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Dave Rice

Articles by Dave Rice

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
Rancho Santa Fe Covenant’s “Solace in the Sky”

Behold the home billed as “Solace in the Sky,” a newly constructed 8969-square-foot ultramodern glass cube at 15815 Las Planideras. “No expense was spared in this six-bedroom modern construction in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant,” ...

December 3, 2020
The history of the San Diego Union’s James MacMullen and his Coronado home

The majestic MacMullen Home at 382 Glorietta Boulevard is the first building visitors to Coronado encounter when crossing the Bay bridge from downtown San Diego. Built in 1914, the home was first occupied by James ...

November 19, 2020
Old world meets contemporary at Rancho Del Lago

“Through the 24-hour security guarded gates of Rancho Del Lago, you approach this magnificent European style estate,” begins the realtor.com listing pitch for 6590 Calle Reina, a 1995-built Rancho Santa Fe estate that spans “approximately ...

November 5, 2020
Spanish hacienda at the southern edge of La Jolla

Older oceanfront houses are a rarity in San Diego. Sand, water, and salty air conspire to degrade building materials years or decades faster than the same stuff used to build homes just a few blocks ...

October 21, 2020
America’s Cup participant William Ruh’s Cape Cod style home

This week, we visit a “stunning Cape Cod style home nestled in the trees of Olde Del Mar,” billed in listing materials retrieved from realtor.com as “a true masterpiece by John O’Brien of Flagg Coastal ...

October 8, 2020
La Jolla Tide Pools meets Craftsman-style renovation

In the early 1900s, many outlying areas of San Diego were experiencing severe contractions following a speculation-fueled housing boom in the 1880s and early 1890s. At the time, areas such as La Jolla were so ...

September 24, 2020
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