What could you do with an 8000 sq. ft. lot in the Martyrs area?
Someone just paid $1.715m
for 849 17th
, apparently with their own answer in mind.
Do you keep the odd, dated, 1960 house with the 5 small br (and 2000 sq. ft.), or go big?
There's some charm to the C-shaped original ranch house, with its central, grassy "courtyard" space. (See our mid-August review
.) But this longtime rental is nowhere near the optimal use of the land here in 2012.
It would be easy to rebuild and wind up with a far better house and yard. If you don't mind the land cost near $2m. Or being right across the street from a parking lot.
Hey, they think they can make it work – they should give it a go.
Now that this one is closed up, it's interesting to note again that nearby neighbor 829 17th
, also sporting an old rancher on the premises, and also right across from Pacific School, tried unsuccessfully to sell earlier this year for 4 months, always asking $1.999m
. (See "Well, That's a Lot
849 lasted about 4 days
and went slightly over asking. What a difference $300k makes.