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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3415 Corte Aciano Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,179,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,489 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063360
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to this light and bright highly upgraded 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Entry w/spacious feel of cathedral ceilings. Custom Travertine floors, crown molding and designer windows coverings. See the sun-filled patio atrium with access from dining room and living rooms. Spacious gourmet kitchen w/distinctive black counters stainless steel appliances & butler's bar. Elegant master suite with big bathroom and walking closet. Ample rooms, street balcony, BBQ patio w/open views.

7357 Calle Conifera Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,100,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
3,369 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200003106
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Beautifully maintained executive home with an attached two-car garage located within the highly sought-after community of La Costa Oaks. Master bed/bath on the main level. Two bedrooms and a loft upstairs. Open floorplan with neutral decor throughout. The spacious back yard with a nice big patio is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.

7702 Caminito Tingo Unit 201 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$340,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
773 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # IG20023029
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, end-unit condo in the gated community of Carlsbad! Enjoy an open floor plan with spacious family room, an inviting brick fireplace, a light, bright kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and adjacent to the sliding doors that lead to the private balcony. Other property highlights include the inside laundry, 1 car garage, and additional assigned parking space. HOA amenities include the resort-style pool, spa, exercise room, and clubhouse. Convenient to area

7704 Caminito Malaga Unit 102 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$414,900
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200008857
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Beautiful wood laminate flooring in living room, kitchen and dining room. Dual master bedroom suites. Full size stackable washer/dryer included. Large walk in pantry and both bedrooms feature walk in closets. Cozy brick fireplace in living room. Direct access from attached garage into home. Gated community. Single level, corner unit on bottom floor of two story building.

7637 Sitio Algodon Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,850,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200010326
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Gorgeous, recently updated La Costa Oaks home on elevated view lot. Remodeled w/high quality finishes throughout--newer kitchen, baths, flooring, lighting--owned solar w/24 panels. Indoor-outdoor living w/lg. private courtyard w/fireplace, solar heated pool & spa w/beautiful views, BBQ, 2nd outdoor fireplace--great entertaining home w/public rooms open to courtyard & back yard. Gorgeous sunset views! Versatile floorplan w/great room, sep. family room off kitchen, one BR/BA down, master w/view balcony

7675 Sitio Manana Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,795,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,178 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200012020
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Stunning Single Story Beauty - Panoramic westerly views to the Ocean. This rarely available Spanish Colonial has the perfect floorplan; Great Room separates Living areas from quiet private Bedrooms. GE Monogram SS Chef’s Kitchen opens to huge family room. Crown molding, built in Custom Cabinetry, 10’ high ceilings, storage galore. Completely painted, newly carpeted throughout. New Luxury Plank Vinyl in Master Suite. Huge lot, spacious BBQ and seating areas, cozy fireplace, Spa…an entertainers dream.

7314 Sitio Lirio Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,249,900
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,487 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200014225
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Delightful home situated on a cul-de-sac in the highly sought after community of La Costa Oaks! One of the largest floor plans w/over 3,000 living sqft, main level bedroom w/ensuite, powder room, 3 car garage, solar panels, formal living & dining rooms, sizable family room w/extensive chef’s kitchen. Master Retreat features his/her sinks, soaking tub & walk-in shower. 3 of the secondary bedrooms have an ensuite. Spacious backyard w/fireplace, low maintenance landscaping, and spa - an entertainer’s dream!

3471 Caminito Sierra Unit 301 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$359,999
1 Bed
1 Bath
773 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200014760
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Move-in ready, end-unit upstairs condo in gated La Costa Hills. Steps to the pool/spa, club house, rec center & fitness. Open concept plan has living room w/ slate fireplace, dining room, kitchen w/ granite counters & upgraded SS appliances. Sunny deck thru French doors. Tons of upgrades like ceiling fans, crown molding & recessed lighting. Spacious bedroom has double closets w/ storage. Tub shower & linen closet in bathroom. Washer/dryer in unit. One-car garage plus one spot. Low HOA; great walkability!

3583 Calle Palmito Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,549,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,911 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200014998
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
OVER 1/4 ACRE LOT! SINGLE STORY VIEW HOME ON A CULDESAC located in the coveted neighborhood of LA COSTA OAKS. Sprawling single story ranch style floorplan with large rooms. Kitchen features granite counters, built in GE Monogram refrigerator, chef quality cooktop, double ovens and abundance of cabinets. Office off kitchen could be pantry, breakfast room or exercise room. 3 car garage. True Master Suite with fireplace. Community pools and clubhouse. Award winning schools. LOW HOA & NO MR!
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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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