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.

3459 Caminito Sierra Unit 201 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$539,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210016025
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Opportunity to design and upgrade your own La Costa townhome to your preferred style! Priced $25K below recently sold upgraded units. 2 master suits, private laundry and a view of a peaceful ravine and sports fields of Stagecoach park. Lots of natural light, open florplan, and quiet balcony overlooking parks and trees! Close to shopping and schools. No stairs leading up to property, or inside. Equipment: Dryer, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

7301 Calle Conifera Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,789,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,225 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2109576
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Resort-style home in park-like setting on huge, 10,142 square foot private lot! This beautiful home features formal living, family, dining room AND a Great Room with west facing, light and bright, superb chef's kitchen overlooking the sensational backyard. Five (5) spacious bedrooms total, with one main floor ensuite bedroom/bath downstairs and four (4) bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms upstairs including the master suite with cozy fireplace, dual vanities, walk-in closet and a giant soaking tub. Bonus room also upstairs opening to an outdoor deck. Stylish upgrades throughout include beautiful travertine and solid wood flooring, granite countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, Dacor built-in refridge, 5-burner gas cooktop, dual ovens. Three (3) stone fireplaces total, one in Great Room, family room and master bedroom. Incredible backyard with waterfall, fountain, pool & spa, gas fireplace, outdoor kitchen, gigantic island-bar with palapa, grassy lawn area and even fruit trees! An entertainers delight! Full 2016 installed rooftop solar (conveys) and dual-A/C for cooling. Low HOA. All this AND the private, La Costa Oaks Residents Club with fitness and recreation center, 2 pools, included in HOA fee. Nearby protected 1,500 acre La Costa Preserve for top of La Costa views and fabulous hiking and biking trails. Walk to nearby stores, restaurants and parks. Premier school district. WOW!

7766 Calle Mejor Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,245,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,918 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # SW21196942
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Newly remodeled Greystone on the Park family home. New windows, flooring, kitchen with a beautiful built in, upgraded cabinets, soft close drawers, and many beautiful touches that accommodate a complete remodel. The permitted loft (not included in square footage) upstairs has been added and makes a well lit playroom, den or whatever you can imagine in the added space. The master suite can be made into a 4th bedroom. The retreat area of the master features a full slate wall and a built in fireplace. This home sits on a double culdesac and is close to parks, schools, shopping and not far from the beach. Coming on the market Friday 9/10 and will be open Saturday and Sunday 10-3.

7325 Corte Tomillo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,650,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,817 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2110643
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to La Costa Oaks - This highly sought after La Costa estate showcases transitional California living. Step inside this 5 bedrooms+bonus/office, 4.5 bath, approx. 4,817sqft, not one detail was missed. All new electrical, AV wiring, designer cabinetry & hardware, 3 walk-in kitchen pantries, pebble tech salt water pool w/solar powered heat, garage built-ins, designer window coverings, custom water features in courtyard & much more.The custom fire pit, waterfalls in pool, & built in BBQ, makes this home perfect for entertaining. Neighborhoods: La Costa Oaks Complex Features: ,, Equipment: Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

7523 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,948,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,743 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2110177
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This home is STUNNING! Located in the highly desirable neighborhood of La Costa Oaks, this Davidson home has recently been remodeled. Enjoy cooking & dining in your dream kitchen with new custom cabinets, beautiful quartzite countertops, and hand-painted tile backsplash. There are beautiful French Oak wood floors throughout the 3,743 sq ft home with a bedroom and ensuite bath on the main floor. Upstairs bedrooms are unique with shiplap, wainscoting, crown molding, and barn wood wall. Relax in your master bathroom that has been remodeled with Restoration Hardware vanities, a new freestanding soaking tub and additional custom storage space. The home has gorgeous wood plantation shutters, recessed lighting throughout and Smart-Home features. The serene backyard has a built-in bbq, wood beamed pergola, natural stone fireplace, a large grassy area, & a variety of fruit trees. Enjoy views of the hills to the east and privacy with no neighbors behind or on one side. La Costa Oaks offers two community pools, fitness center, & clubhouse. Hiking & biking trails are close as is the La Costa Town Center. Top-rated San Dieguito and Encinitas School Districts. The incredible home upgrades are endless. This one is a MUST SEE! Additional photos coming soon.

7358 Corte Tomillo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,799,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,178 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210026608
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Offer accepted prior to MLS input Equipment: Dryer, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

3517 Caminito Sierra Unit 302 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$565,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2110903
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Two bedroom two bath top floor unit with private one car garage and a parking space in the beautiful gated resort La Costa Hills condo community with huge beautiful deep pool, spacious jacuzzi, indoor gym, dry sauna, party/game room, picnic, tennis courts and BBQ areas located within the complex. This unit  comes furnished with washer/dryer in unit, all kitchen appliances, wood burning fire place, California Closets, bright new paint and ceramic tile wood-look flooring, Brondell heated bidet toilet, sleek portable air conditioners and heaters.This complex is walking distance to amazing restaurants, luxury movie theatre, award winning schools, playgrounds, parks and nature trails only three miles from the beach! Condo backs up to a Greenbelt  full of beautiful bird and nature sounds including  the soothing sound of a running creek that goes through the trees.  Pet friendly community, fresh ocean breezes, safe and convenient location. Fire stairwell exit and private exterior front entrance. Spectacular as a second home, or your tranquil home that is located in Carlsbad, America’s crown jewel!

7702 Caminito Puerto Unit 101 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$515,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21213468
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
This is a two bedroom two bath condominium with a one car walk thru garage and a fireplace. There is a bbq outside of the unit. There is a patio off of the living room. The unit is on the first floor. The complex is not FHA approved.

7307 Circulo Papayo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,399,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,225 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2111315
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This is the coveted 'European Country' model at La Costa Oaks with a sloped roofline, castle turret, two front entrances, huge two-story entrance foyer with diamond pattern Italian porcelain and marble, and a stunning spiral staircase with imported Italian iron balusters rather than wood spindles. This particular section of La Costa Oaks is about a five minute walk to La Costa Town Square stores, restaurants, movie theater, and a nearby nature preserve with seasonal waterfalls. First time on the market in 16 years (original owner). One of the largest lots in La Costa Oaks, on a quieter street, and facing a cul-de-sac and a nearby mountain for a more open feel. One of the most private lots in the community. This is the largest model (4,225 sq ft) of Shea Homes' Highgrove subdivision. Lush landscaping with large trees for privacy. The large purple bougainvillea near the front entrance blooms most of the year. Numerous upgrades to this house. One of the few homes in La Costa Oaks with European-style pavers for large driveway and backyard patio, rather than cement. Impressive two-story-high entry and central corridor with a custom/added three-section glass divider to the adjoining castle turret, to let more light in (unique to this house). Two front entrances. Two garages with upgraded wood doors (2-car and 1-car), instead of metal. Custom Italian marble mosaic floor inlay in the two-door entry area to the huge master bedroom, which has a recessed ceiling, and side sitting area. Two fireplaces. Four upgraded triple-locking Andersen French doors off kitchen. High-end appliances (built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, Dacor range and dual ovens). Large kitchen adjoining family room, and a separate upstairs family room/loft with upgrade of outdoor balcony. Massive approximately 14 by 6 foot imported-marble island in kitchen with custom hand-blown glass light pendants above. Italian porcelain floor in kitchen. Under-counter lighting. Two heating/cooling systems for maximum efficiency (upstairs, downstairs). Integrated Bosch security system. Two wifi and internet controlled smart Nest thermostats, and smart weather-adjusting sprinkler system. Surround sound pre-wiring in family room, loft, living room, and master bedroom. New water heater and whole house pressure controlling valve. Whole-house recirculating hot water system (on timer) for faster hot water. Cable, CAT 5 internet, and phone wiring. Attached baths on three of the five bedrooms. Large master bathroom with his and hers walk-in closets and mirrored doors (each side of doors), and solatube lighting. Large two-person custom marble and glass shower, separate sinks, and a large bathtub. Wet bar/wine storage area with sink. Large walk-in pantry. Kohler plumbing fixtures. Built-in reverse osmosis water maker. Dual-pane energy-saving and noise canceling windows throughout. Large laundry room with many storage cabinets and sink. Access to two large pools, gym, and other amenities. Includes the original builder specs notebook and brochures.

7580 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,275,000
5 Beds
5 Baths
4,398 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2111608
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to one of the BEST neighborhoods in North County. This beautiful family home in La Costa Oaks has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and recently remodeled gourmet kitchen open to the family room. Formal living room with fireplace has soaring ceilings and is open to the dining area with an abundance of natural light that leads to the backyard. The downstairs bedroom has en suite bathroom perfect for a guest bedroom or gym. Master suite has walk in closet and spa tub. Entertain guests in the backyard with the outdoor fire pit. Home has room for RV parking and has a 2 car garage and separate 1 car garage. Local schools are top rated and neighborhood amenities include Private Oaks Club House that has 2 pools, a fitness club and indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. Walking distance to La Costa Canyon HS, Stagecoach Park and hiking and biking trails.
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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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