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By Ryan Mathys & Tracie Kersten | Agent in San Diego, CA
  • Point Loma Bay Front Estate in San Diego - Villa V

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in San Diego, Home Buying in San Diego, Home Selling in San Diego  |  April 19, 2014 1:06 PM  |  588 views  |  No comments


    • San Diego Waterfront Homes for SaleA property like this doesn’t come up every day (or even every year) and we are excited to highlight this special home. Architectural details combined with breathtaking views are seldom up for grabs in this area. Villa V at 545 San Antonio Avenue is gathering some very well deserved buzz and if you are interested in buying a bay front home we urge you to take a look. We say this because, in a word, Villa V is simply stunning.

       

      Whether you choose to stroll up and knock on the custom carved “Great Blue Heron Bird” front door by renowned artist David Frisk, or speed up to the 195 foot stretch of sandy beach at low tide, this home provides quite the entrance.  Villa V’s Spanish-Mediterranean style and tile roof were crafted by master architect Richard Requa c.1930. The architecture facilitates an indoor-outdoor lifestyle leaving no bay breeze wasted or view unseen. Make sure to take a look at this month’s cover of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine for a snapshot of the unmatched view at Villa V.

      See the Full Listing Here

      Making an Entrance

      As you approach 545 San Antonio Ave. on its private corner lot, you are greeted at first by a private gated entry decorated with Talavera Ceramic Mexican Tile. A 3-car garage is ready and waiting for storage with built-in shelving, Swiss Trax flooring and of course, an introduction to the views through dual paned bay view windows. Upon entering Villa V you are greeted by 180 degree bay and ocean views. The living space is framed by the black granite hearth of the fireplace, one of two gas fireplaces in the home. Open concept is an understatement for Villa V’s main floor. Every inch of wood flooring and exposed beam ceilings are covered in natural light flooding in from the windows.

      Visit Villa V’s detailed website for more information and photos.

      Fine Dining

      Villa_V_2If the bay view is not enough to inspire locally caught seafood dinners, then the kitchen tools and detailing may give the final push. Birdseye maple cabinets and granite countertops frame the butcher block island equipped with a vegetable sink and garbage disposal. The deep stainless steel double sink, Wolf Gas Range stove, Stucco range hood, Thermador built-in oven and warming drawer are ready and waiting for any culinary endeavor.

      Whether you are hosting a chef to cater your dinner party or are making sandwiches for a day on the water, this kitchen is ready to accommodate. The hardwood floors and 180 degree bay and ocean views spill into the dining room. A chandelier allows for a warm ambiance inside while the lights of downtown San Diego shine outside.

      Room with a View

      The courtyard bedroom on the main floor has two sets of French doors leading to the terrace and the second gas fireplace in the home. There are custom storage cabinets for linens, extra towels, etc., along with the continuous bay and ocean views.

      Take a Virtual Tour Of 545 San Antonio Ave.

      Master Bedroom & Bath

      Upstairs the master bedroom you will greet you every morning with water views and waves lapping up against the beach. Stroll into your large walk-in closet and continue the show with bay-view opening windows, wood shelving and hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy your coffee and paper in the morning on either of two balconies accessed by French doors off of the master.

      This retreat allows for a relaxing bath in the Corner Maax Pearl Whirlpool tub equipped with an in-line heater and back massage system. Whether you soaking in the bath or rinsing off in the marble walk-in Kohler Steam Shower, you will be taken away by bay views. Another unique touch is the 19th Century French elevator gates which encase the exterior of the glass shower. The bathroom has plenty of space and dual sinks with bronze faucets.

      Guest Suites

      With the views and endless entertainment possibilities here at Villa V, it also includes plenty of guest accomodations. The first upstairs guest bedroom has a walk-in closet with a window and an extra storage room. The guest bathroom includes a pedestal sink, glass shower and marble floor which spills up and over into the marble shower and tub.

      The second guest suite is also equipped with the home’s laundry closet. Bay views will make laundry a breeze, along with ample shelving above the washer and dryer with a separate cabinet for the laundry sink. The second guest suite’s bathroom is accessed through a pocket door and also has a pedestal sink and glass shower.

      Villa_V_3Outdoor Entertainment

      The expansive 195 feet of water frontage greets you immediately. There is a natural gas connection for a BBQ grill, wood decking and a storage area. The brick walkway curves towards the detached garage while a low wall outlines the patio. Colorful landscaping and mature trees provide privacy and contrast to the vast water views separated by glass railings along the waterfront. A concrete garden grill and fireplace along with several seating areas provide endless outdoor entertainment opportunities.

      If you are interested in viewing this home in person please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Villa V Has A Complete Website, Check Out Everything it Has to Offer!


  • New Coastal Listings & Recommended Opportunities

    Posted Under: Home Buying in La Jolla, Home Selling in La Jolla, In My Neighborhood in La Jolla  |  April 16, 2014 3:10 PM  |  547 views  |  No comments
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

    Ryan & Tracie Recommended

    545 San Antonio: http://www.lajollaagent.com/homes/545-San-Antonio-Ave/San-Diego/CA/92106/39774728/
    545 San Antonio
    La Playa - Point Loma
    • San Diego Bay waterfront
    • Panoramic yacht club views
    • Direct water access
    • Cul-de-sac & gated
    For further information: Link HERE
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    1492 Wilbur Avenue: http://www.lajollaagent.com/homes/1492-Wilbur-Ave/San-Diego/CA/92109/39787643/
    1492 Wilbur Ave
    North PB - Pacific Beach
    • Superb family home
    • Cape Cod masterpiece
    • Corner lot
    • 2500+ sf
     
    Further information: Link HERE
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    9519 La Jolla Farms Rd: http://www.lajollaagent.com/homes/9519-La-Jolla-Farms-Rd/La-Jolla/CA/92037/39751634/
    9519 La Jolla Farms
    La Jolla Farms- La Jolla
    • Grand gated estate
    • Half acre+ lot
    • 4 Bed / 5700 sf
    • Private Black's Beach access
    Further information: Link HERE
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    6622 Avenida La Reina: http://www.lajollaagent.com/homes/6622-Avenida-La-Reina/La-Jolla/CA/92037/39751633/
    6622 Avenida La Reina
    Muirlands West - La Jolla
    • Single level living
    • Ocean views
    • Option to move-in or rehab
    • 1692sf living / 8700sf lot
    Further information: Link HERE
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    Link here for market updates & neighborhood trends
    Check out the latest coastal listings using the links below
     
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    Pacific Beach New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140017737,140019990,140018090,140019836,140019952,140019113,140019180,140018758,140019165,140018952,140019210,140019211,140018310,140019347,140017750,140019512,140018114,140017694,140018037,140017937,140017787,140018858,140018123,140019845,140018411
    Pacific Beach
    Link: 24 New Listings
    La Jolla New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140019492,140018459,140017860,140019615,140018933,140019760,140019448,140017926,140019317,140019996,140017492,140017838,140018360,140018444,140019015,140019507,140019257,140018063,140018122,140019149,140019617,140018300,140017636,140018220,140018448,140018047,140017614,140018078,140017596,140017624,140017927,140018141,140017751,140019700,140018523,140019661,140018529,140017399,140019622,140019588,140019394,140019620,140018433,140018820,140011323,140006152,140016834,140014807,130059479,140013439,140002383
    La Jolla
    Link: 48 New Listings
    Del Mar New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140019719,140019112,140018575,140017945,140019750,140019831,140019337,140019734,140019935,140019559,140017865,140017661,140017669,140018780,140018256,140017437,140019936,140018721
    Del Mar
    Link: 18 New Listings
    Solana Beach New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140019134,140018259,140018638,140017387,140019707,140019597,140017966,140017942,140018306,140019502,140018605
    Solana Beach
    Link: 11 New Listings
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  • New Coastal Listings & Recommended Opportunities

    Posted Under: Home Buying in La Jolla, Home Selling in La Jolla, In My Neighborhood in La Jolla  |  April 9, 2014 5:09 PM  |  614 views  |  No comments

    There are a lot of exciting new coastal listings this week.  The spring selling season is approaching and serious buyers are trying to make their move before interest rates climb.  It's not just the temperatures that are heating up.  Check out the latest listings and best opportunities from Ryan & Tracie, San Diego's premium real estate agents:

    Ryan's Recommendation: 6281 Avenida Cresta - listed @ $2,895,000

    6281 Avenida CrestaBest La Jolla value

     

    Tracie's Recommendation: 1115 Skylark Drive - Listed @ $1,495,000

    • Best fixer w/view
    • Single level living
    • Swimming pool & spa
    • Endless potential
    1115 SkylarkEndless potential

    Other Great Opportunities:

    Pacific Beach:  5033 Windsor Drive [Can't get this in La Jolla at this price!)

    La Jolla: Hidden Valley - 7356 Rue Michael [Move-in ready w/view]

     

    New Coastal Listings

    Pacific Beach - 14 New Listings

    5033 Windsor DriveYou can't get this at this price in La Jolla!

    La Jolla - 31 New Listings

    7356 Rue MichaelMove-in ready with view

    Del Mar - 7 New Listings

    14 New Del Mar ListingsNew Del Mar Listings

     

    Solana Beach - 7 New Listings

    5 New Solana Beach New ListingsSolana Beach New Listings
  • New Coastal Listings & Recommended Opportunities

    Posted Under: Home Buying in La Jolla, Home Selling in La Jolla, In My Neighborhood in La Jolla  |  March 26, 2014 6:16 PM  |  672 views  |  No comments
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    Ryan & Tracie Recommended

    5631 Beaumont Avenue: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/5631-Beaumont-Ave/La-Jolla/CA/92037/39048935/
    5631 Beaumont Avenue
    Birdrock - La Jolla
    • Custom home
    • Ocean views
    • Open floor plan
    • 2571sf
    Further information: Link HERE
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    1333 Dellcrest Lane: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/1333-Dellcrest-Lane/La-Jolla/CA/92037/39162383/
    1333 Dellcrest Lane
    Village - La Jolla
    • Best value
    • Cul-de-sac
    • Single level living
    • Golf course & ocean views
     
    Further information: Link HERE
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    7728 Ludington Place: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/7728-Ludington-Pl/La-Jolla/CA/92037/39043902/
    7728 Ludington Place
    Country Club - La Jolla
    • Showcase property
    • Spanish architecture
    • Guest quarters
    • 4100+sf
    Further information: Link HERE
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    1641 Crespo Drive: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/1641-Crespo-Dr/La-Jolla/CA/92037/39104584/
    1641 Crespo Drive
    Country Club - La Jolla
    • Stunning views
    • Contemporary & comfortable
    • Wine room
    • Pool & spa
    Further information: Link HERE
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    Link here for market updates & neighborhood trends
    Check out the latest coastal listings using the links below
     
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    Pacific Beach New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140009923,140009600,140009743,140011330,140010474,140011284,140009714,140010589,140010176,140011017,140009637,140010528,140010711,140010044,140010707,140010286,140010920,140010003,140009294,140010170,140010049,140009904,140011178,140011537,140010083,140009925,140009876,140010011,140011296
    Pacific BeachLink: 23 New Listings
    La Jolla New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140014750,140015622,140014756,140013511,140015252,140015242,140014727,140014420,140015326,140015035,140014033,140015440,140015396,140014657,140014345,140014776,140014285,140014807,140015077,140013521,140013685,140014084,140013917,140014844,140015060,140015434,140014663,140014637,140013865,140013643,140014832,140013533,140013439,140014600,140014689,140011323,140013226,140004353,140015396,120059407
    La JollaLink: 39 New Listings
    Del Mar New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140013845,140015156,140013763,140014460,140015778,140013386,140015822,140015113,140015335,140013874,140015330,140015308,140014176,140014543
    Del MarLink: 14 New Listings
    Solana Beach New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140013597,140015863,140015338,140013603,140015451
    Solana BeachLink: 5 New Listings
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  • New Coastal Listings & Recommended Opportunities

    Posted Under: Home Buying in La Jolla, Home Selling in La Jolla, In My Neighborhood in La Jolla  |  March 5, 2014 2:01 PM  |  677 views  |  No comments

    Ryan & Tracie Recommended

    939 Coast Blvd. #8G: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/939-Coast-Blvd-8G/La-Jolla/CA/92037/38577565/
    939 Coast Blvd. #8G
    Village - La Jolla
    • La Jolla's luxury high rise
    • Ocean views
    • Turn-key
    • 1900sf+
    Further information: Link HERE
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    5335 Chelsea: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/5335-Chelsea-St/La-Jolla/CA/92037/38649927/
    5335 Chelsea
    Birdrock - La Jolla
    • Development opportunity
    • Great add-on potential
    • West of La Jolla Blvd.
    • 6700sf lot
     
    Further information: Link HERE
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    464 Prospect #PH11: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/464-Prospect-St-Ph-11/La-Jolla/CA/92037/38519316/
    464 Prospect #PH11
    Village - La Jolla
    • Premium village condo
    • Village second home
    • Mills Act (tax benefits)
    • <$1M
    Further information: Link HERE
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    6794 Avenida Andorra: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/6794-Avenida-Andorra/La-Jolla/CA/92037/38480110/
    6794 Avenida Andorra
    West Muirlands - La Jolla
    • Family home
    • Great floor plan
    • Media/game room & pool
    • 4700sf+
    Further information: Link HERE
    Contact Ryan & Tracie
    Link here for market updates & neighborhood trends
    Check out the latest coastal listings using the links below
     
    Use our FREE home estimatetool to instantly see the current value of your home.
    FREE Home Estimate LINK
    Pacific Beach New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140009923,140009600,140009743,140011330,140010474,140011284,140009714,140010589,140010176,140011017,140009637,140010528,140010711,140010044,140010707,140010286,140010920,140010003,140009294,140010170,140010049,140009904,140011178,140011537,140010083,140009925,140009876,140010011,140011296
    Pacific BeachLink: 28 New Listings
    La Jolla New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140009859,140009685,140009917,140011394,140009406,140011048,140011334,140009363,140010671,140009498,140009156,140010674,140011485,140010820,140011460,140011281,140011414,140010609,140011408,140010605,140011555,140011538,140011219,140010135,140011532,140010237,140011173,140011058,140010796,140010376,140011413,140010988,140011323,140010927,140010328,140009907,140011556,140010356,140011231,140009315,140011057,140011365,140011025,140001180,140011556,130057404,140011532
    La JollaLink: 45 New Listings
    Del Mar New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140009841,140011069,140009604,140010273,140009750,140010531,140009981,140010339,140011243,140010848,140011155,140009781,140010475,140010900,140010026,140011071,140010604,140011215,140005783
    Del MarLink: 18 New Listings
    Solana Beach New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=140011278,140010654,140010762,140011446,140011203,140010043,140009244,140010759,140009955,140010402,140010108
    Solana BeachLink: 11 New Listings
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  • New Coastal Listings & Recommended Opportunities

    Posted Under: Home Buying in La Jolla, Home Selling in La Jolla, In My Neighborhood in La Jolla  |  December 11, 2013 5:08 PM  |  740 views  |  No comments

    Ryan & Tracie's Recommendations

    5460 La Jolla Hermosa Avenue: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/5460-La-Jolla-Hermosa-Ave/La-Jolla/CA/92037/36700937/
    5460 La Jolla Hermosa Avenue
    La Jolla
    • Birdrock Beach Cottage
    • Single Level Living
    • Recently Remodeled
    • Light & Bright w/Great Room
    Further information: Link HERE
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    5814 Sagebrush Road: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/5814-Sagebrush-Rd/La-Jolla/CA/92037/36903952/
    5814 Sagebrush Road
    La Jolla
    • Ocean Views
    • 1.3 Acre Lot
    • Extremely Private
    • Cul-de-Sac
     
    Further information: Link HERE
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    4680 Gardena: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/4680-Gardena-Ave/San-Diego/CA/92110/36553100/
    4680 Gardena Avenue
    Bay Park
    • Studs up remodel in 2011
    • Single level living
    • Elevated corner lot
    • Great location
    Further information: Link HERE
    Contact Ryan & Tracie
    Link here for market updates & neighborhood trends
    Check out the latest coastal listings using the links below
     
    Use our FREE home estimatetool to instantly see the current value of your home.
    FREE Home Estimate LINK
    Pacific Beach New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=130062438,130063872,130063068,130063849,130063089,130063703,130063820,130063220,130063535,130063607,130063425,130063335,130062469,130062781,130063444,130063581
    Pacific BeachLink: 16 New Listings
    La Jolla New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=130063851,130062655,130063513,130062450,130063459,130062564,130063799,130063023,130063077,130062756,130062366,130062701,130063197,130063320,130063544,130063302,130063287,130063136,130063604,130063745,130063727,130062244,130061723,130061992,130062479,130047058,130054024,130041200,130044374,130061322,130046952,130027731,130058304,130063604,130061322,130043241,130047058,130055571
    La JollaLink: 33 New Listings
    Del Mar New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=130063613,130062793,130063190,130063677,130062570
    Del MarLink 5 New Listings
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    Solana BeachLink: 5 New Listings
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  • New Coastal Listings & Recommended Opportunities

    Posted Under: Home Buying in La Jolla, Home Selling in La Jolla, In My Neighborhood in La Jolla  |  November 6, 2013 9:39 PM  |  786 views  |  No comments

    Ryan & Tracie's Best Opportunities

    1320 Park Row: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/1320-Park-Row/La-Jolla/CA/92037/36146119/
    1320 Park Row
    La Jolla
    • Village location
    • Coastal Charmer
    • Walkability
    • Exclusive location
    Further information: Link HERE
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    7912 Calle De La Plata: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/7912-Calle-De-La-Plata/La-Jolla/CA/92037/36081797/
    7912 Calle De La Plata
    La Jolla
    • Best Value
    • Shores Location
    • North Shores Views
    • Contemporary Craftmanship
    Further information: Link HERE
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    7666 Pepita Way: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/homes/listing/36178680/
    7666 Pepita Way
    La Jolla
    • Ocean & Village Views
    • Country Club Location
    • Sharp & Sophisticated
    • Great Family Flow
    Further information: Link HERE
    Contact Ryan & Tracie
    La Jolla Neighborhoods: http://www.lajollaagent.com/la-jollas-neighborhoods/
    Familiar with La Jolla's neighborhoods?  No. Take a tour HERE.
    Link here for market updates & neighborhood trends
    Check out the latest coastal listings using the links below
     
    Use our FREE home estimatetool to instantly see the current value of your home.
    FREE Home Estimate LINK
    La Jolla New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=130057949,130058269,130058109,130058784,130058888,130058960,130058267,130058995,130058217,130058049,130058567,130058690,130059107,130058304,130058612,130058783,130058302,130046249,130046977,130058254,130058579,130056855,130057774,130046081,130043371,130014942,130047697
    La JollaLink: 27 New Listings
    PB New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=130058097,130058281,130058069,130057990,130058211,130058955,130058924,130057919,130058508,130059048,130058143,130058699,130058139,130058736,130058673,130058695,130058654,130058307,130058647,130058650,130058788,130056944
    Pacific BeachLink: 22 New Listings
    Del Mar New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=130057198,130057426,130057351
    Del MarLink 6 New Listings
    Solana Beach New Listings: http://ryan.lajollaagent.com/results-gallery/?mlsnum=130058639,130058343,130058344,130058435
    Solana BeachLink: 4 New Listings
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