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Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in Builders, Carmel Valley, North County Coastal, Thinking of Building?, Thinking of Buying? | 6 comments | Print Print

Alta Del Mar

Thanks to the reader HomeBuyer for the alert:

Pardee has changed their website, and is promoting the old Shaw Lorenz tract in Carmel Valley’s Del Mar Mesa area as “Alta Del Mar”.

They are calling it, “The last, and unquestionably, most desirable address in coastal San Diego.”

No prices are listed, but they have “Estate Homes” and “Custom Homesites” buttons.

The Plan 4 has a 1,700sf master suite, so its overall square footage must be 5,000sf-plus.  The custom lots are “averaging nearly a half acre”, which sounds smaller than anticipated.  We’ve been figuring that the houses should be similar to those at nearly Derby Hill, but we’ll see.

I think the initial teaser pricing will be around $1.25 million or so, though most should end up closer to $2,000,000 or higher.  Of the four floor plans, the first two are single-story.

They pay commissions to agents who accompany buyers on their first visit to the sales office.

If you want to discuss the benefits of having me represent you as your agent, give me a call or email.  (858) 560-7700 or

Thank you!


  1. Smart to have 2 one-stories, so hard to find in CV. I will be very surprised if any are $1.2M, that would be an amazing price for that area. Wish I was in the market to buy now!


  2. P.S. I hope that Pardee is devoted to making a higher quality home at this price and doesn’t just churn out their typical tract home.


  3. Love single-story houses! Wish developers would build more. Wish house flippers would renovate more one-levels where they currently exists (Close-in).


  4. Jim, for your readers, having an agent for new home purchase is very smart. You can get special things thrown in (like $20k in flooring credit) and help buyers navigate the 50 page option list (most of which are overpriced oddballs with some must have and reasonably priced items thrown in). Also, you can make sure to have the home inspected several times during construction process to make sure there are no issues and have leverage on closing until issues are resolved (so your buyer is not having to beg the developer after the fact or disrupting their first few months of home ownership with constant interruption from work crews fixing issues).


  5. Alta Del Mar has great potential – prime location, good sized lots, mix of custom and semi-custom homes.

    As Davidson said in an earlier video, there isn’t much land left in coastal SD, so this will be one of the last, if not the last, community of this size.


  6. HB #5 – totally agree. 1/2 acre lots in CV is very hard to come by. And compared to the nearby $2M homes, these will seem like a relative bargain.



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