Wednesday is real estate broker tour day in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell and Cambrian. Every week we get to see newly listed homes big and small, new and old, quirky and elegant. Inevitably I see something that makes me stop, ponder and exclaim “Now that’s a clever idea” or “Oh, this will sell the house!”
Today’s moment came at the new listing at 160 Robin Way , tucked in behind the Marchmont/Englewood neighborhood between Kennedy and Shannon. This nicely updated ranch home with a modern twist held a couple of surprises.
From a visual perspective the rich brick red commercial doors and windows were a daring choice but it works and they add a modernized Japanese shoji feel. The bi-sliding doors are a functional plus. Now why didn’t I think of that?
The real “eureka!” moment came when I walked into what should have been a small master bathroom. Rather than doing a major addition to add space to this small area, the owners added only a walk-in shower stall addition with glass brick, adding both space and light at minimal cost. This could work in any home in need of a slightly bigger bathroom without overly impacting the yard space or encroaching on setbacks.
If you want to see this home for yourself, give me a call, I’d be happy to take another look 🙂