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Dave Rice

Articles by Dave Rice

Where the author of Corpus of Joe Bailey created fictional residents of Mission Hills

Novelist Oakley Hall was best known for his Westerns, including Warlock, which won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1958. But before rising to fame, the San Diego-born writer broke out with 1953’s Corpus of Joe ...

Laguna y Mar: purity in design and sophistication

Regardless of whether you find the penchant of rich people for naming their homes to be eccentric or narcissistic, “Laguna y Mar” (lagoon and sea) probably won’t be making any top ten lists of things ...

March 26, 2021
Koi and contrast in Carlsbad

Many people feel that homes are meant to be colorful. Bright, vibrant hues accentuate their rooms and add personality. Flowers add a pop of color to garden beds. Carefully chosen tones and schemes provide warmth ...

March 10, 2021
Boxing great Archie Moore’s Stockton sanctuary

Stockton, a Southeast San Diego neighborhood wedged in among Logan Heights, Mt. Hope, and Grant Hill, isn’t the first place one thinks of when imagining million-dollar homes. With a median home value more than $300,000 ...

February 24, 2021
Seaview’s views in Del Mar

The key thing to know about the 5900-square-foot mansion at 2008 Seaview Avenue in Del Mar is that it has views. Lots of views. Situated just south of San Dieguito Lagoon and less than a ...

February 12, 2021
Tamarack Beach’s Frank Lloyd Wright inspired townhouse in Carlsbad

The 3400-square-foot townhouse at 195 Cherry Avenue is billed as the first of three newly-constructed, “Frank Lloyd Wright inspired” condominium units erected last year, just a block inland from Tamarack Beach in Carlsbad. According to ...

January 27, 2021
Vista de la Mission: angelic outpost in Kensington

According to listing materials retrieved from Zillow, the historic Vista de la Mission residence in Kensington is “spiritually known as an outpost for angels.” “Privately nestled behind walls in the most desirable cul-de-sac location in ...

January 14, 2021
Mediterranean masterpiece in La Jolla

The 10,300-square-foot mansion at 308 Vista de la Playa in La Jolla is billed in listing remarks retrieved from Zillow as “a rare legacy property.” Built in 2000, the seven-bedroom, nine-bath residence is described as ...

January 1, 2021
Joseph Sfeir fused modern Spanish architecture

The 3900-square-foot estate at 545 Rimini Road in Del Mar exudes “timeless elegance situated on an oversized lot highlighting private grounds, stunning terraces and ocean views,” according to listing materials retrieved from realtor.com. “Rich in ...

December 17, 2020
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