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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7455 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,295,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,994 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180023779
Property Type Detached
VIEW HOME IN LA COSTA OAKS! No neighbors behind. 3 Car Garage. Open floor plan. Great home for Outdoor Entertaining. Upgraded, Custom Outdoor Kitchen under a Custom Palapa, Custom above ground Spa under a Gazebo-like serene setting with easy sliding/locking hardtop, Custom Waterfall feature with water cascading down a custom rock feature, next to a unique, Custom gas fire pit seating area. Stamped Concrete exterior. One bedroom and attached full bath downstairs. Indoor laundry room w/sink downstairs.

7704 Caminito Tingo 101 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$399,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Back On Market
MLS # 180027267
Property Type Attached
Gated La Costa Hills home in Carlsbad! Upgraded single story 2 bed 2 bath condo on ground floor with private entrance. Upgraded flooring in dining area and kitchen, kitchen counters, new tub, tile, flooring in second bathroom, wainscoting, and more! Attached garage has storage and work area that still allows parking of a car plus one additional assigned parking space.

7344 Corte Hortensia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,999,990 - $2,099,991
6 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,081 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030461
Property Type Detached
Step inside an entertainer's dream home! This is truly Southern California living at it's finest. Enter the home alongside a European inspired water feature and fire pit in your private courtyard, and step into this nearly 5,100 sqft luxury dream home offering 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms on a .27 acre lot. (See Supplemental Remarks)

7321 Calle Pera Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,699,000 - $1,799,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,926 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180029483
Property Type Detached
Model Perfect Corner lot w/ wrap around professionally landscaped yard & a custom saltwater pool & spa on one of the largest lots in Arterro. Some of the amenities include: bi-fold disappearing doors, massive social center kitchen island, custom lighting, built-in fire pit, outdoor kitchen and BBQ, bedroom & full en-suite bath on the 1st floor & last but not least is w/in the Encinitas School District. Don't miss the Drop Zone. This coveted neighborhood is located w/in a stroll to La Costa Town Square.

7345 Corte Tomillo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,999,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in La Costa Oaks, Carlsbad
Open House
$1,999,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,100 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030713
Property Type Detached
Ocean Views with twinkling lights of southwest exposure on an elevated .28 acres with a casita. Located on one of the most prestigious streets in La Costa Oaks, comes this architectural masterpiece with no detail overlooked. This gorgeous property offers a vaulted ceiling entrance with a light and bright floor plan boasting an updated color palette for today’s modern family. French doors in every room lend themselves to quintessential Southern California indoor/outdoor living. Casual elegance with luxury!

7285 Calle Conifera Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,350,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in La Costa Oaks, Carlsbad
Open House
$1,350,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,950 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030745
Property Type Detached
Upscale finishes throughout! 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. Too many upgrades to list!

7491 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,325,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,535 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180031244
Property Type Detached
Massive 15,000 sf flat useable yard; build a pool, play soccer, or run a few head of cattle! There's room to build a guest house. Brand new kitchen cabinets, quartz counters and gorgeous oak floors. Expandable downstairs bedroom with bath en-suite and French door entry. New custom tile in master bath & laundry too. No home behind. La Costa Oaks amenities: 2 pools, club house, RV storage. Phenomenal Encinitas schools.

7326 Calle Pera Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,625,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,926 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180031250
Property Type Detached
Beautiful Move-In Ready Home! With only one neighbor to the left, gorgeous 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. A must see!

3533 Calle Gavanzo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,449,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in La Costa Knolls, Carlsbad
Open House
New
$1,449,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,239 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180033366
Property Type Detached
Exquisite home in highly desirable La Costa Knolls. Light & bright open floor plan with new oak wood floors & huge Chef's kitchen featuring granite countertops, large center island, wine cabinet & lots of storage. Master suite along with 3 additional bedrooms upstairs, office/optional 5th bedroom down. Entertainer's backyard w/saltwater pool, waterfall, new built-in BBQ & bar. New Solar. No HOA/Mello Roos! Perfectly located with easy access to shopping, restaurants, the freeway, & highly coveted schools.
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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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