The week’s notable new listings….
280 Middle Road ($6.75 million) a.k.a., Clavelitos, is the 1927 former home of architect Lutah Maria Riggs, and it’s flawless inside and out. The current owner has impeccable taste and an impressive array of decor; perhaps you can buy it furnished, because you may never be able to make it look as good.
Villa Firenze at 780 Mission Canyon Road ($4.65 million) is big (6,105 square feet) and airy for a house built in 1919, and it looks more or less turnkey. I wish it was more than one lot off Route 192.
Architect Rex Lotery built 920 Camino Viejo Road ($6.25 million) for himself, which is always a cause for concern. Sure enough, there are choices only an architect could love, and the house faces north, with the hillside behind it, which has to limit the amount of direct light. Some nice mountain views, though.
Built in 2011, 2084 East Valley Road ($7.255 million) looks like it actually dates from a decade or two earlier, and perhaps from another place. (Dallas?) But it’s big and the backyard is juicy, which may be enough for a big-city refugee.
It’s easy to see why 950 Medio Road ($3.1 million), a 1936 house on the edge of the Lower Riviera, went pending fast.
You could pretty easily de-suburbify the 2000 house at 222 Ortega Ridge Road ($3.595 million), the better to emphasize the setting on a knoll just above Summerland. Still, the floor plan favors a family who’s kids can share a hallway bath. I wonder if there’s a way to cut a path down to Lillie Avenue…. UPDATE: There is indeed a trail.
And a few more worth checking out:
••• 800 Rincon Hill Road ($6 million): 9.5-acre equestrian estate with no interior photos.
••• 1135 Harbor Hills Lane ($2.995 million): swell views but everything needs updating.
••• 399 Arboleda Road ($2.5 million): Hope Ranch Annex teardown, if the lack of interior photos is any indication.
••• 809 Willowglen Road ($1.749 million): San Roque with pool (below).
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