San Jose Victoria? or Not?

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Commercial Real Estate Agent with Intero Silicon Valley and Rebekah - Two Names You Can Trust!
I Love the Naglee park neighborhood of san jose. I love that every house is different. I love that every house has a story and a history all it's own. I love the warmth and character of a Victorian home. So, when I pulled up to this one I was all excited. It looks really great from the street.

 

 

The front facade and porch feels like a craftsman/Victorian in the 1920s transition period {from Victorian to craftsman]. It has a big porch, and the layout is the classic sitting room up front, kitchen in the back and bedrooms on the side.

 

 

It's also listed under $600K - which was my next clue!

 

 

The interior of the house is very sterile. The carpets are beige as are the walls. The fixtures are modern. The kitchen has cabinets painted white with press-board counter tops, there is no basement.

 

The agent has done a great job staging it but there seems to be a disconnect.

 

Upon further inspection, the county tax assessor shows the build date at 1978.

 

 

This is the kind of house that I love to do detective work on.

 

 

My - without investing any time or effort - quick guess is that this home is a 1920s Victorian that was "renovated" in 1978.

 

 

I don't think it would take too much effort to make her a great Victorian again. She's on a corner close to SJSU and downtown. She has a 2 car attached garage. She seems to have modern plumbing and heating. It just has a little less charm than I would hope for in Naglee Park.

 

 

What do you think?

 

 
Posted by

Rebekah Owen, MBA

SanJose-RealEstate since 1988

www.RebekahOwen.com

650-492-5958

CA 00994952. TX 0555675

 

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