In San Francisco a five bed, five bath new construction house will run you a couple of million dollars easy, assuming it hasn’t been the site of a recent fire. And even then a bidding war is not necessarily out of the question.
Meanwhile, 4207 Terrabella Way in Oakland’s Crestmont neighborhood listed today for $1.35 million, after selling for the first time in 2015 just after completing construction on a previously empty and overgrown hillside lot, then for $1.2 million.
The expansive 3,350-plus foot home on a 12,000-plus foot lot fancies itself a fancy example of “contemporary Mediterranean” architecture, hence all of the white stucco and escalating tiers of tiled rooftops.
What really does it for this place is the turret-like centerpiece cylinder that houses the entryway right at the crux of its V-shaped layout, separating the two wings and creating room for the first of two rising central staircases.
- 4207 Terrabella Way [Alain Pinel]
- Terrabella Way, 2011 [Google]