Speculative Development Project
The renovation of this extremely old California bungalow took us nearly two years which included a lot split and working within the confines of a historically designated “contributing structure” to the fabric of San Jose. We ultimately were allowed to convert the existing attic area to a huge master bedroom and bathroom with a sitting room. The house grew from roughly 1,300 sq. ft. to just over 2,000 sq. ft. Once complete, this property lasted 4 days on the open market!
The charm of this house is immediately apparent as we kept most of the original design intact with its high ceilings and original craftsman style architecture. What is different about this house and most houses from the period, is the large number of windows. Abundant natural light floods the living area in almost every corner of the house. The large basement, another characteristic of the period, is ideal for storage or a possible wine cellar making the house feel closer to 2,500 sq. ft. of living area. The quaint setting includes mature landscaping and a large beautiful redwood tree. The walk to downtown Willow Glen is also a plus.