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Dave Rice

Articles by Dave Rice

Save Alonzo Culver’s Queen Anne Victorian mansion in Carlsbad

Is a 19th-century historical landmark in Carlsbad in danger of demolition? Designated Landmark No. 4 by the city in 1986, the Culver-Myers-Capp house at 3140 Highland Drive was built by Alonzo Culver in 1888 “with ...

June 16, 2021
The newest of Heritage Estates has it all

Nestled in the hills of north Poway above the Maderas Golf Club, The Heritage Estates is an exclusive 400-acre enclave of 111 custom homes locked behind a 24-hour guarded entry gate. Most of the Heritage ...

June 2, 2021
The Grand Dame of Coronado

“European Elegance meets casual California beach lifestyle!” shouts the Zillow intro to 708 A Avenue, purported to be “one of Coronado’s most iconic and significant properties.” Billed as the “Grand Dame” of the island, the ...

May 26, 2021
La Jolla’s Monkey House

Renowned local architect Edgar Ullrich was lured from his Colorado home a century ago by a prized commission — chief design responsibilities for Casa de Mañana, a luxury resort hotel in La Jolla that eventually ...

May 5, 2021
The largest residence of Alvarado Estates

Back in 1948, a group of outdoor-loving professors at San Diego State College got together with a handful of other prominent local professionals. The group wanted to mate a pair of desires: city living and ...

April 23, 2021
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
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