Top three WG real estate picks for 8/7/08

Pick of the week! CARMEL COTTAGE CHARMER IN WILLOW GLEN! 1580 Cherry Glen Way (off Hicks & Mercer) 3 bed 2 bath 1732 sq ft. $1,199,000. This house felt like Carmel charm and just gave you a hug when you walked through the white picket fence (sounds cheesy I know, but really you should check this house out.- Open house on Sun. 8/10/08). And, there is a happy little dog that is due any minute with puppies so you might be able to see puppies at the open house! Okay, back to the house, charming bathroom with a claw foot tub and chandelier, remodeled kitchen with what the agent called Metaphoric Granite (jade green marblelooking stone that is said to be harder than granite) and a full size master suite addition that works well for privacy and access to the backyard.

Willow Glen kitchen with Metaphoric Granite (bamboo green)

Delightful kitchen with Metaphoric granite (bamboo green)

Coupla Comfy CONDOS! There are two very comparable 2 bed condos new to the market one is on Brace $499K (off Lincoln Ave. downtown) and one on Alma Loop $398K (close to the Eastern boarder of WG). Repeat after me… location makes a big difference… and big is defined here as $100K more for the condo steps from the downtown. It is also important to note that the Brace place is a 2 bed 1.5 bath with no complex amenities and the one on Alma Loop is a 2 bed 2 bath has a pool, spa and clubhouse.

Blend of cultures, 1598 Santa Maria

Expect the real estate unexpected in this MUST SEE home!

1598 Santa Maria Ave. 4 bed 2 bath 3085sq ft at $1,400,000. This house felt like a blend of cultures including French with the manicured boxwood lined paths, Africa with a large sunroom filled with African animal replicas and art and Vegas with a ROUND bed in the master and gold leaves lining the staircase (hard to explain- it is something that is better seen in person- open Sunday 8/10/08). If you go see it, don’t miss with the guest room with walls COMPLETELY covered in ribbed fabric that matches the bedding and the paint on the closet door see below:

Walls and bedding match

Walls and bedding match

And, be sure to take note of the fireplace. It was put in place approx. 20 years ago at a cost of $40K- hand carved and beautiful. Though, if you are not looking you may easily miss it.

WG had 14 sales this week and 14 sales last week. The count (of how many properties are on market in WG) is 230 and last week it was 227.