17179 Clover Road, 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, on 1.15 acres, listed for $329,000

The three bedroom but only one bathroom floor plan was the prelude to what became the classic “ranch” where a bathroom was added to the “master bedroom” staring in about 1957 or 1958. Between about 1950 and 1957 these proto-ranch floor plans were fairly common, and so when this house is listed as of “unknown” age, my guess it was built in the late 1950’s. That being said, the upgrades and modernization looks typical of the 1970’s. Windows, counters, appliances, and fixtures all appear in good operating condition, but they also look like they could 40 years old or more. Paint and carpets look to be in good condition, probably ten years old or more, but the home definitely looks like it had light use. Maybe it was a second home or vacation home, of just some very conscientious home owners who tread very gently on their home. In any case, homes like this always present a bit of an unknown in terms of establishing value. A furnace that is 30 years old and looks like it has been well maintained and in good working condition is still a furnace that is 30 years old! Every appliance and fixture that is several decades old is at or near the end of its service life, regardless of how well it was maintained or how infrequently it might have been used over the years.
So, where is the value here? A 3/1 of this era in Grass Valley on a city lot should sell for about $300,000. The oversize lot and creek add value, but how much? We hardly ever see homes with this much acreage so it will be interesting to see how much value a buyer puts on the oversized yard.

Author: gordon

Nevada County Resident since 1988. Painting and Decorating Contractor 1985-2003 Nevada County Realtor Since 2004 Member of the Nevada County Masters Club (top producing agent) Every Year Since 2004