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The 10th most expensive home in La Jolla

Just one pool? Sorry, this one comes with two.

Walls of glass overlook the two swimming pools, La Jolla Shores, Mount Soledad, and the Pacific.
Walls of glass overlook the two swimming pools, La Jolla Shores, Mount Soledad, and the Pacific.

8431 Whale Watch Way | La Jolla, 92037

Listing price: $12,800,000

Beds: 6

Baths: 6

House size: 9270 sq ft

At the top of La Jolla Shores, a 9270-square-foot home envisioned by architect Ken Ronchetti and interior designer Arthur Porras overlooks miles of shoreline. The property has six bedrooms and five and a half baths over three levels of living area. Walls of glass overlook La Jolla Shores, Mount Soledad, and the Pacific from most rooms.

“Dramatic sculpture, designed for this site by renowned artist Richard Lippold, flows from living room to family room,” reads the property’s real estate listing.

The home has two dining areas — one opening onto a spacious covered patio with outdoor-kitchen amenities and a fireplace. A master suite includes a spa-like powder room, complete with lounge, makeup area, and walls of mirrors. The two-person jetted tub also offers ocean views, and an attached office has a built-in desk made of marble to match the bathroom.

A master suite includes a spa-like powder room.

The four guest suites all have private marble baths, walls of unique built-in cabinetry and custom furnishings, and include a sitting area in each. The interior also features a “bonus caterer’s kitchen,” plus a media room, home gym, wine cellar, and elevator. The house can be powered via an onsite generator and is equipped with a closed-circuit security system.

Outdoor amenities include a recreational pool/spa area plus a second exercise pool, bocce court, and a “garden courtyard with fireplace and lush landscaping from all three levels.” Parking is offered via three garages and several outdoor spaces, accessed via a private cul-de-sac.

Ownership records on the property point to Paul Meister of Hampton, New Hampshire. Meister is chairman and CEO of inVentiv Health, Inc., which, according to his Forbes profile, is “a leading global provider of results-driven clinical, consulting and commercial services to the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries.”

Meister is also co-founder and CEO of Liberty Lane Partners, LLC, “a private investment firm utilizing its broad-based experience in operating and financial management.” The firm focuses mainly on the acquisition and sale of healthcare-related manufacturing and distributing companies.

According to the listing, this is the first time the home has been offered on the open market since it was built in 1993. The asking price remains unchanged from the $12,800,000 it was when first put up for sale nearly nine months ago, in October 2012. While costly, it’s only the tenth most expensive home in the La Jolla ZIP code of 92037, where 15 properties are currently offered for sale at a list price of $10 million or higher.

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Walls of glass overlook the two swimming pools, La Jolla Shores, Mount Soledad, and the Pacific.
Walls of glass overlook the two swimming pools, La Jolla Shores, Mount Soledad, and the Pacific.

8431 Whale Watch Way | La Jolla, 92037

Listing price: $12,800,000

Beds: 6

Baths: 6

House size: 9270 sq ft

At the top of La Jolla Shores, a 9270-square-foot home envisioned by architect Ken Ronchetti and interior designer Arthur Porras overlooks miles of shoreline. The property has six bedrooms and five and a half baths over three levels of living area. Walls of glass overlook La Jolla Shores, Mount Soledad, and the Pacific from most rooms.

“Dramatic sculpture, designed for this site by renowned artist Richard Lippold, flows from living room to family room,” reads the property’s real estate listing.

The home has two dining areas — one opening onto a spacious covered patio with outdoor-kitchen amenities and a fireplace. A master suite includes a spa-like powder room, complete with lounge, makeup area, and walls of mirrors. The two-person jetted tub also offers ocean views, and an attached office has a built-in desk made of marble to match the bathroom.

A master suite includes a spa-like powder room.

The four guest suites all have private marble baths, walls of unique built-in cabinetry and custom furnishings, and include a sitting area in each. The interior also features a “bonus caterer’s kitchen,” plus a media room, home gym, wine cellar, and elevator. The house can be powered via an onsite generator and is equipped with a closed-circuit security system.

Outdoor amenities include a recreational pool/spa area plus a second exercise pool, bocce court, and a “garden courtyard with fireplace and lush landscaping from all three levels.” Parking is offered via three garages and several outdoor spaces, accessed via a private cul-de-sac.

Ownership records on the property point to Paul Meister of Hampton, New Hampshire. Meister is chairman and CEO of inVentiv Health, Inc., which, according to his Forbes profile, is “a leading global provider of results-driven clinical, consulting and commercial services to the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries.”

Meister is also co-founder and CEO of Liberty Lane Partners, LLC, “a private investment firm utilizing its broad-based experience in operating and financial management.” The firm focuses mainly on the acquisition and sale of healthcare-related manufacturing and distributing companies.

According to the listing, this is the first time the home has been offered on the open market since it was built in 1993. The asking price remains unchanged from the $12,800,000 it was when first put up for sale nearly nine months ago, in October 2012. While costly, it’s only the tenth most expensive home in the La Jolla ZIP code of 92037, where 15 properties are currently offered for sale at a list price of $10 million or higher.

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The best part is the dedicated bocce court!

June 26, 2013

Here ya go...

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June 28, 2013

But there's only ONE bocce court. What happens if it's in use?

June 26, 2013

Lisa, stop making me laugh so hard!

June 26, 2013

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