San Diego, 1978

Hat tip to Eliana for sending this in!

Back in July 1978 the average home price in San Diego was $73,000. That may sound inexpensive but that was still $22,000 higher than the national average at the time! La Jolla was much higher and you couldn’t find much for under $150,000. Scripps Ranch average was between $90,000-$100,000, Mira Mesa ranged between $55,000-$100,000, and the newer community of Rancho Penasquitos average was $75,000. Chula Vista had some good buys and Imperial Beach averaged about the same as the city of San Diego. In this three part series, Dave Cohen interviews century 21 realtor Jay Meetze on the housing market in the summer of ’78.

Case Study House #23A

In the next blog post, I mention Case Study House #23A in La Jolla, which was granted national historic designation in July, 2013.

Here is some background from wiki:

The Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers.

The program ran intermittently from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948 and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. While not all 36 designs were built, most of those that were constructed were built in Los Angeles, and one was built in San Rafael, Northern California and one in Phoenix, Arizona.

A number of the houses appeared in the magazine in iconic black-and-white photographs by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.

A review of the three houses built on Rue de Anne:

http://www.midcenturyhome.com/case-study-house-23/

Tajiguas Ranch For Sale

Are you thinking about what to buy when you win the lottery?

Susie sent this in – she used to live there:

For the first time since 1981, Tajiguas Ranch on the Gaviota Coast, near Santa Barbara is on the market for $110 million. It now has two villas and comes with 120 cows. Building the villas took 5 years to get approved since it’s coastal property.

In the middle of the land is a hacienda. It was owned by John Travolta when I lived there. I lived on that extraordinary property from about 1976-1981. The Reagan White House ranch was to the north of the 3,500 acres.

Link to Listing

The Bridge House

We’ve just listed for sale one of the most architecturally significant homes in Carlsbad – The Bridge House!

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, this modern-craftsman home was built on heavy-duty steel girders over a creekbed just 1.3 miles from the beach.

4br/3.5ba, 3,294sf built in 2006 on a 10,298sf lot. $1,499,000.

Open 12-3pm Saturday, February 16th!


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