It’s the last Thursday Tour of the month, since next week we’ll all be too busy eating turkey and pies and watching football…but it was a very small Tour in Alamo.
One house on Crest came on the market today for $450,000. Yes, that’s right a HOUSE in ALAMO for $450,000. Not a short sale, not bank-owned. BUT…well, you can imagine that there is some reason for this price (my grandmother always told me “you get what you pay for”). It was built in 1917 and sits on a very generous .65 acre lot that features some lovely trees. It is close to the freeway and has significant noise. Most people would probably not consider the house “move in ready” but it would be wonderful to see what it was like back when it was young. The wide stone stairs leading up to the huge front porch give you sense.
It was the day for “value in the land” I guess, because on the other side of Alamo was a charming home on Wayne Avenue (both of these are westside, but literally as far apart as they can get from each other with Crest at the Walnut Creek border and Wayne on the Danville border). Advertised as “Westside Alamo’s most desirable street” (a statement I don’t disagree with) this home is a 3/2 sitting on a flat acre with a pool. Offered at $1,700,000. The house is adorable and completely livable, but most likely to appeal to someone who wants to build something larger.
The only other new listing on Tour in Alamo today was on Hagen Oaks Court–a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2100 sq foot home offered at $960,000. Beautiful views from both front and back.
Sometimes the Alamo Tour is so time consuming I run out of time before I get any further–but today I went all through Blackhawk and Danville as well. I was particularly delighted that the Victorian style home off Diablo Road was open. If you drive that back road often, you’ve noticed that cute street of stately Victorians right near the turnoff to Mt Diablo State Park. One of those homes is one the market, and just had a price reduction.
I love Victorian style homes. It’s my dream to one day have my very own turret. My neighbors would gasp if I added on a turret to my traditional home (never mind that my husband would not embrace the idea). My dream turret is a room I would climb up to on a spiral staircase and it would be filled with books.
This house did not have a room like that–but the turret-shaped rooms were the office (downstairs) and the master (up). The whole house embraces the Victorian style–so even though wallpaper is consider to be “out”; it really works in this house. The dining room had a fabric ceiling. Pretty backyard, nice kitchen (timeless white). Priced at $1,550,000, this 4 bedroom home is over 5000 sq feet. Priced very well…doesn’t everyone love a Victorian?
In Blackhawk, I saw a gorgeous take-your-breath-away remodeled home near the Main Gate. Inside and out, this home had so many beautiful details. A stunning kitchen (again in timeless white); beautiful mill work throughout the home; a backyard and pool with waterfall. Quality and perfection–designed by someone with an amazing flair. Although the home is only 3 bedrooms, there is an office and plenty of space. Priced at $1,648,000, this home is nearly 3500 sq feet.
That’s the Tour until December. Please let me know if you have specific questions about these homes–or any that I didn’t mention. I always welcome your calls and emails!