Fall Real Estate 2009

Publication Date: Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall 2009 snapshot of the market
What you can get for close to the median price in local cities

Here's a quick view of samples of the market in early March. Each home was offered at close to the median price for that community.

PALO ALTO
Address:
116 Santa Rita Ave.
List price: $1,350,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,610 sq. ft.
Lot size: 5,625 sq. ft.
Date built:

1921
The words "affordable" and "Old Palo Alto" are seldom spoken in the same sentence, but this updated and expanded bungalow offers both. Amenities include a formal dining room, partial basement and an office -- and easy access to Caltrain, shopping and parks.


 

 

 

 

 


LOS ALTOS
Address:
1482 Ravenswood Drive
List price: $1,499,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,899 sq. ft.
Lot size: 0.28 acre
Date built: 1956
Amenities rule in this South Los Altos rancher, from the surround-sound speakers to the modern European lighting. From the master bedroom, one can walk out to the professionally landscaped yard, which features an organic fruit and vegetable garden with raised beds, drip irrigation and low-voltage lighting.


 

 

 

 


MOUNTAIN VIEW
Address:
300 Monroe Drive
List price: $875,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,071 sq. ft.
Lot size: 5,330 sq. ft.
Date built:1948
Just a block from Monroe Park, kids attend Los Altos schools from this neighborhood tucked between Palo Alto and Los Altos. Behind the picket fence is a large, newly sodded front yard, with a backyard roomy enough for barbecuing. Home amenities include hardwood floors, large, double-paned windows and a living-room fireplace.


 

 

 



MENLO PARK
Address:
3118 Alameda de las Pulgas
List price: $1,029,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Interior: 1,346 sq. ft.
Lot size: 5,472 sq. ft.
Date built: 1955
Within walking distance of Las Lomitas schools, this one-story ranch-style home sports an updated kitchen, new landscaping, refinished hardwood floors, dual-pane picture windows and skylights. The two-car garage contains a half bath. Thinking of adding on? Plans are available for a master-bathroom addition.

 

 

 

 

 


REDWOOD CITY
Address:
952 Junipero Ave.
List price: $649,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,280 sq. ft.
Lot size: 5,700 sq. ft.
Date built: 1955
On a cul-de-sac not far from Red Morton Community Center, this west Redwood City home features both a formal dining room and an open kitchen, as well as a two-car garage, covered patio and a bonus room.

 

 

 

 

 

 


EAST PALO ALTO

Address:
1584 Ursula Way
List price: $249,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,150 sq. ft.
Lot size: 5,115 sq. ft.
Date built: 1956
Near University Avenue and Jack Farrell Park, this home is a hop, skip and a jump to the Dumbarton Bridge. Amenities include a two-car garage, double-paned windows and a fenced yard.


 

 

 

 

 


PORTOLA VALLEY

Address:
180 Durazno Way
List price: $1,648,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4+
Interior: 2,800 sq. ft.
Lot size: 0.24 acre
Date built: 1955
Two master suites are located upstairs, with an additional two bedrooms and baths downstairs, and plenty of public spaces as well. The Ladera location offers convenient hiking/biking and recreational facilities, and access to shopping and the Las Lomitas School District.



 

 

 

 

 

WOODSIDE
Address:
170 Woodside Drive
List price: $1,688,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Interior: 2,020 sq. ft.
Lot size: 1 acres
Date built: 1955
Surrounded by mature landscaping and Heritage trees, this Woodside Hills home feels miles away from reality, yet offers easy access to Highway 280, schools and shopping. While not updated, it's been well-maintained, and offers a two-level back yard with a large pool and grassy area for entertaining.


 

 

 

 

 


ATHERTON
Address:
100 Sutherland Drive
List price: $2,495,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4+
Interior: 4,050 sq. ft.
Lot size: 1.3 acre
Date built:1965
Tucked away at the end of a West of the Alameda cul-de-sac, this roomy home affords lovely views of the private garden. Features include cathedral ceilings, walls of glass, large rooms and decks for enjoying the surrounding natural beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 


LOS ALTOS HILLS

Address:
27450 Edgerton Road
List price: $2,849,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.5
Interior: 3,970 sq. ft.
Lot size: 1.08 acre
Date built: 1955
With its separate guest house, this updated, large home with a view could work for an extended family. Features include a new kitchen, master bedroom suite with his 'n' hers walk-in closets, marble bathroom and private deck -- plus air conditioning, new stone/shingle exterior and an outdoor grill area. Located near Foothills Park and open space areas, this home is in the Palo Alto Unified School District.