Richard Dreyfuss Sells La Costa Oaks Home at Loss


by Roberta Murphy

La Costa Oaks home
Richard Dreyfuss

This must be the week for celebrity gossip as it relates to San Diego real estate–especially when it comes to a certain La Costa Oaks home.

Trulia reported today that celebrities are suffering real estate losses just like the rest of us–and I couldn’t help but note the recent departure of Richard Dreyfuss from La Costa Oaks in South Carlsbad.

He had purchased this lovely Warmington home on 3507 Camino Cereza June 30, 2006 for $1,250,000. Located in the Stoneridge neighborhood of La Costa Oaks,  it was already highly upgraded with pool, spa, palapa, outdoor kitchen–and very likely included the furnishings being offered by the seller at that time. The estimate for those upgrades at the time Dreyfuss purchased this La  Costa Oaks home was $300,000.

Two years later on August 1, 2008 Dreyfuss sold the home for $1,025,000. This 3683 square foot beauty had originally been listed at $1,299,000 and was eventually reduced to $1.1 million. Total market time was around 190 days.

Dreyfuss’ loss of at least $125,000 became a gain for the lucky La Costa Oaks buyer who settled into this celebrity home with magnificent views.

Meanwhile, if you want to see current homes for sale in La Costa Oaks, you can see them below–and recent sales underneath those.

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7326 Calle Pera Carlsbad, CA 92009

5 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,926 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180031250
Property Type Detached
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! Beautiful Move-In Ready Home! With only one neighbor to the left views can be seen from almost every bedroom. A spacious “great room” floor plan & extra large kitchen island are just two compelling features to anyone who enters this home. Convenient 1st floor bedroom + bath - 4 bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathrooms upstairs. Add'l features include bi-fold doors to the patio, hardwood flooring, surround sound, an outdoor fire pit, BBQ, solar heated “spool” & much more.

3533 Calle Gavanzo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,329,000 - $1,399,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,239 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180033366
Property Type Detached
Exquisite home with over $150k in recent upgrades. Light & bright open floor plan with new oak wood floors & huge Chef's kitchen featuring granite countertops, large center island & lots of storage. Master suite along w/ 3 additional bedrooms upstairs, office/optional 5th bedroom down. Entertainer's backyard w/saltwater pool, waterfall, new built-in BBQ & bar. Perfectly located w/ easy access to shopping, restaurants, the freeway, & highly coveted schools. No HOA, No Mello Roos! New 27 panel solar owned.

3539 Camino Cereza Carlsbad, CA 92009

4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,683 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180034582
Property Type Detached
DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Welcome to 3539 Camino Cereza, situated on a panoramic VIEW LOT in desirable La Costa Oaks! This beautiful home includes a bonus room & downstairs guest suite w/ private bath & courtyard entry, loft upstairs & luxurious master w/romantic balcony to relax & watch sunsets. The chef's kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, butler pantry, and large island. Lovely features throughout, including french doors, Italian tile, and expansive windows! See supplement.

3463 Caminito Sierra 101 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$400,000 - $425,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180039731
Property Type Attached
Seller Will Entertain Offers Between $400,000 and $425,000. Spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath single-story home in La Costa Hills. Dual master suites. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. Extensive use of marble. Private patio with tranquil views. End unit with no unit below. Large storage closet. Carport plus assigned parking space. Community pool, spa, tennis court, and clubhouse with gym. Sought-after schools! Short walk to Stagecoach Community Park!

7285 Calle Conifera Carlsbad, CA 92009

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,950 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180040218
Property Type Detached
Upscale finishes and freshly painted interior. Wood floors, plantation shutters & beautiful custom built-ins. Top of the line Kitchen appliances including built-in Sub-zero fridge. Ideal floor plan has downstairs bed/bath plus bonus room perfect for an office or kid’s play room & oversized laundry/mud room/work space. Pool size yard with patio and built-in BBQ, newly landscaped and backs to western open space. Quality details including central vac, water softener and Nest Home Automation System.

3470 Corte Manzana Carlsbad, CA 92009

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,487 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180043450
Property Type Detached
Welcome Home to this private corner lot-light & bright home!This ideal & versatile floor plan boasts a full bedroom and bathroom downstairs,& 4 other bedroom/bathrooms upstairs - 3 of which have ensuite bathrooms. Upgrades include; entertainers backyard with an oversized patio & built in BBQ/fridge, beautiful light hardwood floors throughout, & newly remodeled master bathroom. High ceilings & numerous windows & French doors allow for natural light at any time of day.Tot lot/park across strt - B2VAP2CR&COE

7397 Sitio Lima Carlsbad, CA 92009

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,535 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180044573
Property Type Detached
Welcome to this well-kept 5 bed home in LA COSTA OAKS situated on a quiet street just a block from the resident clubhouse, POOL & trail system * WALKABLE TO: schools, shops & restaurants * Private COURTYARD w/fireplace * Kitchen is definitely the heart of this home; Island, SS appl, lots of storage & bfast nook * DOWNSTAIRS guest suite serves as home office w/French doors to Courtyard * Spacious MBR Suite * Large Grassy POOLSIZE Yard (full sun all afternoon) * Bonus 3rd Garage is a fitness/teen room
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4 responses to “Richard Dreyfuss Sells La Costa Oaks Home at Loss

  1. sorry – I've been in the home, and the views are crap and $1.025 is still way too much for the house

  2. Tammy: That is the nature of real estate–in not only La Costa Oaks, but most neighborhoods elsewhere as well. There is plenty of real estate inventory and buyers can be choosier than ever in recent memory. Richard Dreyfuss just bought his La Costa Oaks home too soon!

  3. the buyer was so lucky for having it only for $1 million, for a house that's so pretty its worth the price.!

  4. The buyers is damn lucky i think so.. he bought this home for just $1 million..incredible..Dreyfuss’ loss of at least $125,000 became a gain for the lucky La Costa Oaks..
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