Benicia's Priciest Homes: 401 1st Street

We feature one of the most expensive homes on the real estate market in Benicia.

At $1.495 million, this single-family home rings in at the most expensive home on the market in Benicia this week.

The 5,637 square-foot home is within four miles of a number of elementary, middle and high schools as well as an assortment of private schools.

The home has been on the market for a whopping 4,315 days (nearly 12 years) as of Monday, according to the listing, and could likely be due to the fact that very little information on the home is made available online -- aside from the price tag, of course ... and perhaps its outward appearance seemingly more suited to that of a hotel versus a "single-family" home.

For more information and pictures on the home, view the listing on AOL Real Estate.

This is article is part of an ongoing series profiling some of the most expensive properties in Benicia as determined by AOL Real Estate. Want to be notified every time we post a new article in this series? Click the "Keep me posted" button in the box below.

Richard Bortolazzo February 04, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Thanks for the plug, but it is my listing. And it is a hotel. The Union Hotel, right in the center of downtown Benicia. The asking price is $1,495,000. It has twelve rooms and a restaurant and bar. The owner lives in Monterey and wants to relieve herself of long distance management. If you need further information, please call me at 707-333-6835 or email me at richardb@coldwellbanker.com. This article is a vivid demonstration of why computers won't replace agents.
Rod Herman February 04, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Exactly right, Richard. Garbage in/garbage out when it comes to relying on AOL for your real estate information. First of all, this is NOT a home, but a small hotel (B&B). Second, it has been on the market for just over 200 days, NOT 12 years, as Patch's AOL "source" reports. Third, there isn't much info on this listing IF you rely on AOL, but if you look in the Right real estate places, like Solano Pacific.com (click http://goo.gl/q8mdP) or GreatHomes.org (click http://goo.gl/0FFVy), there's Plenty of good information. Suggestion to Patch -- local real estate sources make for better copy than national data sources with canned, stale data.
Michelle Kye February 04, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Umm, again, why is this the here at all...nevermind the lead story on Benicia Patch? If you're going to advertise, get paid for it and get the information right. Have you completely neglected Benicia news? At least the Herald is getting closer to information that matters to our community with a piece on the refinery and monitoring attempts. The Benicia Patch needs to be relevant to Benicia and the community at large -- an ad for an expensive property is not what we need in this forum.
Eileen Stern February 04, 2013 at 06:29 PM
I agree with Richard and Rod...relying on a "service" such as AOL does not replace a local agent's knowledge. Sometimes we will just laugh at some of the conclusions and "market values" by national data companies. They ignore neighborhood, location, condition, view, etc. And in this case...they even ignore the type of property...a B and B with a restaurant is not a single family home...hate to tell you that!
nurse12 February 04, 2013 at 09:31 PM
I hate to say it, but Benicia Patch is becoming less and less relevant to me. Where are the police reports? I thought they were going to be brought back? I used to click on the patch every day to see what was going on in my community- will soon stop subscribing if things don't improve.
Michelle Kye February 05, 2013 at 01:08 AM
I'm with Nurse12 count me not interested. Thinking of tuning out also. This used to be a good source for local information, not any more.
Robert Livesay February 05, 2013 at 03:19 AM
It is very apparent that the Benicia Patch is a cupcake on-line source of info. They cannot get it right. No pay no good reporting. I suggest for all local news go to the Benicia Herald. Very professional and they do get it right. This is just a step above the newsletter at the local bait shop.
Scott Burford February 06, 2013 at 05:05 AM
It looks like the Patch business model will have to change. This is an example of how hiring underpaid folks to manage dozens of local "Patches" can't ever work. Maybe a switch to a totally local user-provided content system....oh hell, I don't know....it just doesn't get any worse than this.


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