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Knorr, Girard, And  Mid-Century, Oh My!

Knorr, Girard, And Mid-Century, Oh My!

The mid-century home at 568 Mountain Home Road in Woodside was designed by Don Knorr in 1969 and the front doors by Alexander Girard, both of whom were friends of the owner who passed away in 2012. In addition to the main residence, the 3-acre property includes a guest... Read More »

$60M Price Cut For Hillsborough Estate, Seller Agrees To Move

$60M Price Cut For Hillsborough Estate, Seller Agrees To Move

On the market for $100 million in 2013, the asking price for the 47.5-acre de Guigne estate at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which includes a 16,000-square-foot mansion, has been dropped to $39.9 million. And the condition that the buyer grant the seller, Christian de Guigne IV, a... Read More »

High-Tech Woodside Home Fetches A Little Less Than In ’05

High-Tech Woodside Home Fetches A Little Less Than In ’05

Designed by commercial architects to withstand an 8.3 magnitude earthquake, over 70 tons of steel were used in the construction of the modern high-tech home at 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside which was built in 1991 on three acres with views north to San Francisco and the East Bay.... Read More »

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

Built for C. Earl Dawson in 1939 on what was then a 130-acre assemblage of land purchased from the University of California in 1936, the 17,000-square-foot Rancho San Antonio estate now occupies a 5.6-acre parcel at 11627 Dawson Drive in Los Altos Hills. Purchased for $6 million in 1997,... Read More »

From Red Hot To ‘In The Red’ For Bay Area Housing Next Year?

From Red Hot To ‘In The Red’ For Bay Area Housing Next Year?

Bearish calls for the Bay Area housing market have been ticking up over the past three months with one of the latest coming from Clear Capital, a national provider of real estate valuations, data and analytics for brokers, lenders and appraisers: “Both San Francisco and San Jose have been... Read More »

Affordable Housing Law(s) In California Upheld As Constitutional

The legal challenge of San Jose’s affordable housing law which was passed five years ago but blocked by the building industry in a lawsuit contending that the ordinance was an unconstitutional ‘taking’ of private property has been unanimously rejected California’s Supreme Court. Similar to San Francisco’s Inclusionary Housing ordinance,... Read More »

14 Years Later And $16 Million More For A Woodside Estate

14 Years Later And $16 Million More For A Woodside Estate

Purchased by the Driscoll family for $8.675 million in 2001, the five-acre “English country manor” estate in Woodside at 155 Kings Mountain Road features 6,000 square feet of living space, with three kitchens (the main kitchen, the catering kitchen, and the poolside kitchen); a detached garage with wine cellar;... Read More »

Google’s High-Tech Campus And Expansion Plans Cut Short

Google’s High-Tech Campus And Expansion Plans Cut Short

If approved, Google’s big plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus would have effectively blocked LinkedIn’s plans for expansion. Instead, Google was only awarded 515,000 of the 2.2 million square feet of development rights for the North Bayshore area to be allocated last night, less than a quarter... Read More »

Record High Rents In San Francisco, East Bay Rents Accelerating

The average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco ticked up to a record-setting high of $3,458 per month in the first quarter of 2015, up 2 percent since the end of 2014 and 13 percent higher versus the same time last year. The average asking rent in... Read More »

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

A proposal to increase the number of bikes in the Bay Area Bike Share program from 700 to 7,000, and expand the network to include Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville, will be considered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Administration Committee next week. Motivate, the current operator of Bay Area Bike Share pilot program,... Read More »

Unexpected Architecture And Now Listed For $2.5M Less

Unexpected Architecture And Now Listed For $2.5M Less

Described as “farm contemporary architecture” by the agent, but with modernist and organic elements throughout, the 8,660-square-foot home at 6 Quail Meadow Drive in Woodside has just been listed for $17.5 million. Built in 1989, the five-bedroom home sits on three and a third landscaped acres, with a pool,... Read More »

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus total over 3.4 million square feet, with a series of canopied structures rising across 60 acres on four North Bayshore sites (the 18-acre Landings; a 7.5 acre parcel on Huff Avenue; a 22-acre block at Charleston and Joaquin; and 12.5... Read More »

Google Rebooting Plans For New Mountain View Campus

Google Rebooting Plans For New Mountain View Campus

Having put their plans for a 1.1 million square foot Bayview Campus designed by NBBJ on hold back in 2013, Google is reportedly preparing to submit plans for a new campus, “a series of canopylike buildings” designed by Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), to the city of... Read More »

Half The Lot And Twice The Price ($10M) In Old Palo Alto

Half The Lot And Twice The Price ($10M) In Old Palo Alto

According to the MLS, the sale of the Old Palo Alto home at 1935 Webster has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $10 million. As we wrote when the home hit the market two months ago: A 3,000 square-foot fixer on a large Palo Alto lot raised... Read More »

The Twenty Priciest Silicon Valley Zip Codes

The Twenty Priciest Silicon Valley Zip Codes

The median sale price for a home in Atherton (94027) was $3.9 million last year, up 4 percent from 2013, making it the priciest zip code in Silicon Valley. Behind Atherton and Los Altos Hills’ 94022 at $2.45 million, Palo Alto’s 94301 tied for third at $2.2 million with... Read More »