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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Withdrawn: 371 Carolina Lane, Palo Alto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 Listed 10/3/08 (Juliana Lee of Keller Williams Realty represent the Seller) Withdrawn – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1950sf living space a 6325Ssf lot– "Stunning", completely re-designed and expanded; new roof, electrical, dual-pane windows, gourmet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Withdrawn: 804 Piper Drive, Sunnyvale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 Listed 10/1/08 (Dave Clark of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) withdrawn – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 2308sf living space on a 9700sf lot– Spacious home with 2-way fireplace, hardwood flooring, upgraded baths and much, much more.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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