SOLD: 242 Amherst Ave, San Mateo 94402

242 Amherst Ave – $1,225,000. Listed 7/25/12 (Joanne Norris of Alain Pinel Realtors represents the Seller) Sold for $1335K, COE 8/21/12

– 2 bed, 1.5 bath

– 1960sf living space on a 9450sf lot

– Built in 1950

– Large corner lot, Kitchen includes sunny breakfast room, Large laundry area

Mark’s Preview Notes:

This is an interesting opportunity.  Not only is this a fantastic neighborhood, but here you get the feeling of Palm Springs in this Mid Century Modern home just waiting to become an atomic ranch!  What is no doubt original flagstone and parquet floors, and having open windows facing the street you know this has potential.  Surely enough space to reconfigure into more than a 2 bedroom and that would add quite a bit of value as well.

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SOLD: 512 W Hillsdale Bl, San Mateo 94403

512 W Hillsdale Bl – $825,000. Listed 7/23/12 (Christopher Eckert of KW Peninsula Estates represents the Seller) Sold for $868K, COE 9/12/12

– 3 bed, 2 bath

– 1680sf living space on a 8784sf lot

– Built in 1950

– Large private patio courtyard protected from the wind, Located near Hillsdale Shopping Center

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Mark’s Preview Notes:

What an interesting approach to a courtyard entry, it really feels welcoming.  The kitchen is small, and I really don't like the traditional light fixtures, but with a little vision and remodel budget this could become a nice example of mid century modern living.

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SOLD: 3541 Emerson St, Palo Alto 94306

3541 Emerson St – $1,195,000. Listed 7/21/12 (Denise Simons of Alain Pinel Realtors represents the Seller) Sold for $1260K, COE 9/7/12

– 3 bed, 1 bath

– 1027sf living space on a 6875sf lot

– Built in 1950

– Recently remodeled kitchen, Interior courtyard, Large lot with mature landscaping

Mark’s Preview Notes:

This is a remodel with great choices, but I know, it’s a on the
small side.  Who wouldn’t love the honed
and stained concrete floors in the garage?!

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SOLD: 15143 Kennedy Rd, Los Gatos 95032

15143 Kennedy Rd – $2,299,000. Listed 6/26/12 (Carol Jeans of Sereno Group represents the Seller) Sold for $2125K, COE 10/19/12

– 5 bed, 4.5 bath

– 5000sf living space on a 156380sf lot

– Built in 1972

– Gated estate property, Architectually designed of wood, glass, & stone

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SOLD: 3173 Alexis Dr, Palo Alto 94304

3173 Alexis Dr – $3,199,000. Listed 7/18/12 (Josephine Buchanan of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) Sold for $2850K, COE 1/11/13

– 3 bed, 3.5 bath

– 4322sf living space on a 43560sf lot

– Built in 1972

– Gated entrance, Marble foyer & reception hall, Views of the hills and bay

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Mark’s Preview Notes:

Truly grand.  Lots of Mid
Century Modern influence, atrium-like master bathroom configuration, clerestory
windows, and a golf course location!

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SOLD: 16350 Matilija Dr, Los Gatos 95030

16350 Matilija Dr – $7,700,000. Listed 5/15/12 (Gregory Simpson of Intero Real Estate represents the Seller) Sold for $6500K, COE 12/21/12

– 3 bed, 3.5 bath

– 7475sf living space on a 54886sf lot

– Built in 2001

– Zefluck custom doors & windows, Impressive art studio, Breathtaking views

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Expired: 10550 Mira Vista Ave, Cupertino 95014

10550 Mira Vista Ave – $2,895,000. Listed 6/13/12 (Dolores Shaw of Sereno Group represents the Seller)

– 4 bed, 4.5 bath

– 3600sf living space on a 10018sf lot

– Built in 2008

– "Green building" concepts used throughout, Adjoining to McClellan Ranch Preserve

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Mark’s Preview Notes:

What a stunning result, but oh what a long journey as well.  I remember first seeing this house in mid 2007 when it was 22261 McClellan Rd.  At that time it was a half constructed shell of a house looking for an investor/flipper with enough vision and money to complete what appeared to be a rogue project.  5 years later it has transformed into a magnificent ultra modern home of concrete floors, steel beams, and commercial-grade glass windows that clearly reflect what the architect had originally envisioned.

It is very unassuming from the street, all you see is the corrugated steel siding, but just opening the door to enter the foyer and you realize you have been transported.  Wall of windows, without any need for privacy screens, open to McClellan Ranch Park, giving you the feeling of being in a tree house!

Some might feel put off by the multi-level design in which each of the rooms (kitchen, living room, family room, and bedrooms) are all on slightly different levels, requiring what seems like a maze of stairs.  However, after spending more time in this home you will realize the architect specifically intends the occupant to commune with nature according to each room’s unique function.  Brilliant!

This is one home you really need to experience live in person to appreciate.  Who wouldn’t love to call this home?!

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