Richard Dreyfuss Sells La Costa Oaks Home at Loss


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.

3518 Calle Gavanzo Carlsbad, CA 92009

4 Beds
3 Baths
2,925 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2209762
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Desirable location, prime lot, spacious living inside and out! Positioned at the top of the culdesac, this storybook home sits perfectly on 1/4 of an acre. You will be impressed immediately by the curb appeal, large driveway, beautiful tropical landscape and slate flag stone work. Three car garage and stone steps lead through courtyard to front entry. Upon entrance, you will notice the grand vaulted ceilings and elegant staircase to the second floor. Home has been recently refreshed including interior paint throughout and luxury vinyl plank flooring. The first floor boasts a large living and dining room that offers a ton of natural light and fireplace. Doors open to the backyard. Additionally. there is a large first floor bedroom and full bath. Laundry room off garage off of entrance. The kitchen was updated with quartz countertops, custom kitchen cabinets, large undermounted sink, double ovens and pantry. You will find additional cabinets and counter space at the wet bar equipped with sink. Family room is right off the kitchen where you will cozy up to the newly installed electric fireplace which is picturesque against the beautiful stoned tiled wall. Crown molding and large patio doors lead you out to your own backyard paradise. Huge yard with lush landscaping, grassy area and mature trees. Cool off in the salt water pool or wind down in the hot tub. The 300 sq ft deck can be accessed from the back or primary suite. Amazing sunset views, peekaboo ocean view and lagoon views. Upstairs you will find an extra large primary suite with fireplace, doors to the balcony and ample windows for light. His and her closets, shower and soaking bathtub. Two additional bedrooms and double vanity bathroom down the hall. Giant bonus room can be used as a bedroom, office, playroom, so may options! Walk to Stagecoach Park, LCC, La Costa Towne Square for shopping, dining and entertainment. Don't miss the opportunity to call this home!

7287 Paseo Capuchina Carlsbad, CA 92009

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,950 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2210336
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
La Costa Oaks Beautiful pristine upgraded and UPDATED home on a quiet culdesac. 5 bedroom 5 bath 3950 sq ft. The kitchen/great room is open light & bright with custom hardwood flooring BRAND NEW stunning Carrara marble back splash and stone counter tops. Office/Bonus room off the great room with easy access from pool to 1/2 bath. The Extra large Primary suite has a sitting room with expansive new built-in cabinetry and BRAND NEW Primary bath w/Carrara marble and frameless glass shower & balcony. Also NEW: Tankless water heater, A/C, Furnace, Pool filter, Pool heater ALL NEW! NOTHING TO BE DONE! Its all been done for you, just move in and enjoy the entertainers back yard with outdoor kitchen area that makes entertaining easy directly off the kitchen, everyone will enjoy the Spectacular rock water-slide pool & hot tub heated with newly installed OWNED solar. Also, private 1st floor bed/bath, a Mud-room to envy, 3 car garage, Hard wired State of the art security & fire alarm system with encircling outdoor camera system, surround sound system, side yard with courtyard, formal dining room with Butler area, stacked stone fireplace, large secondary bedrooms all with large closets! This beautiful family home has been exceptionally well cared for. Top rated Encinitas Union Schools, Walk to the Cinepolis movie theater, Starbucks and restaurants at La Costa Town Center. The beach and 5 freeway are less than 10 minutes away!

3516 Avenida Maravilla Carlsbad, CA 92009

4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,465 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2211082
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to this highly upgraded home in La Costa Oaks. Enjoy the multiple outdoor living spaces, beginning with the private front courtyard with a lush succulent & rock garden. Enter to warm engineered wood flooring almost all through the home, and a spacious entryway. The owners have lovingly remodeled almost every space in this home to provide easy coastal living with casual yet elegant design. The kitchen has been remodeled with white cabinets, quartz countertops and a subway tiled backsplash. The large countertop provides bar seating and room for food preparation. The walk-in-pantry allows for plenty of food and appliance storage. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room and the family room with a marble fireplace. Both have direct access to the back yard through the French doors. The downstairs also includes an office, a music room and a powder room. The upstairs features a small office nook as you walk up the stairs. Next is the primary bedroom suite, which includes a balcony, a bathroom with dual sinks, and a spacious walk-in closet. Down the hall is two more bedroom with ample wall closet space along with two more marble clad bathrooms. There is also a bonus room which could easily be converted back to an additional bedroom. The water wise yard includes a bric fire pit and multiple seating and conversation areas.

7701 Caminito Leon Unit 201 Carlsbad, CA 92009

1 Bed
1 Bath
773 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2211479
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Top end 1 BR, 1 BA upper unit in the highly sought after La Costa Hills Complex. Listing features new interior paint, flooring, one car extended detached garage with an assigned parking space as well. HOA fees include, water, sewer, trash, tennis courts, gym, and community pool.

7470 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA 92009

4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,384 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2211576
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This is the perfect time of year to purchase a most incredible gift and this home IS that gift! Lovely 4,384 SqFt 2-story La Costa Valley home nestled onto a generous 1/3 acre lot w/ access to award winning La Costa Valley schools has so much to offer! Elegant entry, gorgeous wood flooring, an entertainer's kitchen (complete with SS appliances, walk-in pantry and dry bar). Amazing family room opens to kitchen with backyard views that +remind you every day what a blessing it is to live in Carlsbad! Spacious entry level office has the potential to be converted into a 1st floor BR should one desire. Upper level offers a generously apportioned Primary suite and balcony to enjoy sunsets and cool breezes. Primary bath leaves nothing to be desired: soaking tub, massive walk-in shower, dual sinks, vanity area, generous walk-in closet. Three additional upstairs bedrooms (all with their own bathrooms) of which two are en suite. Upstairs loft is the perfect area for studying, gaming, crafting or just hanging out in your own solitude. 3-car tandem garage with excellent storage features. Two water heaters of which one was replaced in 2020. ALL of this wrapped up with a bow inside of the La Costa Oaks community offering: an extensive trail system in the nealry 1500-acre Rancho La Costa Preserve that encourages hikers and mountain bikers to burn energy! Additionally, your HOA dues include membership to the Oaks Club which offers activities like Movie Night, Poker Night and an annual BBQ! Walk to the La Costa Oaks pool, fitness center or clubhouse AD/or to the Splash pool!
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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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