Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss has paid $1,500,000 to purchase a 4,830-square-foot house in Encinitas, Calif., and has placed his 3,683-square-foot house in nearby Carlsbad, Calif. on the market for $1,200,000. In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can reveal both actions by Dreyfuss, which are both in coastal communities in San Diego County. First, let’s discuss the property he purchased. On December 28, Dreyfuss and his third wife, Svetlana, purchased the one-story house in Encinitas, according to public records. Built in 1979, Dreyfuss’ new four-bedroom house in Encinitas had been on the market for $1,540,000 and has three and a half baths, according to public records and listing information. Features in the house include a gated entry, travertine floors, plush carpeting, plantation shutters, and a master suite with a walk-in closet, dual showers, a fireplace and custom cabinetry in the master bath, according to listing information. Other features include a three-car garage and a kitchen with a granite center island, a garden window, a tumbled marble backsplash, maple cabinetry, a built-in SubZero refrigerator and a Viking open range stove, oven and microwave, according to listing information. Outside on the 1.21-acre property are a circular drive, outdoor speakers, and a pebble tec pool with a spa and two water features, according to public records and listing information. As for the 3,683-square-foot house at 3507 Camino Cereza in Carlsbad that Dreyfuss is selling, the actor has not owned that house for very long. Records show that he purchased it in May 2006 for $1,250,000. Built in 2005, the five-bedroom house has more than $300,000 in upgrades, according to listing information. Features include an upgraded maple entertainment cabinet in the family room, a stone fireplace in the family room, upgraded designer tile and fixtures in all of the house’s four and a half baths, and a kitchen with a Thermador 48-inch professional cooktop, a Bosch self-cleaning double oven with a convection upper, a Thermador microwave, a Bosch dishwasher, a large Thermador refrigerator and granite slab counters, according to listing information. Other features include a master suite with a private view balcony with a seating area, extensive crown moldings, stone floors in the bath, dual sinks, his and hers closets, and a jetted soaking tub, according to listing information. Still other interior features include a private retreat/bonus area with a balcony, a second bedroom with a built-in desk and a Juliet balcony, a den/office, a maple staircase with designer wrought iron railings, custom leaded glass-paned windows on the landing, a library desk and bookcase on the second floor, and a butler’s pantry with a stainless steel wine cooler, according to listing information. Outside on the property in Carlsbad are a lap pool and a private courtyard entry with a custom tile and stone reflection pool and wall waterfall, according to public records and listing information. Check out an online listing sheet for Dreyfuss’ Carlsbad house – complete with photos – here. Dreyfuss, who spends most of his time in New York, has owned plenty of other real estate in the past. In southern California, Dreyfuss sold a 3,769-square-foot house at 14820 Valley Vista Boulevard in Los Angeles’ Sherman Oaks area in December 2004 fro $1,880,000, according to public records. And, in 1995, Dreyfuss also had sold an 8,172-square-foot house at 2809 Nichols Canyon Road in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills for $2,700,000 to actor Kevin Costner’s Nichols Canyon Family Trust – a house that the ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest then purchased from Costner in early 2006 through his Marie Trust for $11,500,000, according to public records.