mid-century modern

Mid-Century Non-Eichler

Mid-Century Eichler

This is a class of homes built throughout the Bay Area from the 1940s through the mid 1970s where it is prominent to see low-pitch or flat roofs, radiant heat systems built into the slab foundation, post-and-beam construction with open ceilings, and wood interior wall paneling. The most notable of these mid-century modern homes in the Bay Area is of course Joseph Eichler — and we host the premier web site dedicated to these homes at Eichler Homes.

SOLD: 1535 Cherry Glen Way, San Jose 95125

1535 Cherry Glen Way – $1,288,000. Listed 3/22/11 (Frank C Oliver of Vivid Estates represents the Seller) Sold for $1240K, COE 12/10/11

– 4 bed, 3 bath

– 2394sf living space on a 26350sf lot

– Built in 1951

– Private & peaceful setting, Mater landscaping, Pool/Spa & pool house

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SOLD: 1 Grove Ct, Portola Valley 94028

1 Grove Ct – $6,395,000. Listed 3/15/11 (Scott Dancer of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) Sold for $6000K, COE 6/15/11

– 3 bed, 3.5 bath

– 5150sf living space on a 1.59 acres

– Built in 2006

– Set on a private knoll, Smart house technologies, Large cinema screen theater, Wine cellar

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SOLD: 1492 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto 94301

1492 Hamilton Ave – $2,498,000. Listed 3/16/11 (Kenneth Deleon of Keller Williams represents the Seller) Sold for $2534K, COE 4/21/11

– 5 bed, 3.5 bath

– 2715sf living space on a 7250sf lot

– Built in 1946

– Rebuilt & expanded in 2009, Custom built utilizing highest quality materials & finishes

Mark’s Preview Notes:

An incredible ultra-modern makeover.  Pictures just aren't enough you have to see it in person.  Great floorplan with private patio off the upstairs master that feels like a retreat!

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SOLD: 720 Quetta Ave Unit E, Sunnyvale 94087

720 Quetta Ave Unit E – $570,000. Listed 3/15/11 (Erinna Tsai of World Properties Real Estate Co. represents the Seller) Sold for $585K, COE 4/19/11

– 3 bed, 2 bath

– 1244sf living space on a 1742sf lot

– Built in 1973

– End unit townhome, New laminate hardwood floor, Kitchen with granite slab countertop

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Mark’s Preview Notes:

Yes, a Mid-Century Modern townhouse!  I have never been able to get confirmation that this is an Eichler built complex or not but it is a great find nonetheless.  These single story units don't come on the market often and when they do they are a real find!  Open beam with tongue and groove ceilings, sliders out to multiple patio areas, and globe lights of the period.  A huge bonus is the great Sunnyvale schools, Cumberland ES, Sunnyvale MS, and Homestead HS — making it probably the cheapest entrypoint for a home going to these schools!

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Canceled: 27161 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills 94022

27161 Moody Rd – $4,950,000. Listed 3/9/11 (Gary Campi of Campi Properties represents the Seller)

– 4 bed, 3.5 bath

– 4060sf living space on a 130680sf lot

– Built in 2005

– Designed by Callas Shortridge Architects, Masterful blend of nature and architechture

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Mark’s Preview Notes:

Not Mid-Century but totally modern for sure.  Stunning is just the beginning.  Multiple Nana Walls in various rooms including the detached studio.  Awesome tarazzo floors with embedded radiant heat, double showers in the master bathroom, and a great mix of both wood and stone textures throughout.  On the down side, the detached garage may be a turnoff for some folks but look at all the other benefits!

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SOLD: 25223 La Loma Dr, Los Altos Hills 94022

25223 La Loma Dr – $1,650,000. Listed 3/9/11 (Vivi Chan of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) Sold for $1805K, COE 4/15/11

– 3 bed, 2 bath

– 2289sf living space on a 44866sf lot

– Built in 1963

– Mid-century gem down a private drive, Views of the Bay and Mt Diablo, Aging gracefully

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Fantastic opportunity! All original mid-century home needing restoration but what a great project.  Incredible views, 1 acre lot, great floor plan, and tall celings.

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SOLD: 2380 Adele Ave, Mountain View 94043

2380 Adele Ave – $829,000. Listed 3/4/11 (Jacy Truong of Century 21 represents the Seller) Sold for $829K, COE 6/26/11

– 3 bed, 2 bath

– 1334sf living space on a 6000sf lot

– Built in 1956

– Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, Refinished hardwood floors, Private backyard

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mark easterday


Originally from the East coast, I grew up and completed college in southeastern Massachusetts.  After spending many years going through the ranks of a software company, I decided to challenge myself to take my life in a completely new direction — I moved to Taiwan! I lived there 4 years, learned to speak Mandarin, and had an “experience of a lifetime”. 

I spent every day learning more and more about Asian culture; traveling to countries like Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia; and I grew particularly successful at cross-culture communication — understanding each other’s needs when English (or Chinese) is not your first language.  I am grateful for the bonds I have throughout Asia that will last a lifetime.

I returned to the Bay Area in 2000 and shortly afterwards began to think there must be something more I can do to bring a deeper satisfaction through the work I do every day — 18 years in high tech engineering, management, marketing, and sales positions were preparing me for something new and something big.  Sabrina introduced me to the endless opportunities in Real Estate.

I began to devour reading material from teachers and mentors, attending seminars and surrounding myself with successful people who have built great real estate businesses around the country. Gary Keller, founder of Keller Williams, the 4th largest network of real estate brokers in the US, opened the door to the opportunities awaiting Sabrina and I.

My Entrepreneurial Drive had been awakened!  Sabrina and I formed a team under Keller Williams and “the mesh network” was born.  Before you start to envy me, I have to tell you it takes a lot of courage to go from receiving a paycheck every two weeks to not knowing when the next paycheck will come.  But that’s the risk I am willing to take in order for me to make the next step.  My motto became “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”

This is a good life – wake up in the morning all fired up for a purpose, knowing everything I do today will have big affect on other people’s life.  I am passionate about finding great opportunities in real estate, playing tennis, squash, golf, and occasionally the drums; sharing wine and fine food; and an as-yet unfulfilled desire for Italian automobiles.

Most influential books: The Millionaire Mind, Getting to Yes, The Secret, and Lance Armstrong: It’s Not About the Bike.


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