Noteworthy new listings….
$16.85 million would be a big price for a brand-new house on Ortega Ridge, but 2150 Ortega Ranch Lane was built in 1998, and it shows in the finishes. In the property’s favor: the house and lot are large (7,473 square feet and 5.08 acres, respectively); the views are obviously swell; the guest house is welcoming; and I love the little shed.
I’m confident that 1970s-style houses could be made so cool, and yet you rarely see successful ones (like this). The airy living room at Hope Ranch’s 4630 Via Vistosa ($5.95 million) certainly has swagger, but the Mediterranean overlay is confusing, the recent kitchen renovation is a misfire, and getting from the master bedroom to the family room involves three sets of stairs.
The seller of 4580 Via Huerto ($5.75 million) is trying to flip the Hope Ranch property after paying $4.975 million four months ago—despite having made no improvements beyond “new interior paint, new carpeting, and new lighting.” Everything still needs updating and desuburbifying; is there enough potential in the 1938 house to justify the hassle and expense?
Not long ago, a price in the threes for this part of San Roque was unthinkable, but 477 Paseo del Decanso ($3.195 million), built in 2016, is turnkey and appealing. It’ll go fast, even if the two guest rooms upstairs share a bath down the hall and the staircase can only accommodate one person at a time.
Elsewhere in San Roque, 247 Canon Drive ($1.795 million) is a 1959 house with plenty of midcentury funk. It needs a top-to-bottom redo, however, and it sits awkwardly on the street, with all usable outdoor space in front of and to the side of the house.
And a few others worth checking out:
••• 3280 Beach Club Road ($6.5 million): .27-acre lot one house off the beach (below).
••• 214 Salida del Sol ($1.749 million): Mesa fixer with four bedrooms and two baths.
••• 3834 La Cumbre Hills Lane ($2.895 million): Mediterranean four-bedroom in west San Roque.
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