August 17, 2007

It’s On Monterey (But It’s Feeling A Bit More Like Carmel)

1495 Monterey

1495 Monterey: Kitchen

1495 Monterey Boulevard looks to be a beautifully maintained English Tudor designed by Henry Gutterson on a large lot with garden(s) and an updated kitchen with doors opening the dining room up to the brick patio (perfect for a housewarming barbeque to which we could be invited). Yes, we like the English charm (and French doors). And yes, we're looking right past the bathrooms.

∙ Listing: 1495 Monterey Boulevard (3/2) - $1,850,000 [McGuire] [MLS]

First Published: August 17, 2007 8:54 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Very nice place. I'd live there. But what's with the $2186/mo HOA dues? That is very odd. Also, there's a place that looks to be similarly sized (but less yard) three blocks down the street for $700,000 less -- looks to be the better buy.

Posted by: Trip at August 17, 2007 9:14 AM

Man, it's so rare for a Real Estate company to have a decent salespage and photo gallery. Are they skimping on the IT budget or something?

Posted by: EH at August 17, 2007 2:18 PM

It's in St. Francis Wood -- there are HOA dues to help maintain public areas.

Posted by: Henry at August 17, 2007 5:43 PM

is this in monterey heights or in st francis woods? i see it's on the busy street, monterey, and that they paid 1.5 back in 02. did they spend anything on it or was it already remodeled?

Posted by: james at August 17, 2007 6:12 PM

The HOA dues are almost certainly per year, not monthly.

Posted by: hoa at August 18, 2007 12:23 PM

The HOA dues are yearly.

Posted by: anon at August 18, 2007 12:37 PM

Only problem with that neighborhood is it's the worst weather in the city...when it's foggy no where else it'll be foggy in St. Francis Wood...why is it though that houses out there, in this economy, are still selling over asking??? Saw another house a block away advertised for $2,200,000 by same realtor and heard it sold for $over $300,000 more...amazing...

Posted by: kit at August 20, 2007 7:46 AM

"...why is it though that houses out there, in this economy, are still selling over asking???"

Because there will always be houses that are listed below fair market value in an attempt to generate multiple bids and irrational behavior.

Posted by: Anon2 at August 20, 2007 9:23 AM

This is one of the most charming houses in the area...a large Monterey Cypress tree fell on the house a number of years ago and it was damaged but extensively remodelled and beautifully rebuilt...except for the incredible multi-color slate roof which was not replaced. It's very "country cottage" but much bigger than it looks since it's built down-hill... and has always been one of my favorite houses in the "Wood"...and I live less than a block away...

Posted by: Chris at August 21, 2007 8:15 AM

has anyone been down to the basement celler/storage area? it's very musty...smells like mold to me. i'd check the foundations for H2O problems.

Posted by: harry at August 24, 2007 11:45 PM

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