It’s always instructive to take a close look at a beachfront property, especially when the house needs substantial work. Given the amount of money you’d have to spend fixing up 4581 Avenue Del Mar in Carpinteria, the $6.85 million price becomes even more purely about the location. I haven’t seen the property in person, but it seems possible that someone will buy it and tear it down.
Size/Acreage: 2,589 square feet / .13 acre.
Price: $6.85 million.
Last sold: Unknown.
Listing agent: Kathleen Winter of Berkshire Hathaway.
First, the good news: location, location, location. While there are houses cheek-by-jowl on either side, to the front and back is wide-open nature.
Despite the stager’s best efforts, I’d wager that the interiors haven’t been substantially touched since the addition thirty years ago. Or maybe the tongue-and-groove paneling is new? But then why not go for white in at least one of the two living rooms?
A redo or a teardown? Time will tell. In the meantime, contact Kathleen Winter of Berkshire Hathaway for a showing. Be sure to tell her Siteline sent you.