Top Douglas Elliman Agent, Karen Van Ness Closes on Historic Mission Hills Estate - WIRE.RealEstate

Top Douglas Elliman Agent, Karen Van Ness Closes on Historic Mission Hills Estate

Feb 26, 2019 11:22 AM ET

SAN DIEGO, — Douglas Elliman Real Estate announces today the sale of 2031 Sunset Blvd. The historically designated home, located in the affluent Mission Hills neighborhood, sold for $3,025,000. Top producing agent Karen Van Ness, represented the Harley Sefton Family in the transaction of the sale.

“It is gives me great satisfaction to service my clients in a smooth and swift transaction,” said Karen Van Ness. “This is a testament to the power of Douglas Elliman and my deep dedication the high end San Diego Market. “It is with great pleasure, to announce the sale of 2031 Sunset Blvd.”

The three-story detached home with five beds and six and a half baths spans over 6,520 square feet and encapsulates the elegant charm of Mission Hills. Beautifully decorated, standout elements of the home include an original chapel of the Virgin Mary and a large safe room. Built, in 1925 at the highest point in Mission Hills, 2031 Sunset Blvd. was once owned by the Catholic Diocese, and the permanent residence of Charles Frances Buddy, the first bishop of San Diego. In 1991, the property was purchased by the prominent Harley Sefton family and chosen as San Diego Home and Gardens Home of the Year in 1996.

Through her work, Van Ness has developed a deep understanding of the diversity of San Diego homeowners along with a substantial network of locals, visitors, and second-homeowners. Van Ness handles both the high-end and entry level of the market and everything in between, working tirelessly to ensure each client receives the personalized and attentive service they deserve.

“Karen’s unmatched commitment to service and love for her hometown has been the key to her success. As our San Diego footprint continues to grow, we are thrilled to congratulate her on the sale of 2031 Sunset Blvd,” said Stephen Kotler, CEO, Douglas Elliman, Western Region.

About Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the third largest residential real estate company nationwide. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 113 offices in New York CityLong Island, The Hamptons, WestchesterConnecticutNew JerseyFloridaCaliforniaColorado and Massachusetts. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Douglas Elliman Property Management and Douglas Elliman Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit


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