Mission Hills Masterpiece

MISSION HILLS MODERN! Architect Lloyd Ruocco’s Keller Residence is one of the first post-War modern homes in all of San Diego! Enjoy views of Downtown & Point Loma to the Coronado Islands and beyond. Contemporary finishes blend seamlessly with original, vintage design as the interior blurs with the exterior landscape. Retreat to this cul de sac location and enjoy an incomparable setting of privacy amidst the urban landscape. Historically designated, incredible Mills Act tax savings conveys!

3 br/3.5 ba, 3,300sf

YB: 1947

$2,600,000 – Pending (we represent the buyers)

La Jolla with Pano View – SOLD

Master Architect Lloyd Ruocco and world acclaimed Artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw collaborated with Wimmer & Yamada Landscape Architects to create a spectacular view centric indoor / outdoor masterpiece in 1966… Rarely do you find a home with exceptional character that translates so smoothly to a future time and place. Throw in a private, tranquil location, that is also super convenient, and you have a winning pallet. Now it’s your turn to pick up the legacy and bring it to new heights!

5 br/3.5 ba, 2,937sf YB: 1967

SP = $2,950,000

Jim and Donna represented the buyers.

Solana Beach Bungalow

Quaint old-Spanish bungalow on the north end of Pacific Avenue by Tide Park Beach – a quieter and serene beach area off the beaten path. Nicely-improved interior is move-in ready while you decide your plans for the future (expand the one-story home, improve the granny flat, and/or build up and get views?).  Beach access is three doors down, and the rest of downtown Solana Beach is very walkable. Other sales of $5M and $6M recently on this side of the street.

506 Pacific Ave., Solana Beach

4 br/2 ba, 1,540sf

YB: 1949

LP: $2,995,000

Rancho Penasquitos Creampuff – SOLD

Our new listing in Rancho Penasquitos!

Are you looking for a quiet and private culdesac home with white kitchen and new master bath? This 4br/3ba, 2,394sf house is 900ft above sea level and gets gentle breezes daily! Open floor plan, 3 full bathrooms, low-maintenance yard, central air conditioning and whole-house fans. The house and yard are great…..but wait until you see the dazzling new master bath! Great curb appeal too – with putting green in front yard! Terrific schools, centrally located, friendly feeling. Owned solar too!

13973 Mennonite Point, San Diego, CA 92129

4 br/3 ba, 2,394sf

5,210sf lot

Built in 1987

No HOA or Mello-Roos

$869,000……$899,000 – SOLD FOR $912,000!

Our original list price was $869,000, which was purposely aggressive because we wanted to ensure a sale on the first weekend so the seller could exercise their desire to buy their next home, which they had in escrow (contingent upon this one selling).

After a quick $3,200 staging installation and professional photography, I inputted the listing onto the MLS on Saturday morning at 8:30am.  At noon I began my open house, and had over 100 people tour the home in person – instant results within hours!

I did another three-hour open house on Sunday, and the offers started flowing in. We had a handful of other showing requests for Monday, so we agreed that we should raise the price. Normally I never raise the price – this is probably my first time ever.  But in a conservative marketplace, I thought it might help those buyers who were struggling with the thought of paying A LOT over list price.

After some expert price coaching by Donna and I with the buyer-agents, we ended up with 12 offers and six were over $900,000!

We represented the sellers – and they are very happy!

It proves that you can’t under-price a home if you put it on the open market and have experienced agents work the bidding war correctly.

Auberge – SOLD

Check out this luxurious 1-story former model home in Auberge, the 55+ gated resort community next to Santaluz! This highly-upgraded home features the dream great room with vaulted ceilings & big windows for ample light and view of the hills….plus the indoor/outdoor living is enhanced with multi-stacking glass doors that open to the secluded yard with fire pit table and built-in BBQ under market lights! The sumptuous master suite adjoins an outdoor retreat with fireplace and TV. Owned solar too!

SOLD FOR $1,250,000!

Lower Hermosa – SOLD

Rare Lower Hermosa gem! Tom Shepherd-designed one level traditional U-shaped ranch with quintessential California indoor outdoor flow from spacious kitchen into tranquil and charming enclosed garden in a truly FABULOUS location! Featuring high ceiling living room, 2 large master en suite bedrooms plus an additional bathroom in the garage, 2 fireplaces, this charmer has a separate dining room with private tiled side patio eating area. Central heat & air, plus storage galore! Great bones, prime locale!

$2,720,000 Jim and Donna represented the buyer.

La Costa Glens – SOLD

3022 Segovia Way, Carlsbad 3br/2ba, 1,542sf one-story on a 13,033sf lot.

Sold for $835,000

Dreaming about the perfect backyard? Check out this extra-large and flat 13,033sf lot with plenty of privacy too! It backs to the park, and is easy walking distance to La Costa Heights Elementary School (rated a 10 at greatschools) in the Encinitas school district. This one-story house is light and bright with high ceilings (no cottage cheese) with new stove/oven and newer flooring, water heater, and furnace. Plus there’s no HOA or Mello-Roos either. City encourages a 640sf granny flat too – easy to add!

COMPS: Model match in identical condition with an illegal bedroom addition and BACKED TO RSF RD closed for $808,000 last August (3117 Quebrada Ct). Another in original condition with old pool closed for $850,000 in July, 2019 (7732 Anillo Way). A smaller single-story in mostly original condition closed for $851,000 in April, 2019 (7967 Represa Circle). And 3103 Cadencia just closed for $1,075,000.

If my listing was on a regular-sized lot, it would be easily valued at $800,000 today – how much premium for the double-sized lot??

Carlsbad Newer One-Story – SOLD

3627 North Fork, Carlsbad 3 br/2.5ba, 1,989sf YB: 2014  closed for $900,000.

Single Story Home in the highly sought after “Foothills” at Robertson Ranch w/ 3bd, 2.5 ba and 1989 sqft w/low HOA. Offers Resort Style Living at its Finest An OPEN FLOOR-PLAN, Highly Upgraded Kitchen, Granite Counters, Custom Back-Splash, SS Appliances & 5 Burner Gas Stove, New Porcelain Tile through living area, Dual Pane windows, tankless water heater. Master Suite Features 10 ft Ceilings, Custom Vanities, & Very Large Walk-In Closet.

Old Carlsbad Big View – SOLD


The street name says it all – enjoy a clear view of the ocean from this elevated location between Skyline and Sunnyhill! Three bedrooms plus den (bedroom suite downstairs), 3 baths, 3-car garage, and newer custom kitchen with tasteful granite slab counters and great ocean view from the kitchen sink. The pie-shaped 9,331sf lot helps to expand the view/privacy and includes a pool/spa too! Needs TLC, but it’s cheap – the house down the street is $3.5M. The Best View available in Carlsbad!

SP = $1,400,000. We represented the sellers.

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