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Dave Rice

Articles by Dave Rice

Crest’s palatial mountaintop estate

Unless you grew up in East County or you’ve been in San Diego for quite a long time, you’re probably not familiar with the community of Crest, a tiny hilltop hamlet of 2000 people accessible ...

Experience the ornate opulence of the Coronado Castle’s Spanish Revival

It’s not entirely unusual for rich people to name their houses — just in the last year, we’ve visited La Casa de los Suenos in Del Mar, Maravilla in Rancho Santa Fe, and probably a ...

April 29, 2022
A hidden gem at the base of Volcan Mountain

Two hundred years ago, California, along with the bulk of what would become the American Southwest, was claimed by Mexico. The newly-minted country, having just gained independence from Spain, found itself with a problem: much ...

More from Camino de la Costa: La Jolla’s “Street of Dreams”

6204 Camino de la Costa| La Jolla, 92037 Current owner: LES Realty | Listing price: $18,500,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 6 | House size: 5400 Regular readers of Unreal may recall that I opened ...

March 30, 2022
A 5295-square-foot ocean view estate in Del Mar

It may seem like we spend a lot of time here at Unreal roaming the same few neighborhoods. La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar — lather, rinse, repeat. But that’s because we’re here to ...

March 17, 2022
Bonita’s Historic Home of Ulysses S, Grant, Jr.

We’ve certainly spent plenty of time here at Unreal Estate peeking into the abodes of famous and influential folks who at one time or another have called San Diego home. From boxing legend Archie Moore ...

The dreamy mansion tucked into the hills south of Mt. Soledad

“This Striking Contemporary, Fully Gated Estate is set on 1.46 acres and is exquisitely DREAMY!” So opens the Zillow write-up for our home this week, a newly constructed 7000-square-foot mansion at 1781 Colgate Circle, billed ...

February 16, 2022
Space, privacy, and famous neighbors in Rancho Santa Fe

San Diego certainly boasts more than its fair share of wealthy enclaves. Horseplayers assemble every summer where the turf meets the surf in Olde Del Mar, the city’s old money power brokers cut deals in ...

A ranching retreat in Jamul

San Diego County is a big place. With a population of nearly 3.3 million people, the head count here is higher than in 21 entire states. But again: it’s a big place, covering 4526 square ...

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