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$ 1,315,000
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Mission Hills Area Single Family Home

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649 Torrance Street San Diego, CA 92103

3 Bed
3 Baths
2483 sqft
This stunning home, straddled between two canyons on a level, quiet, park-like corner lot, offers difficult-to-find-privacy yet only 5 minutes to downtown San Diego. The open and spacious home has been thoughtfully maintained and masterfully updated in the very best of taste with a spacious open floor plan boasting walls of floor to ceiling glass leading to a new, completely private and fully automated saline pool/spa & outdoor kitchen & fireplace. 2 bedrooms, full & 1/2 bath main floor, master upstairs. This lovely Mission Hills home has it all: Peaceful, secluded, level usable lot, flexible floor plan, parking, walkability to cafes and restaurants, indoor / outdoor living. Not to mention the open and spacious home has been thoughtfully maintained and masterfully updated in the very best of taste with a spacious open floor plan boasting walls of floor to ceiling glass leading to a new, completely private and fully automated saline pool/spa with outdoor kitchen & magnificent fireplace framed against the quiet canyon. Directly off of the living room and dining room you will find an inviting outdoor room to enjoy your morning tea while reading the newspaper. The well planed kitchen is filled with light and beautiful cherry cabinets, appointed with granite counters and stainless steel appliances as well as cleverly hidden washer & dryer. The kitchen is separated from the family room by a generous dining peninsula with French doors leading to yet another private garden. The secluded Master retreat located on the second floor has its own brand new heating and cooling system, fireplace and gorgeous walk in closet. Because of its privacy this room offers the opportunity to also serve as an in-law or caretaker apartment with minimal conversion costs. The master also features a balcony over looking the beautiful pool/outdoor living space with views of the fireworks from Sea World! Two bedrooms with a full bath and a 1/2 bath are on the main floor. The 1/2 bath can easily be converted to a 3/4 bath. This home includes a rare Mission Hills double driveway with a two car finished garage which is connected to the house with a delightful garden-filled breezeway. The naturally light filled finished garage could also be used as a home gym, office or studio. Lush landscape surrounds the entire home featuring majestic King Palms, Fig and Tangelo trees located in several garden areas are mature and ripe for the picking. Bring your client HOME to this elegant and tasteful Mission Hills retreat. VIEWS to Coronado Islands from Master Retreat! Stunning!
Listing Courtesy of San Diego, CA MLS / Mission Hills / Mary Beth Kellee & Philip Fredricksen
$ 1,100,000
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Unicorporated Se Escondido Area Single Family Home

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1070 Summit Trail Escondido, CA 92025

4 Bed
4 Baths
3718 sqft
Designed and built by Master Carpenter/OWNER, this Mediterranean style home has every amenity you could desire and more. Attention to detail is an understatement! Solid walnut full radius entry doors open to reveal dramatic 15' ceilings, triple crown moulding, paneled archways, abundant natural light and views of the interior and exterior entertaining spaces. Living Room features 16' exposed beam ceilings, natural Idaho Quartzite fireplace. Custom office that could accommodate Murphy Bed. NO HOA/FEES Custom cabinetry abounds in the chef's kitchen with exotic granite countertops, high-end appliances, walk-in pantry, attached eat-in-table, and center island with prep sink. NO expense spared in the attention to detail throughout this stunning custom home. Your inner wine novice/aficionado will revel in the temperature controlled 600+ bottle walnut rack cellar. A dramatic trompe l'oeil mural compliments the entry to the wine cellar. The elegant wood paneled library exhibits a built-in wall display and L-shaped desk with granite top, this room could accommodate a Murphy Bed for extra guests. Two guests rooms feature walk-in closets and ensuite baths. The laundry room is large enough to afford the perfect second office or for your creative ambitions. Relax in your very own resort like backyard showcasing serene views, a beautiful kidney-shaped pool, gorgeous lanai, and outdoor culinary workstation. The Lanai is a recent addition with NO expense spared; featuring a precast wood-burning fireplace with Idaho Quartzite floor to ceiling mantle with distinctive masonry firebox, ceiling fans, commercial gas heaters (on their own timers) and media hookups. Direct access from your Master Suite makes for a very romantic retreat. You can also take a dip in the pool while being entertained by either TV or music. Outdoor rock speakers make your entire backyard a second addition to your home. Indoor and Outdoor living the way it should be in Southern California! Enjoy top of the line outdoor culinary workstation under an exposed wood trellis with precast columns, complete with granite top, Viking BBQ, 2 gas burners, warming tray and a fridge. The gorgeous chiseled travertine decking is laid in a striking Versaille pattern surrounding the entire backyard entertainment area. The attached garages accommodate 4 vehicles with built-in storage cabinets. Two of the garages are extra large to accommodate a work shop area. For a car lover, this home is perfect! This home could easily be in Rancho Santa Fe, the Farms, Bridges, Santaluz, the Lakes and have very high HOA Fees and Mello Roos, this is totally custom and designed by famed architect Rick Somers. The landscape begins with TWO very stunning Canary Island Date Palms on either side of the drive that make the entry to your home very dramatic. The landscaping has been meticulously maintained and hand pruned every other day by the owner. Utilities for this home (To be verified by buyer) are averaging well under a $750 a month for Gas/Electric/Water. BRING YOUR MOST DISCRIMINATING HIGH END BUYERS WHO ARE TIRED OF PAYING HOA/MELLO ROOS FEES! YOU DESIRE CUSTOM DETAILS, THIS HOME HAS THEM!
Listing Courtesy of San Diego, CA MLS / Mission Hills / Mary Beth Kellee & Philip Fredricksen