A look at residences on the cliff overlooking the La Jolla Shores and the Cove:
Category Archive: ‘La Jolla’
This had been on the MLS for less than 24 hours when I went by around lunchtime today, and people were already all over it. Compared to the rest of the recent offerings around La Jolla, it looks like a deal:
Those familar with the mid-century modern homes have probably heard of the Case Study houses, which wiki calls ‘experiments in American residential architecture’. Unfortunately this video is of the corner house which is two doors down, and then only drives by the Case Study House #23A:
Case Study “Triad” House A
2342 Rue de Anne, 1960
One of three related houses where the earlier Arts & Architecture puritanical vocabulary of post, beam and glass are now played off against water (reflecting pond). One of only three (hence “Triad”) San Diego examples of the 36 building Case Study program sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine editor John Entenza and USC’s School of Architecture (1945 -’66) to promote modernism as a stylish, livable architectural form. Situated three feet below street level, House A’s 10-foot front door is reached via a pre-cast concrete path floated over a shallow reflecting pool. This 6-room modified U-plan is the most complex of the three resawn tongue and groove redwood boarding houses decoratively enhanced by the (wood and steel) post and beam (laminated wood) motif.
Story with photos here: Case Study houses – La Jolla
Reprinted with permission from the SD Daily Transcript:
The California Coastal Commission will consider an appeal of a permit granting Mitt and Ann Romney the right to demolish their existing 3,900sf La Jolla house and build a more-than 11,000sf mansion on Sept. 11.
The Romney plans at 311 Dunemere Drive call for a two-story over basement home with an attached four-car garage, hardscape, and retaining walls, with an existing pool, spa, and seawall to remain on a 17,860sf beachfront lot. The Romneys acquired the existing home for $12 million in 2008.
The new plans would add an elevator for the Romneys’ automobiles and about 3,600sf of basement area, and would roughly double the main living area of the home.
Read the story of the former neighbor from across the street appealing the unanimously-approved permit even though he sold his 4,141sf house for $3,560,000 in 2012 and moved to Monterey (click on link below):
Though this video has a dramatic backdrop – the 7,459sf REO listing high on the hill in La Jolla - the goal is to showcase Kayla’s first real appearance on Bubbleinfo TV. Don’t miss the last five seconds:
The final price could swing $100,000 to $200,000 in either direction on this one – take a guess!
The closest guesser with receive a set of four tickets to the Padres game on September 2nd vs. the World Champion San Francisco Giants!
I was hoping for a little more for the money – still active after 23 DOM:
They are advertising a 21-day looking period, so you have plenty of time to investigate, but renovating the existing house sounds like a losing battle.
The house needs everything, there isn’t enough view, and the two neighbors to the west are imposing:
Note how tall the tudor roof is a couple of doors down (on left) and possibly inhibits the view potential if you build a new big bomber at the subject property. A roof deck is in order:
The downstairs room is off by itself (it was rented out separately by the previous owner), so this is feels more like a 1,500 sf one-level home: