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Bakotich house saved in new co-housing plan

Original post made on Nov 10, 2010

It was nearly set for demolition or removal, but now the 1880s Bakotich house on Calderon Avenue may be preserved along with a new senior housing project on the property.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 1:38 PM

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Posted by Janna
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I think the author is confused between Co-housing and Senior Housing. Based on the Co-housing group's website, this seems to be a Co-housing community that happens to only have seniors committed to living there so far, and not a "senior condo project" at all.

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Posted by Nick
a resident of another community
on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Fantastic news. Kudos to the Mountain View Co-Housing community for working to preserve this unique home(...and thanks to the Bakotich family for keeping it standing for a good part of its 130 years!). There are only a handful of structures in the area from the 19th century, so it's very exciting to learn this piece Mountain View architectural heritage will be restored and moved to a spot on Calderon Avenue where we all can enjoy the glimpse of history it provides and appreciate the new owner's investment in its future. I hope the project moves smoothly through the approval process!

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Posted by Pat
a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:05 am

Chiming in as living proof that this is not an "all senior" community; my husband and I plan to move into this wonderful project and we are 53 and 56. Living in community is a great way to live at any age.

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Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

This is a wonderful project that has been extremely well thought out. It will be a perfect fit in it's surroundings and great addition to old Mountain View. I encourage all the residents in the area to support the Burwen's and all the other investors in the co-housing community.

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Posted by Anyana
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 12, 2010 at 7:15 am

Wow let the dense living in Mtn. View begin! A stone's throw away from this is a monstrous housing development on the corner of Calderon and Villa. Then a monstrous new housing development at the old Minton's site. I've walked by this wonderful old house and orchard like property and now it's going to be milked for every square foot for more development?

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Posted by Hardin
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 13, 2010 at 10:16 am

Kudos to the developers for taking the time and energy to re-purpose the historic Bakotich house for the new development. Not only does it retain the sense and style of Mountain View past, its refreshing to hear a developer use words like "a sense of entrance". When developers build with design and architecture in mind, to make spaces living spaces, and not just boxes, everyone benefits.

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