The beach community of Encinitas is known for its legendary surf spots, funky boutiques and eclectic culture, and the neighborhood of Encinitas Highlands is really one of the most sought after locations along the coast. Homeowners are literally within about a 2-minute walk to famous Swami's, great shops and restaurants along Highway 101 and Scripps Hospital. The community located west of I-5 is quiet, private and offers a walk-able lifestyle that so many covet in San Diego.
From the moment you walk into the front door you immediately notice the great sight lines through the living room, into the kitchen, out the patio door to the back patio which overlooks the beautiful backyard. The layout of this home was redesigned to give it a very functional flow - from a beautiful huge great room off the kitchen/dining area to the two secondary bedrooms and a gorgeous master suite with its separate door out to the back patio -- and is ideally suited for young families or empty nesters looking to entertain guests.
During the remodel phase, one of the pleasant surprises that was uncovered was that above the low ceilings there was quite a bit of open space in the attic, so the contractor was able to raise up the ceilings above the kitchen and the master bedroom and create a great vaulted look that also added a lot of valuable natural light into the home. Also, the way the property was originally laid out, there was a 2-car garage directly behind the main structure that was absolutely cutting off the yard. So the decision was made to demolish the old garage and to build in the south corner a brand new garage (with an adjoining art studio or future pool room) that allowed the huge backyard to be opened up and made usable as a great outdoor entertaining area.