That Whooshing Sound

By Dave Fratello | February 28th, 2012
The way 2012 has begun is familiar by now. A nice property comes along, east or west of the highway, and you can almost count the DOM on one hand before it's gone.

That whooshing sound you hear is the inventory flying off the shelves, so to speak.

Even against that backdrop, the quick sale at 221 30th (5br/5ba, 4550 sq. ft.) made quite a whoosh.

As we noted this weekend, it's a big, late-90s custom build with some pretty great views. Over and across the walkstreet, there are good views to the south, but thanks to the neighbor's being just one story, there are very good views due west, too, all along the building, even toward the north.

Lots of space, big views, steps to the beach and – maybe less easily appreciated – a very short walk to MB's "second downtown" up in El Norte... that's a great combination. (We sent a couple of family members to the open house Sunday; they did not want to leave.)

Overall it's a very cozy, casual beach home with some very nice detail work – and unlike most properties to come along in the area or the price range.

And so it was that 221 30th lasted 4 official DOM.  At $3.395m.

We'd caught wind of this one a few weeks before as a "pre-market" option, but wondered sincerely about that price. Sure, it's got those views and that plus-plus-extra amount of space, but only one of those features is permanent. How would the open market respond?

We got that answer quick.

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