Five recently listed properties that don’t quite warrant posts of their own….
Sea Cliff is a terrific street west of Hendry’s Beach and high above Cliff Drive—so you get awesome ocean views, but you’re not under the jurisdiction of the California Coastal Commission. And that means that the two-bedroom, 1959 house at 3150 Sea Cliff, now on the market for $5.15 million, is probably doomed. One could certainly argue that the the 2.4 acre lot can handle a grander structure, and yet there’s charm in the existing one, a reminder of how low-key things once were in this part of the world.
Speaking of views, the kitchen windows at 1323 De La Guerra—just below Alameda Padre Serra—are enough to make you volunteer for dish duty. Broker Arielle Gulje’s listing isn’t in the MLS yet, but there’s an open house this Sunday, September 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The price is $1.545 million.
The new listing at 270 Rametto Road also abuts busy Alston Road, but the sweet spot faces away from it. While I haven’t seen it, the house could be a good deal at $2.35 million: There’s .82 acre of land, with a busty figure-8 of a pool, and you could retrofit in some charm with tongue-and-groove paneling. It’s open this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
An interesting renovation prospect in the Mesa: The kitchen at 1505 La Coronilla Drive ($1.925 million) got redone in 2009, but the rest is a blank slate. The listing touts it as “not visible from the street, with private driveway shared by one neighbor, providing great privacy and quiet serenity,” which is
redundant! no doubt true, but the side of the lot does still front the street, around the corner. Open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. P.S. Extreme minimalism or halfhearted staging?
Rather build your own home? The current owners of the vacant lot at 1632 La Vista del Oceano have spent over $200,000 on plans by Arri/Lecron Architects for a “3,941 sq/ft Spanish Style home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, an oversized garage with workshop areas, a large ocean view Loggia with an outdoor fireplace and an elevator to access all 3 levels.” Broker Aaron Gilles says that it’s “one of the last vacant ocean view lots on the Mesa.” Live the dream for $1.1 million.