July 2, 2010

Pommes Des Pommes (And A La Cornue) At 159 Cervantes

159 Cervantes

Purchased for $2,050,000 in June 2007 the single-family Marina home at 159 Cervantes is back on the market in 2010 asking $1,895,000 (8 percent less). We’re assuming the "Le Cornufe" highlighted in the listing is actually a La Cornue and not some knockoff.

UPDATE: Apparently by "Le Cornufe" they actually meant a "CornuFé" by La Cornue.

∙ Listing: 159 Cervantes (3/2.5) 2,180 sqft - $1,895,000 [MLS] [Map]

First Published: July 2, 2010 8:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Posted by: John at July 2, 2010 11:46 AM

I take exception to the identification of any range available in "Cabaret Red" and "Paris Blue" as being "commercial."

Posted by: Q at July 2, 2010 2:57 PM

This designer-dog trend is getting out of hand...

Posted by: BobN at July 2, 2010 4:29 PM

My pet peeve, the listing real estate agent, who's supposed to be one of those hard working professionals we are constantly hearing about, described the style of the house as (wait for it…): "Traditional"

I'm guessing this must be the default option on the Style field when an agent enters a listing into the MLS.

Anyway, at least for the facade, I'd describe it as Spanish Colonial Revival:

Spanish Colonial Revival architecture is characterized by a combination of detail from several eras…the style is marked by the prodigious use of smooth plaster (stucco) wall and chimney finishes, low-pitched clay tile, shed, or flat roofs, and terracotta or cast concrete ornaments. Other characteristics typically include small porches or balconies, Roman or semi-circular arcades and fenestration, wood casement or tall, double–hung windows, canvas awnings, and decorative iron trim.

I am not an architectural historian and don't expect the listing agent to be, but Mr. Tejada could have at least consulted his own association's web site on the topic before clicking "publish".

Posted by: Brahma (incensed renter) at July 2, 2010 4:36 PM

And, it looks like the seller has now change the range description in the listing.

Posted by: John at July 2, 2010 11:53 PM

I was beginning to like this house until I saw the backyard ... and the back of the house. So sadly ugly.

Posted by: Oceangoer at July 3, 2010 5:59 PM

CornuFe is the entry line of La Cornue. Not UL approved for commercial, residential only.

Posted by: Mig at July 5, 2010 7:53 PM

good thing its going in a house then

Posted by: homebuyer at July 20, 2010 1:13 PM

Posted by: SocketSite at August 17, 2010 12:54 PM

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