Get your brand new home for $13,500!

November 5, 2010 15:00 pm · 36 comments

Click on each photo for a larger view. Anybody know where this house is located?

1 That Guy November 5, 2010 at 3:09 PM

that layout looks like it is from my neighborhood on Harvard Dr. in Pleasant Hill

2 kappy November 5, 2010 at 3:10 PM

I’m guessing the price is from about 1959,
Off Oak Grove rd

3 Ken November 5, 2010 at 3:14 PM

It looks like many of the houses like my parents bought in the Holbrook area, we lived on E. Olivera and my folks paid 13,500.00 in 1961

4 Ken November 5, 2010 at 3:16 PM

I still remeber our old phone number Mulberry 5-4012…Yes it had a partyline we share’d with our neighbors.

5 MIchelle November 5, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Grass included! whoot whoot

6 Susan November 5, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Looks like That Guy is right…Duke Circle near DV/College Park High

7 Obviously November 5, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Maybe you could just call the phone number and ask… MUlberry 2-8455 would be 682-8455. ;-)

8 That Guy November 5, 2010 at 3:22 PM

@Ken and Kappy look at the flyer it says College Park, which would lead me to believe that this home would be located in the track across from the mall seeing as they have sign that says College Park as you enter the neighborhood

9 The Original Hunglika Mouse November 5, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Yep, That’s about what my house is valued at now!

10 Radar November 5, 2010 at 3:28 PM

That price is around 1958 Looks like my next door neighbors house in Concord.

11 Cowellian November 5, 2010 at 3:32 PM

I love it!

East Campus Contra Costa Junior College? Is that like UBSV? (University behind Sun Valley)

12 Donna Joldersma November 5, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Looks like Holbrook Heights area!

13 Anon November 5, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Wow, that’s our exact floorplan! Except someone in the 70’s added a family room off the living room (we’re off Ruth Dr.)
Neat :o)

14 Jill Jackson November 5, 2010 at 3:40 PM

I have to agree…it looks like Harvard Drive/Duke Circle area. all the houses look like that.

15 Candace November 5, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Our floor plan looks similar to that and we are in Dana Estates!

16 Tom November 5, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Looks like the houses on Ruth Drive.

17 Google Mapping November 5, 2010 at 4:07 PM

We all know that College Park is right next to DVC (formerly know as East Campus Contra Costa Jr. College). It changed its name in 1958, so this has to be before then. If it adjoins DVC, then it makes sense it would be near Viking drive. Here’s one house there that has the same floor plan and a matching detail over the garage. There are others with the same floor plan nearby so this may not be the exact house, but it is the right area.

18 MDHS80 November 5, 2010 at 4:20 PM

My parents bought their house (Ellis Park area) in 1958 for $13k, payments were $121/month.

19 Concered Mom November 5, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Looks like the picture is from the 50’s

20 Gil Trevizo November 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM

If it’s from 1958, that would put it at around $99,040 in today’s money based n the rate of inflation. A quick search on Redfin shows that you can’t buy a 3bdrm, 2ba single-family home with less than 6500 sq ft for less than $296,000 in that zip code today.

21 Skyscraper November 5, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Many of you folks are correct that this is the neighborhood between DVC and Sun Valley Mall, including Harvard, Duke Circle, Viking Drive & Ruth Drive. That area was developed in the early to mid 1950’s. It was a park like setting next to the college, hence the name College Park. And it was from this neighborhood that College Park High School got it’s name when it opened in 1960. Walnut Creek – Martinez Highway was known then as State Route 21 and is now Contra Costa Boulevard through Pleasant Hill. And lest we forget, Pleasant Hill was incorporated in 1961.

22 jim November 5, 2010 at 4:56 PM

why only 13,500 thats my question

23 Ian November 5, 2010 at 5:23 PM

$13,500? I’ll give you $14,000 for it right now.

24 Ian November 5, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Notice, no fence… Times were simpler…

25 Chelsea M November 5, 2010 at 5:26 PM

It looks like off Ruth Drive!! On the DVC side of Ruth.

26 Zed November 5, 2010 at 5:32 PM

my Grandparents house on Baylor Ln has that floorplan, orientation and brickwork, their garage was converted to a family room in ’60 or so.

27 2BITS November 5, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Oh wow. Mulberry 2.2…. Or MU2.2… That is how I learned my phone number. My parents bought their brand new house in Holbrook Heights in 1955 for less than $10,000. They still live there. Good investment. (at least until last year)

28 annonymous November 5, 2010 at 7:10 PM

P. Hill did not incorporate until 1961/62. Before that, Concord was the address. Also, the College Park title strongly suggests Harvard/Duke area. Our home is at the south end of P. Hill (in the “Gearydale” development).We bought our home from the ORIGINAL owner, and he paid $12,500 in 1952. I think this house is between 1955 and 1958. But, many homes in P. Hill (like our and many of our neighbors) have been added on to over the past 50+ years. We are mostly blessed with 1/4 acre lots, and the original houses were about 1000 square feet.

29 Mr. Anon E, Mouse November 5, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Ah yes the American Dream… such a distant ideal now.

Just think in a few years, I can buy a used house for $500,000 like the same one my parents paid $90,000 new. (When they moved here from Colma when I was born.)

30 the Shi ite November 5, 2010 at 8:02 PM

No fences, No security lights or cameras.

“Walnut Creek – Martinez Highway”. I guess Pleasant Hill wanted it renamed to Contra Costa Blvd, a name all the cities could agree on.

31 MissMelyssa November 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Very cool. I think that one pic with the holes on top of the garage is quite close. I have a friend that lives in that area and I used to frequent it when I attended DVC. So cool to see these old pics. Love it!

32 KenInConcord November 5, 2010 at 11:24 PM

I like this house, The garage door is still the same. The brick is there, Fireplace.
It’s at the entrance to the housing track, like most Model homes are.

33 Mr. Mayor November 5, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Ken, that looks like it could be it!

34 KenInConcord November 6, 2010 at 7:44 AM

A Monthly Payment of $79.07
(Principal & Interest, and PMI)

35 Viking @ Baylor November 6, 2010 at 11:58 AM
36 RunnerDope November 6, 2010 at 2:48 PM

It’s 23 Viking and built in 1955.

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