Five newly listed properties that don’t quite warrant posts of their own….
1030 Via Pradera ($3.5 million) is “the first of six luxury homes […] in the exclusive San Marcos Preserve,” above Foothill Road and east of Route 154. “Homes range in style from Traditional Spanish Hacienda to Modern Farmhouse resting on parcels of three to ten acres.” The finishes—white oak, Carrerra marble—look nice; the landscaping is yours to fill in.
Over in Montecito, 851 Buena Vista Drive ($16.5 million) is more of a resort than a house, with seven bedrooms, a guest house, pool house, two three-car garages, 65-foot saltwater pool, putting green, sports court, craft and music rooms, gym, and screening room. (Models not included; doesn’t the woman in the first photo look as if she’s walking off in a huff?)
The power of a red door is on full view at 3006 Paseo del Refugio ($1.5 million) in San Roque. The inside of the 1930s house has the charm to back it up.
The 1920s house at 828 Spring Street ($1.175 million), off Milpas, got renovated a decade ago. The backyard is decidedly cute.
The housing stock in Hope Ranch appears to be quite nice or quite ready to be renovated. A third option: Build your own dream on the vacant lot at 0 Via Esperanza ($1.65 million).