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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K. Ann Brizolis of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Sets Price Record with Sale of Paint Mountain Estate

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Just one day prior to the scheduled auction of one of San Diego’s County’s most unique properties, K. Ann Brizolis & Associates of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was able to secure a buyer for the multimillion dollar property, resulting in a record setting sale. The stunning property, which is perched atop Paint Mountain just east of Rancho Santa Fe in the community of Elfin Forest, was purchased for five million dollars. Both the seller and buyer were represented by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in the transaction, which was the culmination of years of hard work and extensive marketing by K. Ann Brizolis and her team.

“In real estate, you must always expect the unexpected,” said K. Ann Brizolis, of K. Ann Brizolis & Associates and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, the listing agent for the property. “We do all we can to prepare and plan but, many times, the result you are looking for comes unexpectedly and suddenly, and you have to be ready to adapt.”

Brizolis, along with Platinum Luxury Auctions, had for months planned the auction sale of this estate. The auction was scheduled for October 3 and, while bidders were lining up, a serious buyer surfaced at the last minute and wanted to negotiate for purchase prior to auction.

“Although we were very anxious to see what the auction would bring in terms of sale, the seller elected to take this opportunity,” said Brizolis. “When you have a chance to truly make everyone happy, you have to get it done, even if that wasn’t part of the original plan.”

One of the most unique and intriguing homes in all of San Diego County, and perched atop Paint Mountain on more than 18 acres, the property offers striking, 360-degree views of San Diego, with vistas stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean. An architectural marvel in an unprecedented geographic location, the home also features a one-of-a-kind lap pool, said to be one of the longest residential pools in the world. The $5 million dollar home sale was the largest sale in Escondido over the last ten years.

“This is the type of result you get with Pacific Sotheby’s Realty,” added Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “We are pleased to be part of this historically significant sale and are proud to get the deal done for everyone involved.”

Pacific Sotheby’s Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Los Robles Ranch for $17.5M

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Located in Santa Ysabel, just 30 miles east of San Diego, this 720-acre, nine parcel ranch property known as Los Robles Ranch, is listed by Eric Iantorno of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Bill McDavid of Hall and Hall.

This incredible property, which was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal, features a main house, two guest homes and two caretaker’s homes totaling 10,000 square feet of living space. Beamed ceilings, large formal areas, four bedrooms and two offices highlight the 4,000-square-foot main house.

In addition to a paved go-kart track, the ranch indulges with such attractions as a paintball course, two fishing ponds, a skeet-shooting range, a 6,800-square-foot equestrian facility and a riding arena. The swimming pool, originally a cow pond, has been remade as a 650,000-gallon custom swimming pond complete with a beach entry, dock, waterfall features and a pool house. Elsewhere on the sprawling grounds,spread across nine parcels, are two greenhouses, a mare hotel, an equipment barn and twelve water wells.

“I’m thrilled to represent this extraordinary property, it’s truly in a league of its own and is beyond comparison,” says Eric Iantorno, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “The ranch was the vision of owner David Batchelder, who designed it to be a ‘family fun compound,’ and he succeeded in creating a true luxury ranch retreat offering pure enjoyment and lasting memories for generations to come.”

For more information or to request a private showing, contact Eric Iantorno, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, (858) 692-5505eric.iantorno@sothebysrealty.com,

Extraordinary Properties

This month’s issue of Extraordinary Properties is now in print and online! From the beaches of Del Mar and La Jolla to the open spaces of North County and Rancho Santa Fe and from Downtown’s urban lofts to Coronado’s waterfront estates — and everything in between — where will you find your dream home?