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Keith York
(619) 417-2651
CA BRE # 01874926

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MLS# 170057068 - $800,000 - 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath with pool and Jacuzzi on over an acre.

FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET! This exquisitely maintained one-owner home is one of the best examples of custom-built homes in the Horizon Hills neighborhood just east of Mt. Helix. Enjoy seamless indoor-outdoor living where walls of glass open to the serene setting. Privacy is afforded by unique siting on a large 1.1+ acre lot offering engaging vistas and ample room to engage the mature landscape. Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ayers designed in 1963 by Gene Pedersen. Completed in 1964 this home was Job #140 for Pedersen’s Professional Planning Corp located at 8047 La Mesa Blvd. Prior to establishing his design-build company, focused on single family residences in La Mesa and El Cajon, Mr. Pedersen served in World War II, followed by studies at University of Illinois. Gene then moved to California to study architecture at USC. He was drawn to San Diego when he secured a job building one of the first housing tracts in Chula Vista in 1954. The young building designer worked from his La Mesa office through the 1960s before moving to La Jolla and his son joining the family business of designing and building single-family homes.

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MLS# 170057189 - 1518 Fairway Court, Borrego Springs

An original example of the Fairway Cottages at de Anza Country Club designed and built by architect Richard Zerbe. Located on the 10th fairway at de Anza Country Club this original "stay and play" cottage features an expansive view of the course and Indian Head mountain. The current owner is a licensed contractor who has thoughtfully maintained many of its original mid-century desert modern design details while extensively upgrading (2014-2017) many components. A large, beautiful pool is shared with 3 neighboring cottages. Richard ‘Dick’ Zerbe was a prominent Borrego Springs architect in the decades following World War II. Born in 1913, and raised in Pittsburgh, at the age of 20 Dick and his brother hitchhiked to California - his brother heading to UCLA to study journalism, and Dick to San Diego where he went to work at Consolidated-Vultee. Following World War II , he opened "Cocktail Springs Dude Ranch" in Del Mar. property. Dick and the horses later settled in Julian where he started his own design firm and construction company. After obtaining his passed architectural license he joined the handful of architects and builders practicing in the far eastern county, specializing in Borrego and Julian.

Listed by Bill Lawrence at Desert Way Realty - (619) 400-9619 or