Milpitas: If I had A Hammer


My first impression before even going in to 466 N. Abbott Ave. was that it looked rather dark and foreboding. I would paint it a lighter, brighter color right off the bat. Although it does brighten up once you are inside.

Upon entering I found myself in a smallish but nice living room. From there I head towards the back of the house. The next area I encountered was an open area to the right with a desk and lots of cupboards built into the far wall. My husband said “look, here’s your sewing room!” No way Jose, I thought to myself. When I am ‘creating’ I have to make a mess, it’s obligatory. And if I had dinner guests over they would have to walk right past my ‘creative energy’ space. Which would probably cause them to make a tail-spin and head right out the front door.

The rest of the house is your typical fare for a single-story ranch home built in the late 50′s. The kitchen is nice and bright and has a breakfast bar that looks into the family room. The backyard really wants to be something when it grows up; but, like our children it needs some guidance mixed with tender loving care. The basics are there, fruit trees, pergola, hot tub, fountain and pond, lawn but they are all in slight disrepair. Only slight mind you. The first thing to catch my eye were the stairs used to get into the hot tub. They definitely looked risky so they need some work with a hammer and nails. Those are the kind of things that are doable though.


At $699,888 and boasting 1722 sq. ft, I think this house could be quite a steal. I think you should take a look. I feel much better about a house that needs fixing up if, when I look around it sparks anticipation of cool things I can do to it. It’s the houses that need fixing up that when I look around I think, “Oh…my…goodness…where do I begin? I’m tired just thinking about what needs to be done here …” that scare me.

GPS coordinates: N 37 26.181/W 121 54.885


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