Penthouse, 100 Harbor Drive
PREVIOUS RESIDENTS: Mark & Alison Weinzierl
LISTING PRICE: $9,975,000
SIZE: 4400 square feet
Everyone’s heard of the three key elements of real estate value (hint: start with “location,” then stop), and views, whether of breaking waves or tranquil mountains, are one of the biggest contributors to defining a great location. For both views and proximity to many of San Diego’s most exciting happenings, it’s hard to beat the penthouse suite occupying the 41st and 42nd floors at the Harbor Towers luxury high-rise in downtown San Diego, at 100 Harbor Drive.
The 4400-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath condo is described in its listing as “the epitome of penthouse living.” It features three private balconies, including one overlooking San Diego Bay with a stainless steel grill, stainless-and-glass pizza oven, and a flat-screen television that raises and lowers from a wall via hydraulic lift, just in case the views aren’t sufficient to capture one’s attention.
The interior, recently redone with the assistance of La Jolla–based designer Kathleen Zbacnik, offers floor-to-ceiling windows that provide 360-degree views of the waterfront and cityscape. Mother-of-pearl panels deck the walls of the private elevator foyer entrance that also boasts “Inca gold” limestone flooring. The living room features a fireplace wall crafted from petrified wood slabs, while the staircase is made of iron railings, walnut treads, and crocodile leather risers.
For cooking indoors, the kitchen offers “Savannah granite counters, quilted-maple and African Makkore exotic woods, and Murano glass pendants,” including a large island bar and built-in dining table with granite matching the kitchen (a separate formal dining room is highlighted by its “custom, hand-blown, 18-light chandelier”).
A 500-square-foot master bedroom is attached to a “lavish bath that dreams are made of.” The dream bath includes “under-lit handmade onyx sinks set in honey onyx counters, and an expansive, walk-around shower with gorgeous custom tile, and a sumptuous tub.”
The whole home is wired by a one-touch Savant system that controls lighting, electronics, and window coverings. Three parking spaces are reserved for the unit in the building’s garage.
A $1157 monthly homeowners’ association fee buys access to a 95-foot community swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness room with sauna, 24-hour lobby attendants, and a concierge service.
The property’s current listed owners are Mark and Alison Weinzierl of Frisco, Texas. Mr. Weinzierl founded the asset-tracking company Enfora, which was acquired by San Diego’s Novatel Wireless for $64.5 million in 2010. Weinzierl then joined Novatel’s executive staff, though his 2007 purchase of the condo for $7,250,000 predates the sale of his company.
On the market since April 12, the unit retains its original asking price of $9,975,000, easily qualifying it as the most expensive condominium on the market in San Diego County.