The WOW! factorSection 4A Monday, March 19th, 2012
Through the years, I have seen a lot of single detached homes, condos, lofts, townhomes and almost every other type of property you can imagine. I have seen everything from demanding fixers to extravagant remodels and everything in between. But few have the amazing emotional draw that I like to call the “WOW! factor.”
I realize that everybody’s taste is different and what might strike one person as amazing, may not strike another in the same way. Yet, every once in a while, I come across a property that really touches me in a way that makes me actually stop dead in my tracks and literally say, “Wow!”
San Diego has countless numbers of beautiful properties; and many of them can have uniquely outstanding features. In this region, there are homes that are located above canyons and offer spectacular views of natural settings. We also have the coastal area with unbelievably attractive properties with ocean views. Then, there are the thousands of world-class downtown condos that feature picturesque vistas and breathtaking views. Having the opportunity to take in so much beauty (both natural and architectural) is one of my reasons for loving my job. I get to continuously experience amazing and unique examples of architecture, landscaping and design.
One of the most amazing homes I have ever seen was an estate with a 360-degree view of the Pacific Ocean. The home had an extremely large front room, and an equally expansive dining room, the latter being entirely open to the outside. In addition, it had a swimming pool right in the middle of the front room and dining area. As I sat in this great room, I was amazed with what I was seeing. It was simply the ultimate in resort-type living and had, most definitely, an incredible wow factor.
Here in San Diego, there are many amazing properties that have a wow factor. A good example is a new listing in Hillcrest which is a fabulous 1,700 square foot plus luxury corner unit condo that has an over-sized 700 square foot terrace with great day and evening views. It is located on the quiet south-west side of the Atlas building, which makes it very light and bright and a good location. From the moment you walk into this residence, you are struck by its charm and character. It is decorated in a way that is beautiful and yet still very homey and comfortable.
This property is listed at $669,000, which is actually very good value when you take into consideration the excellent location, square footage, the views, the rare large terrace, the fact that the building is new and all of the incredible upgrades that this pristine home has to offer.
Create your own wow factor and enjoy your home for many years to come.
Trent St. Louis is a licensed Real Estate Agent and a member of the National, California and San Diego Association of Realtors. You can reach Trent at SpecialAgentTrent@gmail.com or at his office in Hillcrest, 619-300-1621. The Metropolitan Group (CADRE#01273643).
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