Buehler House for sale

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SpringGreen
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Buehler House for sale

Post by SpringGreen »

The price of $5 million actually sounds reasonable for the area - 3 bed/3 bath, about 45 minutes from San Francisco, on 2.3 acres and has its own tea house. Plus, it's a 1949 Usonian, and I like the Usonians from Jacobs I to the early/mid-50s the best.

Of course, I'm not buying but I have a relative about 1/2 hour away from there that I'll be seeing at Christmas, and I wouldn't mind persuading her to take us on an afternoon drive to see it.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2011 ... -bay-area/
"The building as architecture is born out of the heart of man, permanent consort to the ground, comrade to the trees, true reflection of man in the realm of his own spirit." FLLW, "Two Lectures in Architecture: in the Realm of Ideas".

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Even for Wright that price is sky-high. Leaving out the fact that it's a Wright design and reading the specs alone, it's more than double what one would expect for the area. Reasonable ? No. But the house and location are quite desirable . . .

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Post by KevinW »

Something is priced too high, only when no one will purchase it. It is a great area, a stunning site, and a beautiful house, although not liking what they did with Maynards shop...but I guess poeple with that kind of coin, expect a "media room". While it is a 1940's usonian, much of it is a 1990's usonian, because of how much that was rebuilt after the fire, thus the beautiful condition.
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Post by SpringGreen »

My statements are based on my memories of my sister buying a 1,200 sq. ft. house w/a small backyard, outside of San Francisco, for $600,000 and feeling like she got a good deal. She turned her friends onto the house next door (same size, same price) and she said that the owners wept when they saw it, b/c they were finding rundown houses (the term she used was "crack house - literally an old crack house") for $400,000 at the time.

Even in these times, she likes to ask me how much I paid for my house b/c she finds "$122k" for 1,300 sq. feet and 2.5 acres as cute as a button.
"The building as architecture is born out of the heart of man, permanent consort to the ground, comrade to the trees, true reflection of man in the realm of his own spirit." FLLW, "Two Lectures in Architecture: in the Realm of Ideas".

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Post by SDR »

I'll save next Sunday's newspaper real estate section, and see what other properties are offered in Orinda. I'm sure the Buehler house will sell -- but, at least in the present market, I doubt it will go for 5 M. But maybe I'm wrong. It is Wright, after all.

Yes, the price of an average small house is shocking. I'm not sure you can scale up that price on a per-foot basis. It's true that this house has had improvements and additions . . .

SDR

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Speaking of spendy properties, I notice that Lovness is no longer listed with FLWBC. Did it sell? At $3.75M, it would be in a category similar to the $5M Buehler property, considering the gulf between Stillwater, MN and the Bay Area.

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Post by Reidy »

A Zillow search finds, at the moment, 135 properties for sale in Orinda, 4 of them over $4 million:

http://www.zillow.com/homes/orinda-ca_r ... _zm/0_mmm/

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Post by Sequoia »

RG the Loveness estate has been lowered to 1.944 mil

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SDR
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Post by SDR »

In 2011 the price ($5M) may have been "sky high"; now, not so much . . .

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Imagine that property in Bel Air. The price would be in the $20M range.

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Post by SREcklund »

The house will be open for tours this week ... for a price ...

Want to Tour a FLWright?

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