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13383 Campus Drive 2009

On the market as an unfinished spec home with 7,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Hills for $2.65 million in 2009, 13383 Campus Drive failed to sell and was subsequently foreclosed upon (and trashed).

13383 Campus Drive 2013

Listed in need of “some work” for $1.3 million in 2013, and with tags including “haunt those wronged you” spray painted inside, the property sold for $800,000 in early 2014.

And today, 13383 Campus Drive has returned to the market listed as a “magnificent gated home” (emphasis added) for $3.5 million with a 16-foot marble island in the kitchen, a 10-foot fireplace in the living room, 6 bedrooms (including the master with a rather impressive patio), and 7,200 square feet of space hidden behind the relatively modest facade.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by matteo

    What a great transformation! Nice party house.

  2. Posted by SanctuaryChitty

    Obviously a very safe neighborhood, considering how the house was preserved before. I also love the original and stylish design. That definitely won’t get old in a couple years. I also hear the fire danger there is at an all time low. $3,500,000, you say? What a bargain!

    • Posted by Matt in Uptown

      Have you seen the Minnelli’s abandoned home in Beverly Hills? Yup, vandalism of abandoned properties is positive proof of dangerous places, huh? As for fire danger -it’s high all over the state. The Campus Drive area is far more fire defensible than any hood in SF, Napa or Blackhawk. So what’s your real beef about?

      • Posted by SanctuaryChitty

        Do you remember the Oakland Hills Fire? Have you heard about the home invasion epidemic in Oakland? Do you have any actual standards whatsoever?

        • Posted by Matt in Uptown

          My standards are very sensible, and I’m kinda tired of your agenda.

          This property is nowhere near where the ’91 Oakland-Berkeley Hills Fire area. Furthermore, this home is not enveloped in dense overgrown, fire prone vegetation or clad in fire prone wood shakes and siding. I personally remember the fire, but maybe you were around when SF burned the ground? I guess SF can go up in flames tomorrow, because nothing has changed since 1906?

          There is no home invasion epidemic in Oakland.

          Again, what’s your deal?

          • Posted by moto mayhem

            there is definitely a home invasion epidemic in montclair and many other Oakland hills locales. ive had several friends in near gated communities hit over the last 2 yrs. one was on her 1st day in her 1st new house after moving from SF, and she was 8 mos pregnant. gunpoint in her garage in montclair

          • Posted by Amewsed

            “This home is not enveloped in dense overgrown, fire prone vegetation, or clad in fire prone wood shakes and siding.” You talking Jean Quan’s house? What is going on with her?

  3. Posted by anonimal

    This has pro athlete written all over it.

  4. Posted by EBGuy

    I’m sure they used a kite for that last photo…

  5. Posted by Brian M

    Why would one buy this home? I bet a similar McMansion, with better schools and safer crime stats, is available right over the hill.

  6. Posted by Brian M

    But California has been building “Mediterranean” homes of various ilks for over a century. So, while classic 2010s McMansion, the style itself is unlikely to go away completely!

  7. Posted by Matt in Uptown

    The level of comment snark is just too much. Also, I could not locate where “gated” was emphasized in the listing? From MLS: Magnificent gated home is situated high in the Oakland Hills. I don’t see emphasis there. This home is incredibly tasteful for being so large. I’d only add doors and a small patio off the kitchen eating area to make it perfect.

    [Editor’s Note: Perhaps that’s why we included “(emphasis added)” above.]

    • Posted by Matt in Uptown

      Editor, I’m not following you. It was not italicized or otherwise emphasized in the MLS listing. Perhaps you can explain?

      • Posted by JR "Bob" Dobbs

        Well, he did just explain: “gated” was not in italics in the MLS listing. The ed. did put it in italics above and noted that he had done so by including “(emphasis added)” — meaning the emphasis was added by the editor. That is standard writing convention to indicate that the italics were not in the original but have been added.

        • Posted by Matt in Uptown

          Ah, so the editor was being snarky, got it.

  8. Posted by woolie

    Meh. I’d take a smaller home in Piedmont or Rockridge.

  9. Posted by BobN

    Is there really no living space on the ground level open to that huge deck?

  10. Posted by Some guy

    Nice mulch job on the “landscape.” Is there even a layer of weed fabric under it?

  11. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The listing for 13383 Campus Drive has been withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale.

  12. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: 13383 Campus Drive has been listed anew with an official “one” day on the market, and no change in price, according to MLS based statistics.

  13. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The list price for 13383 Campus Drive has just been reduced $505,000 (14 percent), now asking $2,995,000.

  14. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: Despite the $505K price cut, the listing for 13383 Campus Drive has been withdrawn from the MLS for the second time without a reported sale.

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