Property Detail

4170 Albatross Drive

San Diego CA 92103


Status: Active

Property Details


The seller will entertain offers between $1,249,000-$1,299,000. This canyon property is one of 9 homes developed in 1928 by architect/builder Arthur Kunze, as part of a beautiful new neighborhood, called Beacon Hill Terrace. It is excellently located between Mission Hills and Hillcrest, in an area known as The Medical Complex. This unique and charming home allows easy access to the busy city life, and yet also supports a peaceful feeling of connectivity to nature. 4170 Albatross Drive is located just 10 minutes to the San Diego airport, Convention Center, UCSD, SDSU, San Diego Zoo, and major freeways. It's within walking distance to Balboa Park, movie theatres, many local restaurants, and Old Town; while within a few blocks are grocery stores, banks, and many small businesses. In addition to a superior location, the house is seductively charming. The original footprint of this house lives like a one-story home, with two bedrooms and one bathroom on the main level. Upon entering the living room, one notices a harmony of the custom furniture, lighting and painting, as created by interior design expert Michael Wrusch. As you leave the living room, you are greeted by two archways. One leads to the bedrooms and bath; the other to a stately dining room, which then opens to a modern well-lit kitchen. The kitchen has custom furniture and double doors which open onto a large, private porch overlooking the canyon, perfect for indoor-outdoor living. Thanks to the San Diego climate, one can dine on the porch year-round, while the sights and sounds of the many birds in the canyon, just may hypnotize you. In 2006 the owner, along with Matt Whitaker, architect, and many sub-contractors, undertook a major remodel. This included excavating under the house to create a large room ( Bonus Room) with a full bathroom that has etched glass by glass artist Nancy Arthur-McGehee, and a very intimate 5 showerhead- steam room. Also, an enormous retaining wall was built, with a steal staircase, to allow access to the canyon. The canyon was then landscaped with native plants and an entire irrigation system installed, by Greg Rubin of Cals Own. There is one thing is for sure, no matter what is going on in your life, this is the place to go, to escape and leave behind all your worries. Just be sure to leave behind your cell phone! ****Seller is motivated in our price range and home is easy to show****

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Listing provided courtesy of Dusty Brazil of Pacific Sotheby's International Realty. Last updated 2021-03-03 21:35:13.000000. Listing information © 2021 PACIFICSOTHEBYSFULLSANDICORCOMBINED.

Greta Treadgold

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