Spring Real Estate 2007

Publication Date: Friday, April 27, 2007

Spring 2007 snapshot of the market
A close-up of median-priced homes

by Carol Blitzer

Here's a snapshot of what was on the market in early March. Each home was offered at close to the median price for that community.

PALO ALTO

Address: 482 El Capitan Place
List price: $1,350,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,778 sq. ft.
Lot size: 4,500-6,500 sq. ft.
Date built: 1954

Located in the Ventura neighborhood, on a cul-de-sac with easy access to El Camino Real, this contemporary home offers a living/dining room combo, separate family room, fireplace in the living room, double-paned windows, radiant heat, indoor laundry room and a two-car garage. Schools include Barron Park and Juana Briones elementary schools, Terman Middle School and Gunn High School.

LOS ALTOS

Address: 220 Chateau Drive
List price: $1,685,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Interior: 2,329 sq. ft.
Lot size: .22 acre
Date built: 1965

Within walking distance of downtown Los Altos, as well as nearby Los Altos schools, this ranch home features a pool with a slide. A new roof and exterior paint greet the visitor. Inside are hardwood floors, an open floor plan, fireplaces in the living and family rooms and central air conditioning.

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Address: 1615 Columbia Drive
List price: $995,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,240 sq. ft.
Lot size: 4,500-6,500 sq. ft.
Date built: 1954

Located in the heart of the Blossom Valley/Springer Meadows neighborhood, this 1950s tract home on a corner lot offers easy access to the Los Altos School District, as well as local shopping. Amenities -- apart from the friendly neighborhood -- include a fireplace in the living room, an eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, air conditioning and a two-car garage.

MENLO PARK

Address: 222 Stanford Ave.
List price: $1,295,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Interior: 1,005 sq. ft.
Lot size: 4,500-6,500 sq. ft.
Date built: 1948

Just blocks from San Francisquito Creek and the Stanford University Golf Course, this home in west Menlo Park lies on a tree-lined street close to schools. Features include hardwood floors, garage and carport, a living-room fireplace and a kitchen with built-ins.

EAST PALO ALTO

Address: 1673 Tulane Ave.
List price: $650,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Interior: 1,010 sq. ft.
Lot size: 4,500-6,500 sq. ft.
Date built: 1954

This contemporary mid-century home is located on the east side of East Palo Alto, just blocks from University Avenue and the entrance to the Dumbarton Bridge. The home features partial hardwood floors as well as wall-to-wall carpeting, double-paned windows and a laundry area in the garage.

REDWOOD CITY

Address: 2494 Palm Ave.
List price: $849,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,210 sq. ft.
Lot size: 4,500-6,500 sq. ft.
Date built: 1953

Located in the heart of residential Redwood City, right across the street from John F. Kennedy Middle School, this 1950s home on a corner lot is neat, tidy and inviting. Features include brick trim on the living room fireplace, hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, central air conditioning and a skylight.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Address: 230 Wyndham Drive
List price: $1,650,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4+
Interior: 2,230 sq. ft.
Lot size: .33 acres
Date built: 1954

This is a true indoor/outdoor home, with living room and bedrooms facing the back yard, complete with its own redwood tree and brick patio. An eat-in kitchen features a brick fireplace. Located just off Portola Road, the home is close to Portola Valley town center and just down the hill from Windy Hill Open Space Preserve.

WOODSIDE

Address: 324 Glenwood Ave.
List price: $1,999,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Interior: 2,360 sq. ft.
Lot size: .25+ to .50 acre
Date built: 1967

Tucked into Woodside Glens, just off Canada Road, is a roomy rancher with plenty of outdoor space for kids to play. Features include a master bedroom suite, partial basement, guest quarters, hardwood floors, fireplace and skylight -- not to mention the canyon view.

LOS ALTOS HILLS

Address: 28446 Christopher Lane
List price: $2,400,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4+
Interior: 3,183 sq. ft.
Lot size: 1+ to 2.5 acres
Date built: 1975

Tucked into the hills overlooking Silicon Valley, this two-story home boasts three fireplaces -- in the living room, family room and master bedroom. Other highlights: vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace in the living room, an office and a bonus room, hardwood floors, a terraced back yard and a greenhouse. Just off Page Mill Road, with easy access to I-280, the acre-plus location on a cul-de-sac is just minutes from the Arastradero Open Space Preserve.

ATHERTON

Address: 4 Fennwood Drive
List price: $3,499,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4+
Interior: 4,230 sq. ft.
Lot size: 1+ acres
Date built: 1950

Through the wrought-iron gate, one enters this low-slung, spacious, contemporary home, located just off Glenwood Avenue, near Middlefield Road and not far from Holbrook-Palmer Park. The home is very private on its acre in a quiet cul-de-sac. Grounds include a gated pool with an automatic cover. An open floor plan offers expansive views of the front and back yards from living room, dining room and kitchen.

--Asst. Editor Carol Blitzer can be e-mailed at cblitzer@paweekly.com.