This is the house in front of the 11,545sf Razor house for which Alicia Keys just paid $20,800,000. This was only 8,627sf and just closed for $15,250,000 cash.
Some of the historical photos we saw this year – La Jolla Cove in 1895:
Bird Rock & Windansea in 1930:
La Jolla Shores & Cove in 1932:
La Jolla in 1966:
Mt. Soledad in the 1950s:
It’s a great time of year for photos – you can see the power plant and beyond from La Jolla:
Plenty of construction at UCSD these days….with the hills of San Marcos in background:
The house on the hill is getting closer:
My friends and clients who bought a La Jolla fixer and did a phenomenal remodel are featured in the latest edition of San Diego Home & Garden Magazine. It’s not online, but I found a copy at Barnes & Noble!
Here’s my video tour:
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman (1910 – 2009) shot over 200 projects in San Diego.
His clients were architects, publishers, construction companies, and developers, and included notable San Diego architects Lloyd Ruocco, Sim Bruce Richards, Henry Hester, and Frederick Liebhardt. Shulman’s work, spanning seven decades, documented the region’s evolving 20th century architectural landscape, and he played an instrumental role in sharing California’s unique post-War modernism with a wide audience.
This exhibition presents selected photographs from Julius Shulman’s projects in La Jolla, represented in both vintage and contemporary prints, and ephemera that contextualize this historically significant work.
Date And Time
Fri, September 27, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
La Jolla Historical Society
780 Prospect Street
La Jolla , CA 92037Free Show – Register Here
Josh came down from Beverly Hills to round-trip the Razor house, which had sold for $14,097,000 in 2011. It closed yesterday for $20,800,000.
The previous sale did have some hair on it:
Public documents show what the new owner paid is lower than liens on the home, which totaled about $22.7 million. Burns, who expressed interest in the home about seven months ago, initially offered more than $16 million but in October dropped it to $13.9 million. He won out with his new bid after negotiations that resulted in concessions from some of the lienholders.
Here’s a sample of Burns’ negotiating skills in an Oct. 20 letter addressing Leslie Gladstone, the trustee in the Cooksey bankruptcy case:
“This new offer is lower than my first offer because the lack of other qualified buyer offers over the last months of heavy advertising proved that my past offer was above the Fair Market Value of the property,” he said.
Burns continued to say: “The First Mortgage Holder (Bank of America) will need to ultimately decide if it wishes to own this property, or if they would like to achieve their maximum recovery now and be free of the expense and liability of owning a property that has been the white elephant for four years.”
A court record dated Dec. 7 shows Gladstone agreed with Burns’ argument on the distressed home.
“This immediate relief is appropriate because Bank of America will foreclose on the Property if the sale does not close prior to December 31, 2011,” said Jeffry A. Davis, attorney for Gladstone.
The property, the work of renowned San Diego architectural designer Wallace E. Cunningham, is unfinished and has never been occupied. The new owner plans to work with Cunningham to complete the design.
The seller did install a kitchen, and staged it nicely – and included the photo above which helped disclose a possible annoyance with the property/location – you get the paragliders flying by:
Here is the Visa commercial that featured the home:
A brief look at what you get in La Jolla for $2,295,000 – this closed in June:
This just closed for $7,250,000 cash – and for that money you get the quality upgrades like Calacatta Caldia White Marble Countertops (not quartz), Fleetwood Multi-Slide Pocket Doors & Windows in Foyer, Living Room and Kitchen/Family Room (Marvin windows/door throughout the Rest of House) and DaVinci EcoSlate Cool Roof (meets Title 24 Requirements for CA ENERGY STAR qualification):
Congrats to Curtis and team for selling this new-build for full price:
Dave and Marlene are my people!