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BAY-FRIENDLY GARDEN TOUR ... Ten gardens in Palo Alto will be featured in the Bay-Friendly Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Cost is $10 for a guidebook. Information: To pre-register, call 650496-5910 or visit www.bayfriendlycolation.org. BACKYARD COMPOST ... A free workshop on how to make backyard compost, offered through the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County in conjunction with City of Palo Alto Utilities, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28, at the Mountain View Community Center Auditorium, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Information: 650-496-5910 or 408-918-4640 or Compost@aem.sccgov.org FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ... Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach a class on “Meals the Whole Family Will Enjoy” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in Room 103, Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Meals include handmade calzone stuffed with pepperoni and olives for the kids, ricotta, spinach and mushrooms for the adults; Asian sesame beef, lemon-grass chicken on skewers; and chocolate chip cake. The class includes demonstration, participation and sampling. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org MIXED-USE LANDSCAPE ... Deva Luna, of Earth Care Landscaping, will offer a class on “Plant Selection and Irrigation for Different Garden Needs” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in the Lucie Stern Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The City of Palo Alto Utilities-sponsored class is free, but pre-registration is required. Information: 650-329-2241 or 650-496-5910 or www.cityofpaloalto. org/workshops DIY WALLPAPER ... Dori Powell will teach a class on “Hand-Painted and Stenciled Wallpaper” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Students will design and paint their own wallpaper (with help from the instructor in planning design). Cost is $185 for nonmembers, $155 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org PERFECT DAHLIA ... Mimi Clarke will teach a class on “Growing the Perfect Dahlia” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Participants will learn how to pot and plant Dahlia tubers and will go home with a Filoli Dahlia to plant at home. Cost is $50 for nonmembers, $40 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www. filoli.org N Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email email@example.com. Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.
Top: Anne Schmitt has seen a lot of change in College Terrace since 1987 when she moved in; middle and below: Streets in College Terrace are named for colleges, including Columbia and Williams.
College Terrace A quiet neighborhood, once again by Kathy Schrenk photographs by Veronica Weber
ollege Terrace has long been known as a place that’s good for young families, including those of grad students at nearby Stanford. It’s near a public elementary school and several child care centers and parks. Dog-walkers and strollers are common sights on the streets lined with houses of all styles and sizes. Lorenz Redlefesen has lived in College Terrace since 2005 and is still struck by the quiet. “When we moved in, one of the first things we noticed was how quiet it is — compared to our old place on University Avenue. I distinctly remember noticing the birds chirping on our first morning.” His family especially loves the walkability: The kids’ school, Escondido Elementary school, is a 10minute walk. They also walk to restaurants, grocery stores, the dry cleaners, post office, bike store, two Starbucks and the California Avenue Farmers Market. “Every Sunday morning, we take the kids to pick out their favorite fruits, veggies and goodies.”
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Home & Real Estate “It is nice to have our quieter street back again, but I do miss some of the fuss and bother of our former neighbor.” Over the years Schmitt has seen a lot of changes in the neighborhood unrelated to local industry. The kids are growing up and so the number of young families out and about has gone down, she said. Post-graduate students at Stanford move in with their families and often participate in neighborhood activities, even if they’ll only live there for a few years, and that adds some nice diversity, she says. But there’s still a core of active neighbors who have formed two book groups and a sewing club. They’ve started an online neighborhood via the website nextdoor.com.
It’s a custom site only accessible by people who live in the neighborhood and provides a forum for advice on local professionals and exchange or loan of items like garden supplies. If someone can’t find their cat, they post to nextdoor.com. There’s also a “Green Team,” of which Schmitt is a member. They use the website to post tips about energy savings and green living. N Freelance writer Kathy Schrenk can be emailed at kathys@gmail. com.
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FACTS: CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOLS: College Terrace Children’s Center, 2300 Wellesley Ave.; Bing Nursery School, 850 Escondido Road; Escondido Kids’ Club, 890 Escondido Road; Pepper Tree After School Program, 865 Escondido Road FIRE STATION: No. 2, 2675 Hanover St., and No. 6, 711 Serra St. on the Stanford campus LIBRARY: College Terrace, 2300 Wellesley St. LOCATION: bounded by Stanford Avenue, El Camino Real, California Avenue and Amherst Street NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: College Terrace Residents’ Association, www.ctra.org PARKS: Donaldina Cameron Park, 2100 Wellesley St.; Mayfield Park, 2300 Wellesley St.; Weisshaar Park, 2298 Dartmouth St.; Werry Park, 2100 Dartmouth St. POST OFFICE: Cambridge, 265 Cambridge Ave. PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Escondido Elementary School, Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto High School SHOPPING: California Avenue
College Terrace has eclectic architecture, including this two-story home on Oberlin Street.
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Some residents were unhappy when that quiet Redlefsen loves faded a few years ago; they were glad when the quiet reappeared in January with the departure of a very famous neighbor. This meant no more trucks delivering to the cafeteria at 5 a.m. or shuttle buses
bringing employees the rest of the day, said Anne Schmitt, who’s lived there since 1987. “They’re gone and we love it,” she said. Not everyone was totally unhappy with Facebook. A resident since 1986, Robyn Duby, enjoyed some of the activity the company brought to the area. “It was mostly fun to see the young professionals pour in throughout the day,” she said.
“My favorite sighting was of a handsome, professionally dressed man in his late 20s/early 30s rolling casually by on a longboard with his upscale computer satchel slung over his back. There were multiple visits from media, which spiced up the morning when I was out walking my dog, and of course how incredible it was when President Obama and his motorcade paraded down our humble neighborhood streets!
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A fresh look
SALES AT A GLANCE Atherton
Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $933,000 Highest sales price: $933,000
East Palo Alto
Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $290,000 Highest sales price: $290,000
Total sales reported: 12 Lowest sales price: $625,000 Highest sales price: $4,000,000
Total sales reported: 9 Lowest sales price: $960,000 Highest sales price: $2,450,000
Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $700,000 Highest sales price: $700,000
Los Altos Hills
Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $3,190,000 Highest sales price: $3,190,000
Total sales reported: 18 Lowest sales price: $230,000 Highest sales price: $1,100,000 Source: California REsource
Menlo Park Total sales reported: 5 Lowest sales price: $270,000 Highest sales price: $430,000
HOME SALES Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder’s Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.
Atherton 88 Park Drive S. Chuang to J. & L. Wang for $933,000 on 3/15/12; previous sale 5/07, $1,265,000
East Palo Alto 66 Newell Road #9 Maywood Construction to S. Hoxie for $290,000 on 3/16/12; previous sale 8/04, $350,000
Los Altos 44 Bay Tree Lane Bliss Trust to Maciag Trust for $1,403,000 on 3/29/12 595 Camellia Way B. Renfrew to N. & L. Gao for $2,380,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 7/04, $1,251,000 1942 Churton Ave. J. Buzi to H. Liu for $960,000 on 4/3/12; previous sale 12/11, $960,000 1671 Jolly Court Biagini Trust to R. & K. Montalvo for $2,200,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 6/05, $1,170,000 877 Los Altos Ave. Modarresi Trust to D. Liu for $2,450,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 11/00, $895,000 945 Los Altos Ave. Mui Trust to Y. Ding for $1,428,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 5/04, $1,055,000 1547 Plateau Ave. Magnolia Trust to S. & I. Yaskin for $2,340,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 7/98, $950,000 1060 Rosemont Court B. Le to Aredo Trust for $1,208,000 on 4/2/12; previous sale 7/09, $925,000 971 N. San Antonio Road Samaduroff Enterprises to S & G Builders for $1,150,000 on 3/29/12
Los Altos Hills 12135 Dawn Lane Matityahu Trust to A. & D. Srivastava for $3,190,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 12/98, $72,500
Menlo Park 1119 Hollyburne Ave. Habitat For Humanity to D. Abarca for $285,000 on 3/21/12; previous sale 1/10, $220,500 675 Monte Rosa Drive #822 K. Hansen to T. Martino for $430,000 on 3/20/12; previous sale 4/03, $346,000 165 O’keefe St. #15 Federal National Mortgage to H. Sevrens for $310,000 on 3/16/12; previous sale 5/96, $98,500 2140 Santa Cruz Ave. #B204 JP Morgan Chase Bank to T. Sudhof for $270,000 on 3/16/12; previous sale 7/95, $136,000
Decorator showcase home tours: a mixed blessing
Total sales reported: 16 Lowest sales price: $351,500 Highest sales price: $1,350,500
1348 Sevier Ave. Post Apple Limited to C. Chou for $382,000 on 3/20/12; previous sale 5/05, $715,000
Mountain View 1067 Brighton Place Schumann Trust to Marshall Trust for $1,151,000 on 4/3/12 1920 Cambridge Drive N. Bonfiglio to N. & A. Dabney for $650,000 on 3/29/12 904 Camille Lane K. & R. Wei to A. Lee for $900,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 12/03, $665,000 2455 Elka Ave. J. Frisbee to Leung Trust for $668,000 on 3/29/12 325 Franklin St. Moreno Trust to V. Chen for $1,350,000 on 3/29/12 472 Kahlo St. Shea Homes to H. Ko for $697,500 on 3/29/12 474 Kahlo St. Shea Homes to H. Wu for $670,000 on 4/3/12 475 Magritte Way Shea Homes to D. & T. Wong for $678,500 on 3/29/12 1520 Melba Court M. & L. Molaei to J. Henkel for $1,111,500 on 3/29/12; previous sale 4/05, $1,068,000 100 E. Middlefield Road #7c Bank of America to B. & M. Yuen for $351,000 on 4/2/12; previous sale 6/02, $349,000 2236 W. Middlefield Road Rockcress Villas to C. Ambrose for $753,000 on 4/2/12 961 Ormonde Drive Braunthal Trust to D. & H. Barrett for $827,000 on 3/29/12 1292 Phyllis Ave. E. & E. Lange to D. Parker for $1,123,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 4/07, $942,000 371 Snyder Lane J. Fan to T. Jin for $790,000 on 4/3/12; previous sale 2/01, $690,000 1723 Spring St. J. Alvarado to A. Reyes for $647,500 on 3/29/12; previous sale 10/03, $500,000 1831 Vassar Ave. V. Singh to N. Vyas for $645,000 on 4/3/12; previous sale 2/06, $628,500
Palo Alto 1237 Alma St. D. Lusso to Q. Tan for $830,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 1/09, $635,000 744 Coastland Drive M. & S. Towfiq to T. & L. Heysse for $1,450,000 on 4/2/12; previous sale 9/06, $1,125,000 530 Irven Court Hayhurst Trust to G. & I. Wilnai for $1,680,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 6/02, $650,000 742 Melville Ave. F. & P. Durham to Hald Trust for $4,000,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 5/08, $4,000,000 405 Middlefield Road Graves Trust to Matsuo Trust for $1,355,000 on 3/29/12 1028 Paradise Way K. Samuelson to R. Punn for $1,700,000 on 3/29/12 4105 Park Blvd. R. & L. King
to P. & S. Solanki for $950,000 on 4/2/12; previous sale 3/06, $849,000 4238 Rickeys Way #H D. Wang to Y. Howard for $1,080,000 on 4/2/12; previous sale 8/11, $880,000 777 San Antonio Road #139 S. & A. Xu to K. Xu for $625,000 on 4/3/12; previous sale 5/06, $592,500 2365 South Court Bank of New York to Colton Trust for $2,500,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 6/99, $930,000 828 Warren Way P. & M. Bianco to Metaview Wholesale Investments for $1,000,000 on 4/2/12; previous sale 11/06, $1,000,000 259 Whitclem Court Herzl Trust to D. & L. Ephron for $1,325,000 on 4/3/12
Portola Valley 1244 Los Trancos Road L. Gretkowski to J. Peck for $700,000 on 3/21/12; previous sale 10/02, $810,000
Redwood City 1033 16th Ave. Maywood Construction to L. Livingston for $590,000 on 3/20/12; previous sale 8/93, $198,000 434 Barnegat Lane Villalpando Trust to V. Kolesnikova for $500,000 on 3/21/12; previous sale 4/91, $250,000 2926 Calvin Ave. H. Garcia to J. Zhu for $230,000 on 3/21/12 754 Castle Hill Road Sequoia Realty Services to R. & C. Webb for $979,000 on 3/16/12; previous sale 11/79, $143,000 149 Creek Trail Bank of America to Nibbi Trust for $262,500 on 3/21/12; previous sale 9/05, $455,000 648 Dory Lane Applegate Trust to J. Ringwalt for $860,000 on 3/21/12; previous sale 8/93, $340,000 3609 Farm Hill Blvd. Bender Trust to J. Stroka for $881,000 on 3/16/12; previous sale 11/84, $89,000 50 Horgan Ave. #34 Kanthal Trust to M. Barrett for $560,000 on 3/15/12; previous sale 2/90, $285,000 565 Hurlingame Ave. K. Bysheim to J. Powers for $330,000 on 3/16/12 1940 James Ave. J. Mercer to M. Jones for $665,000 on 3/16/12 10 Mandalay Court H. & D. Gosain to A. & L. Bennett for $1,100,000 on 3/16/12; previous sale 1/03, $885,000 26 Meadow Lane G. & L. Garcia to J. Henriquez for $465,000 on 3/19/12; previous sale 12/93, $190,000 745 Mediterranean Lane S. Biebera to W. Kennedy for $755,000 on 3/21/12; previous sale 9/02, $725,000 2073 Oregon Ave. J. & S. Watson to C. & A. Mathenia for $850,000
by Kit Davey
he designer showcase season is approaching. I have m ixed feelings whenever I go on one of these tours. As I traipse through each stunningly appointed room, feelings of inspiration and awe mingle with those of irritation and incredulity. First, the inspiration ... Ideas you can use in your own home — The transformation by designers, contractors and suppliers is amazing. Visitors admire and critique the creative efforts while providing thousands for worthy causes. The $30 you spend is worth it if you come away with at least one idea or the name of a product or service provider you can use. I always take a sketch pad on my visits to capture creative ideas I can use in my own home (photography is usually not permitted). I look for clever, inexpensive and easyto-implement ideas. Some of my favorites from the past: s )N THE BATH A :EN LIKE ARRANGEMENT OF river pebbles placed on the top of the commode and vanity s )N THE BEDROOM A SIMPLE WINDOW treatment employing a thick bamboo pole as a curtain rod and yards of cheesecloth wrapped and draped around it as a soft valance s )N THE ENTRY A HUGE BUSHY FLOWER ARrangement in a large, clear glass vase filled with fresh lemons, a few with green leaves still attached. The lemons anchor the flower stems and add a blast of yellow. s )N A HALLWAY A ROW OF EQUAL SIZED COLor photographs, all matted and framed in white. My eye went to the beauty of each image, rather than to the frame, and their regularity gave the hall a peaceful, gallerylike look. Let me tell you about irritating ... I love touring a showcased home, but there are a few things I find, well, ummm, irritating: on 3/15/12; previous sale 9/08, $840,000 1555 Oxford St. Obg Trust to E. & K. Canty for $572,000 on 3/16/12; previous sale 9/98, $359,000 1303 Roosevelt Ave. Garner Trust to J. Gale for $760,000 on 3/15/12; previous sale 12/00, $615,000 477 Topaz St. Cristo Trust to P. Jacobson for $460,000 on 3/21/12; previous sale 7/08, $555,000 1320 Woodside Road #5 P. Naeimi to S. Troll for $472,000 on 3/15/12; previous sale 12/09, $465,000
FORECLOSURES Foreclosures are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder’s Office. The date is the recorded date of the deed when the lender took title to the property. The price is what the lender paid for it (usually the mortgage balance plus foreclosure fees). Each property is now owned by the lender and is for sale, or will be for sale soon, individually or through public auction. Individuals should contact a Realtor for further information.
East Palo Alto 2350 Ralmar Ave. Post Apple, 3/27/12, $234,400, 1,010 sf, 3 bd
s !N AVERAGE HOME IS RARELY SHOWcased: It’s usually a huge estate in a ritzy neighborhood. Ninety-eight percent of us couldn’t afford to buy such a home, much less furnish it. How about a tour of threebedroom, two-bath homes, fully furnished and decorated for $10,000 or less? I think people would stampede to see frugally, yet creatively decorated ordinary homes. s -OST OF THE LIVING ROOMS ARE FILLED WITH over-scaled furnishings, upholstered in white. The people who live in these homes must not have children or a dog. Some of the couches are so big, they wouldn’t fit into my living room with a shoe horn. Most end tables and coffee tables are so crowded with delicate-looking knick-knacks that there’s no place to put a coffee cup. s 4HE WINDOW TREATMENTS THE WINDOW treatments! Big, voluminous, fancy-dancy. Scarlet O’Hara would love to make a dress out of some of these window treatments. s ) THINK )D GET BAD DREAMS IF ) HAD TO live in a room with all four walls and the ceiling painted bright red, or dark pink, or orange yellow. s 3OME OF THE EXOTIC FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS are so large they require a room of their own. My estimate of the cost of one particularly stunning display was $250. s ) WISH ) HAD A WHOLE ROOM SET aside to use as a closet. Wouldn’t it be nice? N Kit Davey, Allied Member, ASID, specializes in re-design, staging, design consulting and professional organizing. Email her at KitDavey@aol.com, call her at 650-367-7370, or visit her website at www.AFreshLook.net. What: San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012 Where: 2020 Jackson St., San Francisco When: April 28-May 28 (closed Mondays) Tickets: $30 ($25 for seniors, 60 and older); benefits Financial Aid Program of San Francisco University High School Info: www.decoratorshowcase.org or call 415-447-5830
Mountain View 123 Ortega Ave. Silicon Valley Homes, 3/26/12, $506,000, 1,584 sf, 2 bd
Redwood City 241 Rutherford Ave. Deutsche Bank, 3/19/12, $595,279, 1,870 sf, 3 bd
Sunnyvale 207 Bradford Drive Cit Mortgage Loan Trust, 3/19/12, $573,605, 960 sf, 3 bd 1072 Burntwood Ave. US Bank, 4/02/12, $369,000, 1,000 sf, 3 bd 969 E. Duane Ave. Speedy Investment Fund, 4/10/12, $380,000, 1,443 sf, 3 bd 875 Lakeknoll Drive Naim Inc., 3/20/12, $345,000, 1,000 sf, 3 bd 786 Lakemuir Drive Citibank, 4/09/12, $697,419, 1,108 sf, 3 bd 831 W. California Ave. #R Mega Real Estate, 3/20/12, $240,500, 760 sf, 2 bd
BUILDING PERMITS Menlo Park 431 Burgess Drive Burgess Holdings LLC, electrical upgrade, $30,000 411 Encinal Ave C. Schoof, re-roof single-family residence, $11,800 445 Burgess Drive P. Pearson,
replace main electric service panel, $5,000 536 Sand Hill Circle M. Stanishaw, re-roof, $13,000 1972 Menalto Ave. M. Hooft, furnace and ducting replacement, $6,200 675 Woodland Ave. A. & N. Gfroerer, kitchen remodel, $20,000 3 Reyna Plaza M. Shiu, remodel kitchen, removal of living room and fireplace, $25,000 1220 Hamilton Court Flostor Engineering, conveyor system for sorting parcels, $395,000 105 Laurel Ave. M. Sunit & A. Dhar, residential interior model, $56,000 4500 Bohannon Drive WSC Menlo Oaks Investors V LLC, new sign, $3,500 1310 Hillview Drive M. Sheik, single-family residential alteration, $18,000 1601 Willow Road Bldg. 16 Wilson Menlo Park Campus LLC, new electrical element, $5,000 1150 Hamilton Court AMB Property, commercial alteration, $53,740 715 Central Ave. J. Fehrle, electrical upgrade and re-wiring, $1,800 471 O’Connor St. Santa Cruz Capital, 1,378-sq.-ft. addition to single family residence, $350,000 100 El Camino Real Stanford Park Hotel, water heater replacement,
Home & Real Estate $6,990 1161 Laurel Bay Drive. D. Bolton, sewer replacement, $4,250 1021 Sierra Drive. G. Wanger, replace electrical service, $1095 470 Cotton St. G. Mora, demolish pool, $9,000 25 Politzer Drive M. Arutunian, sewer, $5,485 1814 Santa Cruz Ave. C. Amster, kitchen alteration, $50,000 1601 Willow Road Bldg. 19. Wilson Menlo Park Campus LLC, solar thermal PV installation, $120,000 3707 Haven Court J. Spielman, grading only for parking lot improvements, $200,000; new commercial trash enclosure, $13,800 319 Waverly St. L. Peselnick, replace sewer line, $5,258 1030 Pine St. Menlo Pine Street LLC, new 2,201-sq.-ft. single family home with a detached 428-sq.-ft garage, $470,160 1030 Pine St. Menlo Park Street LLC, a new 2,213-sq.-ft. single family residence with an attached garage of 422-sq.-ft., $472,140 36 Palm Court R. Daye, pool demo, $6,500 8 Homewood Plaza H KN II LLC, new roof screen, new gas electric package rooftop curb-mounted AC units, $127,000 925 Hamilton Ave. AMB Property L P, minor commercial alteration, $10,500 1071 Sierra Drive S. Callander, voluntary seismic upgrade, $11,000 739 Cambridge Ave. M. Jazayeri, furnace replacement, $2,760 360 Claire Plaza A. Tomkins, demolish single-family residence, $20,000 8 Shasta Lane A. & M. Hokmabadi, new retaining wall, $50,000 1030 Siskiyou Drive R. Quiros, new wine room in existing crawl space, $15,000 220 Hamilton Ave. N. J. O. Galvan, garage remodel, $5,000 2416 Sharon Oaks Drive K. Delecon, bath remodel, $8,000
2323 Eastridge Ave. Lindemann, kitchen remodel, $10,000 845 Santa Cruz Ave. 8xx Santa Cruz LLC, upgrade electrical service, $5,000 1131 Saxon Way S. Satvatmanesh, demolish old house, $9,000 151 Willow Road C. Parmelee, reroof, $4,500 1075 Trinity Drive N. Golden, master bath remodel, $25,000 1180 N. Lemon Ave. United Stephens LLC, temp power pole, $500 970 Altschul Ave. D. Liang, install roof-mounted photovoltaic solar system, $24,000 1126 Pine St. M. Gainer, interior remodel to hall bath and master bath, $37,000 1601 Willow Road Bldg. 18 SC Builders Inc., new trash enclosure, $15,000 8 Palm Court B. Van Linge, outdoor fireplace, $18,500
OPEN SUNDAY 1:30 â€“ 4:30 fice to laundry, replace patio doors with window, $90,000 812 Gailen Ave. B. Evans, six skylights, $2,000 780 Seale Ave. S. & J. Paul, replace tub, remodel bathroom, $18,500 1850 Waverley St. M. Hawley, interior remodel including new kitchen, 3.5 baths, $75,000 336 Hawthorne Ave. K. Yoshinari, install skylight in garage and bathroom, $1,376 263 Fairchild Court S. Streider, remodel bathroom, $19,447 3955 Duncan Place C. Morey & S. Bertelsen, five new skylights, $3,000 430 Kipling St. R. Wu, replace rooftop boiler, $9,000 974 Blair Court K. Tsuboi, remodel kitchen, $16,200 3706 Redwood Circle B. Fitzpatrick, replace bathroom fixtures, $n/a
183 PROSPECT WOODSIDE X ST. ALBION Stunning turn of the century home featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sep. family room with lots of windows, den/ofmce, breakfast area, hardwood noors and the much sought after Woodside Elementary School. The 2 bedroom 2 bath addition was done by local architect Jim Caldwell and is in keeping with the original charm of the home. Sunny 20,000 sq. ft. lot with mature landscaping completes the picture.
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Palo Alto 299 California Ave. #100 C. Edelstein, Premier Properties, tenant improvement, relocate wall, $35,000 3400 Hillview Drive Bldg. 1, 2, 3 Barnes & Noble/CA Metro Center, interior demo for tenant improvement, $n/a 3000 Hanover Level B HP/Stanford Land, tenant improvement for office space, $5.2 million 7146 San Carlos Court J. Yew, replace 10 windows, one door, $6,400; kitchen remodel, roof repair, $12,000 800 E. Charleston Road F. & S. Bockmann, remodel master bathroom, $12,000 2331 Tasso M. Mankos, replace garage, $50,000 3520 Murdoch Drive Hansteen, re-roof, $11,000 2100 Amherst Stanford, install spa, $n/a 840 Melville Ave. H. Finlay, remodel kitchen, baths, convert of-
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his absolutely lovely house is ideally located in one of Palo Altoâ€™s best neighborhoods â€“ Green Gables. Fabulously situated on a quiet, tree canopied, cul-de-sac, the ďŹ‚oor plan boasts a large living room with patio access, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Close proximity to shopping, dining, recreation, commute routes and top rated schools.
Offered at: $1,495,000
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MANSELL AND COMPANY
419 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City This home is pristinely maintained and truly incredible.
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he formal entry takes you past a darling half bathroom to the bright, sunny kitchen featuring; almost new appliances, chef style gas stove, garden window, tile counter and breakfast bar. The kitchen overlooks the dining room creating an open great-room effect.
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There is a gorgeous, airy dining room so conducive to entertaining. To the side of the dining room are bookcases with a charming desk between.
PALO ALTO Unbelievable Opportunity for Old Palo Alto Treasure Inviting Home with Old World Charm on a Special Street. Formal Living Room with Fireplace and Leaded Front Windows Opens to Secluded Brick Patio. Formal Dining Room and Bright Kitchen Overlook Spacious Backyard. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6000 Sq. Foot Lot.
Step down to the beautiful formal living room highlighting elegant vaulted ceiling and gas burning ďŹ replace with its large stylish hearth. Double sliding, paned doors open from the living room to a lovely deck overlooking a lush lawn and patio surrounded by a large variety of showcase roses.
Offered at $712,000
OFFERED AT $2,500,000 For More Information Please Call
300 THIRD ST. SUITE 9, LOS ALTOS, CA 94022
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2441 Cowper Street, Palo Alto Offered at $1,075,000
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26520 Purissima Road, Los Altos Hills Just Listed!
Pastoral Home in Los Altos Hills with Palo Alto Schools /LD GROWTH APRICOT ORCHARDS ON APPROXIMATELY ACRES are not the only thing offered with this stunning pastoral property! Included are far reaching views, mostly level land and top schools.The entry level contains three bedrooms AND TWO BATHROOMS WITH VIEWS AND LIGHT lLLED SPACES FROM EVERY ROOM $OWNSTAIRS NOT INCLUDED IN SQUARE FOOTAGE includes versatile-use spaces, incorporating a separate ENTRANCE AN OPEN AREA WET BAR &RANKLIN 3TOVE AND MORE
Enis Hall Broker Associate
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Distinctive Townhome in a Tranquil Setting You have found a hidden gem with this exceptional townhome that feels like a single family residence! Nestled into a beautifully landscaped complex that is both private and convenient, the fantastic location borders Los Altos and is just moments from downtown Mountain View, Cal Train and Light Rail. Fabulous Features of this Home Include: s "EDROOMS AND "ATHROOMS s ,ARGE LIVING ROOM WITH A BRICK lREPLACE AND GARDEN VIEWS s &ORMAL DINING ROOM WITH A SLIDER TO THE BACK PATIO TO extend indoor and outdoor dining s "RIGHT KITCHEN WITH CRISP CERAMIC TILES DOUBLE OVEN PLUS microwave and a charming breakfast area with a built in hutch.