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Hidden Neighborhood Treasures

There’s a lot to love about my San Jose neighborhood, from the neighbors to the weather to the central location — and one of the best is the surprising architecture.

There’s a lot to love about my San Jose neighborhood, from the neighbors to the weather to the central location — and one of the best is the surprising architecture. Most of my neighborhood was a farm at the turn of the last century, dotted with farm houses here and there. Over time, mostly in the 1930s and 40s, the farm was subdivided and little bungalows sprung up from the dirt of the depression, including my own built in 1937.
Today the neighborhood is full of bungalows and larger houses built later in the last half of the century, but those old houses remain. Walking around the streets one comes across them, completely out of place and out of proportion with their surrounding homes, but timelessly in place, where they’ve always been before everything grew up around them. Here’s just two of the Victorians in my neighborhood, looking slightly out of time.

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  • Funny, here they’d be, at the highest, $125K. But then again, you’d have to live HERE for that so I suppose it evens out in the wash.

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