We have all learned a whole lot about our homes and how we live in them over the last months. This experience has illuminated for Buyers an acute awareness of their needs and gives Sellers an opportunity to highlight what makes their home great and change what doesn’t. Let’s put these quarantine lessons to good use! – Lynette Hebble, Editor
A SECRET NO MORE
The word is out; San Diego is in fact, the best. As the ties of office life that bound people to metros like New
York and LA disappear in the wake of the pandemic, people all over the country, and world, are flocking to our city. Luxury homes that can serve as office, school, restaurant, summer camp, vacation spot and more are selling, and faster than ever. Check out our article here for more about The New Luxury Real Estate Consumer.
LOOKING FOR LUXURY
This La Jolla beachfront estate sold for $17,800,000 in June, the highest sale in La Jolla so far this year. Sales over $10 million are up 80% in our San Diego luxury communities vs the same time last year.
LEARN FROM HOME
With distance learning for the foreseeable future in many local households, the need for a flexible school/work space is real. We love how this Carmel Valley home offers desk space, storage, and room for creativity, plus the mural is a perfect touch. In Coronado, smart use of space and builtins
creates room for two full spacious desks. A little flexibility and imagination go a long way.
DIVE IN MOVIE
Temps are high and movie theaters are closed…let me introduce you to the Dive-In. The best way to spend a summer evening! Set up the screen so you can float and watch your favorite classic, right at home. Jurassic Park is my dive-in must!
THE WET ROOM
Wet Rooms are turning up all over new luxury bathroom design. By
definition a wet room is simply a space designed entirely with water
friendly materials, but today’s luxury version specifically includes a
large walk in shower and free standing tub in a spacious enclosure.
Designed to show off stunning tub designs, lux hardware, and beautiful tile, this Carlsbad penthouse shows what a showstopper a good wet room can, and should, be.
While therapeutic riding has scientifically proven benefits, just being in the presence of horses is also known to relieve stress, improve self-esteem, and encourage mindfulness and time outdoors. We have an incredible equestrian community in San Diego and a host of equally wonderful equestrian properties to choose from.
PAVERS + GRASS = LOVE
The classic look of grass or turf block pavers is one of my absolute favorites. Often used in driveways, my
favorite application is around pools or in backyards, I mean, look at these! Bonus, because they allow storm water to permeate the ground, they can be more eco-friendly than other paving options.
NEIGHBORHOOD PERSONALITY QUIZ
You can often guess a San Diego home’s location by its architecture. Classic Craftsman will immediately make you think North Park or University Heights, like this charming 1925 bungalow above. Point Loma is known for grand Prairie Style classics, like this one below by Master Architect G.A. Hanssen.
WE LOVE A TRANSFORMATION
Over the last decade I have watched a handful of popular shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (remember “Move. That. Bus!”), turn into literally hundreds of home remodel programs. It turns out we all love a transformation. I’d like to present this Del Mar gem as the perfect opportunity for a new hit!