can comfortably more in and enjoy the open living space that Eichlers provide – or being to     plan the upgrades that they would prefer to incorporate into their new home.     *Four bedrooms/Two bathrooms     *Freshly painter interior     *New neutral carpeting and vinyl     *Sizeable rear yard and patio abutting Cubberly Center     *Two car garage     *1611 SF/Lot size 6970 SF     *Floor to ceiling windows in living area     *Marvelous open corner fireplace     *Schools, parks and shopping nearby     *Schools: Fairmeadow, JL Stanford, Gunn High – All pending availability Offered at $1,095,000 Co-listed with Midtown Realty

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SOLD: 2483 Raleigh Drive, San Jose

A Striking Mid-Century Modern 2483 Raleigh Drive, San Jose Known for the simplicity of his classic award winning architecture, this Claude Oakland design for Joseph Eichler has been nicely updated and beautifully brought into the 21st century.  The front door, with its unique contemporary leaded glass design, provides a beginning clue as to the style of the interior.  Enter the lush atrium, and the initial view of living space shows space flooded with light, and material, textures and colors all blending together in a gorgeous palette.  Muted colors of taupe, beige and off-white combine well with dark walnut paneling to provide both a pleasing contract and comfortable visual surroundings.  A classic Mid-Century Modern for the 21st Century! Dimensions/Specifications: House – 1982 SF (including bonus room)House – 1622 SF (excluding bonus room)Lot – 6098 SF 4 Bedrooms, 2 updated baths – atrium entry, spacious living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dinning area, utility/laundry/all purpose room. (garage conversion), updated kitchen with new oven, low maintenance landscaping front and rear.   Copper pipe radiant heating system and T&G roofing.     Schools: San Jose Unified School District Inspections performed:  Pest Control (Termite) by     Sunray Pest Control, Radiant Heat by Anderson Radiant Heating, Property by Compass Home     Inspections and Roof by Roof Systems Analysts     ***Disclosure/Inspection packets available online at www.fastrealty.com/2501358 Features and Amenities: ***The well known Eichler atrium, with the sounds of falling water from the contemporary fountain.  […]

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SOLD: 804 Pear Avenue, Sunnyvale

804 Pear Avenue, Sunnyvale To see a layout of 804 Pear Avenue please click here.     Whether used as a setting for distinctive sculpture, artwork on easels, or a recital on a grand piano, the open beamed space of the tiled arcade or loggia provides a dramatic but functional welcoming entry to this marvelous home.  A versatile floor plan will demonstrate how public and private space can both be achieved simultaneously. The atrium and loggia beautifully accommodates the California lifestyle and entertaining on a sizable scale, and the two separate wings of the home provide both privacy and yet access to the outside and to the open architecture of the home.  And you can further enjoy the bounty of the California life with fruits and vegetables grown and the property – Merlot, Riesling and Muscat grapes, vanetes of lemons and oranges, including the valentia orange , and small vegetables of your choice.  Welcome to California!     Dimensions/Specifications:       House      – 2294 SF   Atrium    – 435 SF   Garage    – 438 SF   Lot            – 7405 SF     4 bedrooms, 2 baths – atrium entry into loggia, living room, master bedroom suite, and     garage in north wing.  Formal dining room, family room / kitchen, pantry, hobby/utility room, and 3 bedrooms in south wing. Inground swimming pool. Copper radiant heating system, and recently coated foam roof     […]

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A Decade of Eichler Homes Sales

Volume XII, Number 2 Summer 2004 Part 2 of An interesting look at homes that have sold more than once The last issue of this newsletter generated some interesting comments and questions regarding its subject, and most of them centered on the rhetorical question, “Will these past increases in home valuation continue at those rates?” “How can those increases in the price of homes continue?” And most of my new home buyer clients, echo the same sentiments – “But that can’t continue, can it?” It goes without saying that no one can predict the future in home prices or anything else, but I think these past 10 years of sales data, coupled with the prior 40 odd years of Eichler sales in our area can provide some reasonable views or projections into the future. As I often tell my home buying clients ,”— if you were to ask virtually all of the Eichler owners who bought their homes – whenever they did – did you think it would be worth that much today?” They would overwhelmingly say , “No – no way – but thank goodness!” Folks that bought their homes in the late 50’s for $20,000+ couldn’t believe it when they sold in the late 60’s for almost $40 thousand, and those folks that purchased at that time for $40K, when they sold in the late 70’s for values in excess of $100K couldn’t believe it either. Will that […]

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Expired: 6003 Bollinger Road, Cupertino

6003 Bollinger Road — $788,000. Listed 4/17/08 (Michael Salmiery of Barton Real Estate represents the Seller) – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1432sf living space on a 6000sf lot– Home in "original, original" condition, with new roof in 2007, corner lot. Mark's Preview Notes: This home offers a nice entry point into Cupertino schools at an attractive price.  However, this home needs a lot of work.  First off, it seems to be a T-section lot, which means there is a street pointing directly into the garage, so this needs a “feng shui” fix.  In addition, many of the original components need to be remodeled (kitchen, bathrooms, floors, etc) so you should prepare for some good projects to keep you busy.

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