Presidential Palaces

pres2.jpgWell, I am using the term “palace” loosely here, but today’s post is all about the presidents, given this federal holiday celebrated by grand sales at the local mall and trips to snowboard at Kirkwood. Here is a sampling of Bay Area homes that reside on a street named after a president, in order of their tenure.

1845 Washington Street, Santa Clara 4/2, 2001 sf, $795,000
Recently reduced after a month on the market, this 1945 home located in Santa Clara’s Old Quad Area is not as revolutionary as our first president, being a simple two-story home. Rather pedestrian by all standards, there are some upgrades, as well as a nice deck in the back yard.

2645 Lincoln Way, San Francisco, 4/3.5, 4036 sf, $2,375,000
Out biggest and best of the bunch, this home is considered palatial and overlooks GG Park. Built in 1917, 50 years after Lincoln served, much of the original detailing still exists, such as crown molding, wood-sash windows, door trim, and a gorgeous staircase. Everyone will love this one.

28 Truman Drive, Novato 5/2, 2741 sf, $799,500
This 1970s rancher sits on over a quarter-acre with views of the rolling hills of Marin. Multiple decks, hot tub, and 1400-bottle wine cellar are selling points on this one, not to mention that the price has dropped almost $100,000 since listing lasts October.

7314 Carter, Newark, 3/2.5, 1,714 sf, $557,900
Bank-owned 7 year-old home in the Carter Station Development ($90/mo HOA). Clean, simple home eager to please new owners. Price is in line with recent sales and current listings.

722 Clinton, Redwood City 3/2, 2090 sf, $899,500
This home is over a century old, built in the National style, and appears to be in very good shape with a lot of character and, yes, charm. Although the listing includes a 1/1 cottage in the back, this may be a tad overpriced for the neighborhood.

1923 Bush Street, San Pablo 3/2, 1160 sf, $325,000
The lowest priced of our presidential homes, this home is a simple bungalow, with little to make it stand out in a crowd. Given recent sales and current listings, it may have a slightly inflated price.

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