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

7659 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,875,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,000 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2107167
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Experience the BEST of coastal INDOOR/OUTDOOR living at 7659 Circulo Sequoia! This La Costa Oaks home centers around a one-of-a-kind entertainer’s courtyard complete with a full outdoor kitchen, high end appliances, wine fridge, bar and elegant fireplace for intimate gatherings with friends and family. Open the multiple courtyard doors and the entertaining easily flows through the home along with the coastal breezes out to the spacious back yard with expansive views all the way to the ocean. Any grill master will love the built in BBQ island overlooking the unobstructed canyon views. Elegance and ageless style combine throughout the open floor plan with gorgeous travertine floors, high ceilings, oversized rooms encompassing a gourmet kitchen with a huge center island, rich wood cabinetry and high-end SS appliances. Your guests or extended family members will delight in the entry level bedroom suite. While the versatile floorplan offers plenty of room to complete work or school tasks with ease from the comfort of home with built-in student office niche off the kitchen or by using one of the 5 bedrooms as your dedicated office. Escape from it all in the elegant master retreat with dramatic fireplace, ocean view balcony and spa like master bath featuring dual sinks with vanity area large oval soaking tub and dual walk-in closets. Situated just up the street from the OAKS CLUB the heart of this resort style community. Amenities include: swimming pool, kiddie pool, fitness facility, clubhouse, entertainment areas many beautiful nearby nature trails. Just minutes to La Costa Town Square, Shopping, Dining, Carlsbad Beaches, I-5 and Top Rated Schools! Dual zoned A/C and $$ saving FULLY PAID solar system. Lots of extra storage in the 2-car garage epoxy finished floors. Low HOA & Mello Roos.

7708 Corte Promenade Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,249,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,217 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # OC21139501
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This home is in the On The Park community. We are situated at the end of a cul-de-sac with no neighbors in front, a common area on one side, one neighbor on the left side, and the trail that goes down to the park behind the house. Also, no neighbors behind the home. The exterior was painted in 2020, and Solar with a backup battery was added. A Quiet Cool whole house fan was installed in 2018. The garage has custom Gladiator storage and shelves. There is also a community pool and jacuzzi. We are a five-minute drive to major grocery stores, Home Depot, the beach, and more. The home is located in one of the best school districts in San Diego. -In 2020, we made a 25K investment into Solar panels along with a 5KW Home battery. We sell all 5KW to SDGE every day at peak rates between 4-8 PM, or you can use it for blackouts. Essentially, we only have a gas bill. -Garage Door replaced in 2019 -Garage Door Springs replaced 2021 -The exterior painted in 2020 -Wood fences on the sides of the backyard were replaced in 2019. The 1st set lasted over 20 years. -Patio cover painted, and all flat beams replaced with Vinyl wood so no painting or maintenance -Top of the line QuietCool “whole house” fan installed in 2018 -The garage has custom Gladiator paneling on walls that allow for tons of storage -Nest Doorbell, Nest smoke alarms, and Nest Thermostat added in 2019 -Water Heater and all top-of-the-line Samsung appliances replaced in 2018 -All wood and tile flooring downstairs upgraded -All countertops in the kitchen upgraded to Granite -Replaced carpet upstairs in 2017. There is the only carpet in the upstairs area -Water Softener replaced 2018 -All Closets have been Customized -Flooring upgraded in Master Bathroom and Closet -The Garage Door, Water Heater, Nest devices, and Refrigerator can be controlled by Cell Phone -Custom Cabinets added in Family Room -Fireplace converted to Gas -2 French Mahogany Doors added to the back of the house that leads to Patio and Back Yard -We are including all appliances and furniture except Master bedroom pieces -There is also a community pool and jacuzzi -House is within walking distance to CVS, Sprouts, and Vons

3513 Caminito Sierra Unit 301 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$425,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
773 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2107889
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
GORGEOUS, TURNKEY LA COSTA ONE BEDROOM CONDO! Complete remodel from the new kitchen with brand new appliances, counters & cabinets, new Milgard windows + slider, new flooring throughout & updated bathroom. This condo is so bright & light and has great breezes that flow on to the balcony to catch the sunsets. One car attached garage and nobody below you. This is a perfect first time buyer or second home! Beautiful community pool & gym and just across the street to restaurants, shopping, coffee, grocery store! This one truly has it all!

7580 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,350,000
5 Beds
5 Baths
4,398 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2108197
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Community La Costa Oaks 5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms High Ceilings with French doors leading to backyard. Great Kitchen that is open to Family Room with fireplace. Main level has bedroom and bath. Beautiful Master with fireplace, walk in closet big tub and walk in shower. Community Pool & Gym. Close distance to La Costa town center with shopping, restaurant’s & Cinema. Biking & Hiking trails all around the area.

7522 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,895,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,743 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2108171
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
From the moment you walk through the door of this GORGEOUS turn-key home in one of the BEST neighborhoods in North County, you will quickly realize this is YOUR HOME! Light & bright with beautiful flooring, shiplap in several rooms, multiple entertaining areas & a bed & bath ensuite on the main floor. Enjoy an entertainer's backyard complete with landscaping, built-in fire pit, water features and built-in bbq. Enjoy mountain views from the pool and oversized spa. Walking distance to the TOP rated schools. This beautiful Davidson Plan 1 home has an inviting and flowing floor plan that has been thoughtfully upgraded. Spend your time relaxing or entertaining in your backyard or courtyard as the entire exterior is a low maintenance yard. Enjoy hiking and biking trails right outside your front door or take a walk to the local La Costa Town Center. This amazing La Costa Oaks community has 2 community pools, a gym and clubhouse. Top rated Encinitas and San Dieguito Schools.

3517 Caminito Sierra Unit 201 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$575,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210020232
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Privacy, Trees & Greenbelt views await you in this recently remodeled, move in ready, end unit, in the gated community of La Costa Hills. Two master suites, an attached oversized one car garage with an epoxy floor and direct access right into the kitchen, ground floor front door entry, so no stairs anywhere. Upgraded counter tops, luxury vinyl plank flooring, fresh paint, expanded closet for full size washer & dryer, and remodeled bathrooms. Other amenities include: Fireplace, walk in pantry, 1 additional assigned parking space. Complex has a lap pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, sauna, tennis court and BBQ’s. Walking distance to La Costa Canyon High School, Stagecoach Park and La Costa Town Square Shopping Ctr for shopping/restaurants. HOA fee includes water, trash, sewer Sewer: Public Sewer

3588 Calle Palmito Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,900,000
6 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,157 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2108598
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Standing proud on a large, elevated lot is this elegant La Costa Oaks home, perfectly crafted to capture spectacular views of the ocean and lagoon. A gated courtyard welcomes you into this 6-bedroom/5.5-bath residence with a casita located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Once inside, style and elegance are on display throughout the main level, offering many opportunities to entertain guests. A bright, welcoming living room features a fireplace for gathering while the formal dining room allows ample seating and a breathtaking vista. When you ascend the dramatic, curved staircase to the main bedroom, you can relax in the comfort of a fireplace, a private balcony overlooking the water, and an ensuite bath with a built-in soaking tub plus a walk-in shower. Ideal for the avid entertainer, experience outdoor living at its finest in the expansive backyard with a pool, spa, and a large covered patio with a kitchen that's perfect for dining alfresco, hosting, or relishing the summer sun. Relax in this private oasis capturing the nightly sunsets. You’ll be close to hiking & biking trails, shopping, and restaurants for convenience. The area schools are top-rated, and neighborhood amenities include two pools, a fitness center, plus indoor/outdoor entertaining areas. Come call this incredible home your own before someone else does!
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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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