Spring Real Estate 2009

Publication Date: Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring 2009 snapshot of the market
Here's what you can get for close to the median price

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.

854 Rorke Way
List price: $1,548,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 2,099 sq.ft.
Lot size: 7,245 sq. ft.
Date built:


This updated home on a Palo Verde cul-de-sac is geared for both living and entertaining, with high ceilings and skylights, large kitchen with a nook, master suite, family room with a fireplace and a large living room. Extra features are an office with a separate entrance and lush landscaped grounds with winding walkways.




391 Mariposa Ave.
List price: $1,800,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4+
Interior: 2,908 sq. ft.
Lot size: 12,204 sq. ft.
Date built: 1956
Located just blocks from downtown Los Altos, this large home on a quarter-acre-plus lot sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in North Los Altos. The remodeled, upgraded home sports a formal entry, spacious living room and fireplace and multiple master suites. Entertaining outdoors is a breeze with the large, level lawn, pool and spa.



339 Tyrella Ave.
List price: $975,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Interior: 2,200 sq. ft.
Lot size: 9,600 sq. ft.
Date built:1953
This corner-lot home in the North Whisman neighborhood was updated, remodeled and expanded for comfort, with a gourmet kitchen (think six-burner Wolf dual-fuel range), dual-pane windows, forced-air heating and air conditioning, as well as hardwood floors and coffered ceilings. Extras include an outdoor kitchen in an enclosed back patio and a large garage with a workshop.


414 O'Connor St.
List price: $1,299,500
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,677 sq. ft.
Lot size: 10,200 sq. ft.
Date built: 1926
Billed as a "country charmer" in The Willows, this remodeled home has granite kitchen counters, custom cabinets and stainless-steel appliances as well as a roomy master suite leading to a secluded garden through French doors. Pluses include easy access to U.S. Highway 101 (via Willow Road) and Menlo Park schools.




8 Shaw Court
List price: $799,900
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 1,330 sq. ft.
Lot size: 5,650 sq. ft.
Date built: 1955
On a west-side cul-de-sac, this home is close to schools, parks, shopping and highways. One enters through a cobblestone walkway to find a well-designed floor plan. The remodeled kitchen includes granite counters and white cabinets. The adjacent dining area is open to the living room, which in turn opens to the backyard through sliding French doors. Special features include wood moldings, large redwood deck in back, air conditioning and a playhouse.






2542 Baylor St.
List price: $310,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Interior: 1,030 sq. ft.
Lot size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Date built: 1952
This well-maintained, one-story home, with easy access to the Dumbarton Bridge, offers many updates, including a storage shed. Features include an eat-in kitchen, dining area in the family room, fireplace in the living room, wall-to-wall carpeting and a one-car carport.





199 Brookside Drive
List price: $1,849,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4+
Interior: 2,800 sq. ft.
Lot size: 0.37 acre
Date built: 1984
Located close to schools and shopping, yet with a large yard and creekside setting, this two-story Cape Cod offers a flexible floor plan that could include au pair quarters (with separate and interior entrance) or an extra bedroom. Other spaces include an office/library, den, family room and a kitchen that overlooks the deck.




170 Woodside Drive
List price: $2,099,888
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Interior: 2,020 sq. ft.
Lot size: 1+ acres
Date built: 1955
Homes rarely come on the market in Woodside Hills, tucked behind the Menlo Country Club and close to Interstate 280. Highlights of the ranch-style home include a living room with a fireplace, separate family room, eat-in kitchen and a pool.




329 Fletcher Drive
List price: $3,950,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Interior: 3,360 sq. ft.
Lot size: 1.16 acre
Date built:1950
Close to Las Lomitas schools, this home sits in the heart of Atherton's West of the Alameda neighborhood. The large home features fireplaces in living room and master bedroom, high ceilings, skylights, a mixture of hardwood floors and wall-to-wall carpeting and a pool.






25751 Vinedo Lane
List price: $2,399,888
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4+
Interior: 4,052 sq. ft.
Lot size: 1 acre
Date built: 1956
Just up the road from Foothill College and Interstate 280, this gated estate offers vaulted ceilings and skylights -- plus Los Altos Hills views. The remodeled home has a stainless steel and granite kitchen, Santos mahogany floors, three fireplaces, central vacuum and dual-paned windows. Extras include separate living quarters and a pool with cabana/dressing room.