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Repainted And Flipped For $400K More

Repainted And Flipped For $400K More

Purchased for $2,600,000 nine months ago when on the market for $2.9 million, the 4,665-square-foot Forest Hill home at 279 Castenada Avenue was “updated with current colors and style featuring refinished hardwood floors…custom window treatment and nice accents” and returned to the market two months ago listed for $3,195,000. On... Read More »

Flipping Out: $600K More After Six Months And A Mini-Makeover?

Flipping Out: $600K More After Six Months And A Mini-Makeover?

Listed for $2,895,000 nine months ago, the Forest Hill home at 279 Castenada Avenue sold for $2,600,000 this past December.  Since “updated with current colors and style featuring refinished hardwood floors in walnut tones, deluxe custom window treatment and nice accents,” the five-bedroom home is back on the market... Read More »

Mid-Century Modern On Mendosa (And Ugly Apple Down The Street)

Mid-Century Modern On Mendosa (And Ugly Apple Down The Street)

With a Mid-Century Modern design “attributed to Henry Hill,” and touting plans for a 750 square foot expansion of the second floor which were approved in 2007, the Forest Hill home at 29 Mendosa Avenue hit the market last week listed for $1,298,000. Purchased for $1,189,000 in 2004, the... Read More »

Maybeck’s 270 Castenada Sells For $573 Per Square Foot

Maybeck’s 270 Castenada Sells For $573 Per Square Foot

Asking $3,890,000 two years ago, available for rent at $10,000 per month last August, and then back on the market for $2,199,000 this past January, the sale of the Bernard Maybeck designed 270 Castenada closed escrow on 3/5/10 with a reported contract price of $2,075,000 ($573 per square foot)... Read More »

A 2010 Overture For The Maybeck At 270 Castenada

A 2010 Overture For The Maybeck At 270 Castenada

As we wrote ten months ago with respect to 270 Castenada: Asking $3,890,000 and briefly in contract before being withdrawn last April, listed at $2,995,000 today. Still touting “too beautiful to describe” despite Maybeck’s (and the Vernacular Language North) attempt. As we wrote five months ago: Reduced to $2,595,000... Read More »

Rent A Maybeck And Save A (25 Percent Bigger) Bundle

Rent A Maybeck And Save A (25 Percent Bigger) Bundle

As we wrote in March with respect to 270 Castenada: Asking $3,890,000 and briefly in contract before being withdrawn last April , listed at $2,995,000 today. Still touting “too beautiful to describe” despite Maybeck’s (and the Vernacular Language North) attempt. As we added in August: Reduced to $2,595,000 in... Read More »

A Maybeck For Rent On Castenada (And A Related Neighborhood Sale)

A Maybeck For Rent On Castenada (And A Related Neighborhood Sale)

As we wrote five months ago with respect to 270 Castenada: Asking $3,890,000 and briefly in contract before being withdrawn last April, listed at $2,995,000 today. Still touting “too beautiful to describe” despite Maybeck’s (and the Vernacular Language North‘s) attempt. Reduced to $2,595,000 in May before being withdrawn from... Read More »

A Maybeck On The Market (And Display) Once Again: 270 Castenada

A Maybeck On The Market (And Display) Once Again: 270 Castenada

If you missed seeing 270 Castenada (a.k.a. 1916 Erlanger house) a year ago, don’t let it happen again. In the words of its architect Bernard Maybeck (think Palace of Fine Arts): “The house is our attempt to suggest the idea of an English character in California. Although this house... Read More »

Too Beautiful To Describe (Except By The Architect): 270 Castenada

Too Beautiful To Describe (Except By The Architect): 270 Castenada

While the listing for 270 Castenada (a.k.a. the 1916 Erlanger house) touts “Too beautiful to describe!” (and as of this morning, apparently “too beautiful to photograph”), that didn’t stop architect Bernard Maybeck (think Palace of Fine Arts) from offering these words: The house is our attempt to suggest the... Read More »