We have driven past this house hundreds of times over the years. The kids in the family called it the haunted strawberry house because it was surrounded by strawberry fields and there is a strawberry stand just a few hundred feet to the right.
It's actually called the Redman House. It was built in the 1890's for a man named James Redman. In the 1930's the house and surrounding property was sold to a prominant Japanese family.
During a very ugly, never talked about phase in our American history the family was shipped off to internment camps. They somehow managed to hang onto the house and returned to it after WW II.
I don't know when it fell into such disrepair. It was red tagged by the county after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake but a group of investors bought the house and land and have had plans ever since to restore it. They aren't making very quick progress.
I'm always a little surprised to see it still standing when I drive by.