4144 Shenandoah, one of the four famous Dilbecks on every corner of the intersection of Douglas and Shenandoah, is on the market and whittled down to $1,550,000 from a high offering of $1.6. On the market since January 13, that $50,000 drop really worked some magic: the home is already under contract.
Which makes me want to cry because I love this home and would buy it in a heartbeat. 3393 square feet, two bedrooms, two and a half baths of storybook fantasy, a Carmel CA Hansel House. There are genuine turrets, a balcony and all the wonderful Dilbeck rambling farmhouse feel, the wonderful huge stone fireplace, corner fireplaces, arched doorways, rafters, and stone floors. This is a mini version of my precious Paigebrook out in Westlake, which we need to re-visit. Jeff Watkins with Briggs now has that listing, and I have actually had the honor to meet Mr. Dilbeck’s wife. 4144 was built in 1934 but remodeled in 1990. You get a slate roof, stone exterior, two bedrooms upstairs including the master and master bath suite, an ante-room after the second bedroom. Can you think of a better house for empty nesters? I cannot either, especially the location and the quarter in back with full bath for guests or return-to-nesters.