For a privileged few, a residence is elevated to an art form.  

Where the site, architecture, and finishes create a symphony of inspiration. A place of refuge and reward, retreat or grand entertainment. A recent open house had me inside the beautiful gates at Alvarado Estates where a striking contemporary structure caught my eye. 

Alvarado Estates

More specifically, I pulledover, parked and walked up the front drive to get a better look.  Good fortune had the builder on-site who extended a friendly greeting and the offer for a personal tour.  I couldn’t refuse.

I have toured many impressive homes over the years, yet, this nearly completed structure on Yerba Santa Drive stands apart.  From the grand entrance to the outdoor living room, this home impresses at every turn. 

Rooms are expansive and inviting at the same time, designer-selected light fixtures create dramatic transformations after dark and refined attention to detail is evident throughout. 

Alvarado Estates


There are too many features to list here so here are a few of my favorite:  The master suite with dual-sided fireplace and view balcony…elevator…vehicle parking for 7 and dedicated housekeeper quarters.

The builder/contractor tells me the home will soon be ready for professional photography, followed by listing in MLS – expected to be priced in the lower $3M range.  If you would like any advance access or information, I am just a phone call away.  

I trust you will agree, Yerba Santa Drive deserves a standing ovation! If you’re interested in seeing this property even before it hits the market, get in touch with me at

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Dan Larson brings decades of sales and marketing experience to Dwell Well Realty. He cut his teeth in this competitive field at the tender age of 9. Dan’s school was raising funds and dispatched an army of 3rd graders with flower seeds and talking points on the benefits of curb appeal. Dan’s steely determination and raw talent landed his first achievement award “Top Seed Seller” – the future looked bright! As an adult, Dan has been associated with many of San Diego’s most respected companies: SeaWorld, PSA, USAirways, Loews Coronado Bay Resort and The Rancho Bernardo Inn. During the airline years, Dan was hand-selected for European deployment to select and train staff; launching new international service. The luxury hotel experience required business to business sales, negotiating complex, 7 figure purchase contracts and conducting presentations in front of senior management. A decade ago, Dan stepped into real estate sales. His abilities and achievements in each position are documented with advancement from Account Executive – National Sales Manager – Associate Director of Sales and Senior Vice President of Sales. Dan’s clients complement his communication skills, effective negotiating, and powerful marketing campaigns. Dan invests himself heavily in the success of his clients by bringing in the finest residential photographers, purchasing full color advertising and never cutting corners when it comes to exposing a listing to the largest audience. This commitment to excellence has seen Dan selling from Palm Springs to Carlsbad, Fallbrook to Point Loma and a strong focus in Downtown and Metro San Diego’s historic neighborhoods.

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