Silicon Valley has one of the most in-demand real estate markets in the country, thanks in part to the prevalence of tech workers and their disproportionately high salaries.
Homes in Santa Clara County often sell for more than $US1,000 per square foot. It’s not uncommon for small homes that would be tear-downs anywhere else to sell for more than $US1 million here.
Our friends at real estate listings site Point2Homes helped us compile a list of Silicon Valley homes that are not exactly aesthetically pleasing, but that are listed for startlingly high prices nonetheless.
You may be surprised to see just how little your money will get you.
Address: 848 Nash Road, Los Altos
Price: $US4.8 million
According to the listing, 'inside this captivating home surprising details abound.' Highlights include high ceilings, large great room, and a full-size chef's kitchen.
Address: 1068 University Avenue, Palo Alto
Price: $US4.99 million
Built in 1927, the Spanish-style home has four bedrooms and a pleasant garden area. With a listing price of $US4.99 million, it will cost you $US1,186 per square foot of space.
Address: 2040 Tasso Street, Palo Alto
Price: $US6.8 million
The home boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private garden, and built-in barbecue pit and jacuzzi. There's also a detached guest house.
Address: 12190 Padre Court, Los Altos Hills
Price: $US7.99 million
Built in 1980, this 6,400-square-foot home has an 'abundance of light' and an 'excellent floor plan.' The backyard area is quite nice, with a large swimming pool and an area to screen movies.