Design Trends: Cow Hide Rug

Looking for an unexpected and chic way to update your home? Try a cowhide rug! Not just for ranch house, cow hide rugs can provide a glam accent to a living room, office, bedroom, and more! They come in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find something that will mesh with the design you already have.

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Most Expensive Homes in Solana Beach

Solana Beach is a small, quiet beach town bordering Del Mar to the south and Encinitas to the north. With it’s perfect climate and excellent beachfront location, house prices can get quite expensive. Here are the top 10 most expensive houses ever sold here.

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1. Pacific Ave, $8,750,000 (2014)

This beautiful beachfront estate is located right on the edge of the bluffs overlooking the ocean. It has 75 feet of coastline, and stunning ocean views from every single room. It features a massive 42 foot saltwater pool, sumptuous master suite, chef’s kitchen, outdoor dining area with grill and 2 fire pits, jacuzzi tub, steam shower and much more.

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2. Pacific Ave, $6,460,000 (2008)

This beautiful beachfront home has two master suites, both with luxurious bathroom lounges, a gourmet kitchen, oceanfront fire pit, cigar veranda, greek day beds,  3 fire places, 2 car garage, 2 wet bars, custom stone and woodwork throughout,  and a lot more.

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3. South Rios Ave, $4,575,000 (2009)

This exquisite custom Tuscan farmhouse design is comprised of components that were all either custom made or imported from Europe. It is over 6,000 square feet, featuring 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, landscaping with many mature olive trees, 2 offices, an exercise room, storage room, outdoor loggia, pool, and spa. All built by master builder Bob Mueller.

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4. Pacific Ave, $4,550,000 (2010)

With 50 feet of ocean frontage and 180 degree ocean views, this house easily makes this list. With a uniquely massive kitchen and bar with a 50 inch plasma screen, 700 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, full guest suite and much more, this house is perfect for those who love having guests.

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5. Pacific Ave, $4,500,000 (2010)

This incredible beachfront home has 4 bedrooms, an office, playroom, wine cellar, new designed Honduran mahogany kitchen, wood flooring throughout, and tremendous curb appeal. There is also an outdoor fireplace and shower, and 3 level laundry chute, and essentially anything else you might possibly require.

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6. Pacific Ave, $4,250,000 (2011)

This custom, 4 bedroom 4 bathroom house was built by architect Jim Sneed, interior designer Lena Brion, builder Bob Dana and geotech engineers Walt Crampton and Bill Dobbins, using only the finest materials available.

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7. Pacific Ave, $3,860,000 (2006)

This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house has a Scandinavian gourmet kitchen, viking appliance, maple cabinetry, black granite countertops, and high tech lighting throughout!

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8. Palmitas Street, $3,850,000 (2013) *

This large 5,500+ square foot home embodies all of the best of Southern California living. 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pool, spa, guest house, great room, family room, 4 car garage, built-in BBQ outside, with fridge, sink and more, all with lush tropical landscaping and a huge double lot.

*Sold by Coastal Premier Properties

 

 

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9. Pacific Ave, $3,783,150 (2007)

50 feet of ocean frontage pretty much says it all about this 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Santa Fe style home.

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10. Nardo Ave, $3,675,000 (2008)

This contemporary island home boast breathtaking views of both the ocean to the west and mountains to the east. Has a guest house, 4 car garage, entertainment deck, huge pool with waterfall, 4 fireplaces, 3 wet bars, a professional kitchen and more, securing it a place on this list.

Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

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What You Need:

 

1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil

5 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 large yellow onion, chopped

1 tbsp. dried basil

2 cans (28 oz. each) whole Italian-style tomatoes in puree

2 cans (49 oz. each) low-sodium chicken broth

2 c. heavy whipping cream

Salt

Fresh ground black pepper

2 tbsp. lightly packed fresh basil leaves, cut into fine ribbons

 

Directions:

 

  1. In a 6 to 8 qt. saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the carrots, onion, and dried basil and sauté, stirring occasionally until softened, about ten to twelve minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, including the puree, and the broth, and bring just to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes to blend the flavors.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender or food processor. Return the pureed soup to the saucepan, add the cream, and place over medium heat.
  6. Warm until heated through.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Garnish with the basil and serve immediately.

Community Focal Point: Blueridge Homes

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Looking for a quality home design and remodeling contact? With over 37 years of experience, Richard Carvalho, owner of Blueridge Homes, is your all-in-one resource.

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Richard got his architectural engineering degree in the 1970s and started out working for another contractor, before branching off to own his own company. He started out doing a lot of remodeling work, which eventually led to working on bigger, custom homes and doing builds from the ground up. Whatever people need, Richard and Blueridge Homes are there to make it happen.

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“I think we really excel on residential builds, taking someone from concept to completion. We put the dream together for them, covering every aspect from drawing to building to interior design,” says Richard.

Previously located exclusively in Montana, Blueridge Homes did a lot of rustic remodels and builds. When the log cabin look was popular, they used to do lots of builds using actual logs. They also pioneered a barn and residential home combo that was very popular. They have experience in blending a variety of architectural styles to get a more rustic look if the client requires or whatever mode of project they envision. In the San Diego area, the Santa Barbara or Mediterranean styles are very popular as well as more modern designs. Whatever you envision, Blueridge helps you achieve it.

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Richard’s background in architectural engineering means that when you hire Blueridge Homes, you’re getting someone who is knowledge about the process from start to finish.

“On most of our projects, we do our own drawing and designs,” explains Richard. “I find that it keeps a better connect with the client, when the designer and builder are the same person. We can evaluate what the client is trying to achieve with their build or remodel. This allows us to evaluate what options in the design and building process will keep the costs down or save time, if that’s what the client needs. We also know that if the client is having the project commissioned with the intent to flip the home right away or within a few years, that we need to consider what the average home buyer is going to like. If the client is building their dream home and plans to stay there forever, that’s a different sort of conversation.”

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Blueridge Homes is capable of handling any project, whether residential, commercial, or public works. Since relocating to California, most of their projects have involved either a residential remodel or public works projects like hospitals. They are a licensed and bonded contracting company. They also have a designer on staff to assist their clients with picking out colors and materials for their project whether that’s furniture, paint colors, or countertop types.

 

Contact Richard and Blueridge Homes With Questions or a Service Request:

Email: blueridge@montana.com

Office: (760) 712-6795

Cell (Richard Direct): (406) 580-7906

Website: http://www.blueridgehomesinc.com

Upcoming Event: Blinging Out Deserving Seniors

NORTH COUNTY OWNED SILVER LININGS TRANSITIONS…  HELPS PUT A”SPRING” IN THE STEPS OF PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES
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March 2015 — Spring is a time of fresh beginnings.  Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, new animals are being born.  For local seniors in wheelchairs or using canes or walkers, it’ll be an opportunity to decorate their largest accessory and celebrate life.
 
On March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Silver Linings Transitions and their team of volunteers will be at Temple Solel at 3575 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea “blinging out” wheel chairs, canes and walkers in exchange for a donation of any amount.  All proceeds from the event will be distributed to Interfaith Community Services and Jewish Family Services to support their programs for underprivileged seniors.
 
On April Fool’s Day (April 1) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the team will be at Temple Adat Shalom 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway.
 
The Silver Linings Transitions team who assists anyone with the task of moving, downsizing or organizing will be doing a craft drive to repurpose silk flowers, ribbons and other decorations finding a home for items that would be discarded during “spring cleaning” and keeping these items out of landfills.  To make a monetary donation or to donate items for decorating, contact Jami Shapiro, Owner of Silver Linings Transitions at 858 522-9518.   You can also visit us at our website www.SilverLiningsTransitions.com
 
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More information about Silver Linings Transitions — Every day for the next 16 years, 10-thousand baby boomers will turn 65 years-old and many of these seniors will need to transition into new housing and on the other end of the spectrum research shows that going back to work after having children presents unique challenges for mothers.  Now there’s a local company addressing both of these life transitions. Today, Carlsbad mom and longtime realtor, Jami Shapiro, announces the launch of  Silver Linings Transitions, a senior move management company, that helps people find the “Silver Lining” in their new living arrangements.   
Seeing the need for services that support the aging Baby Boomer population, Jami Shapiro, Owner of Silver Linings Transitions and herself a one-time stay-at-home mother, decided her senior move management company could do more by serving both groups.  As seniors lose their independence due to declining health, moving or home modifications become necessary for them to remain safe.  Seniors who chose to work with Silver Linings Transitions, benefit from home-makers helping them settle into their new surroundings while offering team members the opportunity to do meaningful work and make it to carpool. 

Silver Linings Transitions, a senior move management company, helps people find the “Silver Lining” in their new living arrangements.  Whether it’s aging in place or moving to a smaller, easier to maintain home giving them more time to enjoy life or into an assisted living residence where they are free from cooking and washing dishes, Jami uses her own experience as a ten year cancer survivor to point out that aging is for the lucky.

Recognizing the environmental impact of moving, Silver Linings Transitions strives to find homes for everything and re-uses whatever packing supplies can be re-used safely.  This includes utilizing plastic bins and re-using  boxes.  Another way we help the environment and community is by packing “Moving Kits” shared with Interfaith Community Services.  Participating clients who are downsizing allow the Silver Linings Transitions team to assemble and package together these kits from their discarded items.  This includes sheets, towels, pots and pans and other necessities a person or family will need as they transition from shelters to their own homes.  

In 2001, Jami worked for a large corporation and was pregnant with her first child.  She approached the company about job sharing or part time work, but was told “no”.  Jami left the company and began a more than 10 year real estate career.  While real estate offered, flexibility, working nights and weekends made it tough when her children were in school and no longer home during the day.  Jami also had a strong desire to make a difference in the world and be a role model for her three daughters.

Jami tells people “Silver Linings Transitions is the company for which I was looking to work.”  

Working as a Realtor, especially during the time people were losing their homes to foreclosure, gave Jami the empathy needed to work with seniors who often are leaving their homes (some by choice and some by necessity).  She says much of juggling between selling a home and buying another one gave her the skills necessary to coordinate the move for seniors.

So far more than 12 women have joined the Silver Linings Transitions team.  The benefits of working for Silver Linings Transitions include career and management training,  a collaborative working environment, flexible work schedules with most hours (except for move days) between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., profit sharing and bonuses, and most importantly, fulfilling and meaningful work.

Move management services include floor planning and space design for the new residence; sensitive and guided decisions in the sorting process including identifying the right charities for donations; mindful packing and unpacking with an environmental consciousness; photo organization and a meaningful way to honor and preserve the lifetime of memories created in their homes.

For clients who remain in their homes, Silver Linings Transitions is able to help organize and de-clutter the home to improve safety.


While Silver Linings Transitions specializes in seniors, they are able to help anyone transitioning from one home to the other.

Just Sold: February 2015

Thank you for all your support, here some of the properties Coastal Premier Properties has helped clients buy or sell throughout the county this month. If we can help you or someone you know, please contact us!

 

Highland

(Solana Beach)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Incredible opportunity in Isla Verde. Amazing renovated custom built ranch home. Spacious 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, single level home with 4,486 sqft in a beautiful neighborhood. This home features exquisite European white oak plank hardwood floors, stunning granite fireplaces, and a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The vaulted wood ceilings with LED lighting emphasize the original charm of the home making it feel warm and inviting. Sold for $1,905,000.

feb 1

 

Zuni Drive

(Del Mar)

SOLD

*Represented buyer and seller

Panoramic views, privacy, and horses allowed. Spacious, warm home designed for entertaining gourmet kitchen and family room open to elegant covered patio with views. Huge bonus room and 8 car garage no included in sq.ft. Offers lots of possibilities with features. Sold for $1,700,000.

feb 2

 

 

Flintwood Way

(San Diego)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Amazing executive home in Carmel Valley! Great curb appeal in a wonderful neighborhood. As you enter the home, you are greeted by beautiful distressed, dark hardwood floors. Home features many upgrades such as custom chandeliers, dark wood and wrought iron staircase, and windows with custom molding and plantation shutters. Large Granite island in kitchen with top of the line appliances. Over sized yard featuring fire pit, built in barbecue, and waterfall pond. Endless Mountain views! Sold for $1,167,000.

 

feb 3

 

Summit Point

(San Marcos)

SOLD

180 Degree Panoramic Ocean, Valley, & Evening Light Views from the stunning home in the highly sought after community of Rancho Dorado. Situated high atop the hills of San Marcos in a premium culdesac location, this home offers 3393 sq ft, 4 beds/3.5 baths. The spacious open floorplan features a downstairs master suite, formal living & dining rooms,family rm with fireplace, large loft, & office nook. Newly remodeled kitchen with Quartz counters & stainless appls. Sold for $889,000.

feb 4

 

Vereda Luz Del Sol

(San Diego)

SOLD

Very desirable and rare single story home in premium cul-de-sac location. Interior features neutral decor w/gorgeous custom front door, beautiful wood flooring & upgraded wide baseboards. Open and bright floor plan w/high ceilings and plenty of windows throughout. Open kitchen w/walk-in pantry and plenty of counter space opens out to family room w/ fireplace. Outside enjoy a peaceful backyard w/stamped concrete patio & private courtyard. All this plus the highly acclaimed San Diego Schools. Sold for $850,000.

feb 5

 

Celata Lane

(San Diego)

SOLD

Rare canyon view home directly on Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve! Elegant home w granite counters in kitchen w center island, abundance of counter space & cabinets, SS appliances. Large open floorplan w great room, vaulted ceilings, dual pane windows, decorator paint, crown molding, Brazilian cherry wood floors. Upstairs master suite w retreat, A/C, quiet cul-de-sac like location. 3-car tandem garage which could be converted to a 5th bedroom. Sold for $819,000.

feb 6

 

Tzena Way

(Encinitas)

SOLD

On a wide, quiet street with a greenbelt behind, this superbly remodeled home has the spacious and peaceful setting you have been searching for. A flowing and functional floor plan bathed in abundant natural light creates a joyful ambience. This lovely residence is amazingly updated throughout. Fab schools – Flora Vista Elementary and Diegueno Middle blocks away; family friendly community amenities! Located in New Villanitas, a premier neighborhood in charming Encinitas. Sold for $817,000.

feb 7

 

Jacaranda Ave.

(Carlsbad)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Fantastic 4 bedroom Rancho Ponderosa home on cul-de-sac in great neighborhood. Gorgeous kitchen w/stainless appl and granite opens to large family room with new gas fireplace & mantle plus built ins. Bright, open and spacious rooms. Newer windows, doors, carpet, and updated baths. Separate laundry room. Large 3 car garage. Lush landscaping front and back. Private yard with patio for relaxing and entertaining. Near community parks, great Encinitas schools, shopping, and beaches! Sold for $785,000.

feb 8

 

Caminito Girasol

(San Diego)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Enjoy your new stunning, highly upgraded designer show case home & start making great memories! Your new home offers a gourmet kitchen, complete w/stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry, high movement granite counter tops plus added lighting! After a great meal with family and friends, retreat up to your private master suite with separate stand alone tub, stone shower, double vanity sinks & walk-in closet! Sold for $750,000.

feb 9

 

Scabard Place

(San Diego)

SOLD

Charming Sabre Springs home featuring 4 brms, & wonderful cul-de-sac location w/ stunning views! Immaculate interior with newer carpet and lighting, neutral décor, A/C, ceiling fans in bedrooms, spacious laundry area & roll-up garage door. Outside enjoy elevated large lot w/sparkling pool, covered patio, Valencia and Navel orange trees, and amazing privacy including beautiful views! All this plus fantastic location just a short walk to Morning Creek Elementary. Sold for $670,000.

feb 10

 

 

Everglades Ave.

(San Diego)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

This well cared for home is ready for you to move in and enjoy. Three bedrooms, two baths plus den that could be made into a bedroom by adding one wall. Enter the spacious living room with vaulted ceilings, built-in shelves and fireplace. Step up to dining room (currently used as music room). The family room also has vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, book shelves and opens to the kitchen and spacious kitchen dining area. Next to the dining area is the den-so convenient for computer or library. Sold for $569,000.

feb 11

 

Albatross 206

(San Diego)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

This townhome beckons you to move right in. Newer 2008 (steel & concrete) construction makes for solid, quiet & comfortable interiors. This unit boasts beautiful upgrades including granite, cherry wood cabinets & S/S appliances in a large, open kitchen. Beautiful hardwood floors, Huge ceilings, tons of storage and the room sizes are sure to impress you. Walk to everything. Sold for $539,000.

feb 12

 

Via Belfiore 3

(San Diego)

SOLD

A broad patio, perfect for entertaining, welcomes you to this move-in ready 3+1 bedroom, 2 ½ bath corner unit in Torrey Highlands. Effortless electric fireplace in sunny living room. Built in entertainment niche. Well-appointed kitchen is open to living &dining areas. Light, spacious master with dual sink vanity and romantic soaking tub. Beautifully upgraded throughout! Strolling distance to dining & shopping. Walk to acclaimed Westview High School; easy freeway access. Sold for $533,000.

feb 13

 

Hollingsworth 178

(San Diego)

SOLD

Delightful townhome in prestigious Ravenna. Spacious floorplan, upgraded kitchen w granite countertops, travertine backsplash & stainless steel dishwasher, gorgeous quartz countertops in master bath. Easy care porcelain tile in main living areas, custom crown molding & baseboards, designer paint & Infinity surround sound in LR & Master. Upstairs laundry and small loft area. Beautiful hardwood flooring in secondary bedrooms & upgraded carpet/pad. Attached 2-car garage w direct access to main living areas. Sold for $483,000.

feb 14

 

Somerset Road

(Poway)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

A Complete Remodel done by Designer/Owner. New kitchen, Stainless Steal Appliances, Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher, Gas Stove Top and Built-in Oven. Bathrooms done in Carrera Marble & Glass Tile. Custom Crown Molding, Washer & Dryer. Tankless Water heater, All New Fixtures, Recessed LED Lighting, Energy Efficient Windows & Slider. Engineered Wood Floors and Tile. Large Spacious Yard with Mature Trees, Covered Patio & Shed for extra storage. Walking distance to Old Poway Park, School and Shopping. Sold for $455,000.

feb 15

 

Via Montebello 4

(San Diego)

SOLD

Gorgeous Tuscan style townhome in upscale Torrey Highlands has an open flowing floorplan with master bedroom on the main floor! Vaulted ceilings provides wonderful natural light and feeling of spaciousness. The upstairs loft with a private half bath can be an extra bedroom, den or study. Beautiful cherry hardwood floors in main living areas, slate tile in baths upgraded faucets and light fixtures have been added by current owner. Convenient to freeways and beaches. Walk to schools and shopping. Sold for $385,000.

feb 16

 

Nightingale Way

(San Diego)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Beautifully upgraded, end-unit townhome in the sought after community of Le Mans. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom split level home features 3 spacious balconies, granite countertops, mosaic backsplash, wood-style flooring, upgraded carpeting upstairs, a whole home water softener system and much more. Plenty of extra storage space and a great location make this property a must see. Sold for $355,500.

feb 17

 

Via Sonoma 62

(La Jolla)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Live La Jolla coastal lifestyle for <$400k! Move in ready remodeled Townhome. Private and peaceful.No one above/below. Laminate wood floors throughout.Plantation shutters. Double paned windows and Slider.Kitchen has custom cabinets, sleek solid surface countertops, Sub-Zero Fridge/Freezer.Custom Cabinetry in Living Room.Bath has colorful tiled countertop and tile floor. Spacious patio for relaxing. Attached Garage. Low HOA $265/mo! Walk to movies,shops,restaurants. Minutes to LJ beaches. Sold for $380,000.

feb 18

 

Collwood Lane

(San Diego)

SOLD

Charming single story condo upgraded and move in ready! This home features gorgeous smokey-gray Chateau hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, & granite counter tops. Two spacious bedrooms + office with built-in shelving makes for optimal space! Outside enjoy private courtyard patio perfect for BBQs and entertaining. Community features 3 pools, spa, sauna and large rec room. Close to shopping, dining, freeways, and more. Sold for $340,000.

feb 19

 

Pappas Road

(Romona)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Move-in ready and walking distance to park, pool and amenities. This super home features features two covered patios to enjoy those sunsets and mountain views, The fenced yard is enhanced by rear gate for access to storage barn/building for your tack and storage. You will appreciate the usable, fenced .40 of an acre that awaits your horse or basketball court. Sold for $349,500.

feb 20

 

Carmel Vista Road 217

(San Diego)

SOLD

Enjoy gorgeous views of lush landscapes including serene koi ponds, fountains & cascading waterfalls. This fabulous top level condo features many custom details & upgrades including new stainless steel appliances, granite counters, updated carpet, tile & laminate flooring, large storage area, vaulted ceilings & a large loft area upstairs, that can double as an office or a 2nd bedroom. The Lakes Community Includes a pool, spa, club house, sauna and tennis courts. Close to restaurants, shopping & Beaches. Sold for $338,000.

feb 21

 

Sky Haven

(Oceanside)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Very clean single-level 3 BR, 2 BA twin-home, attached at garage, in active senior community w/clubhouse, tennis, pool. Tiled living room, dining room and hall, new carpet 2 BRs. Private covered back patio with attractive brick paver patio and planters. Master Bath was modified with $6,000 walk-in bathtub. Master closet has built-ins. Popular open floor plan makes it easy access to kitchen,possible for wheelchairs. Exterior was recently painted by HOA. Close to beaches, shopping, doctors and hospital. Sold for $305,000.

feb 22

 

Avenida Venusto 133

(San Diego)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Fantastic location with mountain views between the many pine trees in the area. Tastefully updated home with granite counters, stainless appliances, crown moulding, wood laminate flooring and a tranquil and private patio. Lots of extra storage with 2 closets in BR, 2 storage closets, and an entryway coat closet. Enjoy the resort amenities at your leisure and feel like you are on vacation – time for tennis, work-out, dip in the pool, spa or sauna? Close to 1st class shopping and outstanding PUSD schools. Sold for $222,850.

feb 23

 

Caminito Pasadero 341

(San Diego)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Awesome 1 Bedroom with custom shower & Bathroom. In a Resort Community- with security gate. New wood flooring and paint. Attic storage. Mr. Clean lives here. Large Balcony to view the valley, Turn Key Home. Fresh colors. Sold for $215,000.

feb 24

 

 

Muirfield Way

(Rancho Santa Fe)

PENDING

Gorgeous, single-level Hacienda Villa with ambiance that captures the senses! Surrounded by an enchanting “resort like” courtyard complete w/fountain and fireplace. Light filled home: vintage beamed ceilings, chiseled travertine & hickory plank wood flooring, grand gourmet kitchen opening to family room, stunning back yard w/ pool/spa and total privacy. Beautiful office/library separate entry fireplace and built-ins. Offered at $2,595,000.

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Big Canyon Lane 

(San Diego)

PENDING

Stunning home nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in the highly sought after Stonebridge Estates. With 6,057 sq ft of living space and $800,000 in exquisite upgrades throughout, this will please the most discerning of buyers. The west facing canyon and mountain views make the sunsets truly amazing. This home offers 5 bedrooms and 7 baths, theater room, game room w/bar, gourmet kitchen, casita, pool, spa, bocce ball court, sports court, turf field, bonus room. Offered at $2,295,000.

pending 2

 

Brookside Lane

(Encinitas)

PENDING

Enjoy the peaceful feel of this beautiful Olivenhain home with the convenience of still being close to everything. This Mediterranean style home is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac w/private access to acres of open space and trails behind. This home features a chef’s dream kitchen, luxurious master suite, distressed pecan wood flooring, 3 fireplaces and entertainer’s dream resort-style backyard including complete outdoor kitchen, custom wood burning fireplace & a solar heated, salt water pool. Offered at $1,850,000.

pending 3

 

Rutgers

(La Jolla)

PENDING

Charming and Newly Renovated Residence in the Prestigious La Jolla Palisades! Warm and Inviting Single Level Ranch House Features 4 Bedrooms and 4 Baths. Open Floor-plan Flows Beautifully as the Entrance Takes You to a Spacious Living Room, Kitchen with Large Island and Granite Counter-tops Opens to the Dining Room, and Family Room French Doors Lead to the Garden. 2 Fireplaces. Enjoy Sunset and Hillside Views on a Deck Outside of the Master Bedroom. Comfortable Living and Ready to Move in Family Home. Offered at $1,590,000.

pending 4

 

Gaylemont Lane

(San Diego)

PENDING

Stunning former model on premium canyon view lot! Immaculate condition, truly for those wanting the best. Designer upgrades & features throughout; Beautiful window coverings & light fixtures, Dark Bamboo floors & upgraded carpet, Gourmet Kitchen w/Stainless appliance package, subway tiles & slab granite, Luxurious master suite w/romantic balcony, solar, upstairs laundry, Central Vac, A/C & the list goes on. Outside enjoy incredible landscape in front and back perfect for entertaining. Offered at $1,295,000.

pending 5

 

Winstanley Way

(San Diego)

PENDING

Fabulous Santa Fe Summit move in ready and located in desirable, quiet location with sparkling pool/spa! Spectacular entry with gorgeous formal living and dining room, high ceilings, one of three fireplaces, sweeping staircase, and lots of light. Upgraded gourmet kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, granite, picture windows to the pool and eat-in dining. Bedroom/Bath combo downstrs and 3 oversized bedrooms up includes wonderful master w/fireplace! Wonderful home w/the best schools too. Offered at $1,298,000.

pending 6

 

Paseo Alta Rico

(Carlsbad)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Carlsbad Executive Home on extra large premium pool size lot with far reaching views! Excellent end of culdesac location, this move-in ready home features nearly 4500 sqft of living space, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, on a great view lot of over 17,000 square feet! Additional features include gourmet kitchen with well appointed appliances, guest suite on first floor, spacious master suite with view deck and spa like en suite. Highly sought after location in The Estates at Rancho Carrillo. Offered at $1, 200,000.

pending 7

 

Via Posada

(La Jolla)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Private La Jolla Woods home located on the exterior. This inviting home features dramatic living room and den both with fireplaces, master suite with enlarged closet, many built-ins and bookcases, excellent storage & a private pool and spa. The 3rd car garage was converted into a storage room. Offered at $1,150,000.

pending 8

 

Caminito Exquisito

(San Diego)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

This House will WOW you! Located in the prestigious Gate Guarded community of Palacio Del Mar. Beautiful elevation with Brick accents and double door entry. The Magnificent Vaulted Ceilings, Arch Ways, Arched Windows and Sweeping Staircase will take your breath away. Gorgeous Kitchen Center Island with Granite counters, white cabinets and Stainless Appliances. Mater bedroom retreat with double sided fireplace opens to the large sitting area with a view that will leave you speechless. Offered at $1,069,000.

pending 9

 

Via Colmenar

(San Diego)

PENDING

Highly desirable Ridgeview plan 2 including optional main floor guest suite with separate entry. Interior features include; Neutral décor, lots of natural light & high ceilings, large kitchen with Island & abundance of pull-out drawers, spacious family room with stone fireplace, 4 bedrooms plus upstairs bonus room, upgraded base & crown moldings, duel zone heating/air & 3 car garage. Outside enjoy large/private lot with canyon views. All this plus the highly acclaimed Poway Unified Schools! Offered at $949,000-$979,000.

pending 10

 

Torrey View Court

(San Diego)

PENDING

Beautiful Torrey View home in gated community, great quiet location, 4 spacious Bedrooms 3 baths, light and bright, beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops, close to freeway, schools, shopping and all that Carmel valley has to offer. Offered at $908,000-$958,000.

pending 11

 

Eagle Canyon Way

(San Diego)

PENDING

Gorgeous Executive Home in coveted 4S Ranch! 5 bed, 6 ba with very private, upstairs Casita. Convenient ground floor suite perfect for office, guest or in-law quarters. Beautiful open floor plan with Versailles porcelain tile, new paint, crown molding. Relax in the romantic master suite, complete with oversized soaking tub, custom tiling, his/hers vanities. Gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances. Surround sound and many other upgrades. Walk to schools, shops, restaurants. Offered at $850,000-$915,000.

pending 12

 

1st Avenue 2S

(San Diego)

PENDING

Beautiful Banker’s Hill Home Located on 2nd floor of coveted Sprucewood complex with southwest exposure & ocean views! Only 8 units in this perfectly located complex with elevator opening to only 2 homes per floor. Wonderfully maintained with 3 oversized bedrooms (3rd used as office/no closet), spacious living and dining rooms w/balcony overlooking views, sunny kitchen with eat in dining. Truly a gem! Close to all including Balboa Park, Downtown, and Airport. Offered at $898,000.

pending 13

 

Sora Way

(San Diego)

PENDING

Prestigious Park Village home w/breath-taking westerly panoramic views from yard & viewing deck. Premier location at the end of low traffic cul-de-sac! Highly upgraded kitchen with granite, SS appliances, decorator touches throughout. Vaulted ceilings with skylights an added plus. Enjoy fireplaces in living & family room. Multiple fruit trees & lap pool. Award winning PUSD schools. Westview HS, Mesa Verde MS, Park Village Elem. No HOA & soon-to-expire Mello Roos. Close to shopping, beaches, parks! Offered at $779,000-$819,000.

pending 14

 

Windriver Street

(San Marcos)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Highly desirable floor plan in the “Venzano” community near the top of San Elijo Hills. 5 Bd + Loft (2 beds/full bath downstairs). Pool home w/ designer upgrades throughout incl. gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters & backsplash, center island w/attached nook, built-in fridge, stainless steel appl., custom carpeting, rich hardwood flooring, custom paint & window coverings & much more! Entertainer’s yard features a solar heated pool w/ custom stone backdrop & waterfall, stone firepit & much more! Offered at $749,000-$779,000.

pending 15

 

44th Street

(San Diego)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Motivated Seller will entertain offers between $750,000 & $775,000. 4 Units on double Lot in Talmadge! Great condition, many upgrades. Off street parking in addition to 4 garages (rented separately) & onsite Laundry. Newer roofs, paint, electrical, windows, doors, etc. Just blocks to new Copley/Price YMCA. Centrally located to all, SDSU, bus line. 3BR house has it’s own water meter (paid by tenant). Tenants are mo-mo leases. Buyer to cooperate with sellers 1031 exchange, sellers already have up-leg. Offered at $750,000-$775,000.

pending 16

 

Camino Espuelas

(Chula Vista)

PENDING

Beautiful Rancho Del Rey home with Rare Canyon views. Spacious floor plan with upgraded flooring, bright beautiful kitchen. Don’t miss this special home. Offered at $629,900-$689,900.

pending 17

 

Countrywood Lane

(Vista)

PENDING

Rare single-story home! Spacious and private, large corner lot. Beautiful kitchen remodel with granite counters/backsplash and professional grade built-in appliances. Larger master w/walk-in closet and built-ins. Marble flooring in master bath. Cozy fireplace in family room. Sparkling pool & spa! Close to Golf Course/Club, Great Location, Fabulous Neighborhood. Offered at $599,000-$630,000.

pending 18

 

Buena Creek Road

(Vista)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

A true backyard paradise! situated on just over 1/2 area. Old oaks, waterfall,pond, stamped concrete & flagstone patios,fruit trees,outdoor lanterns,retractable shade awning,Patio cover’s. Upgraded security system. Fully irrigated. Large 2 car garage with custom cabinets and workshop. detached 1 bed guest suite. Upgraded kitchen with view of the outdoors. Large formal dining room,wood floors,custom tile throughout,central Vac. Offered at $595,000-$625,000.

pending 19

 

Deron

(San Diego)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Welcome to this fantastic Penasquitos Bluff Home. This 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home offers a full bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Enjoy your downstairs living room with fireplace or if you head upstairs the open floorplan offers a chefs kitchen that sits between the family and dining rooms. The spacious remaining 3 bedrooms and full bathrooms are located upstairs. Enjoy the peaceful and private spacious backyard. Located in the award winning Poway Unified School District. Offered at $619,000.

pending 18

 

Waterbury Way

(Carlsbad)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Upgraded Single Level Spinnaker Point Home… double door entry opens up to a spacious living room with vaulted ceilings & fireplace. Granite counter tops in kitchen, with a breakfast nook & built in desk. Recently remodeled master bathroom shower, two secondary bedrooms and guest bath. Highly upgraded tile throughout most of the home. Newer furnace & air conditioner, security system, two car attached garage. Beautiful lush front and rear yards with some drought resistant plants. Offered at $609,900.

pending 21

 

Normal Avenue

(La Mesa)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

You will love this beautiful Windsor Hills home with breathtaking panoramic views of San Diego and ocean views on clear days! This 3 bedroom, two bathroom home with a 2 car garage will give you 1700+ sq ft of generous space to move about (without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere when its time to cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book). Wake up to awe inspiring views and coffee on the master bedroom deck. Spend warm afternoons relaxing by the pool. This is an entertainers dream. Offered at $525,000-$550,000.

pending 22

 

Caminito Balata

(San Diego)

PENDING

Fantastic panoramic golf course views right above the third hole fairway. New carpet, new paint, new stove, and new microwave. This 2BD/2BTH 1,428 sq ft home features a large master bedroom with private patio and fountain, high vaulted ceilings, and a fabulous kiva style fireplace. Must see this stellar patio with patio cover and amazing views. Offered at $529,000.

pending 23

 

Linwood Street

(Escondido)

PENDING

Very motivated sellers! Upgraded 4 bed 2 full bath home nestled on quiet, family friendly street close to shopping, restaurants and the picturesque Grand Ave. Over-sized backyard w/ sunset views, an entertainers dream w/ built in bbq, jacuzzi. Huge great room, office, new paint, upgraded appliances, energy efficient windows throughout, plantation shutters, built in desks, new counter tops and built in garage cabinets. Offered at $490,000.

pending 24

 

Verbena Court

(Carlsbad)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Highly upgraded home only attached on one side. Bright end unit with a stamped concrete patio in back. Newer wood/tile flooring, granite counters and newer hardwood cabinets in kitchen. lighted ceiling fans and stamped concrete patio. Owner added approx $35,000 in improvements. Great location, close to all conveniences. Offered at $499,900.

pending 25

 

 Vigo

(La Mesa)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Old School Charm with Modern upgrades!This home is comfortable and feels like home from the moment that you walk in! With refinished wood floors to keep the charm of the old and the new style upgraded tile floors to show the new…this home has it all. Completely new kitchen, new stainless appliances, new lighting and hardware throughout the home, new bath cabinets and custom shower tiles,this home is ready to move in today! Let’s close escrow so that you can come home to jump into your own private spa. Offered at $469,900-$489,000.

pending 26

 

Carmel Country Road 

(San Diego)

PENDING

Highly desirable “End Unit” townhome with lots of natural light, pristine condition, 2 bedrooms with one on each floor and both with walk-in closets, 2.5 baths, A/C, fireplace in living room, Hunter Douglas “Architella” energy efficient blinds, charming patio and 2 car tandem garage. All this plus fantastic central Carmel Valley location within a short walk or drive to shopping, community center and so much more. Offered at $464,900.

pending 27

 

Peachtree Lane

(Poway)

PENDING

Quiet cul-de-sac gem nestled amongst parks, trails and top rated Poway schools. Gas fireplace in Great Room; large kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and eat-in island. Flagstone patio surrounded by easy-care landscaping makes entertaining a breeze. Light and bright; move-in ready with new exterior paint, custom flooring and charming window seats in every bedroom. Master boasts vaulted ceiling. Enjoy nearby Train Park and Farmer’s Market! Offered at $399,000-$445,000.

pending 28

 

Serafina Lane 6

(San Diego)

PENDING

Step into this beautiful and well-maintained Savannah Terrace home in Sabre Springs. *Bright and light rooms throughout* Upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Large living room area well-suited for entertaining and watching your favorite movies. Enjoy a large balcony w/ plenty of space for a barbecue grill. Great location in complex just steps away from Sabre Springs Park and impressive clubhouse w/ an array of complex amenities! Offered at $399,000-$419,000.

pending 29

 

Mount Acadia Blvd

(San Diego)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Complex is VA approved! Rare find in popular Pacific Bluffs. This nicely updated 4 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse is just waiting for you to move in! Just shy of 1900 sq ft, this perfect end unit boasts a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, fresh paint, and some new carpet. There’s a private patio, assigned carport, laundry room and much more. The complex offers 2 swimming pools, recreation room, basketball court, rentable clubhouse with full kitchen, library, BBQ and more! Offered at $409,950.

pending 30

 

Corte Viejo

(Oceanside)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Nice cul-de-sac location, high ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath. Built in appliances, fireplace, formal dinning room, central heat & air conditioning, Jack & Jill bathroom, covered patio in nice size rear yard. Several parks nearby exercise/walking trails, public tennis nearby. Offered at $398,000.

pending 31

 

Ariane Drive 86

(San Diego)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Bright middle unit has a cozy fire place in living room & great back patio for entertaining. Beautifully refinished Maple Hardwood flooring throughout living room, dining area & kitchen. New tile in bathrooms and new carpet on stairs. Granite kitchen counter tops. Entire unit, back patio & garage has been freshly painted and popcorn ceiling removed. Canyon Rim Community has Great Amenities, Close to Great Schools, Restaurants, The Bay, Costco, Canyon Trails & FWY Access. Offered at $390,000.

pending 32

 

Gail Drive

(Vista)

PENDING

*Represented Buyer

Location within the neighborhood is awesome. Wonderful large lot, flat and useable, upslope in back making it very private. Perched at the top of the street. The home boasts a solid and convenient lay out with 3 bedrooms and two baths. Investors may like it, first home buyers will love it. But, it is the savvy buyer who assumes the challenge, invests time and some money to make it a “stunner” that will score big. Offered at $350,000-$369,000.

pending 33

 

Calle Elegante

(Vista)

PENDING

Move right into this 4 br, 2 ½ bath twin home with brand new carpet, paint and refurbished kitchen cabinets. Great room features an artful electric fireplace. Very private and large master. Enclosed back yard right off kitchen. Family friendly, gated community with park and playground right outside your door! Vista Unified School district. Easy access to 78, shops, dining. Just 20 minutes from the beach. Offered at $300,000-$349,000.

pending 34

 

Stalmer Street 5

(San Diego)

PENDING

Beautiful 2 bedroom townhome with 10 feet ceiling in first floor. Natural lights and 3 skylights total in bathrooms and staircase. Small 9 unit complex with good size patio for entertaining. copper piping and new roof. One car attached garage and street parking. Refrigerator, washer, and dryer included. Centrally located to freeways 163 and 805, schools, restaurants and shopping. Ideal for a single, couple or starter family or an investment. Offered at $295,000.

pending 35

 

Center 347

(Chula Vista)

PENDING

Great location, close to shopping, restaurants, etc. This property has a lot of potential. This property needs some work and is reflected on the price. Offered at $215,000.

pending 36

 

 

Most Expensive Homes in Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley is a wealthy, master-planned community in the north-western portion of San Diego. Although it was only very recently developed, it has already boasted some of the most expensive homes sold in the county.

 

 

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1. Rancho Verde Trail, $9,200,000 (2007)

This single level estate was designed by Richard Doan. It features 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a 5 car garage, theater, wine cellar, guest quarters, lagoon style pool and spa, and much more. And with its panoramic ocean and sunset views, it’s no question as to why it’s number 1 on this list.

 

 

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2. Rancho Del Mar Trail, $8,250,000 (2009)

Another beautiful design by Richard Doan. This house features a full chef’s kitchen, theater, wine cellar, game room, 6 car garage, separate guest house, and a pool and spa with waterfalls and beach entry.

 

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3. Rancho Del Mar Trail, $7,500,000 (2012)

Yet another design by acclaimed home builder Richard Doan, who drew inspiration from Tuscany’s old world charm. This one is located on premium 1 acre lot with stunning views from all sides of the golf courses, mountains, and of course Pacific ocean.

 

 

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4. Rancho Las Brisas Trail, $7,500,000 (2005)

This massive 12,000 square foot home is located on a 1.31 acre lot with views looking out over the Fairbanks golf course, mountains, and Pacific Ocean. Buffered by acres of open space, peace and privacy are of high concern with this property. This 7 bedroom 7 bathroom is an entertainer’s paradise.

 

 

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5. Rancho Del Mar Trail, $7,300,000 (2007)

Fashioned by award-winning Kachay homes, this estate reflects elegance in every regard. It has expansive limestone flooring, carved marble fireplaces, coffered ceilings, artful iron balustrades, built in heat lamps and much more.

 

 

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6. Rancho Del Mar Trail, $6,700,000 (2014)

A panoramic view setting, 6 car garage, separate guest house,  professional entertainment room, game room, collector quality wine cellar, his and her offices, gym, and spa master bath easily earn this beautiful home a spot on the list.

 

 

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7. Rancho Del Mar Trail, $6,700,000 (2006)

This property combines luxurious, spacious design and quality workmanship. It also has an office, theater, wine cellar, and a bar.

 

 

 

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8. Caminito Pacifica Trail, $6,450,000 (2003)

This massive 11,000 square foot house is located on a spacious 2.14 acres. It has excellent views, a gourmet kitchen that open into a large family room, movie theater, game room, wine room, entertainment pavilion, pool, spa, and an 8 car garage!

 

 

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9. Rancho Del Mar Trail, $6,400,000 (2014)

This home is an entertainer’s dream. Filled with state of the art electronics throughout, both indoor and outdoor. 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with beautiful panoramic views, pool, spa, theater, putting green, and much more.

 

 

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10. Rancho Del Mar Trail, $6,375,000 (2005)

This 6 bedroom and 7 bathroom single story home features a bar, game room, theater, pool, spa, library, marble fireplaces, wine cellar, huge walk-in pantry, 5 car garage, and pretty much anything else you could ask for in a home.