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Category Archive: ‘Interesting Houses’

Del Mar Castle

The Del Mar Castle which sits on the top of a hill overlooking the ocean and the community of Del Mar was built in 1925 by Ruth and Marston Harding who relocated from Massachusetts. The Castle contains approximately 10,000 sq. ft. including a detached guest house. It was designed by famous local architect Richard Requa who went to Europe to study the best design and returned with authentic stained glass, doors and hardware from castles in the south of Spain.

http://www.shaperyenterprises.com/Projects/HistoricRenovations/Castle/index.shtml

Tony Robbins bought the Castle in 1987, and sold it for $2,100,000 in 1997.

https://goo.gl/maps/mZUwQDNMBAJ2

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Del Mar, Historic Homes, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor | 2 comments

Nice Chevy Truck

Not bad for a guy who went to Cal State Fullerton! From wsj.com:

Scuttling plans to build an elaborate new home, actor Kevin Costner is putting a Santa Barbara County beachfront property on the market for $60 million, according to co-listing agent Tim Hoctor.

The roughly 10.25-acre parcel is on a bluff in Carpinteria, Calif., about 10 miles outside the city of Santa Barbara. The property has views of the Pacific and the mountains, and a path leads from the house to the beach.

The property currently contains a modest house. Mr. Costner had designed a large home, pool and guesthouse for the property, but never got around to building it, said Mr. Hoctor, who said he is a longtime friend of Mr. Costner’s.

Mr. Costner bought the parcel for $28.5 million in 2006, according to public records. Mr. Costner already has a home on the beach in Carpinteria, Mr. Hoctor said, but decided to buy this property after jogging by it one day and seeing a for sale sign. At the time, the parcel spanned about 17.25 acres and included a polo practice field. In 2007, Mr. Costner sold 7 acres to his neighbor, hedge funder Bruce Kovner.

Mr. Costner converted the polo field to a baseball field. “We’ve had some great baseball games there,” Mr. Hoctor said. Mr. Costner removed other structures on the site in preparation for building the new house, he said.

Ultimately, however, Mr. Costner and his wife decided not to build on this property because they’re busy with their three young children and have been spending much of their time at their home in Aspen. “They were really sad,” Mr. Hoctor. “It took them months to decide what to do.”

Mr. Costner, 62, won two Academy Awards for “Dances with Wolves.” He recently appeared in the drama “Hidden Figures.” He couldn’t be reached for comment.

More photos here:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2825-Padaro-Ln_Carpinteria_CA_93013_M29883-00888

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, View | 0 comments

Warren is Selling

Warren Buffett is selling his Emerald Bay vacation home….with an agent who doesn’t work at Berkshire Hathaway!  H/T Richard.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/warren-buffett-lists-longtime-laguna-beach-home-for-11-million-1487344530

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is putting his longtime California beach house on the market for $11 million.

If it sells anywhere near its asking price, Mr. Buffett will score a decent return: He bought the Laguna Beach home in 1971 for $150,000. Mr. Buffett said he bought the house because his then-wife liked it, without giving a thought to its potential as an investment.

At the time Laguna Beach “wasn’t fully developed,” he said, but since then the area “just took off.” He added that he’s put a considerable amount of money into renovating the home over the years.

The 86-year-old Berkshire Hathaway chairman, who lives primarily in Omaha, Neb., said he used the property for years as a beach house for his family, spending summers and Christmases there. But since his first wife, Susan, died in 2004, he hasn’t spent much time there, which is why he’s putting the home on the market.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market | 1 comment