Back in 2002, Mark was surfing on ebay, looking for a piece of art for our new home – We live in an Eichler , which is a modern architecture home designed in the 60s and is still considered modern today, so a piece of modern art would work beautifully in our house. You know that there are many artists on ebay, so Mark finally found one that interested him after hours of looking. He made a bid and won. After he contacted the seller to arrange shipping he realized the seller lived just about a ten minute drive away, less than four miles from our house. It was her early years in painting and that’s how we came to know Sonya Paz.
As the years passed, we have visited her when she had a booth in the art festivals around the Bay Area during the summer. We went to every gallery opening or event she had because we are fans and we began collecting her art from the early stages. We even had her do a custom art piece for our wedding invitation. We invite her over when we have parties and she will invite us when she has parties. She has been a dear friend to us. We have watched her business grow, as she has become a well-known and respected artist with followers and collectors worldwide.
She has been living in this house for 14 years and raised two fine boys. It has now become time for her to make some changes in her life and we are fortunate to be chosen to be part the next step in her life. If you are a fan of Sonya Paz and also in the market to buy a home, it is now a perfect time to come see this house.
The house is centrally located between the Rose Garden and Willow Glen; conveniently located around schools (walking distance to Sherman Oaks Elementary School and San Jose City College); walking distance to VTA Light Rail Station; Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and O’Connor Hospital nearby; Valley Fair, Santana Row, The Pruneyard, Whole Foods, and other shopping conveniences are within 10 minutes drive; easy access to highway 280/880/87. Of course, there are 10 Starbucks around this house as well!
It was built in 1964; it has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with approx. 1400 sqft living space on approx. 7000 sqft lot. They did a lot of remodeling over the years, including kitchen cabinets and floor, adding a skylight to the kitchen, dual pane windows and sliding doors, professionally designed and installed landscaping that has a patio in the front yard, stained and stamped concrete driveway and walkway, and an RV parking on the side with professionally built concrete structure driveway under the grass!
Another special feature is that the Los Gatos Creek Trail is not far from this house – the entry is on Meridian Ave, between Fruitdale Ave and Willow St. You can walk with your children or dogs or even enjoy biking on the trail.
The Open House is on 3/30 Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This will be the only Open House we will have for this property so please come to say hello and take a look at this home because you might know someone who is looking for a place to call home. Hope to see you there!
1687 Kingman Ave, San Jose, 95128 (MLS# 786724)
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