Marc Lyman

San Diego Contemporary Architecture

San Diego Contemporary Architecture is almost by definition a new form of architecture in our neighborhoods. It’s a form of architecture that isn’t always readily embraced in some of San Diego’s older neighborhoods. Even in the most traditional neighborhoods, it is not unusual for a gleaming contemporary design to be nestled in among older homes. … Read more

San Diego Mid-Century Architecture

San Diego Mid-Century Architecture has become increasingly popular in recent years. That is especially true for highly original properties. Quintessential examples of mid-century style are also increasingly hard to find. Many mid-century homes have been altered or completely remodeled, rarely with an eye toward keeping their original details intact. The clean, simple lines of mid-century … Read more

San Diego Spanish Architecture

Spanish Architecture goes hand-in-hand with San Diego. From the California missions to Old Town, to the many clay tile roofs, Spanish-style homes are ubiquitous in San Diego. I also have to admit a personal bias – we have lived in a 1930’s Spanish Colonial home since we moved to Point Loma in the early 2000’s. … Read more

San Diego Craftsman Architecture

One does not have to look far before finding beautiful examples of San Diego Craftsman architecture. Mission Hills is the most well-known neighborhood for this style of architecture. However, you can find examples of Craftsman homes in just about every San Diego neighborhood. Please note that because this search is keyword based, you may find … Read more

Mid-Century Meets 21st Century in Sunset Cliffs

4455 Monaco St, San Diego, CA 92107 Impeccably designed, masterfully executed mid-century modern ocean view home in Sunset Cliffs. Extraordinary 2018 remodel with almost all living space on a single level. A true showcase of exceptional finishes, clever design, smart home tech, and stunning features for the quintessential coastal San Diego lifestyle. Multiple expanses of … Read more

Architectural Tropical Treasure

3958 La Cresta Dr, San Diego, CA 92107 3958 La Cresta Drive is where architectural treasure meets tropical paradise. Experience this stunning home designed by Master Architect and Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Sim Bruce Richards. A multitude of exterior spaces will delight you with skyline and bay views, a pool and spa surrounded by a … Read more

5 Crucial Steps Before Buying a Home

A lot of buyers don’t realize they are buyers. All it takes to go from window-shopper to home buyer is wandering into the right open house. Or, swiping to the photo of your dream house for sale in your favorite real estate portal. Or, maybe you found a crazy property you can’t live without on … Read more

Top 15 Most Expensive Houses in San Diego For Sale Now

San Diego, like many California cities, is not known for its affordability. Based on San Diego real estate market stats, the median San Diego home price reached $1,000,000 in April of 2022. With a median home price at that level, you can imagine the most expensive houses in San Diego can hit truly stratospheric numbers. … Read more

Extraordinary Views, Location, and Lifestyle in Point Loma.

1113 Bangor St, San Diego, CA 92106 This meticulously-remodeled, move-in-ready home offers luxurious amenities with a warm, inviting ambiance. The open floorplan with view decks on both levels are surpassed only by mesmerizing 360-degree panoramic views from the rooftop deck. Engineered hardwood and tile floors meld seamlessly throughout. The light-filled primary suite has a spacious … Read more

Zillow Zestimate and Why It Can’t Be Trusted

What is Zillow Zestimate The Zillow Zestimate, and other Automated Valuation Models (AVM’s) like it attempt to provide a useful estimate of a home’s current value. This is done without an appraiser visiting the home and without a real estate agent’s expertise. The entire system is automated. On face value, having a way to quickly … Read more

The Best Time to Sell A House

One of the most common questions potential home sellers ask is, “when is the best time to sell a house?” The answer depends on various factors. Those factors can include personal circumstances, market conditions, and seasonality, to name a few. In my recent article on The Myth of the Below List Price Bargain, I talked … Read more