Actor Richard Dreyfuss has taken a loss on a 3,683-square-foot house in Carlsbad, Calif., selling it for $1,025,000 after buying it a little over two years earlier for $1,250,000.


In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Dreyfuss' sale of the house, which is at 3507 Camino Cereza in Carlsbad, which is a coastal community in San Diego County. We had written about his listing of this house -- back when it was on the market for $1,200,000 -- back on April 3, 2008.

Records show that Dreyfuss, 61, sold the house -- which did not appear to ever have been a principal residence of his -- back on July 10, with the deal being recorded on August 1. He had purchased the house in May 2006 for $1,250,000, meaning that he obviously took a decent-sized financial bath in owning the house.

Built in 2005, the five-bedroom house in Carlsbad 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 this house.

Dreyfuss' principal residence is in Encinitas, Calif., where he and his third wife, Svetlana, purchased a 4,830-square-foot house on a 1.21-acre parcel in December 2007 for $1,500,000. Dreyfuss 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 for $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.

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