Unreal estate

Downton Abbey in Mission Hills

Current owner: Thomas & Sylvia Vecchione Listing price: $5,000,000 Beds: 8 Baths: 8 This classic Italianate villa–styled home is introduced in listing materials as “Downton Abbey in Mission Hills.” The 7805-square-foot home, built in 1921, ...

Enough space for your 20 vehicles

Current Owner: Rita Gregory Listing Price: $5,750,000 Beds: 8 | Baths: 10 The small, mostly agricultural town of Rainbow, population 1832, sits at the northernmost point of San Diego County along the border of Riverside. ...

Tucked away in Mission Hills

Current Owner: Deborah Szekely Listing Price: $1,945,000 Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 This week’s property is hidden in Mission Hills, tucked away along a dead-end street and shielded by a wall of towering bamboo interrupted ...

A few blocks from Soledad Park

No ocean view, but the place is still worth millions

Current Owners: Templeton Investment Assets, Inc. Listing Price: $5,200,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 8 Not every home in the tony La Jolla neighborhood can boast sweeping ocean views, but that doesn’t stop many properties from commanding ...

A few blocks from the bay

This one comes with the Point Loma Hope Garden.

Current owner: Sharon Zell Listing Price: $5,000,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 7 This week’s estate is perched atop a hill, just a few blocks from the San Diego Bay in the Point Loma neighborhood of La ...

French country estate on Clubhouse Drive

Ruminate on how to make the mortgage payment in the Zen/meditation garden.

Current Owners: John & Kathleen Urquhart Listing Price: $16,950,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 8 In order to be allowed on the grounds to look at many of the homes featured in Unreal Estate, you’ve got to ...

Canfield-Wright house escapes razing

420 Avenida Primavera | Del Mar, 92014 Current Owner: Douglas O. Allred Listing Price: $22,900,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 10 The Canfield-Wright House, a 101-year-old mansion named after its first owner, oil tycoon Charles Canfield, sits ...

Penthouse at Park Laurel

Noted Spanish-language author seeks to unload $4.8 million penthouse.

Buy the mansion, get the yacht

Current owner: David Banks and Kathryn Ferrell Banks Listing price: $8,800,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 6 House size: 5400 square feet What is there to sweeten the pot when marketing one of the priciest mansions within ...

Poway property with lazy river and ballpark

Owners: Jonathan & Kimberly Weisz Price: $8,900,000 - $10,900,000 Beds: 9 Baths: 14 Size: 16,207 square feet (including guest house) This palatial estate in Poway caused quite a stir with neighbors several years ago when ...

See and be seen

Mission Beach house on the market for 1411 days.

La Fenice

People who swim in glass pools.

Current Owner: Terravista Partners, Ltd. Listing Price: $9,875,000 to $12,900,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 8 House Size: 10,000 square feet “La Fenice,” named after a famed 18th-century Italian theater, is one of the oldest and most ...

Empire Ranch

Three houses on 4500 acres, $17 million — cheap (for some).

For some, having virtually limitless access to money leads to the desire for the perfect private retreat to partake in outdoor hobbies. These individuals might find their ideal getaway in the Laguna Mountains near the ...

Villa Italco in Rancho Belvedere

A lazy river runs through it

Current owner: Dario DeLuca Listing price: $15,995,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 11 House size: 12,000 sq ft While many buyers of new, estate-quality homes like to participate in the custom construction of their palaces, some just ...

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