••• If you liked the Barton Myers–designed house at 770 Ladera Lane (above) that just hit the market, get ready: the word is that the architect’s own Toro Canyon house is coming up next. Stay tuned….
••• Jack Martin of Action Roofing emails out a daily weather forecast that I’ve found both reliable and entertaining. Here’s today’s forecast for the weekend and beyond:
Tonight the weak low pressure system to the north drops over us. This will bring a deeper marine layer and some drizzle possible Saturday morning. Saturday, some light rain can also occur late in the morning into the afternoon. https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/conus_band.php?sat=G17&band=09&length=12. This is an extremely weak system with no more then 1/10″ of rain. Sunday dry southwest flow will bring a few degrees of warming, but a cooler day.
All eyes are on the first part of the week, with a good rain maker setting up for rain Monday though Wednesday. As advertised this will be a cut off low, spinning off shore and pumping in subtropical moisture. This will be a good rain maker with early totals of 1 to 3 inches coastal and 4 in the hills. Especial our south facing mountains. It appears the low will drop into place over night Sunday and rain will start up Monday morning. We should see 3 days of rain, with Tuesday being the heaviest rain day. This is great news for our drought stricken area. We will welcome any and all. Cut off lows are always difficult to predict, but models have been consistent with this all week. As we get closer to Monday the rain event timing and totals will be more accurate.
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••• The agenda for Monday’s meeting of the city’s Architectural Board of Review includes this at 533 E. Micheltorena: “a new seven-unit, four-story condominium in the location of an existing surface level parking lot [on Salsipuedes] adjacent to an existing three-story, mixed-use structure containing two residential units. […] Also proposed are 34 commercial parking spaces, and 12 residential parking spaces.” Here’s a drawing of the project.
••• Two recent sales of note: The 13.75-acre 800 Cold Spring Road (below) closed for $6.85 million, well off the most recent asking price of $10.9 million (and far, far away from the initial ask of $15 million). And 1037 Estrella Drive in Hope Ranch sold for $4.35 million, just a bit down from the $4.795 million listing price.