3701 Catalina Drive

Carlsbad CA 92010


Status: Active

Property Details


The Old Fire Station No. 3, a rare opportunity to own a special piece of Carlsbad history. Renovated throughout in 2020, the original firehouse was completely reinvented and transformed to create a well-appointed home. Occupying a massive 12,000 SF corner lot on a cul-de-sac in a residential neighborhood, this home offers ample space with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a truly one-of-a-kind 1,500+ SF garage. Capable of accommodating nine+ cars, high-top Sprinter vans, RVs, boats, the garage is the car collector’s dream and so rare to come by in a single family neighborhood. With the sheer volume of this space, height within, and access front-to-back with massive 12’ commercial-grade roll-up doors at both front and rear of the structure, the potential of the garage is endless. It’d be hard-pressed to ever recreate in a neighborhood like this again. Upon arrival, the curb appeal from the street is stunning from the oversized garage doors, charming blue and white exterior, original flagpole, farmhouse rail fencing, a beautiful and mature corner tree with swing chair, and low maintenance turf yard. Taken to the studs to create an inviting farmhouse interior, upon entry a massive greenroom draws you in. One large room encompasses dining, family, and kitchen with vaulted ceilings in the main living space. Substantial upgrades including a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new vinyl windows and flooring, all new PEX plumbing, electrical and LED recessed lighting, new drywall and insulation throughout, vaulted ceilings in the great room, new shaker cabinetry and doors with fresh casings, baseboards, and crown moldings, plantation shutters, A/C, and a newly enclosed 5th bedroom / office space downstairs with stackable laundry closet all create a new and inviting home. The chef’s kitchen was fully remodeled with shaker cabinetry, stainless appliances, subway tile, farmhouse sink, and quartz counter tops. In the backyard, sliding doors lead to a massive turf yard on one side and on the other, additional pull-through parking / patio (potential for many uses, sport court, ADU, pool) space, divided by low fencing with new landscaping and perimeter fencing enclosing the expansive spaces. Additionally, the south side of the property offers parking for a full-size RV. Upstairs offers four bedrooms including the master suite with en-suite bathroom with dual sinks, quartz counters and farmhouse cabinetry. No HOA, great Carlsbad School District schools nearby, easy freeway access, close to the mall, restaurants, grocery stores, and a straight shot to great surfing and beaches. A special offering, don’t miss the opportunity to own a rare piece of Carlsbad history.

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Listing provided courtesy of Christian Wach of Pacific Sotheby's International Realty. Last updated 2022-01-16 21:31:09.000000. Listing information © 2021 PACIFICSOTHEBYSFULLSANDICORCOMBINED.

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