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SOLD: 1653 Andalusia Way, San Jose

1653 Andalusia Way — $675,000. Listed 1/27/09 (The Kooyman Team of Ventura Barnett Properties represents the Seller) Short Sale, $672,500, COE 1/15/2010 – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1672sf living space on a 6283sf lot– Atrium model, kitchen features light oak cabinets & white tile counter tops.   Mark's Preview Notes: There are some nice elements to this home as a starter for a family looking to get into Willow Glen.  A desirable 4 bedroom atrium model with 2-car garage, updated marble flooring, and some dual pane windows.  Since the owner is still living there, let's just say that you need to look beyond their furniture and possessions to give it your own vision. . . .additional comments:  A good deal just got better!  Now this is a short sale, which is stressful for everyone involved (buyers, sellers, and agents), but it may be worth the pain.  When nearby similar Eichlers are listed in the mid $800s, clearly this should be worth a look!

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Palm Springs Modernism Week 2/13-21

Modernism Week is an annual collaboration between the Modernism Show, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Palm Springs Historical Society, Palm Springs Modern Committee and the Palm Springs Art Museum focusing on design and architecture events and programs in Palm Springs California from Friday, February 13 through Saturday, February 21, 2009. One of the event is the The 9th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale.  If you are thinking about furniture shopping for your modern Eichler home, how about killing two birds with one stone because the Desert Hill Outlet is only 20 miles (about half hour drive) from Palm Springs. 80 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting all design movements of the 20th Century. The 9th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale is a highlight of Modernism Week featuring 10 days of celebrating everything modern with mid-century design and architecture fans, friends and aficionados from around the world.  Modernism Week events include Palm Springs Art Museum films, lectures and symposium, gallery openings and art events, double-decker bus tours to mid-century architectural classics, tours of Frey House II, vintage car show, and the desert's best retro-themed soirees and martini parties. Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale February 14, Saturday 10-6 February 15, Sunday 11-5 Admission $15 Preview Gala February 13, 2009 • 6pm – 9pm (Benefiting the Modernism Week Committee)

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Expired: 2262 Fairvalley Ct, San Jose

2262 Fairvalley Ct — $768,000. Listed 1/20/09 (Patrick A Farnsworth of Coldwell Banker-San Jose-Willow Glen represents the Seller) Expired – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1755sf living space on a 5000sf lot– Atrium model, kitchen features light oak cabinets & white tile counter tops.   Mark's Preview Notes: This is a very nice atrium model home and as you may note, it has an additional 100sf of living space over other common models.  This comes from a very convenient bonus room between the living room and garage, affectionately referred to by Eichler architects as the "hobby" room.  This home is priced $100k below a similar home on Fairorchard mainly due to its proximity to Curtner Ave which can be somewhat busy.  

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