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Category Archive: ‘Historic Homes’

Neverland Ranch For Sale

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Thanks Susie for sending this in!

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-neverland-ranch-20151228-html-htmlstory.html

Not just anyone can get in to see Michael Jackson’s former Neverland ranch, which is for sale at $100 million.

Vetted billionaires and high-end real estate agents have been among the few to tour Sycamore Valley Ranch, as the 2,700-acre spread in Los Olivos is known.

But on Monday morning NBC New’s “Today” show is offering the next best thing, a virtual tour in which correspondent Joe Fryer looks at features from the late King of Pop’s day. Among them are the international superstar’s floral clock, train station and movie theater.

The host made a mistake and said 2,700sf in this video – it is 2,700 acres:

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Historic Homes, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor | 1 comment

Downtown Tour

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I mentioned the downtown San Diego open house tour on Saturday, and got there myself for just a glimpse – here’s a sampling of the diverse buildings on this year’s list:

The actual mission-style building that houses the San Diego Chinese Museum was physically moved from a couple of blocks over. They have photos of that and other historic shots when you visit in person. For a youtube tour, click here: https://youtu.be/yUwSrfqu0kE

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Bubbleinfo TV, Historic Homes, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor | 0 comments

Archtoberfest

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Enjoy local architecture in October, with lectures, exhibitions, and tours scheduled throughout the month – from the UT:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/oct/02/archtoberfest-architecture-design-tours/

Fantastic opportunities in the second and third tours:

Tours

“Sundays with Save Our Heritage Organisation,” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each Sunday in October, Balboa Park and other locations; see sohosandiego.org for details.

Modern San Diego home tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 10; self-guided tours of six homes, $40; tickets at modernhometours.com.

“Oh! San Diego” open house tours of 41 sites, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17; free. See details at sdarchitecture.org.

American Society of Interior Designers Kitchen and Bath tour, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24; $25; tickets available from asidsandiego.org.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Historic Homes, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor | 0 comments

Western White House

For Gavin Herbert, the retired founder and CEO of Allergan—the nearly $70 billion pharmaceuticals company—it was a lifelong love of gardening that led to his ownership of one of Southern California’s most storied and valuable coastal properties: President Richard Nixon’s so-called Western White House.

Now, it will hit the market for $75 million. Mr. Herbert, 83, is selling the estate after 35 years of ownership and is looking for a buyer who will continue to care for the property. The 5.5-acre estate in San Clemente, Calif., has more than 15,000 square feet of living space over a main house, guesthouses and staff quarters, and 450 feet of ocean frontage.

In 1969, six months into his presidency, Mr. Nixon and some business partners bought the property, then 26 acres, for $1.4 million from the widow of original owner, Hamilton Cotton, according to reports from the time. He dubbed it La Casa Pacifica.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/nixons-western-white-house-is-listed-for-75-million-1427910764?mod=trending_now_1

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Historic Homes | 2 comments

Del Mar Terrace

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You could make a case that Del Mar Terrace is under-valued, compared to the rest of Del Mar.  The views are bigger due to fewer trees, and you can get to the freeway or beach in five minutes – how many places can say that?

Ken Rochetti was the architect of the featured home above, and quite a few others in the north coastal region – here’s one on Whale Watch in La Jolla with some trick drone work:

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Bubbleinfo TV, Del Mar, Historic Homes, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market | 0 comments