The first Broker tour for Los Altos and Los Altos Hills was as like getting a flu shot, quick and painless. There were nine new listings of single family homes and two re-toured properties. Below are some of my thoughts.
I know it’s hard to believe, but my favorite house was also the most expensive. It was 255 Lyell Street near downtown Los Altos. Listed at $3,350,000 by Ivan Margaretich of Intero Real Estate, this home reminded me of an old English Estate, however slightly more compact and lacking a large yard. The beautiful woodwork really stood out.
I also liked 846 Clinton Road. This new construction home, built by Schiller Construction Inc., is Green Certified and sides up to McKenzie Park. Listed at $2,995,000. by Scott Fleming of Pertria Real Estate Investment Group, the home flows well and the finishes look great. I’m not sure the value is in the price. We’ll just have to wait and see.
1557 Plateau Avenue, listed by Denise Welsh of Intero Real Estate, offers a lot of home for the money ($2,249,000). This 4 bedroom, 4+ bathroom home packs in almost 3,600 square feet of comfortable living space on an almost 9,600 s.f. lot. The only downside is a lack of yard space and some buyers think Plateau Avenue is an inconsistent street.
Two of the toured properties stunk, literally. One smelled of a dog and the other of Chlorine – yes Chlorine! It appears some brilliant builder thought it a good idea to build/enclose a house over a swimming pool. Nothing better than the smell of fresh Chlorine greeting you when you wake up in the morning. I love swimming, but I don’t understand the logic in it.
Most of the other homes on tour were nice, but not super exciting.
If you have any questions about any of these (or other) properties, feel free to shoot me an e-mail or give me a call directly at 650 917-4250.