SOLD: 18530 Montpere Way, Saratoga 95070

18530 Montpere Way – $980,000.
Listed 12/21/12 (Andrew Tse of Intero Real Estate represents the Seller) Sold for $979K, COE 2/11/13

– 3 bed, 2

– 1347sf
living space on a 9380sf lot

– Built in 1954

– Remodeled kitchen with gas range, Dual pane windows, Laundry room with extra storage

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Preview Notes:

Here is an early Anshen & Allen design and relatively hard to find
in Saratoga.  Although this is not an Eichler, it is just about the time
their relationship with Eichler was getting started and there are a few
built in this small pocket of Saratoga.

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SOLD: 3881 Duncan Pl, Palo Alto 94306

3881 Duncan Pl — $1,198,000.  Listed 12/5/12 (Schoelerman of Alain Pinel Realtors represents
the Seller) Sold for $1616K, COE 12/26/12

– 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
– 1265sf living space on a 6650sf lot
– Nestled in a garden setting, Light filled home, Gourmet kitchen

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This Eichler

Mark's Preview Notes:

I may be going out on a limb here because as this could be one of the earliest
Eichlers (1953), it shows us that some Eichler elements were not as pronounced
in these early years.  Yes the wood
paneling is there with low-pitched roof and walls of glass, but the exterior
siding is a unique clapboard style rarely seen. 
The surrounding homes also have this siding so that is what Eichler had
to work with at this time, but it must have been before turning to the
groove-pattern we have come to identify with Eichlers.

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SOLD: 2502 Mardell Way, Mountain View 94043

2505 Mardell Way – $849,999.
Listed 12/5/12 (Loren Toews of Hawthorne Properties represents the Seller) Sold for $921K, COE 12/31/12

– 3 bed, 2

– 1216sf
living space on a 5000sf lot

– Built in 1958

– 2 year old roof, skylites, gutters, & fascia, Updated hall bath

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Preview Notes:

This should be treated as a light remodeling project.  As the street name implies, this was built by
Mardell back in the day in the Monta Loma / Thompson area where Eichler,
Mackay, and Mardell competed head to head. 
Most of the time it is difficult to discern the difference between
Mardell and Mackay construction, but this home helped me discover a couple
things.  First, Mardell has exposed
tongue and groove ceilings like Eichlers do whereas Mackay most often used
acoustic or fiberboard tiles; and second Mardell used a simple forced-air
heating system but Mackay used 2 gas wall heaters (and of course Eichlers use
radiant heating in the cement slab).

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