It has been a wild year for the new, different house at 2504 Poinsettia
Early in May 2008, this new home burst out of the gates, advertising itself as "Not your typical cookie-cutter home!"
And it's not.
The 4br/4ba, 3200 sq. ft. home is essentially an Asian-inspired contemporary. We've never seen this particular layout, which puts all 4 bedrooms downstairs, 3 of them dormlike, boxy, on the north (shady) side.
And we might not see this layout again, given what's transpired.
With unbridled enthusiasm, this newbie was priced at $2.499m
last year to begin – which proved to be preposterous.
Over time, listing agents changed and prices changed – reaching as low at $1.649m
earlier this year. Default notices were filed, and, in February this year, the home went back to the bank.
The lot was acquired for $1.280m
in Feb. 2006, and the bank took it back for $1.575m
3 years later.
Here's guessing that the new build cost somewhat more than the $295k difference. Yes, a bath has been taken already.
Now 2504 Poinsettia
is back at $1.659m
, a nit above the last offering price MBC recorded prior to the trustee's sale.
That's a fairly good price for unique new construction in the Trees, but we're also thinking it'll get better.