Country Ranch Paradise on Crest Drive



Surrounded by captivating fields and serene coastal views, this private paradise captures the essence of rural Rancho Santa Fe. “Nestled in nature with lots of natural light.”

1691 Crest Drive is a beautifully built ranch style home that is both aesthetic and functional for all kinds of families.

This beautiful home features breathtaking views of the mountains and the city of Encinitas. Close to practically everything, this scenic residence is near the beaches, towns, award-winning schools, and shopping districts. Enjoy the tranquility of a1.27 acre private property that is fully enclosed, with the convenience of a nearby metropolis.

This enchanting home features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, and 1,419 square feet. “Easy rolling access in and out. Easy line of sight through all 3 rooms from 8 large doubled, sound isolating windows, angled appropriately.” This home has a convenient detached guest house that is approximately 315 square feet.

Create the next Grammy award winning album in the sound proof music studio equipped with a control room and vocal booth spaces. “Double walls, ceiling and hardwood floors. Best creative space for anyone concerned about sound bleed from indoors out, or outdoors in.” This home is perfect for musicians in need of peace and serenity.

Currently priced at $1,499,000 – $1,599,000, this absolute dreamy residence is perfect for anyone looking for an idyllic country experience within a convenient city expanse.

Enjoy a cup of coffee on the wooden deck overlooking stunning panoramic views of Encinitas, or talk a walk and explore the neighborhood on a cool evening.

For a closer look at this home, check out the listing here.

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Paper Shredding Event

The fall season is upon us, and it’s time to declutter your home of those old tax returns and documents. But you can’t simply throw out those stacks of paper, they contain valuable private information.

Stop by my office on Saturday, November 10th and shred those confidential documents into indiscernible pieces!

This free paper shredding event will be held at 740 Garden View Court, Encinitas, CA 92024. A professional shredding company will take care of those tax returns at no cost to you! Simply stop by anytime from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Please refrain from bringing any other paper products such as magazines or newspapers. This event is solely for destroying private tax information.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Charming Highland Homes in Encinitas

Located in a destination neighborhood, 1010 Arden Drive in Encinitas features not one, but two charming homes on one spacious lot! In the midst of gorgeous Highlands, these head-turning homes could be yours for $1,595,000. These two beautifully detailed homes are newly remodeled, and move-in ready!

The front home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, with approximately 1,100 square feet. The home located in the back has 2+ bedrooms, and 2 baths, and approximately 1,500 square feet.

Surrounded by luscious green flora and blooming trees, both homes have their own personal grassy yard areas. The spacious lot is measured at 9,147 square feet. Homeowners will have a lovely space to play with their pets, set up an outdoor sitting area, or even start a garden.

These stunning homes are located in the coveted Highlands neighborhood of Encinitas. These homes are also located near several beaches, shopping districts, parks, and high rated restaurants.

This property would make a great investment property, a primary home, or even a vacation home! For a closer look at this unique and stunning listing, click here.

OPEN HOUSE on Saturday and Sunday 11/3-11/4 FROM 1-4PM!

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Fabulous Garden Paradise in Crestview

This gorgeous house is located in the beautiful city of South Encinitas. 568 Crest Drive can be found near the end of a cul-de-sac located in the neighborhood of Crestview Estates. This house has a plethora of desirable features perfect for families looking for a home akin to paradise.

This spacious home located on 0.25 acres contains a 4 bedroom floorplan, and 3 bathrooms. For comfort and warmth, there are 2 stunning brick fireplaces. One located in the master bedroom, and the other in the family room. There is a 3 car attached garage. One of the cool features of this house is that it has its very own renewable energy source, a solar system! This home comes complete with a new furnace, A/C, and water heater.

Paradise can be found right in the backyard. Luscious greenery throughout, where kids can play and pets can roam free. There is an attached patio pergola where you can relax in the cool shade. A calming spa and sparking waterfall feature can be found among the palm trees and adorning rocks. The backyard truly is a garden utopia.

Homeowners don’t have to travel far to find what they need. This gorgeous house is located near Sprouts Farmers Market and Trader Joes, restaurants, shopping stores, LA Fitness, award winning schools, as well as several parks, nature preserves, and scenic beaches.

This garden paradise could be yours! Currently listed at a reduced price of $1,095,000, this house is perfect for families of all sizes. Check out the listing for yourself, and envision yourself living in the fabulous coastal neighborhood of Crestview Estates.

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Coastal Country Beach Home on Noma Lane

Charming coastal country home near the beach towns of Leucadia and Encinitas. Nearby is Capri Elementary School which offers the popular  Spanish immersion program.   This gorgeous home located at 1675 Noma Lane, Encinitas, in the beach community of Leucadia.

Currently listed at $1,295,000, this home has been completely renovated from top to bottom, and is located on 10,000+ square foot flat, usable lot. With over 2,00 square feet, this country beach home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a re-built, oversized 2-car garage.

This home has been completely renovated from the inside and out with modern finishes. In the living area, there are amazing vaulted ceiling, there’s an updated kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, and hardwood floors. You’ll have a home with charm and character!

The backyard pool was recently remodeled with a modern pebble tech finish, along with new landscape and hardscape from the front and back. There is even new drainage, irrigation, and an electronic gated entry and fencing. Check out the listing for yourself!

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Fireplace Upgrades to Revamp Your Home

A fireplace is an important focal point in any room. Oftentimes, family and friends gather around the fireplace during cooler nights. So why not bring life back to your fireplace? If your fireplace is lacking luster, there are plenty of ways to upgrade it! Use these simple and easy decorating ideas to give your fireplace a gorgeous facelift!

  • Add Some Color

A fireplace is a statement piece. So why not make it stand out? Painting a fireplace is a sure way of drawing attention to it. Your living room, or family room, is designed with your own personal style. Paint your fireplace to match your décor with an accent color of your choosing. Color can be bold or muted depending on personal taste.

  • Cover Outdated Tile

If your tile fireplace is outdated, easily transform it by using adhesive paper! Adhesive paper comes in many different styles, patterns, and colors. This inexpensive solution can turn your tile fireplace into a marble masterpiece.

  • Lighten It Up

Dark brick fireplaces may be traditional, but they can look outdated and wash out the rooms color. Instead, brighten it up by whitewashing the brick. This can be accomplished by painting the brick with a mixture of paint and water. For a helpful how-to video, click here.

  • Install a Mantel

If your fireplace doesn’t already have a mantel, one can be installed to give your fireplace a beautiful front profile. Mantels come in all types of designs, colors, and materials. For ideas, take a look at this gallery of fireplace mantels.

  • Add Artistic Tile

If you like the look of a tiled fireplace, add some color with cool artistic tile. Tile doesn’t have to be uniform in color or smooth. Adding textured tile, changing the tile material, and even adding hand painted tile can transform a basic fireplace into a beautiful art installation. Check out these gorgeous tiles for inspiration.

  • Cover with a Screen

If you don’t use your fireplace, cover the hearth with a beautiful screen. Fireplace screens come in any and all styles. Whether you like the look of concrete, metal, glass, or iron, there’s a fireplace screen for every design taste.

  • Add a Built-in Cabinet

Enhance your fireplace by adding a built-in cabinet or multiple shelves. Not only will you be adding storage space, but you will create a cohesive statement piece around your beautiful fireplace. You can create a built-ins yourself or hire a carpenter to avoid the hassle.

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Spook-tacular Treats to Delight Guests!

With Halloween right around the corner, you may be planning a spooky-themed party, or maybe you just want to enjoy some ghoul-riffic treats with your family. These scrumptious desserts will satisfy any monster’s belly whether big or small!

  • Spider Truffle Cookies

These cookies look almost too cute to eat! Almost. Chocolate truffles make up the spider body and chocolate drizzles are used for the legs. You’ll have trouble keeping these cookies stocked! Check out this video on how to make creepy spider cookies.

  • Creepy Jell-O Worms

Create a delicious and spine-tingling dessert from Jell-O. These worms are simple to make and create a creepy visual. For a video guide on how to make these tasty worms, click here. For an amazing display, place these worms in a bed of dirt made of chocolate cookie crumbs.

  • Bloody Cheesecake to Die For

This delicious red velvet cheesecake looks like it could be straight from a horror scene! The dripping red gel frosting looks just like blood, and with a knife slicing through the middle, your guests are in for a fright! Plus, vampires are sure to love it!

  • Strawberry Pumpkin Patch

These strawberries are dipped in orange candy coating and look absolutely adorable! Placed on a bed of crushed sandwich cookies, these strawberries will look like a little pumpkin patch. For a video on how to make this treat, click here.

  • Zombie Brain Cupcakes

These anatomical cupcakes are sure to delight any ghouls or zombies! Cerebellum frosting paired with red liquid food dye creates a bloody good dessert! For a visual demonstration, check out this video.

  • Bloody Finger Hot Dogs

These hot dogs look frightful but are oh so delicious. And you don’t need anything other than some hotdogs, buns, and ketchup. Cut the hotdogs to look like fingernails, dip them in ketchup, and you’ve got a tasty Halloween snack that are sure to be a party hit!

  • Stuffed Intestines

This gut busting puff pastry can be filled with anything of your choosing but looks amazing any way! For detailed instruction and a how-to video, click here. As a filling, you can use sloppy joes, shredded chicken, Italian grinder dip, or even hot wing dip.

  • Bloody Glass Cupcakes

These bloody cupcakes look like a prop for a horror film and taste delicious. Topped with glass candy and red food gel, these cupcakes are not for the faint of heart! To view this recipe, click on this link.

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Instagram Worthy Food in and Around Encinitas

Whether or not you enjoy sharing pictures of beautifully presented culinary indulgences on social media, it cannot be denied that food simply tastes better when it looks aesthetically pleasing. Whether it’s a colorful frozen treat or a beautifully designed box of donuts, Instagram worthy food is definitely worth a try. Check out some of these popular Instagram food locations in and around Encinitas and treat yourself to a picture worthy experience!

  • The Baked Bear

This sweet ice cream shop serves up colorful and inventive desserts. Originally founded by two childhood friends, The Baked Bear offers customers over a dozen original ice cream flavors and cookies. Mix and match toppings and choose whether to hold your ice cream together with cookies, donuts, or brownies. There are several locations throughout California.

  • Soda and Swine

This lovely restaurant serves up beautiful presentations of food on a tray. There’s something for everyone here, but they serve a lot of delicious comfort food. Order fried pizza knots or a Beyondce burger and dig in! There are two locations in San Diego, Liberty Station and North Park.

  • Donut Bar

This award-winning donut restaurant features some of the most beautiful and mouth-watering treats! Over 30 donut creations are created every single day so there is always something new to try.  They even offer pop culture themed donuts, like the Homer’s donut and the Butter Beer donut inspired by Harry Potter. There is a location in San Diego.

  • Pokirrito

The award-winning chef and owner of this establishment is Junya Watanabe, creator of the RakiRaki Ramen and J/Wata Temaki Bar. Customers can order fresh and delicious poke bowls, sushi burritos, or tamago-sando, a unique creation. One of their newest creations is not for the mild, a sushi burrito rolled in flaming hot Cheetos!

  • Square Bar Café

This restaurant features beautifully colored desserts and funky drinks. Customers may order macaron ice cream sandwiches, cute animal desserts, rainbow drinks, inventive drinks served in a lightbulb, and much more.  Located in San Diego.

  • Pop Pie Co.

This locally owned specialty pie and coffee shop can be found in San Diego. Whether you’re in the mood for a dessert pie or a full meal, this restaurant sells every kind of pie imaginable. From a hearty steak and ale pie to a Mexican chocolate and dulce de leche pie, the choice is yours!

  • Crème and Sugar

This dessert shop serves nothing but gorgeous and colorful treats. Everything on the menu is fit for a princess. Known for their pastel colored and candy-coated unicorn themed cake, milkshakes, and hot chocolate. This sweet shop in San Diego also designs beautifully aesthetic cakes that simply must be admired.

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Create a Backyard Paradise

Turn your ordinary backyard into an outdoor oasis, impress your guests with an entertainment space reminiscent of a beach paradise, or create your own private retreat right in your backyard and escape after a long day. Take a look at how you can improve your outdoor space and make your home the go-to destination for events.

  • Create Entertainment Spaces—Create designated sections for entertaining and dining right in the backyard. These spaces can be created using pergolas covered in luscious ivy or a chic gazebo.
  • Add an Outdoor Kitchen—Entertaining outdoors is made even more enjoyable when friends and family can gather around the table and talk while preparing the meal. Outdoor kitchens make cooking easier because hot dishes and silverware don’t have to be carried through the house to the backyard. Having an outdoor kitchen means having everything you need at your disposal.
  • Create Shade—Provide yourself, and your guests, a cool retreat from the blazing sun. Rather than using a single large umbrella, use a pergola or arbor adorned with flowering plants and blooming vines.
  • Create Privacy—True relaxation cannot be achieved if there isn’t a sense of privacy. If your home doesn’t have a fully enclosed backyard, there are still ways to achieve a feeling of enclosure. Use tall hedges or leafy bamboo if a fence is too restricting. Garden walls are easy to have installed, and offer both privacy and picturesque design.
  • Install a Spa—For a cool way to relax, install a spa in the backyard. A spa is roughly half the size of most swimming pools, so they don’t take up a lot of backyard space. Spas are a luxurious addition to any home, and increase a home’s value. Add a waterfall to your spa and your backyard will be paradise!
  • Add Water Elements—When trying to recreate the feeling of paradise, one cannot forego the sound of running water. Add a bubbling fountain to your backyard or a waterfall feature and calm the senses. Water is a soothing sound, and the sound of it will put any homeowner at ease.
  • Outdoor Lighting—Entertainment spaces must have adequate lighting, so be sure to invest in weather resistant outdoor lights. Fireplaces offer warmth in the evening and a beautiful picture. Fire pits can be moved around a backyard space frequently, making them low commitment.
  • Add More Green—Paradise is evocative of lush greenery, so plant a variety of plants, flowers, and shrubs to create a beautiful mix of color, texture, and height. Even in California, where droughts are common, you may still create and maintain a garden paradise. For a list of drought friendly plants, visit this website.

Creating an outdoor oasis may involve a little design flair, but the payoff is immense. A home is a cozy retreat from the struggles and hard work of the everyday, so why not make the backyard a vacation? You’ll have a space to calm the senses and your stress will simply melt away!

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Stunning Luxury Home Located in Hilltop

This luxury home is located in the Hilltop area, within the Terraces at Cantebria. 367 Via Andalusia is located near numerous restaurants and shops. This impressive home also features a spectacular panoramic view of the hillsides and mountains.

This spacious home is 2,767 square feet with a 3 door garage. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master bedroom has a fireplace, and the master bathroom has a beautifully designed tile bathtub. The kitchen is equipped with plenty of storage, vast counter space, and even a breakfast counter. Families will fit right into this stunningly designed home.

The backyard is truly awe-inspiring. Complete with a stamped concrete patio, a modern Pebble Tech pool and spa with River Rock accents, this home’s backyard is an oasis of tranquility. The community of Terraces at Canterbria also hosts a community pool, spa, and tennis courts for you to perfect your shots!

Currently listed at $1,099,500 – $1,149,500, this beautiful luxury home features hardwood floors, dual pane windows, gorgeous shutters, recessed lighting, two stunning fireplaces located in the front room and master bedroom, central air, and designer paint colors.

This home is a luxurious take on a modern family home. Take a look at this listing for yourself!

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