Richard Dreyfuss Sells La Costa Oaks Home at Loss

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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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7272 Circulo Papayo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,445,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,225 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 190025982
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Gorgeous 5 br/4 ba La Costa Oaks Executive home on quiet street, with sweeping canyon views. Among the many fine features, this home has a custom designed pool, with water slide, waterfall, grotto and spa. Dual zoned a/c is powered by fully paid-for solar unit, virtually eliminating the electric bill. A downstairs bedroom with full bath is perfect for a Nanny, elder parent, or guests.

3546 Sitio Baya Carlsbad, CA 92009

$899,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,954 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190034632
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 1954 square feet in Carlsbad! Amazing curb appeal with immaculate landscaping and a lovely front yard. The living room is light and bright with soaring ceilings, wide plank laminate wood floors, a step-up area with extra space for entertaining, and an open and expansive feel. A spacious kitchen has granite counters and backsplash, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, laminate wood floors, large window above the sink, and adjoins a dining room.

7359 Paseo Capuchina Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,225,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,487 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190043824
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This La Costa Oaks home offers the perfect combination of location & ideal floor plan which features 1 bed/bath on 1st flr, spacious rooms especially the kitchen & family room which flow seamlessly together. The kitchen offers white cabinetry, granite counters & backsplash, SS appliances. The secondary bedrooms are all generously sized, perfect for family or guests. Enjoy the resort lifestyle the community of La Costa Oaks with its clubhouse, pools, hiking trails, shopping + more. Pls see supplement below

3446 Sitio Sandia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,580,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
4,037 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190049312
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Gorgeous former model home in the La Costa community of Arterro by Davidson. Highly upgraded throughout with a spacious floor plan opening up to a large private yard ideal for indoor/outdoor living. Offering 5 bed/5.5 bath which includes a lower level 1 bed/1 bath in-law suite with its own living room and separate entrance. Minutes to top rated schools, shopping, restaurants, cafes, hiking/biking trails and a 15 min drive to the beach. Exceptional turn key home….unparalleled lifestyle awaits! See Supp...

7362 Corte Tomillo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,925,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad South, Carlsbad
New
$1,925,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,853 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190051749
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This STUNNING ONE of a KIND home in La Costa Oaks is located at the end of a cul-de-sac and sits on an oversized lot with complete privacy! Surrounded by lush landscaping the back yard is an Entertainer's Dream with pool+hot tub, turf grass, built-in bbq, fireplace & covered patio. The interior features gorgeous travertine & wood floors, custom wood work, a downstairs bed/bath ensuite & walk-in wine cellar. Walk to TOP rated schools and the LC Town Center. At UNDER $400 a sq ft, this home is a MUST SEE!

3345 Avenida Soria Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,079,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in La Costa, Carlsbad
Open House
New
$1,079,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
2,462 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190051363
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to Montecina in La Costa. This exceptional home was built in 2015 with a prominent location at the end of the cul-de-sac and no neighbor on the West side. Amazing natural light throughout the house and beautiful SW views and sunsets as far as the eye can see. Highly rated schools from Kindergarten through High School in both Encinitas and San Dieguito Union School Districts. Energy efficient home that is just 4 miles from the beach and close to everything La Costa and Encinitas have to offer.
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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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