Exceptional San Carlos Homes: 112 Aster Road.
November 2, 2011
Victorian Flair in Downtown San Carlos.
When you first drive by 112 Aster Road in San Carlos, you get the feeling that you're looking at one of those grand, century-old Victorian homes that you might find in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose — not necessarily in San Carlos. This home would certainly stand proud next to the grandest of San Jose's Victorians. But there's one significant difference between this home and it's brethren down south — it's not 100 years old… or even 25 years old for that matter. Nope… the owners of 112 Aster Road actually created this home when they re-built the original (non-Victorian) structure from the ground up, finishing the project in 2004. So even though there was painstaking attention paid to every detail in the house to make it feel original, it's actually new construction throughout — and that's not a bad combination at all.
112 Aster Road is a 4-bedroom/4-bathroom 2,860 square foot home, and is being offered at $2,100,000 by La Vonne Carroll of Coldwell Banker San Carlos (she is also the owner of the home.)
Long before buyers even lay eyes on this home or step foot into it, they'll be smitten with the location. This area of Howard Park in San Carlos is simply one of the most sought-after in the entire town (yes, even more so than White Oaks.) You see, when a home comes on the market on Aster Road, or the 900 block of Rosewood or Woodland Avenues, or anywhere on Morse Boulevard, it's not just a listing… it's an event. There are so many buyers who are looking for just about anything on one of these streets, that it almost defies the gravity of the real estate market when one does come up for sale. And of all of those streets named above, Aster may be the most exclusive; there are only 7 homes on the entire street! The last home that sold on Aster was back in 2007.
It's in the Details.
While this house is grand in every aspect, from the soaring ceiling in the foyer to the marvelous crown molding throughout the house, the owners obviously went to great lengths to keep the original legacy of the Victorian alive and well ( the mechanical levers that control the plantation shutters are just one of many examples.)
But the modern amenities meld perfectly well with the original elegance of the home. No expense was spared in making the kitchen as modern and functional as possible, and there's even a full basement that boasts a couple of large craft rooms and a wine cellar! Even the 2-car detached garage has its own full bathroom.
The Complete Package.
It's an exclusive class of homes that sell for $2M or higher in the flatlands of San Carlos. 2033 White Oak Way and 1340 Orange Avenue were the only two recent additions to this exclusive club. But when you look at the complete package that is 112 Aster Road — the location, the design, and the quality construction — there's no doubt this home belongs in that class. If you'd like to see this marvelous home for yourself, La Vonne will be holding it open on Sunday 11/6 from 1-4 PM.