A Garage with a Home Attached


A 4-car Garage with a Home Attached

Normally I get requests from Buyers that read, “I need at least 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2500-sqft and a large backyard”. Nope, not this time. When Kevin contacted me he wrote “My main criteria is a large driveway and RV parking and at least 3 car garage.” I knew Kevin was into working on cars, racing cars, stockpiling cars (and their parts), but when he asked me to help him find his first home, I thought we’d be focusing on the home. Nope, not Kevin. Everything about his new home should revolve around the garage and his hobby of working on cars. It didn’t matter if he had to drive 40 miles to work each day, as long as a freeway was close, and so long as had what he needed in terms of garage space.

So we set out to find homes, err, I mean garages, throughout San Diego and that put most of our attention in places like San Marcos, Vista, and Escondido. After some power weekends we really came upon this beauty in Escondido. It had everything Kevin needed. In fact, the owner himself was an avid car enthusiast, and the 4-car garage was already outfit with bells and whistles, like 220V electrical circuits perfect for a welder, shop lights, a huge attic and tons of shelving. Not to mention an RV space, shed, Jacuzzi, and low-maintenance yards. I mean, could this get any more perfect for Kevin, a bachelor with no time for anything but his hobby.

In the end, Kevin settled on this beauty and with persistent negotiations we got the seller down from their high list price of $699K down to a more agreeable price of $615K. Kevin couldn’t be more thrilled and he’s already looking into adding a 2-post lift to one of his 4 bays. To many late nights in the garage!

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