One Old World Closing

By Dave Fratello | May 27th, 2010
Two of the 3 "old world" style homes featured here at MBC almost 3 months ago have found buyers. (See "Kickin' It Old World.")

Newly closed: 435 10th (4br/3ba, 2025 sq. ft.), which began in October last year at $1.799m, posted a deal but returned.

Months later, 10th has now sold for $1.499m, according to the MLS, the last list price after a March 1 chop.

10th is unusual, and, as we once noted, wound up at a price nearing lot value, reflecting the fact that the funky old-world look and feel of this particular home was not for everyone. On the plus side: a flat walkstreet near downtown.

A second old-worlder, 2701 Maple, a pre-ZORP biggie (4br/4ba, 4000 sq. ft.) that won a design award in 1983, is still in escrow, last at $1.775m.

The odd old-worlder out is 456 27th (3br/3ba, 2625 sq. ft.), up on the plateau in the Sand. It's a cutie with a nice location, but it hasn't gained traction in 81 DOM.

The Tudor-style home is still referred to in the listing as a "tutor" home, suggesting that MBC's good-natured jab at the error was too subtle way-back-when. Oh well, by now we know that no one edits or spell-checks listing descriptions.

Priced briefly at $1.950m in 2008, 27th began this year at $1.690m in early March, and is down to $1.569m.

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