Spring Real Estate 2008

Publication Date: Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring 2008 snapshot of the market
What do you get for close to the median price?

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.

EAST PALO ALTO

Address: 939 E. Bayshore Road List price: $609,000* Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Interior: 1,510 sq. ft. Lot size: 4,500 sq. ft.
Date built:
1966

This larger-than-average ranch-style home on a corner lot offers easy access to the Dumbarton Bridge and U.S. Highway 101. Features include an eat-in kitchen, master bedroom suite, a fenced yard and both a one-car garage and a carport.
*$499,000 in April

REDWOOD CITY

Address: 1818 Alameda de las Pulgas List price: $895,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Interior: 1,450 sq. ft. Lot size: 6,110 sq. ft. Date built: 1952

Close to schools and the Menlo Country Club, this west Redwood City home offers comfortable space for a family, plus a bonus room for a nanny or in-laws. Special features include a living-room fireplace, hardwood floors, separate family room, sun porch, new carpets and a two-car garage.

MOUNTAIN VIEW



Address: 230 Oak St. List price: $1,089,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Interior: 1,626 sq. ft. Lot size: 3,484 sq. ft. Date built:
1999

Just blocks from downtown Mountain View, this custom-designed home boasts high ceilings, a gourmet kitchen (think granite, well-finished cabinets) and a large master bedroom with a marble bath, whirlpool tub and walk-in closet. No storage issues here. The house is set back from the street and has a private backyard with a patio and a newly installed lawn.

MENLO PARK

Address: 208 Oakhurst Place List price: $1,349,950* Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Interior: 1,800 sq. ft. Lot size: 6,420 sq. ft. Date built: 1950

Houses rarely come on the market in close-knit Suburban Park, a 1950s subdivision with easy access to U.S. Highway 101 and Menlo Park schools. Remodeled details range from a new kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops to travertine and hardwood floors, Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom and a tankless water heater. A front bedroom with a separate entrance could be used as an in-law unit. *$1,249,950 in April


PALO ALTO


Address: 164 Hawthorne Ave. List price: $1,590,000* Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Interior: 1,742 sq. ft. Lot size: 2,613 sq. ft.
Date built:
1905

This turn-of-the-last-century cottage in Downtown North has been remodeled extensively, with a basement space that includes a family room, laundry, bedroom and bonus rooms. The location can't be beat, with an easy stroll to University Avenue, the Caltrain station and Stanford University, as well as access to Palo Alto schools. *$1,490,000 in April


PORTOLA VALLEY

Address: N. Balsamina Way List price: $1,725,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3 Interior: 3,050 sq. ft. Lot size: 9,594 sq. ft.
Date built:
1958

This Ladera ranch-style home is flexible in its layout: four bedrooms and two baths upstairs, with guest quarters (or in-law unit) with two bedrooms, a bath and full kitchen below. Close to schools (Las Lomitas School District, Woodland School), the location also offers easy access to shopping, Interstate 280 and the Ladera Recreation Center.


LOS ALTOS

Address: S. Gordon Way List price: $1,795,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Interior: 2,557 sq. ft. Lot size: 10,018 sq. ft.
Date built: 1965

Close to City Hall, the library and the Village, this north Los Altos home features a floor plan that flows well. Special features include a living room with cathedral ceilings, separate dining and family rooms, refinished hardwood floors, an expanded kitchen and separate laundry room.

 


WOODSIDE

Address: 63 Ridgecourt List price: $2,195,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Interior: 1,892 sq. ft. Lot size: 7,937 sq. ft.
Date built: 2007


A brand-new house is a rarity in Woodside, but this Craftsman-style fits right into the eclectic Woodside Glens neighborhood. Highlights include a gourmet kitchen, hickory floors, a "romantic" master suite and a custom library, all with a large yard. The Glens is close to Interstate 280 and is in the Woodside Elementary School District.


LOS ALTOS HILLS

Address: 12800 Diane Drive List price: $2,495,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Interior: 2,292 sq. ft. Lot size: 1.10 acres
Date built: 1960

Much more than a room with a view, this hillside rancher was recently remodeled. Amenities include a fireplace in the living room, breakfast nook, barbecue area, deck and patio -- not to mention a view of both Bay and mountains. The home offers easy access to Interstate 280 and Foothill College, as well as Los Altos schools.

 

ATHERTON

Address: 29 Irving Ave. List price: $3,387,500 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Interior: 3,570 sq. ft. Lot size: 0.97 acre Date built: 1949

Thomas Church-designed gardens -- with heritage apple, pomegranate, lemon and orange trees -- grace this contemporary Atherton rancher, located in Lindenwood. The original home was designed by William Wurster. Public spaces, from the separate living and dining rooms to the library, sunroom and playroom, face the gardens. Entertainment areas abound, both inside and out, including a pool and spa. If you're thinking of adding up, the foundation is prepared for a second story.