Retiring to a country estate to tend the land and spend time with loved ones is a quintessential American dream. One lucky property owner purchased that dream from someone considered a quintessential American sweetheart: Sandra Bullock.
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More About the Sandra Bullock San Diego Mountain Estate
The property is located in a rural area of San Diego County, California called Valley Center. With barely more than 10,000 people in about 94 square miles, the population density is far more spread out than in the nearby city. The area is notable for having farms and large homes, including this one.
Originally listed for $6 million, the final sale price for the property was $5.6 million. Bullock purchased the estate in 2009 for roughly $2.7 million. While many celebrity homes can seem exorbitantly priced, looking over the serene views of the estate would make anyone sign the check.
Aside from a beautiful home, the property comes with a 91-acre lot nestled in the mountains outside the city proper. Rolling groves of trees cover a large swath of the lot, producing fantastic California fruits like oranges and avocados. The other lot has been left open for the next owner to decide its purpose, which could include ranching, more housing, or more farming.
The home in the center of the estate is tucked within ornamental flora, such as the set of towering palm trees. A ranch-style adobe with four wings surrounds a central courtyard. The interior matches the rustic feeling of both the surrounding countryside and the exterior of the building. While the courtyard does make it seem bigger than its floor space, the 5,938-square-foot villa opens wide on the inside with large gathering spaces.
For the size of the home, there are only four bedrooms, but the six bathrooms will help when entertaining company who makes the trip out there.
The mixture of classic building materials and features like fireplaces tucked into nearly every corner enhance that feeling of hearth and home. The amenities are up to par despite the home looking like it was pulled out of the past, though, as the building is relatively modern and recently renovated.
Although the courtyard is a fantastic spot for get-togethers, there is still a backyard worthy of a 91-acre lot in the back. A long patio trails around the back of the house for plenty of lounging space or bringing out the big grill. Past that, one side of the yard holds a combination pool and hot tub that helps cool down during hot days and shake off the chill on cold nights. The other side has verdant grass that runs up to the fenceline of greenery.
Who is Sandra Bullock?
Most people know Sandra Bullock as a leading actress with a long list of hit movies as far back as the late 1980s. Her works have included everything from action in Speed, comedy in Miss Congeniality, science fiction in Gravity, to much more. In addition to her expansive filmography, she has done work as a producer, is frequently involved in charity, and has shown a penchant for real estate investments – such as this recently sold estate.
The listing is held by Alan Long of Avenue8.
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