224 Sea Cliff Avenue

Having been on the market for $19.675 million at the end of 2016, the seven-bedroom home at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue appeared to have quietly sold for $18.8 million at the end of 2017. But alas, as surmised by another reader, the sale never occurred.

In fact, Brugnara Properties still holds the deed to the property. And the “sale” has now been scrubbed from Zillow, the record of which had appeared to confirm a reader’s report and story.

At the same time, 224 Sea Cliff Avenue, which was purchased by the infamous Luke Brugnara for $7 million in 2002 and subsequently leveraged, remains in foreclosure but its auction has been postponed by way of a Bankruptcy filing. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by pal

    I am not in real estate, but what is the rationale behind putting apparently *zero* effort into staging a property you’re trying to sell for…$18M? You know, removing the children’s sandbox, basketball hoop, maybe a nice paint job?

    • Posted by anon

      I suspect it has something to do with the owner’s being in prison.

  2. Posted by Eddy

    Was trying to find a good alternative Star Wars themed headline but couldn’t come up with anything better than “The Empire Strikes Out”. The family is still living in the home so it seemed odd that any buyer wouldn’t want the property vacant upon close of escrow.

  3. Posted by dru anderson

    I’ve worked on re-structuring the financing on this property both before the infamous Lucky Luke was sentenced for art / fraud / theft and selling fake Leger’s, etc. Never brokered a ‘closing’, but while his wife and perhaps all of their children may still reside there, there’s no ‘loose’ capital to do any improvements with, or even relocate to a different residence. Also, the structure is poured-in-place, framed up concrete – structural outer walls – and thens to ‘wick’ moisture thru to interior plaster – mildew / mold always at risk. But it does have it’s own – at low tide beach / cove. Perfect for Zodiac motorized raft smuggling?

    Hideous ext. paint color, not much yard (front only) and not even good color / tone Spanish (barrel) tile-roof color. They’ll most likely lose at a foreclosure sale eventually.

  4. Posted by incline jj

    An educated guess would be there isn’t enough money to pay everyone off. Lenders probably aren’t that happy with him.

    Postponed to: 04/09/2018 by Bankruptcy

  5. Posted by jkd

    Luuuuuuuuuuuke old pal!!! He threatened to sue me many times. Fond memories.

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