Unfinished Marlborough house on the market for $399,000

Marlborough tyvek house

How many years has the house on Marlborough at Davis been under construction? It couldn’t be any less than five years. Seems like only two years ago or so the owners covered it in Tyvek, and it looked like something could be happening.

Now the ever-unfinished house is on the market. The Waller Group has the property listed for $399,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service. For that price, you get a nearly 5,000-square-foot, three-story home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, “bright, open living spaces,” a game room, office and guest quarters.

Listing agent Rudy Cipriano of the Waller Group says the owner, listed in public records as Ricardo Torres, ran out of money before he could finish the years-long project. “The city’s been real hard on him,” Cipriano says, adding that there is an offer on the house, and they expect to close in the next few weeks.

Cipriano says the house is on the market for $375,000 and has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.

To compare, $399,000 could also buy a brand-new house in Kings Highway, a bit of a fixer-upper in Kessler Park or this renovated cutie near Rosemont Elementary School.

By |2014-05-20T10:16:54-05:00May 20th, 2014|News, Residential Real Estate|7 Comments

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  1. […] house first went on the market in May 2014. It started out as the planned dream home of neighbor Ricardo Torres, but a number of […]

  2. Tex June 24, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    I am sorry to hear that the city has been giving him a hard time. It looks as if he only wanted to build a nice home for himself and his family. I have watched him work on that house for several years now, figuring that he was doing it in his “spare time.”

  3. Beth May 22, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    I’ve often wondered the story behind this house. We’ve lived in the ‘Cliff for 13 years and it seems that it has been under construction for at least 12. I’m SO sorry to hear the circumstances!

  4. Rachel Stone May 21, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    I’m sure that’s true! He obviously worked on it for a long time. It’s too bad he couldn’t finish it.

  5. rose May 20, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    he is a very nice hard working guy. I’m sad he couldn’t come up with the money. He wanted a beautiful home for his family.

  6. atheem May 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    You have answered many unanswered questions and we, the public, thank you for that.

  7. EveryoneHeartsOC May 20, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Thank you thank you thank you for telling this story.

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