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.

7337 Corte Tomillo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,399,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,853 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2103032
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Beautiful PANORAMIC VIEW home on a CUL-DE-SAC street in the wonderful community of La Costa Oaks with top Encinitas and San Dieguito schools. Fabulous outside living area with pool, spa, firepit and BBQ Bar area. SOLAR OWNED! Gated Entry to front Courtyard and outdoor Fireplace. Interior is highly upgraded with Granite Island Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Bonus Office or Exercise Room, Bedroom & Bath down stairs, MBR Suite Balcony and Retreat Drybar with refrigerator. Close to Oaks Club community center, schools, shopping, golf and beaches. INTERIOR UPGRADES & FEATURES: Hardwood Floors, Dramatic Foyer & Stairwell, Crown Moldings, Security System, CAT 5 Home Network Wiring, Dual Zone FAU & A/C, Multiple Stereo and Surround Sound Zones, Epoxy Garage Floor, Three Fireplaces, Granite Center Island Kitchen features built in Stainless Steel Monogram Refrigerator & Dbl Oven, Six Burner Cook-top, Maple Cabinets refinished white, Butler's Pantry, Walk-in Pantry, Custom Lighting on Upgraded Dimmers, Living Room Built-ins, Family Room Built-in Media Center, Large Bonus Exercise or Office Room with French Doors to Courtyard, Separate Bedroom Suite on First Floor, Oversized Laundry Room with Sink and Cabinets, Walk-In Wine Closet with Custom Iron Gate, Master Suite has a Rotunda Entry and a Retreat for another office or exercise room. The MBA has His/Hers Walk-in Closets and Separate Vanity areas, large Soaking Tub and great Balcony with Panoramic Views! *****EXTERIOR: The front of the home features a Huge Canary Island Date Palm, Iron Gate Security Entry to a peaceful front Courtyard with a Fireplace and Cascading side Water Features. The rear yard is an Entertainer's Dream with Panoramic Views to Mexico and a variety of numerous Palm Trees! Beautiful Pool and three shear dissent Water Features, Large Spa, Firepit conversation area, Granite BBQ Area with Sink, Beverage Cooler & Palapa for shade! SEE FULL LISTING REPORT for MORE! Ground level trampoline for Kids. ***** NEIGHBORHO...

3545 Corte Romero Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,648,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,132 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # NDP2103078
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! Set on one of the highest building pads in all of Carlsbad, this former Model Home boasts endless panoramic views as far as the eye can see. Upgrades abound including professional interior design and décor as well as upgrades by the retired couple who took pride of ownership seriously! Upscale appliances, spacious rooms, beautiful outdoors with nice sized yard with lovely fountain in a family friendly neighborhood with miles of hiking trails on an 1100 acre nature preserve directly across the street. An abundance of luxury envelopes the home with gorgeous travertine stone flooring and beautiful wood floors in the light enveloped front entry with new custom front door letting in sunshine while protecting privacy. The Family Room has a raised stone fireplace adjacent to the spacious backyard which is large enough for a pool or spa as well as entertaining. The remarkable kitchen in this former showcase Model Home boasts a huge 6 burner Thermador cooktop range that will delight any chef along with Thermador and Bosch appliances. Guest bedrooms were all customized with vaulted ceilings and professional interior design elements and décor along with an adjoining Juliet Balcony and spacious Jack & Jill bathroom. The Master Suite is grand in scale with an oversized bedroom and sitting area along with views for miles and miles. Included in the Master Suite are two walk-in closets and the Master Bathroom which abounds in luxurious upgrades featuring limestone floors, granite counters, a travertine tub surround and stone tiled shower. There are views from virtually every room in this exquisite home! The garage is oversized and has built in cabinetry for ample storage along with professionally installed epoxy coated flooring. The property is gated with parking for 2 cars in the garage plus 2 cars in the Courtyard and more on the driveway apron. Award winning Encinitas Union Elementary School District - Mission Estancia Elementary K – 6, Diegueno Middle School 7 – 8th grade and San Dieguito Union High School District – La Costa Canyon HS. This outstanding location and beautifully appointed home is located near restaurants, shopping, beaches, trail systems, family entertainment, nearby medical facilities and convenient access to the 5, 78 and 15 freeways and just about equi-distant in close proximity to San Diego and Orange County! Additional Amenities Include: • Owners recently added a unique and ultimate upgrade in terms of fire prevention with Roof Top Rainbird Fire Suppression equipment that can connect to your Smart devices and be managed from anywhere in the world! • Whole House Water Filtration Purification System for drinking quality water at every faucet • Continuous Hot Water Recirculating System • Security System • Owners received approval from the HOA to add on a magnificent cantilevered second story deck / balcony that would create an indoor outdoor feel for both upstairs and downstairs. Approved architectural plans will be available to the buyer…all the hard work has been done, plans are ready for submittal to the City of Carlsbad for permit application. Once permits are in hand the buyer may take this amazing property to the next level of premier luxury. * Furnishings are negotiable with the sale of this lovely home!

7782 Calle Mejor Carlsbad, CA 92009

$925,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,758 SqFt
Status Coming Soon
MLS # NDP2104837
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Wow! Here's that 4 bedroom home with an upstairs laundry room that you've been waiting for! This light and bright home is located on a double cul-de-sac street in the highly desirable neighborhood of Greystone On The Park. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, getting freshly painted and ready for you to move right in! Located near Stagecoach Park and Sprouts is just a stroll away. Enjoy the community pool, spa, and bbq area. Don't miss this one!

7266 Sitio Lima Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,900,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,843 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2103551
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Stunning 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath Smart home with over $320k in upgrades has a 3-car garage with epoxy floors, water softener, Ring security cameras, Bose sound system and owned Tesla Solar Powerwall with Battery Backup & DC Discharge. Extensively upgraded inside and out, the home features brushed French oak floors, high ceilings with crown molding, designer selections of custom window treatments and high-end fixtures throughout the home. The heart of this gorgeous home is the chef’s Kitchen with upgraded S/S appliances, expansive island, granite counters and the Great Room with gas fireplace & folding Cantina doors that open to the large, professionally landscaped yard perfect for indoor/outdoor dining & entertaining. Day or night, enjoy the sounds of the beautiful waterfall while roasting marshmallows over the firepit or while watching TV under the covered pergola complete with ceiling fan & light. Each of the 5 bedrooms comes with its own upgraded, ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet. Relax in the spacious Master suite with slider & balcony, and its luxurious bathroom complete with over-sized shower with rain shower head & wall-mount hand shower head, jetted spa tub, separate sink areas with limestone counters, vanity area, water closet, and huge, custom walk-in closet. The upstairs also includes a spacious loft with a sizable walk-in linen closet and 3 additional bedroom suites. The full bathroom in the first floor bedroom suite has been remodeled to include a steam shower. Arterro is a newer, master-planned community built by Davidson. Convenient location close to La Costa Town Center Square, La Costa Canyon High School, as well as walking and biking trails and less than 7 miles to the beach. Award-winning Encinitas & San Dieguito School Districts.

7337 Calle Conifera Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,800,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,225 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2103968
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
STUNNING, upgraded home on an immaculately maintained, POOL SIZE LOT in desirable LA COSTA OAKS! This beautiful home is filled with designer upgrades including hardwood & honed travertine flooring, white wood blinds & plantation shutters throughout, custom built-ins, and more! First floor features formal living room, formal dining, open concept kitchen, breakfast area, family room w/ custom built-ins, plus a DOWNSTAIRS BR/BA! REMODELED chef’s kitchen is perfect for entertaining and includes large island, SS appliances, high end granite counters, travertine subway tile backsplash, solid wood white cabinets with LED lighting, and new disposal! Three gorgeous stone fireplaces in living room, family room, and kitchen. Upstairs features a large loft and 4 additional bedrooms. Spacious master suite features a walk-in closet with custom drawers & shelving, and fully REMODELED bathroom completed in 2021 with freestanding tub, frameless shower enclosure, Italian tile, Kohler Memoirs fixtures, new 1.2gpm toilet, and Panasonic Whisper Quiet fans. Relaxing backyard includes built-in gas Bull stainless steel BBQ, wood shade patio over BBQ area, Sunbrella curtains, pergola above raised flower/vegetable garden, stone paver patios and walkway, and fountain controlled from patio. Complete relandscape over the past seven years including lawns, rose gardens, and a combination of California pepper, jacaranda, evergreen pear, and decorative redbud and white flowering trees. 3 car garage with extensive SafeRacks for storage and double LED lights. New water heater and circulating pump installed in 2020! The entire family will enjoy all of the amazing amenities La Costa Oaks has to offer! TWO community pools, workout room, and rec room! Beautiful hiking trails to enjoy! TOP RATED SCHOOL DISTRICT (Encinitas Union & San Dieguito High School Districts) Live the Resort-like lifestyle in La Costa Oaks!

7754 Caminito Bonanza Unit 202 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$550,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2104240
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Meticulously maintained condo in gated La Costa Hills. Walking distance to La Costa Canyon High School, Stagecoach Park and shopping/restaurants and only minutes to the beach. Could be used as two master bedrooms. Beautiful wood flooring, plantation shutters, newer vinyl windows and slider. Enjoy cool coastal breezes with only a few steps to the community pool/spa/sauna/clubhouse/exercise room/BBQ (note - some of these are temporarily closed due to COVID). Unit has an extended single car garage and one assigned parking space. HOA fee includes water, trash, sewer. See Virtual and 3D Tours.

7281 Calle Conifera Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,900,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,225 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210010558
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Striking La Costa Oaks home with Resort Style Backyard that Features a Built-in BBQ lined with Bar Seating, Fire Pit, Pool, Spa, and Waterfalls. An Absolute must-see with over $200K in Upgrades to Create this Outdoor Oasis! It Boosts an Impressive 35 Solar Panels from Tesla/Solar City, a 3 Car Garage, and a Well-Maintained Low-Water Landscape. The Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen has Granite Counters, a Large Sweeping Island, and Stainless Steel Appliances. This Home Features an Expansive Living Space, aligned with 3 Fireplaces, a Master Suite, Loft, Wet Bar, and Oversized Laundry Room. A True Entertainer’s Delight! Downstairs Features 1 Bedroom with Private Bathroom, Family Room, Formal Entry Living Room, Guest Powder and Separate Dining Room that Opens to a Backyard Courtyard. Upstairs you will find 3 Sizable Bedrooms, a Loft with a Patio, and the Huge Master Suite with Private Fireplace, Large Master Bath, and Dual Walk-in Closets. This Home is located on the Premium End of a Cul-de-sac and in the Highly Top-Rated San Dieguito School District. Walking distance to Parks, Trails, La Costa Town Center, and the Newly Opened Cinepolis. And just a minutes drive to San Diego’s Renowned Beaches and Downtown Encinitas. Live the Resort-like Lifestyle that San Diego has to offer! Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

7753 Caminito Bonanza Unit 204 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$569,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210011190
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Move-In Ready, La Costa Hills 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo! This Light & bright, TOP floor unit features a well laid out floor plan of dual master suites, cozy brick fireplace in the living area, walk-in kitchen pantry, in-unit LAUNDRY & a large private balcony. Unit has an oversized 1 car GARAGE & an additional assigned parking space. Resort-style complex with pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, sauna, tennis & gated entry. Convenient location- Walking distance to La Costa Canyon High School, Stagecoach Park, shopping/restaurants & only minutes to the beach. Equipment: Dryer, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

3415 Corte Aciano Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,799,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,489 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2104635
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
LOOK NO FURTHER! Absolutely stunning REMODELED home with peek OCEAN & LAGOON VIEWS, located on a quiet cul-de-sac in desirable La Costa Oaks! Step inside to gorgeous upgrades including new plantation shutters, new interior & exterior paint, new luxury white oak vinyl flooring, and more! First floor features separate living & family rooms with cozy fireplaces, relaxing outdoor courtyard, and a large dining room with built-in buffet area. Chef’s kitchen features quartz island with plenty of storage, honed granite counters, KitchenAid appliances including new dishwasher, new sink/faucet, & subway tile backsplash! Upstairs master suite includes spa-like bath with quartz counters, freestanding soaking tub, oversized shower with marble floor, designer tile, & new Moen fixtures, and a large walk-in closet with built-ins. Three additional bedrooms upstairs, plus two secondary baths with quartz counters, new fixtures, sinks, & mirrors. Backyard features new hardscape, landscape, and irrigation! New Alumawood patio cover with chandelier, fountain, artificial turf, and low maintenance plants. Ocean & lagoon views! New fences and gates on both sides of property. Other upgrades include new crown molding, new baseboards, new door & cabinet hardware, new LED recessed lighting, chandeliers, & light fixtures! New water heater & new downstairs AC! 3 car tandem garage with epoxy flooring, built-in storage, roof racks, and additional room for a workout area! The entire family will enjoy all of the amazing amenities La Costa Oaks has to offer! Two community pools, workout room, & recreation room! Beautiful hiking trails to enjoy nearby! TOP RATED SCHOOL DISTRICT! Live the resort-like lifestyle of La Costa Oaks!
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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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