Linda is experienced in all areas of real estate, although historic and architecturally designed properties are her specialty. Whether it is selling a historic vine-covered storybook cottage in La Jolla's historic Barber Tract, an ocean view condominium on the coast, or a 1920s San Diego estate on over 6-acres, Linda's expertise in the sale and marketing of unique properties has helped her clients reach their goals. Always ready to take on new challenges, Linda is the exclusive marketing agent for a private island Isla Paradita in Panama. Though her marketing expertise, she has gained world-wide exposure for the island that has generated interest from around the world.
In 1989, Linda and her husband Joe historically designated their La Jolla home and garden. Today, their 1935 English Tudor Revival home, designed by Master Architect Edgar V. Ullrich is Historic Site #226-The Morgan-Larkins-Marrone Residence. Owning a home designed by a noteworthy architect, as well as experiencing the process of historic designation and applying for the Mills Act, gives Linda firsthand knowledge of how to assist her clients in locating, designating and restoring historically significant homes. The Mills Act provides lower property taxes for owners of historically designated homes and Linda has helped numerous clients and local residents learn about how to reap its benefits and in turn, help to preserve the character and integrity of many of San Diegos older neighborhoods.
A member of Coldwell Bankers elite Architectural Division and trained in historic real estate by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Washington , D.C., Linda is a specialist in marketing and selling historic and architecturally designed properties. Helping to preserve La Jollas unique architectural character, she takes great pride in helping sellers find the right buyers for their historic and architecturally significant homes. Linda has represented homes designed by early San Diego architects, Edgar V. Ullrich, Thomas Shepard, Hurlbert & Tiefeld, Florence Palmer, Alberto Owen Treganza,and Richard Requa. Her knowledge of architecture has also assisted her in representing owners of homes designed by many of San Diegos contemporary award winning architects.
A life-member of Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO) and the La Jolla Historical Society, Linda was a member of the La Jolla Historical Societys Board of Directors from 1999 to 2002. Currently, Linda and her husband are members of the Honorary Committee of the Campaign to support the restoration of historic Wisteria Cottage, the new home of the La Jolla Historical Society. Linda is a co-founder of the Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla, the La Jolla Historical Societys largest annual fund raiser. From the garden tours inception in 1999 to 2003, she chaired the successful event and is still one of the garden tours most ardent supporters. Other membership affiliations include: National Trust for Historic Preservation, California Preservation Foundation, Mission Hills Heritage, Village Garden Club and Friends of the Virginia Robinson Gardens.
Although she has a busy schedule, Linda always seems to find the time to work in her historic garden. She is a supporting member of the Village Garden Club and her historic home and garden were featured on the Secret Garden Tour in 2001. In 2002, a story about her garden appeared in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, with a photograph of her foxglove garden in full bloom on the magazines cover. Linda also writes a monthly garden column for the La Jolla Village News that focuses on garden tips, recipes and stories about local gardens.
Lindas writing talents have helped her effectively assist her clients in selling their homes. Through her publication connections, stories about her listings have appeared in the coveted Home of the Week section of the Los Angeles Times, in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine and in national garden publications. She has written stories about Storybook Architecture, Master Architect - Edgar V. Ullrich, The History of La Jollas Barber Tract, The History of the La Jolla Historical Society and The History of La Jollas Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, for La Jolla Today Magazine.After assisting Academy Award winning actor, Cliff Robertson in historically designating his oceanfront La Jolla home, her story about the actor and his former La Jolla home appeared as a cover story in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine in 2002.