2214 14th Avenue
As we head to the Sierras to scramble up the Matterhorn in an homage to Kerouac and Snyder, the façade of 2214 14th Avenue seemed a rather fitting way to end the week.
Now if only its recent renovations were as so. And if ever there were a time for haiku…
∙ Listing: 2214 14th Avenue (2/1) – $769,000 [MLS]

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  1. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    wait wait … they forgot the slate.

  2. Posted by San FronziScheme

    Dynamite Ocean Views
    Yup. With all those wires in the way, nothing short of dynamite will do to get an unobstructed ocean view.

  3. Posted by snider

    Fire lookout above?
    Kerouac and Snyder say
    this house is ugly

  4. Posted by Saylor

    Tahoe ranchburger over
    New Jersey Italian over
    French medieval village
    with views of the ocean

  5. Posted by Chad

    slate wood brick concrete cooper
    is fugly the new pretty ?
    mosquitos biting.
    My first crack at haiku using this for english-haiku guidelines

  6. Posted by OneEyedMan

    You’ve heard of doublewides? Well, this is a tripletall.

  7. Posted by chuckie

    If Redfin/Property Shark are to be believed, this house has a story. Maybe this will inspire the haiku poet in someone.
    On 6/17/2002 Min Tan puts $22k (5%) down and buys this house for $439K. 4 years later he/she sells to Valeriy Myasnyakin for $680K for a gain (before any expenses) of $241K (1100%) on his/her investment of $22K.
    Valeriy seems to have put down $136K (20%). On 7/30/2009 Valeriy appears to have lost the house (and all of her downpayment) to Parkside Investments for the $544K owed to the bank.
    Now about 25 days (and a lightening fast revovation) later, one lucky buyer has the chance to “own” this gem for the low price of $769K.

  8. Posted by NoeValleyJim

    log cabin on top
    mountain snowfall down below
    san francisco fog

  9. Posted by Kurt Brown

    Lincoln Logs. Faux stone.
    Ten more finishes inside.
    Fruit Loops with Fried Rice.

  10. Posted by Yummy Ice Cream!

    It’s a new design style called the “Neopolitan”.(“Spumoni” wasn’t as catchy.)

  11. Posted by Chad

    Ok, I cannot resist a non-haiku shot at this one :)
    If we have one of those eathquakes that roll sideways (forget what it is called), then is it possible that this “structure” (I cannot call it a home !) will slide to the right in 2 sections (each at the demarkation of the different construction material as seen in the picture) ?
    If that happens, then is there enough room on the right side land, to allow the owner and builder to see of the newly formed units as 2 more “homes” ??

  12. Posted by snider

    it’s as if Mark Twain moved to Switzerland and asked for a victorian

  13. Posted by Debtpocalypse

    Solar Robot’s ex
    Now with foe Stone Monolith
    Odd love triangle.

  14. Posted by Debtpocalypse

    It’s as if Hades Kennel served up something disagreeable to Cerebus, and he took a three-headed dump after lunch about it.

  15. Posted by John

    Is “chuckie” saying that the mortgage company did the remodel? Is that common?

  16. Posted by Jimmy C

    liberal arts degree
    lots and lots of opinions
    why so many blowhards

  17. Posted by Po Hill Jeff

    Good grief, guys.
    no liberal arts
    still this engineer knows the
    five seven five rule

  18. Posted by sf jack

    “Sierra” equals
    a rugged range of mountains
    no “s” on the end

  19. Posted by JoeyB

    chimney doesn’t match
    stone appears on wrong level
    yeah… that ruins it.

  20. Posted by Shza

    Kurt, I’m giving you my personal SS Haiku Champion’s Trophy for your 8/27 @ 3:27. That last line was inspired.

  21. Posted by Portalheights

    And there’s a registered sex offender per Megan’s list, living next door.

  22. Posted by Kurt Brown

    @Shza: I’m honored.
    I’d like to bestow a similar award to Debtpocalypse for his “Odd Love Triangle” and “Three-headed dump” entries.
    I think we should do more Haiku on SS. It’s witty, and, as a bonus, quite civil.

  23. Posted by SunsetGuy

    All good and well except the house next door is notorious throughout the neighborhood for its constant foot traffic, late night gatherings, and assorted mish mash. Buyer beware.

  24. Posted by anonn

    The house has pretty much a zero lot line. If it gets anywhere near the list price it will be surprising.

  25. Posted by goodbonesgal

    Kurt Brown
    Hands Down

  26. Posted by SocketSite

    The list price for 2214 14th Avenue has been reduced $30,000 to $739,000.

  27. Posted by SocketSite

    The list price for 2214 14th Avenue has been reduced another $40,000 to $699,000.

  28. Posted by diemos

    “On 6/17/2002 Min Tan puts $22k (5%) down and buys this house for $439K. 4 years later he/she sells to Valeriy Myasnyakin for $680K for a gain (before any expenses) of $241K (1100%) on his/her investment of $22K.
    Valeriy seems to have put down $136K (20%). On 7/30/2009 Valeriy appears to have lost the house (and all of her downpayment) to Parkside Investments for the $544K owed to the bank.”
    What a lovely example of the bubble mechanism. Through the miracle of debt, money flows backwards through time from late market participants to early market participants.
    The $241K of free money that popped out of nowhere and into the hands of Min Tan is balanced by the $136K of hard earned money that winked out of existence from Valeriy’s hands (plus future losses from the next participant).
    Every dollar of free money that popped into existence and into someone’s hands during the market run up will be balanced by a dollar of hard earned money that will wink out of existence out of someone’s hands on the way down. From the taxpayer if no one else has money in hand to be destroyed.

  29. Posted by SocketSite

    The sale of 2214 14th Ave closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract price of $647,000.
    As noted above, purchased on the courthouse steps for $544,001 this past July and then remodeled with a new kitchen and baths, it had sold for $680,000 in August of 2006 before being lost to the bank.

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