This Thanksgiving, Celebrate All Week Long At The San Diego Jazz Festival

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If you are a lover of all things jazz, maybe looking for ways to entertain family and friends who are here for the Thanksgiving holiday, or simply want to escape from your guests, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has the answer – it’s  the 37th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest from November 22 – 26, 2017 at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley.

Offering a variety of traditional jazz music including swing, boogie-woogie, ragtime, dixieland, gospel and rockabilly, discover jazz bands and musicians from around the country who will entertain throughout five days this week. Beginning with blues, swing and jump music performed by San Diego’s own Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra with vocalist Deejah Mari and High Society on Wednesday, other events throughout the week include a gospel jazz brunch with the Night Blooming Jazzmen of Claremont, a concert by The Memphis Boys with Dave Bennett featured on the piano and vocals performing rockabilly classics by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and others and a Saturday Night Swing Extravaganza with two amazing swing bands: Jonathan Doyle and his Swingtet plus the Candy Jacket Jazz Band. Of course, there’s a variety of additional jazz that will keep the San Diego’s Town and Country Hotel hopping all Thanksgiving week.

For tickets and schedules, contact sdjazzfest.org.

The sought after Town & Country Hotel in Hotel Circle, is located in Mission Valley – a family friendly community that offers wonderful restaurants, top shopping malls, golf, wonderful parks and nature trails, San Diego State football at Qualcomm Stadium, and of course, close to beaches and downtown.  

Finding a home in popular Mission Valley, and the surrounding neighborhoods offer a whole lot of choices, from contemporary condominiums, to historic older properties. For buyers, you will discover there is something for everyone and for every budget.  Here are just a few properties exclusively offered by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

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4205 Arden Way San Diego, CA 92103 | Offered at $1,295,000 | 2 Bed / 2 Bath 2,107 Sq.Ft. | Colisted by the Hernholm Group at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

4205 Arden Way | Mission Hills

Alexander Schreiber House – 1921

Spectacular 1922 single story Craftsman has been beautifully renovated. From the welcoming front porch which displays its historic landmark, to the picture perfect kitchen with its modern amenities, this home is move in ready and could easily be on the cover of any magazine.  With private terraces overlooking the spacious patio complete with pool and spa, this residence is also solar powered!  $1,295,000. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2jaWxOE

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3454 Jackdaw Street San Diego, CA 92103 | Offered at $1,999,999 | 6 Bed / 5 Baths | Listed by Richelle Szczygiel at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

3454 Jackdaw Street | South Mission Hills

Located on a quiet canyon cul-de-sac in South Mission Hills, this exquisite Mediterranean Villa boasts custom ironwork artistry in a dramatic fence surrounding the property as well as the balconies and interiors.  Grand entrance with custom double doors features formal living room and dining area overlooking lush tropical greenery bamboo in the back canyon.  Ideal for entertaining! $1,999,999. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2hIEb7y

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3980 9th Ave Unit 207 San Diego, CA 92103 | Offered at $645,000 | 2 Bed / 2.5 Baths 1,542 Sq. Ft.   | Listed by Lanz Correia at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty |

3980 9th Ave, Unit 207 | Hillcrest

Prime location next to Scripps Mercy Hospital! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with an open floor concept on the ground level includes gourmet kitchen, dining area, living room and deck with rare in unit laundry with washer, dryer and storage.  Two parking spots!  Perfect for those  looking for their first home, or retiring. $645,000. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2izY8hC

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4068 – 4070 Monroe Ave San Diego, CA 92116 | Offered at $1,399,000 | 6 Bed / 3.5 Baths 3,000SF | Listed by Helen Spear at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

4068 – 4070 Monroe Avenue | Kensington

Rare to find a modern, remodeled 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Kensington with a “Million Dollar” single level floor plan that includes an additional 2 bedroom, 1 bath 700 square foot space above garage for guests, home office or rental.  Beautifully decorated with contemporary stainless steel appliances, marble counters, two fireplaces and modern luxuries throughout, this haven is close to everything and within walking distance to all of Adams Blvd.  For more information visit http://bit.ly/2z52ROx

 

Focus on San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival & Downtown San Diego Homes for Sale

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One of the most anticipated events in downtown San Diego happens every November –The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival.  Recognized as one of the largest wine and food festivals in the nation, this culinary extravaganza features over 150 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors, 60 of San Diego’s best restaurants and over 10,000 wine and food aficionados from across the nation.  

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San Diego’s Farmers Markets Are The Perfect Way To Spend The Day

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Little Italy’s Famed Farmers Market

When you think of San Diego, what comes to mind?  Probably the gorgeous beaches, a vibrant downtown, an enviable climate, not to mention the postcard worthy scenery.

But did you know San Diego county, according to Sandiego.org, has more small farms than any other county in the entire United States?  As the top producer of avocados, and in the top ten in honey productions, lemons, strawberries and egg laying hens, not to mention a large supplier of pomegranates, limes, guavas, macadamias and more, it’s no wonder that San Diego is host to countless of farmers markets throughout the county.  On any given day you can discover local farmers selling seasonal goods, and of course, artisans offering anything from art to jewelry and other fine crafts.  

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Fresh fish on display await customers at Dockside Market on San Diego Bay.

Unlike the vast majority of farmers markets that are held weekly throughout the United States, San Diego is lucky to celebrate these popular community events throughout the year.  With so many markets to choose from, chances are you will find something unique  at every one. Here are just a couple of our favorites, and if you are in the market for your next dream home, the amazing properties listed below are all within close proximity to their neighborhood farmers market!

Downtown San Diego:

Did you know there are several farmers markets in downtown San Diego?  Some operate on different days, but here are a few you may want to visit.

  • Gaslamp Quarter – Third Avenue Certified Farmer’s Market – Sundays 9:00-1:00 in the 400 block of Third Avenue between Island Ave and J Street.
  • Little Italy Mercato – Saturday from 8:00-2:00 on B Street between 27th and 28th.
  • Dockside Fish Market – In the mood for the freshest of fish? Sat: 8:00-1:00 at Fish Harbor Pier between the USS Midway and Seaport Village

Hillcrest and Uptown Neighborhoods:

  • Hillcrest Certified Farmers Market and Open Air Bazaar – Sundays 9:00-2:00 at 3960 Normal Street at Lincoln
  • North Park Thursday Market – Thursday 3:00-7:30 on North Park Way from 30th St. to Utah St.

Coronado:

  • Coronado Certified Farmers Market – Tuesdays from 2:30-6:00 at the Ferry Landing 1st and B.

East County San Diego

  • El Cajon Certified Farmers Market – Thursday 3:00-7:30 from April to October, 3:00-6:00 from November to March.  190 E. Main Street at Rea Ave.
  • La Mesa Village Certified Farmers Market – Friday 2:00-6:00 from March to October, and 1:00 to 5:00 from November to February at Date Avenue and University Avenue.

North County

  • Carmel Valley Certified Farmers Market – Thursday from 2:30-7:00 Canyon Crest Academy
  • Carlsbad State Street Certified Farmers Market – Wednesday 3:00-7:00 State Street between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue
  • Solana Beach Certified Farmers Market – Sunday 1:00-5:00, 410 South Cedros Avenue at Rosa Street
  • Escondido Certified Farmers Market – Tuesday, 2:30-6:00pm October to May and 2:30-7:00 from June to September, 262 Grand and Juniper
  • Scripps Ranch Certified Farmers Market – Saturday 9:00-1:30 at Innovations Academy

These are only a small sampling of farmers markets located throughout San Diego county.  For additional information, and a list of all farmers markets, contact San Diego County Farm Bureau website.

Thinking about how great it would be to walk out your front door and grab food fresh from your local farmers market? Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty offers these beautiful homes for sale,  close to some of San Diego’s finest Farmers Markets.

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1225 Pacific Highway, #108, San Diego, CA 92101
2 BED/2 BATH,1,890SF
Offered at $1,150,000

Walk to the Little Italy Farmer’s Market from this expansive town home that features two bedrooms with third optional bedroom, living and dining area as well as a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. With amenities galore, including lap pool, club room, fitness center, concierge service and 24 hour security, this is the ideal place for sophisticated living in downtown San Diego.

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7364 Orien Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941
4 BED/ 3 BATH, 2,530SF
Offered at $749,000

Less than a ten minute drive to La Mesa’s weekly, year round Farmer’s Market is this move in ready mountain view residence in the Mesa Del Sol community.  A former model home, here you will enjoy many features that set this property apart from the rest including large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, designer lighting, marble counter tops in the master bath and a private rear yard with mature trees for shade.  Family perfect home!

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7773 Chadamy Way, San Diego, CA 92130
5 BED/4 BATH
Offered at $1,588,000

Only a short five minute drive to Canyon Crest Academy, the location for the popular Carmel Ranch Farmers Market is this exceptional home by award winning builder Davison Communities.  Situated in a gated enclave, this home offers a seamless layout designed to enjoy indoor and outdoor living.  Equipped with all the luxury features, you can lay by the pool and veranda to enjoy the amazing canyon views.  

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20877 Wild Willow Hollow Road, Escondido, CA 92029
8 BEDS/6 BATHS,5,323SF
Offered at $3,500,000

While this home may be a bit of a longer drive to the Escondido Farmers Market, here is a home worth seeing if you are in the market for a luxurious estate in a tranquil setting. With too many features to mention, this home offers top of the world, panoramic mountain and ocean views, saltwater infinity pool and jacuzzi, all new Viking kitchen, a master wing with heated bathroom and shower floor, yoga room and so much more.  

 

Why Master Bedrooms Are Important To Today’s Home Buyers

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Home buyers today want a master bedroom that serves as a sanctuary and peaceful getaway from their non stop, often overwhelming  schedules.  Because we spend up to one third of our lives sleeping, it’s really no surprise that master bedrooms are given special attention from buyers who desire a spacious and elegant retreat, a place where they can see themselves spending restful time at the end of a long day.

While desired features vary from buyer to buyer, the overwhelming majority would like a master bedroom with his and her walk in closets as well as spa like master baths. Location is also important.  First floor master suites have gained in popularity over the years for a variety of reasons, particularly for those that desire more privacy, are parents of older children, or simply weary of navigating stairs throughout the day.  In fact, most home builders today say it’s more and more common to see plans with a master bedroom  on the main level, at every price point,  especially with the trend toward multigenerational living..

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has a large portfolio of one of a kind homes, with stunning master suites that go from warm and cozy, to luxurious and spacious.  Here are just a few of the hundreds of properties offered for sale today.

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1020 Prospect Street, Suite 302  A great way to greet the day! Just sixteen exclusive residences and four limited edition penthouses, make up Muse La Jolla . The renovation of this iconic building preserves the integrity of the architects’ original modernist vision while elevating the property to a whole new level that meets the expectations of modern luxury.

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7943 Sitio Vaquero, CarlsbadThis amazing home, complete with spectacular grounds and close proximity to top rated schools, offers wonderful open floor plan including master suite with built-ins as well as sitting area with fireplace and television. The attached master bathroom has large shower, spa tub and two oversized walk in closets.

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13940 Umbria Way, Poway – Architecture masterpiece with clean minimalist lines, not to mention a first floor master suite that could be featured in any magazine. With floor to ceiling windows boasting incredible views and leading to outdoor pool with water features and lounge areas, this breathtaking living space is truly a must see.

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5292 Avenida Maravillas, Rancho Santa Fe  Beautiful main level master suite with fireplace and sitting area that leads to tranquil patio in this stunning custom Provencal Farmhouse by Island Architects.  Ensuite spa like bath overlooks infinity salt water pool.

Home Buyers Cozy Up To Fireplaces

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1904 Estrada Way, La Jolla, Italian Renaissance estate home tucked away on a private cul-de-sac with spectacular ocean views and a two story great room featuring a grand fireplace.

 

While San Diego enjoys some of the most mild and enviable winters in the country,  home buyers still cozy up to properties that offer fireplaces despite our warmer temperatures. In fact, many still consider a working fireplace a worthwhile investment, and while San Diegans may not care much about this feature as a heat source, it adds ambiance, comfort and luxury to a room like no other amenity.  

Fireplaces have changed dramatically through the years, especially with the revolution in home building and design.  Classic wood burning fireplaces are still extremely popular and used primarily for its rustic charm, while more modern design uses other materials such as concrete and stone veneer.  Also in demand are long, linear fireplaces that boasts a clean, contemporary look.

According to the Census Bureau latest data, almost half of new homes in the United States include a fireplace. The majority of buyers who opt to purchase a home without one, have been willing to pay on average $1,400 extra according to the National Association of Realtors, which is more than they would pay for a kitchen island or walk in closet.  In the past several years, outdoor fireplaces have continued to grow  in  popularity and are an added focal point to the yard making dining alfresco or sitting outside on a cool evening, all the more attractive.

If you are in the market this year for real estate, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty offers a variety of properties at all price points.  Here are just a few with incredible fireplaces designed to bring warmth and style to your home.

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6885 La Valle Plateada, Rancho Santa Fe – This stunning Spanish Colonial Revival In sought after Rancho Santa Fe, offers not one, but 14 fireplaces, including an outdoor fireplace for year round comfort. Truly spectacular.

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1019 Oldham Way, Encinitas – Beautiful home on cul de sac with ocean views has multiple fireplaces throughout the home including a two way fireplace in the dining and living area as well as outdoor.

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16568 La Gracia, Rancho Santa Fe – This stunning contemporary Spanish estate sets a new standard for custom new construction and design. The modern fireplace is large enough for friends and family to enjoy.

 

Kitchens: The Heart of the Home

Celebrity Chef and TV personality Mario Batali once said, “The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.”

Arguably one of the most important rooms in your home, the kitchen is a place where memories are created and great cuisine is shared. With the holiday season upon us let’s explore some amazing kitchens and entertaining spaces from a few of our current listings.

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7616 Top O The Morning Way, San Diego CA 92127 | $2,895,000 | Click for Information

Located in the exclusive gated community of The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe, this home is perfect for grand scale entertaining or intimate dinner parties from the lavish living room with pocket doors to the inviting kitchen and great room, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living to embrace San Diego’s year round climate.The gourmet kitchen opens to the great room and dining area, complete with a breakfast bar, island with prep sink, granite counter tops and top-of-the-line appliances.

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20877 Wild Willow Hollow Road, Escondido, CA 92029 | $3,500,000 | Click for Information

Luxury abounds in this incredibly private, custom hilltop estate. Brilliantly designed floor plan, newly remodeled throughout with cutting edge features and appliances. The all new Viking kitchen includes commercial refrigerator and freezer, dual dishwashers, wine fridge, under-counter refrigerator, convection/steamer microwave, dual electric ovens, 8 burner cooktop, ventilation range, Hansgrohe fixtures. water purification system, and custom counter tops with built in sinks, under counter lighting and custom tile Backsplash.

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7042 El Vuelo Del Este, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 | $6,700,000 | Click for Information

Designed by award winning craftsman Holcombe, Casa de Santo Tomás, is a truly unique custom estate home that was completed in 2010 consisting of timeless Early California architecture, contemporary flare & modern sustainability technology. Located upon a prime Rancho Santa Fe Covenant 3 acre parcel, this peaceful and private location has ideal topography for panoramic vistas of the rolling hills along the horizon. Built for indoor/outdoor living, with pool, spa, tennis court, tree house, zip line, guest house & huge 800sf open air estancia or outdoor living room is the ultimate for enjoying the best weather in the entire world.

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14385 Cypress Point, Poway, CA 92064 | $15,888,888 | Click for Information
Imagine 17th century inspired doors that open to the seductive details of an Italian Villa. This breathtaking country estate showcases a stunning display of historic relics and materials from around the world. Exquisite features include a gorgeous kitchen equipped with the finest amenities for entertaining family and friends, coffered and hand-painted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, stone floors and fireplaces, a Las Vegas style casino, theatre, wine room, classic gardens, tennis court, and 3,000′ pool.

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7400 Vista Del Mar, La Jolla, CA 92037 | $23,388,888 | Click for Information
Situated directly on the sand at one of La Jolla’s premier beaches sits a stunning 8,300 sq ft estate designed by award winning architect Don Edson. With over 100 linear ft of beach frontage on a quarter acre lot, the iconic Santorini inspired build features 7 beds, 10 baths across 3 masterfully planned levels, all enhanced by breathtaking ocean views from nearly every room. Lavish custom finishes set the luxury standard. Awe inspiring spiral staircases, floor ceiling sliding glass doors, radiant heating, multi-zone air conditioning, roof top spa, pizza oven, domed skylights, media room, elevator, 4 car garage, custom window shades and a gourmet kitchen with every imaginable luxury available.
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1 Spinnaker Way, Coronado, CA 92118 | $10,900,000  | Click for Information
Experience the largest, most private, unobstructed endless bay and channel views from nearly every room. Walls of glass, open-flowing and spacious floor-plan, lavish kitchen, outdoor dining, patios and entertaining view decks. Soaring ceilings with abundant skylights and stylish contemporary design. Dual masters, private guest wing ideal for family and guests. 6 BR plus 2 casita suites. 100 Ft Private dock at the end of the channel.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Auction Division Presents Casa Dall’ Oceano

One of the most desirable beachfront properties on the market, Casa Dall’ Oceano, is scheduled for auction on November 17, 2016. Located at 9 Strand Beach Drive within the guard-gated Strand at Headlands luxury community, Casa Dall’ Oceano is an oceanfront dream home with custom floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous ocean views from every angle. The 10,279-square-foot property, in the final phase of completion, is ready for your choosing of fixtures and finishes to your own personalization. Boasting five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a theatre room, indoor driving range, infinity-edge pool and spa, a teen lounge, and poolside patio. Residents of this new-construction home will enjoy access to “The Strand” Beach Club, located minutes from the property, with VIP privileges at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

4-08-23-38-3838Casa Dall’ Oceano is hands down one of the most significant and exciting oceanfront opportunities offered for sale in Southern California,” according to Craig Lotzof, The Lotzof Group, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Not only is this a new construction home with direct beach access, but the winning bidder will be able to customize the space to their preference in mere months versus the years it would take to build this mansion from scratch. This is an exclusive home set within an equally exclusive community – the auction should not be missed.”

9 Beach Strand Drive | Dana Point, CA | Luxury Real EstatePacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Auction Division offers clients exclusive access to a coveted and influential audience along with sophisticated resources to provide additional marketing avenues that benefit sellers who have unique properties or situations.  “We feel privileged to have the opportunity to represent our clients in the luxury auction sales process.  We are enthusiastic about the number of showings and interest we have generated in less than 3 weeks on this fabulous property and feel confident that our result on the auction floor will far surpass our clients expectations. It is a pleasure to work alongside our talented listing agents, Craig Lotzoff & Marc Lotzoff of the Lotzoff Team and assist them with this cutting edge sales strategy,”  says Anna Houssels and Brittany Hahn, Executive Directors, Auction Division, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

9 Beach Strand Drive | Dana Point, CA | Luxury Real EstatePreviously listed for $25.995 million, the property will sell without reserve on November 17, 2016. Listed by  Craig and Marc Lotzof of The Lotzof Group, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty  in cooperation with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s  Auction Division and Concierge Auctions. Daily open house from 1-4 pm. Please contact Jack Hoyt 646.265.1485 to schedule an appointment.