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.

7353 Sitio Lima Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,695,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,994 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220009078SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Premium Lot~ arguably the best in all of La Costa Oaks! This sensational home is situated atop a hill with only one adjacent neighbor on a single-loaded street~ truly one of the most secluded nooks within the community. You'll surely be the envy of the neighborhood with commanding southern views off the back of the property that extend for miles. Fantastic views also can be seen off the front which look up at the Rancho La Costa Preserve that features zig-zagging switchback trails~ popular for hiking or mountain biking. Interior features include wooden plantation shutters, crown molding, neutral paint colors, and hand scraped Hickory floors throughout. An updated Chef’s kitchen with an oversized island, quartz counters, and all upgraded built-in stainless steel designer appliances (Sub Zero refrigerator). The home features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with an optional 5th (office)~all bedrooms include ensuite baths including one full bed/bath located on the first level. There is a private interior courtyard complete with a cozy fireplace at the center of the home. Pool-size backyard will accommodate future plans, however, there are two large community pools close by. Unsurpassed community amenities include the aforementioned two sparkling pools, BBQ facilities, a Gym, and a Clubhouse. Walking distance to La Costa Town Square, La Costa Canyon High, and the Clubhouse facilities via a well-maintained community trail system. Top-rated San Dieguito school district. Conveniently located, just minutes away from beaches, shopping, dining, Interstate 5, and so much more! Complex Features: ,,,, Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: ,,LL Frontage: Open Space

7614 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,750,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,398 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2204029
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Extraordinary home that offers a five-star hotel experience in Carlsbad's highly desirable La Costa Oaks community. This home is rich with designer features & quality touches that make it not only an ideal home but an entertainer's delight. Imagine returning home after a long day to relax with guests around your private pool & spa with an outdoor kitchen fit for a chef or to sit by the fire in your very private yard. As you enter the home you are met by high ceilings and a sweeping staircase that offers a sense of old-world elegance to the formal living and dining room. Abundant sunlight spills in through multiple windows to brighten every corner of your living area and showcase the stately fireplace. Enjoy your beautiful kitchen that evokes high style and elegance with an extra large island that opens up to the family room. The home includes a guest bedroom with en-suite bath on the first level. Among the many other must-have features of this remarkable home are a gorgeous master suite, with balcony, upstairs den, 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms upstairs (one being a jack and Jill). This home includes Solar for pool and one for the house and other smart features available. Its also important to point out the advantageous location, that is is close to top-rated schools, parks popular shops/restaurants, and hiking trails. The community offers multiple amenities such as a pool, gathering area, and exercise room.

7288 Circulo Papayo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,360,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,225 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220011398SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
BEAUTIFUL LA COSTA OAKS HOME WITH 5 BEDROOM + LOFT FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM LARGE PRIVATE LOT 3 CAR GARAGE. This Shea home (High Grove Plan #3) has one of the most coveted floor plans in La Costa Oaks with a turret roof line, two front entrances, huge two-story foyer entrance with stunning spiral staircase, 3 ensuite bedrooms/bathrooms (downstairs, upstairs and the master bedroom), separate living room, formal dining room with butlers pantry, family room, large upstairs bonus loft, 3 fireplace, large kitchen with an enormous island and walk in pantry. Large master suite with an enormous 2 sided walk in closet (w/ 2 solar light tubes), separate shower and tub and 2 separate vanities. 3 car garage (2 car garage and a separate single car garage). Large laundry room with many storage cabinets and laundry sink. Large private backyard with several fruit trees (papaya, mandarin orange, Asian pear, Macintosh apple, pomegranate, wax apple). Other great features: two heating/cooling systems for maximum efficiency (upstairs, downstairs), upgraded water heater (Smith 2018), water softener system, upgraded doors, marbled entrance, half bath and master bath flooring and more! This is the first time this home has been on the market in 16 years (original owner). Only five minutes to La Costa Town Square stores, restaurants, movie theater, and a nearby nature preserve with seasonal waterfalls. Access to two large pools (Splash), thus avoiding the ownership costs of pool maintenance There's also a gym, club house and other amenities included in the very reasonably priced HOA. Top-rated San Diego schools! Conveniently located, just minutes away from beaches, shopping, dining, Interstate 5, and so much more!

7720 Corte Promenade Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,299,500
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,758 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220012802SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This charming home is located on a quiet cul de sac that backs up to a private green space with a beautiful Koi Pond, fire pit and built in BBQ for outdoor entertaining/living. 3 bedrooms plus, large bonus office/optional 4th bedroom 2.5 bath has soaring ceilings offering lots of light. Wood floors and tile throughout. Granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. New HVAC system, Paid Solar Panels, Water is filtered with water softener system. Fantastic location and neighborhood. Close to all Schools Estancia Elementary, Middle and La Costa High. Shopping is all close by Sprouts Market, The Forum. La costa town center. This community, On the Park, has Community pool and spa. Stagecoach Park and Rec. just 1 block away. Sellers would like to remain in the house until August 1, 2022. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

7754 Caminito Encanto Unit 201 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$539,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
773 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220013123SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Amazing opportunity for a bright and open TOP FLOOR, corner unit, in the highly sought after community of La Costa Hills in Carlsbad! Spacious floor plan with an open west facing balcony with views of breathtaking evening sunsets. Take advantage of the resort-like features of the pool, spa, fitness center, gated entrance, private parking garage, and beautifully manicured landscaping throughout. In unit washer and dryer checks the box of convenient living in this well maintained and ideally located community. Located in the award winning school districts of Encinitas Union School District/San Dieguito High School District. Walking distance to the biking and hiking trails of the Rancho La Costa Reserve, Stagecoach Community Park and the new La Costa Town Square which includes a Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, 24 Hour Fitness, restaurants, grocery shopping and more! Hop in your car, or e-bike, or on a bus for a day at Moonlight State Beach of Encintas or Carlsbad state beach, located less than 6 miles due west. Complex Features: ,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

7758 Caminito Encanto Unit 204 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$674,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220013310SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Sophisticated elegance radiates throughout this top floor stunning home. Illuminated by natural light & highly upgraded with modern design finishes. Interior features 2 spa-like bedroom suites, spacious open floor plan, ecological Hauster laminate floor, gourmet kitchen, recessed lighting, dual pane windows, cozy fireplace & private balcony with serene views. It has in-unit laundry & 1-car garage with ample storage space. Ideally situated in the heart of La Costa. Short walking distance to parks, hiking trails, shopping, dining & entertainment. Only minutes away from the beaches & golf courses. Great primary residence, vacation home or income property! Sewer: Sewer Connected

7546 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,350,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,743 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220014694SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome home to your gorgeous Spanish-style home in La Costa Oaks. This home features a large, gourmet-style kitchen with large island. Perfect for hosting get togethers or entertaining family and friends. Kitchen flows into the spacious family room highlighting the open floor plan and the inviting Mediterranean architecture. This home emphasizes the luxury details like custom crown molding, travertine stone floors, and new paint throughout. Relax in your enclosed private courtyard/porch or under your pergola in the backyard. Enjoy close proximity to award-winning schools, 1,500 acre preserve, as well as shopping and dining experiences at La Costa Town Square. This beautiful home won't last long! Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL

3459 Caminito Sierra Unit 102 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$559,900
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2206364
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
***Huge price reduction*** Price reflects property condition. Nice home in La Costa Hills community* Open floorplan* Kitchen with breakfast bar, granite counters, walk-in pantry and SS appliances* Blinds* Ceiling fan* New carpet* Large storage* Washer, dryer and refrigerator included* Patio* Nice views of Stagecoach park* Community pool, spa, gym, clubhouse and tennis courts. A MUST SEE!

3546 Calle Palmito Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,600,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,911 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2206521
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
La Costa Oaks single level panoramic ocean view property freshly painted with new carpet and updates. Four bedrooms, home office, Three and half bath with three car garage. Dual a/c, fire pit, large spool pool. Enjoy open floor plan with beautiful wood floors and light walls. Custom built-ins in the office and family room. Intimate living room with fireplace and large open kitchen make this house a home for your family. Large master suite which leads out to private entertaining backyard. Side yard perfect for garden and orchard. Backyard perfect for relaxation or entertaining in your large jacuzzi spool or sit outside your fire pit and enjoy your nighttime city light view. Single levels don't last long but add the view and this property is hard to find!

3463 Caminito Sierra Unit 202 Carlsbad, CA 92009

$675,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,022 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PTP2204202
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept: Location: Carlsbad, CA This luxurious and spacious two bedroom/two bath top floor condo located in the beautiful gated resort community of La Costa Hills. This unit come furnished with washer/dryer in unit, all kitchen appliances, wood burning fireplace, and much more. Recently remodeled so you can move right in! There are beautiful pools, spacious jacuzzi, indoor gym, dry sauna, party/game room, picnic, tennis courts and BBQ areas located within the complex for your enjoyment. You'll also have your own private one car garage and a parking spacel

7338 Corte Tomillo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$3,199,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
4,714 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2206549
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Lifestyle Video in Virtual Tour Link! *** Gorgeous La Costa Oaks Gem with Excellent Privacy on a one of the most coveted Cul-De-Sac streets is the area. First Level BR Suite and Office/Bonus Room. Four Car Garage Parking. Paid Home Solar and Pool Systems! *** Beautiful front gate entrance opens to a secluded interior courtyard with a fireplace sitting area. Incredible backyard with huge Pool & Spa, BBQ area, Dining area, Open and Covered Patios, Firepit and large Balcony off the PBR Retreat! *** First level Upgraded Wood Floors, Gourmet Center Island Kitchen with Sub Zero, GE Monogram SS Appliances, two LG Dishwashers and remodeled Quartzite Counters! *** Other upgrades include Two Zone Heat & Air, Central Vacuum, Plantation Shutters, Nest system, Monitored Video Security System plus Ring, Five Rooms have Fireplaces, Extensive Interior and Exterior Stereo Sound System Zones, Family Room and Custom BR Closet Built-ins, Hot Water Heater new in 2022. *** The La Costa Oaks Club facility is just down the hill with Community Parties for young and old to get to know your neighbors and families! Multiple Pools, Parks, Clubhouse, Gym, plus biking & hiking trails! Award Winning San Dieguito Union & Encinitas School Districts! This is a Unique Time in History and this is an Incredible Property FOREVER! *** See Recent Renovations List in the DOCS Tab.
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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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