SOLD: 14585 Aloha Ave, Saratoga 95070

14585 Aloha Ave – $2,398,000.  Sold for $2410K, COE 6/20/17

– 5 bed, 3 bath

– 4106sf living space on a 26555sf lot

– Built in 1955

– Spacious floor plan, Central great room, Chef’s kitchen, Sparkling pool

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Listed 5/9/17 (Bill Gorman of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller)

SOLD: 760 Mayfield Ave, Stanford 94305

760 Mayfield Ave – $2,795,000.  Sold for $3100K, COE 5/16/17

– 4 bed, 2.5 bath

– 2493sf living space on a 21546sf lot

– Built in 1961

– Unique design, Open floor plan and glass walls, Surrounded by mature trees, Eligible Stanford Faculty only

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Listed 4/5/17 (Shari Ornstein of Alain Pinel Realtors of Agency represents the Seller)

SOLD: 21048 Bank Mill Rd, Saratoga 95070

21048 Bank Mill Rd – $3,288,000.  Sold for $3400K, COE 5/9/17

– 4 bed, 4.5 bath

– 3855sf living space on a 30750sf lot

– Built in 1977

– Modern luxury estate situated in a breathtaking redwood forest, Recently renovated, Tennis court and resort like swimming pool

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Listed 4/4/17 (David Bergman of Intero Real Estate represents the Seller)

SOLD: 15451 Bohlman Rd, Saratoga 95070

15451 Bohlman Rd – $1,388,888.  Sold for $1555K, COE 3/6/17

– 3 bed, 2 bath

– 1488sf living space on a 112384sf lot

– Built in 1957

– One of a kind Eichler-inspired home on 2.58 acres, Breathtaking views, Open living spaces with beamed ceilings

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Listed 1/31/17 (Sara Bovorn of Redfin represents the Seller)

SOLD: 15325 Norton Rd, Saratoga 95070

15325 Norton Rd – $2,298,000.  Sold for $2000K, COE 2/1/17

– 3 bed, 3 bath

– 3517sf living space on a 67243sf lot

– Built in 1957

– Mid-century modern classic with with views of the entire South Bay, Open floor plan with high ceilings

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Here is an incredible piece of architecture (I’m still researching who is the architect) because this home is composed completely of trapezoidal shapes and angles.  All of the window shapes, each of the bedroom walls, the multiple roof angles, all are trapezoids – I don’t think there is a right angle in the whole house, this is very unique!  There is even a pool house which is shaped like a trapezoid.  The condition is very rough, but if you can see past that there are great bones of a structure that should be restored.  For the most part all the original elements are in place, the cabinetry and built-ins are all there in hard wood with aluminum pull handles, and the light colored wood paneling of the period seems to be in good shape.  Flooring is a concrete slab with radiant heat (bonus), they used steel I-beam for support and in the stairway, and just look at those 25ft tall single wide-plank siding!  Behind the overgrown trees is some of the best views money can buy from Mountain View all the way to downtown San Jose.

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Listed 10/20/16 (James Morris of Alain Pinel Realtors represents the Seller)

Off Market Opportunity: 15325 Norton Rd, Saratoga 95070

Please tell me we can find someone who has the resources to save this house!  Here is an incredible piece of architecture (I’m still researching who is the architect) because this home is composed completely of trapezoidal shapes and angles.  All of the window shapes, each of the bedroom walls, the multiple roof angles, all are trapezoids – I don’t think there is a right angle in the whole house, this is very unique!  There is even a pool house which is shaped like a trapezoid.  The condition is very rough, but if you can see past that there are great bones of a structure that should be restored.  For the most part all the original elements are in place, the cabinetry and built-ins are all there in hard wood with aluminum pull handles, and the light colored wood paneling of the period seems to be in good shape.  Flooring is a concrete slab with radiant heat (bonus), they used steel I-beam for support and in the stairway, and just look at those 25ft tall single wide-plank siding!  Behind the overgrown trees is some of the best views money can buy from Mountain View all the way to downtown San Jose.

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I think this house is a hidden treasure and could be a great project to restore.  Here is what we do:

  • Go down to the bare concrete slab to resurface it for that high-end loft feeling
  • Get an architect to draft up plans to connect the main house with the pool house which is only about 20ft away, this will help increase the bedroom count
  • Remove the living room fireplace to increase space in the bedroom behind that wall
  • Repair all the ceiling tongue and groove while installing a ribbed metal roof
  • Select a paint scheme that combines some natural wood tones with muted colors instead of the white/gray it is today
  • Replace all the sliding doors and opening windows as well as the stationary trapezoid windows for dual pane (same time as repairing any wood damage before roof and painters)
  • In fact, I think the living room to deck should be replaced with either 2 side by side sliders or even a Nanawall
  • I like the pool, but for some people removing it is a better choice so I could go either way
  • Modernize the landscaping and make the huge retention wall an architectural feature as you drive up

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SOLD: 19990 Glasgow Dr, Saratoga 95070

19990 Glasgow Dr – $2,788,000.  Sold for $2500K, COE 11/17/16

– 4 bed, 3.5 bath

– 3205sf living space on a 13300sf lot

– Built in 1959

– Beautifully remodeled and offers indoor/outdoor living, High beamed ceilings, European designed kitchen

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Listed 9/6/16 (April Tavares of Mainstream Real Estate Group represents the Seller)