In lieu of an open-house roundup—which haven’t started up again yet—here are some noteworthy properties that have just come on the market.
582 Freehaven Drive ($4.995 million) has a heck of a location on its side—on the crest of a ridge just south of East Valley Road, so you get sweeping ocean views without the same fire risk that exists higher up. The semicircular, Santa Fe–style house is livable as is, but to make it something very special, it needs a new kitchen, new baths, and refreshed landscaping. Moreover, the detached studio could really use a bathroom and the main house’s pink stone floors may not be to everyone’s taste. (Note: the photos are from the previous time it was listed.)
Coyote Road has all sorts of raffish properties, but 665 Coyote Road ($2.395 million) is pretty normal. The viewing platform carved out of the back of the garage is certainly something you don’t see every day. And bonus points for a labyrinth.
Way less normal is 1035 Coyote Road ($799,000), a one-room hovel—or, if you’re selling it, a “rustic 1970’s Adobe pied de terre” with “charm and character galore.” There are even wine bottles “that are said to have been drunk by the builder before putting them in the walls.”
The 6,000-square foot house at 307 Meadowbrook Drive ($8.95 million) in the Ennisbrook gated compound is promoted as “coming soon,” which I think means that the closer you are to paying the asking price, the more available it is now. The 2000 house has two acres of land, an appealing roofline, a dazzling view, and out-of-the-box ideas about appropriate seating.
119 W. Pedregosa Street ($1.995 million) is a 1929 Tudor cottage with Beatrix Potter charm at every turn—and, remarkably, a kitchen that doesn’t appear to need work. It’s another reminder of how much fantastic real estate there is in this town.