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Cartos’ former estate in California

Hillside Hideaway!

This exclusive secluded, custom view mansion overlooks a wide valley (the scene of the history Battle of San Pasqual) with mountains in the background, and is a stone’s throw from the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

Located at the end of a private drive, the 6-acre property features fruit trees on its beautiful hillside setting. Protected by a chain-link fence, razor wire, and an electric gate, this property is barely visible to the outside world.

For the last 30 years, this estate has been the California get-away for an eccentric, reclusive millionaire publisher. Photos don’t do this property justice.

Type: Single family residence
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Fireplaces: 2
Square feet: 1,875
Levels: 2 [upstairs][downstairs]
Year built: 1968

Other amenities include a Jacuzzi-type tub in the master bedroom, pool, pool/bonus room (with bathroom), indoor workshop, large storage room, solar water heater, dog kennel fenced security compound with high-security gate and electrified wire, outdoor motion sensors, tool shed, irrigation system, dog run, and C-band dish antenna.

This home was purchased at a Sheriff’s auction, and has since been resold.

Caveat: This information is believed to be accurate, but it is not guaranteed.