Noteworthy new listings….
Having successfully manifested a visit to 2215 Edgewater Way ($3.95 million) in West Mesa, I’m going to throw more coins in the fountain: here’s hoping that whoever buys it won’t tear it down. Originally the guesthouse for the property next door, the 586-square-foot structure is more cute than practical, with plenty of deferred maintenance, but it really could be the best pied-à-terre in town. The oceanfront property extends well beyond the wooden deck off the house, and paths meander to a couple more seating areas down the bluff.
While I love the Campanil Hill location and flat 1.1-acre-lot of 856 Centinela Lane ($4.995 million), the floor plan of the 1961 house could stand rethinking—blow that tiny kitchen out, add a bathroom, open up more of the house to the outside (especially facing the ocean view), and start the paperwork for an ADU and pool.
The 1925 house at 1524 Dover Road ($4.55 million), just off the turnaround on the Riviera, has glamour in its bones and a lot of bric-a-brac everywhere else. This is one that really would’ve benefitted from white paint and staging. Still, it’s not hard to see how you could bring it up to date. I might politely suggest that you remove the gates from the dining room—that kind of thing can give guests the wrong impression. P.S. “There is a 368 square-foot guest house in the garden,” but it’s not shown.
On the road leading to La Cumbre Country Club, 4028 Via Laguna ($4.45 million) has appealing public rooms: the kitchen, in particular, is roomy and warm. Elsewhere, however, the floor plan is quirky. All of the bedrooms, are down a hall next to the pantry, and the master is entered via its bath. P.S. The outdoor shower, located off the motor court, is win-win for exhibitionists and voyeurs. P.P.S. Bonus points for the extraordinary pug art!
985 Las Palmas Drive ($4.195 million) is a 1948 ranch house renovated in a clean, contemporary way. (Too bad the two guest rooms still share a bath.) While demand for Hope Ranch has been extra strong, the main-drag location will be an issue for some.
This is how you make Gwyneth Paltrow’s head explode: 4897 Via Los Santos ($3.5 million)
And a few others worth checking out:
••• 8 Celine Drive ($3.79 million): Bought for $3.6 million in February 2022 and now being flipped.
••• 196 Santa Elena Lane ($1.695 million): Half-acre lot in the Montecito Oaks area.
••• 975 Paseo Los Santos ($3.175 million): Three-bedroom in need of updating west of San Antonio Canyon Park.
••• 1234 Plaza Del Monte ($2.495 million): 1975 Westside house with potential.
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