Produced and Directed by Madeline Schaider Real Estate
Madeline Schaider recently sold a renovated Kott house in the Chapman Park area of Corte Madera. By directing an extensive renovation of this 1956 home and gardens, the house sold quickly for $1,050,000, more than the asking price of $1,029,000. The sellers received two good offers within three days, sold their house for a good price, and realized almost a 5-fold return on their investment in renovations.
Here are before and after photos:
Kott houses were built during the 1950’s according to a standard floor plan. Most had two small bedrooms on the entry level and one full bath. Signature steep stairs led from the living room to a large room on the upper level. The high-ceiling, beamed living rooms typically had dark, knotty pine paneling.
The Kott house at 1 Buida Court has several advantages. It is set on an attractive lot with redwood trees and a good orientation for all-year sun. The living areas have privacy and wide views of the hills and trees. Being on a small cul-de-sac, 1 Buida Court offers a perfect family setting. This house had been expanded to a total of four bedrooms and three full baths in 2,049 square feet.
- Interior paint and all new flooring
- Restoration of front and back yards
- New electrical panels and light fixtures
- Upgraded kitchen with new appliances and counter tops
- Upgraded baths with new fixtures
- New furnace and hot water heater
- Deck repairs and paint