Where Are You Celebrating the 4th of July?

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It’s official!  Summer has arrived.  As the notorious June Gloom weather winds down and with the 4th of July holiday just around the corner, it’s time to fire up the grill, grab the potato salad, turn up the tunes and gather friends and family to celebrate our country’s Independence Day.  

Whether your plans include spending the day at the beach, taking in a baseball game, or hanging around the pool, there are no shortage of celebrations scheduled throughout San Diego and North County.  Of course, to cap off the day, fireworks are a must.  For those who want to see the best of what our city offers, here is where you can watch some of the best parades and fireworks in America’s Finest City.

    • San Diego County Fair – July 4th, 10:00am – 11:00pm Here is the last day for this legendary fair where people from all over attend. Enjoy fireworks, concerts, entertainment, amazing rides and animal exhibits on the Del Mar fairgrounds.  For additional information, check out sdfair.com.
    • Annual Big Bay Boom 4th of July Fireworks Show – The largest display in the county, fireworks are launched from four barges placed around North San Diego Bay.  Watch from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing for one of a kind fireworks.  Simulcast live on THE MIGHTY 1090AM and MAX FM 105.7, find a seat any place along the bay and you will experience a heartwarming and memorable 4th of July.
    • City of Coronado – Celebrate the 4th of July with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00am followed by a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00pm and stunning fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00pm.
    • Red, White and Boom! – Legoland, Carlsbad. With over 60 rides, shows and attractions, Legoland promises a 4th of July celebration your family will never forget.  Fireworks start at 8:30pm and are set to patriotic music.  
    • Rancho Santa Fe Annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic located at 16948 Avenida de Acacias, enjoy live music, parade and picnic from 1:00-3:00pm.  All you need are a few chairs, a blanket and food to enjoy a nostalgic hometown event.
    • Independence Day Festival and Fireworks – Escondido.  Gather at 340 N. Escondido Blvd for this festive 54th annual holiday event.  Over 20,000 attendees are expected to attend and  indulge in food vendors, children activities, games, music, and of course, fireworks, for this hometown celebration.  Starts at  4:00 with fireworks at 9:00pm.
    • El Cajon Picnic and Fireworks – Kennedy Park from 1:00-9:30pm.  Enjoy games, prizes, kiddie train rides and more including live musical entertainment starting at 3:00.  Don’t miss the fireworks at 9:00pm.
    • Julian 4th of July ParadeFor those looking for a homegrown, historic event that celebrates a town’s heritage, this is where you want to be.  This year, Julian is presenting a celebration of the town’s gold rush era history, with a dedication to Veterans and local residents who cherish the town of Julian. 

 

If you are staying close to home, and celebrating the 4th of July in your own backyard, perhaps you might find some of these amazing properties, currently on the market, as a great spot to enjoy the holiday next year.  These stunning homes, with exceptional backyards and entertaining areas, afford everything you desire.

 

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555 San Antonio Avenue, Point Loma, CA 92106 
Offered at $7,200,000
4 BEDS/4 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170032248

There is no better view to watch next year’s fireworks than from this incredible backyard.  This gorgeous waterfront home in La Playa offers dramatic views and the sound of the yachts and sailboats on the bay.  An entertainer’s dream this home boasts panoramic views and seamless outdoor/indoor living.  Truly designed for a lifetime of memories.

 

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1043 Ocean Boulevard, Coronado, CA 92117
Offered at $13,900,000
10 BEDS/8 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170000472

This 19,000 square foot home that includes a three bedroom guest house, and an enclosed courtyard with rectangular swimming pool and spa, this historic home has been carefully restored and updated for modern living.  Imagine watching next years 4th of July celebration from the privacy of this immaculate estate!

 

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824 Neptune Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024
Offered at $9,495,000
5 BEDS/5 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170000299

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in this sought after North County town, here you will find a home that offers eight different locations for stunning water views including a 300 sq. ft. foot terrace and beautiful backyard with fire pit and water feature. The centerpiece of the limestone residence is a 3 story circular stairwell with a 20 foot chandelier and under lighting under the stairs. A glass elevator services all three floors with custom mosaics done by Rick Skalak, which are also featured in the Wynn, Bellagio and Peninsula Hotels.

 

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4904 San Elijo,Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Offered at $3,950,000
6 BEDS/5 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170001743

This charming single level adobe masterpiece is an entertainer’s dream.  The home features two salons, both ideal for expansive entertaining or relaxed family gatherings. The pool patio offers rich views in a private setting. This romantic hacienda also features a charming guest casita with fireplace.

 

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200 Harbor Drive, 3601, San Diego, CA 92101
Offered at $2,085,000
2 BEDS/2 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170032309

Just imagine the fireworks you can view from this rarely available half-floor penthouse in one of downtown’s most exclusive towers.  Soaring above the city and bay with unstoppable and unobstructed panoramic views, this residence features gracefully curved windows revealing the never-ending city scenes and water views from every room. Located in the heart of the Marina District, stroll in any direction to enjoy the best of downtown – shopping, restaurants, waterfront esplanade, Petco Park and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is a Proud Sponsor of the 2017 Del Mar National Horse Show

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division along with Eric Iantorno & Associates are proud to be among the sponsors of the 72nd Del Mar National Horse Show.

The show, which runs April 18th through May 7th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, will host three unique events to showcase the equestrian disciplines of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper on the Saturday evenings of the three-week show, on April 22, 29 and May 6 in the fabulous Del Mar Arena. The Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators to come and watch nearly every day with the exception of the Saturday evening events that require paid admission.

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“The Del Mar National Horse Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the United States,” says Roblee Valentine, Executive Director of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Equestrian Division. “The show carries international acclaim through its qualifying events for Olympic, World Champion and World Cup events and attracts exhibitors and spectators from both the local community as well as across the country and from overseas.”

Over 25,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s show to watch the nearly 1,500 horse and rider teams compete to win in excess of $300,000 in cash and prizes. The Del Mar National Horse Show is one of the few remaining horse shows offering multiple traveling perpetual trophies and individual class trophies and ribbons that attracts internationally acclaimed horses and riders year after year.

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Pacific Sotheby’s Realty is hosting a equestrian style lounge in Vendors Village during the show and invites attendees and participants to come by and put their boots up to relax. Visitors also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a beautiful Ralph Lauren style decorative pillow valued at over $600.00.

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According to Eric Iantorno, REALTOR with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, “People traditionally associate San Diego luxury property with oceanfront living, and we do have some of the world’s most beautiful properties along our coast. However, San Diego is also one of the premier Equestrian communities in the world and the Del Mar National Horse show is a fantastic platform for us to showcase all the types of properties that define the Southern California lifestyle.”

1291 Summit Place, Escondido, California 92027 United States

1291 Summit Place, Escondido, California 92027 United States This exceptional 6+ acre horse ranch will satisfy the consummate horseman or woman of any equestrian discipline. Located in North San Diego County where one of the world’s best climates allow for riding and training year round, amenities include the 250′ x 150′ lighted arena, 2 round pens, a hot walker and gorgeous center-aisle 12-stall barn. Offered at $2,985,000

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division focuses on the representation of Equestrian Properties, Horse Properties, Commercial Ranches and Farms, and Luxury Estates and provides its clients with the professional and experienced direction and specialized marketing strategies needed to effectively represent Equestrian and Ranch properties.

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100 Stratford, Del Mar, California 92014 United States Newly constructed coastal Mediterranean masterpiece on the bluffs of Del Mar. One of a kind location adjoining Torrey Pines State Park to the south with unobstructed southern views to La Jolla. Extensive decks and patios take full advantage of the ocean front location combining the finest in indoor/outdoor living. Taking eight years to design and construct, attention was paid to every detail to create arguably the most extraordinary home on the most unique lot in Southern California.his bluff-top estate features just under 6,000 sq ft of luxurious interior living complemented by extensive use of windows, lift and slide doors and terraces that seamlessly blend indoor/outdoor living and capture dramatic, sweeping views of the coastline. Offered at $29,000,000

Eric Iantorno and Associates are among the top advertising agents at one of the top real estate brokerages in San Diego. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Eric Iantorno are synonymous with the coastal San Diego real estate market. Together they have built a reputation as the market leaders in San Diego luxury real estate.

For more information about Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division contact Roblee Valentine, 858.437.4778, roblee.valentine@sothebysrealty.com or visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.com. For more information about the Del Mar National Horse Show visit http://delmarnational.com

Sotheby’s International Realty® | Houseguest Episode IV – Chef Joe Cicala

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Houseguest” is the new custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. This series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found with their extraordinary accommodations.

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As the Executive Chef at Le Virtu, and the Co-Owner and Culinary Director at Brigantessa in Philadelphia, Joe Cicala regularly travels to Italy to feed his passion and research authentic local flavor that he will infuse into his cuisine. In this awe-inspiring episode of Houseguest, Joe visits Via di Cappello, a secluded villa nestled in the Florentine countryside. Watch as Joe finds inspiration for his latest recipe: Tagliatelle with Tuscan Pork Sausage and Mushroom Ragu.

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Want a taste? Craft Joe’s Tagliatelle with Tuscan Pork Sausage and Mushroom Ragu at home with the below recipe:

Ingredients for the pasta:
2 cups flour
3 whole eggs
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients for the ragu:
3 T extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
2 pork sausage links, casings removed
1/2 pound fresh porcini mushrooms, sliced
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1/2 cup pasta cooking water
1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt, to taste
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Toscano
1 small black truffle

Method:
On a flat surface, form a “well” with the flour. Add eggs and olive oil in the center and start to beat with a fork. Slowly incorporate the outer layer of flour into the egg mixture until dough starts to form. Discard the fork and knead the dough for three minutes until it becomes firm. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for one hour. On a floured surface, roll the dough by hand until it’s 3mm thick. Fold the sheeted dough in half and in half again. Using an 8″ chef’s knife, slice the dough into 1/4″ pieces. Unfold and form the noodles into “nests.” In a large pot of salted boiling water, drop the pasta, cooking for 4-6 minutes or until the pasta is cooked through yet retains a firm bite (about 2 minutes after the pasta floats). Drain the pasta and add to the pan with the prepared ragu (see below).

In a large sauté pan, add the olive oil and garlic cloves. Cook over medium heat until the garlic is browned on all sides. Discard the garlic. Add sausage to the pan and caramelize well. Add the porcini mushrooms and rosemary, and cook in the pork fat until tender. Deglaze the pan with the pasta water and loosen the brown bits on the bottom of the pan by scraping with a wooden spoon. Add the cream and reduce by half. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss or mix well with a fork and spoon to incorporate the sauce throughout the pasta. Add the Pecorino Toscano and do the same. Slice fresh black truffle on top of the dish and serve immediately.

Learn more about the house:

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Built in the late 19th century by Giuseppe Poggi, one of Florence’s greatest architects, the 1060-square-meter villa is to the south of the city and just outside the town of Impruneta, famous for its terracotta and olive oil. Fifteen minutes from the center of Florence and thirty minutes from the airport, this impressive Florentine country estate is the unusual combination of a wonderful rural location with easy access to a magnificent renaissance city. The estate, enjoying fantastic south-facing views over the Chianti landscape, is accessed by a cypress-lined private drive. Set on a hillside with commanding views over formal gardens and the surrounding countryside, the property reveals astonishing views of the Chianti landscape.

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From roaming buffalo over the skies of New York City to the crystal azure waters of Turks & Caicos, open the door to discovery and explore the Houseguest series.

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Significant Sale: Landmark Estate in Rancho Santa Fe, California

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One of the most iconic homes in Rancho Santa Fe, California, is officially off the market. 16270 Via De La Valle, also known as “Hacienda de las Palmas,“ was sold a short time after it was listed with Seth O’Byrne of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. K. Ann Brizolis and Jennifer J. Janzen-Botts, also of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the buyer. The sale, which is the highest sales price in Rancho Santa Fe in 2016, further reinforces Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s position as the leading local force in San Diego luxury real estate.

“It is an incredible honor to have played a role in this historic sale,” says O’Byrne. “Being part of an internationally recognized and respected brand with such a strong local marketing presence has enabled me to provide my clients with unmatched opportunities for success.”

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The majestic estate, which spans over 16,000 square feet of living space, offering nearly six private acres of understated Southern California luxury, has long been recognized as one of the most historically and geographically significant properties in San Diego.

“I have been intimately familiar with the property for many years and it was truly wonderful to have represented the buyer, in collaboration with my associate, Jennifer Janzen-Botts,” said Brizolis. The Hacienda is one of the most iconic homes in The Ranch and we are delighted to welcome the new family who love the home and have a true appreciation for the beauty of the landscape and the amenities the property offers. We appreciate the opportunity to have assisted them in fulfilling their lifelong real estate dream.”

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According to Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, to achieve the most significant sale this year in the Rancho Santa Fe market required an innovative and all-encompassing approach. “Our marketing team encouraged the owners to incorporate the sophisticated resources of Sotheby’s International Realty in partnership with Concierge Auctions, the world’s most recognized luxury auction company.”

Recently, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty launched its in-house Auction Division, led by Brittany Hahn and Anna Houssels, providing additional marketing avenues to benefit sellers who have unique properties or situations that may not fit the mold of the traditional real estate model.

Oscar Party Open House Showcases Glamorous La Jolla Property

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While the celebrity’s walked the red carpet in Los Angeles, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Patricia Kramer & Associates hosted their own pre-Oscar open house event to showcase a classic mid-century home in La Jolla. Guests enjoyed music, champagne and dessert, and even left with their very own Oscar “Swag Bag” provided by Dr. Mani of La Jolla Laser Clinic.

 “This property evokes classic Beverly Hills glamour and we thought throwing an Oscar party would be the perfect way to showcase the home to neighbors and potential buyers,” says Patricia Kramer, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

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With views of the stunning Pacific Ocean, this family beach compound is perfectly situated, just steps from the renowned La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and famed beaches at La Jolla Shores. The property, located at 7956 Avenida Alamar, features five en-suite bedrooms, a great room, formal living and dining rooms, a custom kitchen, wine closet, pool/spa, private patios and lush gardens.

“Holding event-style open houses helps buyers see homes in a different light compared to traditional open houses,” according to Cathleen Shera, Realtor with Patricia Kramer & Associates at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Buyers have the opportunity to see a real home brimming with life and energy, and it helps them picture living in the home themselves.”

Pictured, from left to right: Danielle Ferris, Cathleen Shera, PSIR Chairman Steve Games, Patricia Kramer, Barbara Maguire, Yirui Chen.

Patricia Kramer & Associates consists of Patricia Kramer, Cathleen Shera, Barbara Maguire, Rebecca Wood, Kathleen Connor and Danielle Ferris. For more information about 7956 Avenida Alamar, please call 858.945.4595 or patricia.kramer@sothebysrealty.com

 

Home of the Week – Cardiff – Open House Sat, Nov 14 and Sun, Nov 15, 1-4pm

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1275 Rubenstein Avenue, Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007

An elegant, luxurious home with a total remodel completed in 2015. This property is the pinnacle of the desirable Composer District of Cardiff by the Sea.

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Rich hardwood floors, elegant crown molding throughout, and rare Shivakashi granite from India in the kitchen, wine and laundry room.

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Vaulted ceilings, designer paints and custom lighting are just some of the abundant special touches this home offers.

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Ranch Style One Story living with the master bedroom and an additional three bedrooms on the main level.

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In addition, a 2nd level In-law suite or office with a balcony with ocean and sunset views.

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All this on a 13,300 square foot, peaceful and private lot!

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Location! Location! Location! Ocean breezes and close to everything!! Very close to Swami’s Beach, restaurants, and parks.

The seller will entertain offers between $2,388,000 – $2,688,000.

Listing agent: Ann-Margret Nagel, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, 858.829.9483­, annmargret.nagel@sothebysrealty.com

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Represents San Diego at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales

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More than a dozen key delegates from Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty joined with representatives from across the Sotheby’s International Realty network at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2015. The 2015 Autumn Sales, which were held Oct. 4 to 7, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, China, saw 2,974 lots sold, achieving $342.2 million (USD) in sales.

The five-day event provided a forum for Sotheby’s International Realty representatives to interact with potential Asian investors, Auction House executives and clientele as well as afforded the opportunity for agents to develop their referral network with Sotheby’s International Realty agents throughout the Asian and International market. “Those who attended gained key insights into the Asian market and overseas buyers.  We are proud to offer our network members the opportunity to take part in this important yearly sales event,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.

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The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales Event provided an opportunity for agents to showcase their premier San Diego listings to this critical and qualified audience of potential buyers and sellers. “Our partnership with the Sotheby’s brand allows us the unique ability to put our clients directly in front of investors and brokers from around the world,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. In the U.S., the Chinese are now the second-largest foreign buyers of homes, and the Asian/Oceania sector now accounts for over 50% of the International clients purchasing homes in the state of California, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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In addition to auction related events that took place within the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sotheby’s International Realty delegates attended several networking events throughout the city of Hong Kong. These events enabled agents to gain a better understanding of the people and culture in Hong Kong as well as learn what buyers and investors feel is most important in their overseas investments.

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“The ability to offer our agents and their clients the opportunity to expose their listings to Sotheby’s exclusive clientele provides us with a valuable point of difference in the global real estate market,” according to Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “These international relationships and marketing opportunities are something that no other real estate brokerage in San Diego is able to provide.”

As part of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is invited to attend the Sotheby’s auction events each year in Hong Kong, New York and London. The next group of delegates from San Diego will be attending the Sotheby’s London Spring Sales 2016.