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Sunday Morning Data Geekage

March 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Now ya don’t have to be a programming genius to put together neat mashups. I put this together using Altos Research data and a Zeesource map.

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Now Here’s How To Do Up an Eichler!

March 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments

There are Eichlers, and then there are Eichlers

Newcomers to the San Francisco Bay Area real estate scene get introduced to the Eichler scene fairly quickly. Joseph Eichler was a mass-scale builder in the 1950’s and 1960’s, constructing over 10,000 homes in the Bay Area. There are entire neighborhoods in Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and other nearby cities in which nearly every home is an Eichler!

Originally characterized by walls of windows, gently sloping roofs, radiant heating, and entrance atria, there are many nearly original Eichlers left, but many more which have been remodeled. (Click here for more information on the Eichler phenomenon.)

Most newcomers either love ‘em or hate ‘em, but once you’ve been here a while, you can’t help but fall in love with their distinctiveness. You walk into an Eichler, and though you know just what to expect, you’re often pleasantly surprised at the owner’s creativity in doing it up.

Such was the case with 1030 Harriet Street in Palo Alto, a listing brought to market by none other than Coldwell Banker’s Dante Drummond. It was the first property I saw on tour yesterday, and I found myself wishing I didn’t have to hurry on to the next one.

You wouldn’t know from the outside…

1030 Harriet Street, Palo Alto, CA

…that a large open atrium awaited you, partly open to the sky, with lush foliage.
1030 Harriet Street, Palo Alto, CA

After wading through the crowd of caffeine-deficient Realtors crowding around the coffee bar, I made my way to the kitchen and living room…

1030 Harriet Street, Palo Alto, CA1030 Harriet Street, Palo Alto, CA

…and finally outside, where a nice backyard and pool awaited.

1030 Harriet Street, Palo Alto, CA

Want to see it for yourself? There’s an open this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

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