Pecan wood front doors, a grand rotunda foyer, and view over Batiquitos Lagoon and the Pacific to San Clemente Island are among the features of this Carlsbad estate.
  • Pecan wood front doors, a grand rotunda foyer, and view over Batiquitos Lagoon and the Pacific to San Clemente Island are among the features of this Carlsbad estate.
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2645 Obelisco Place, 92209

Current Owner: David Rosenaur

Listing Price: $4,995,000 – $5,395,000

Beds: 7

Baths: 9

“It’s the best value per square foot for a house with this build quality and view, anywhere in San Diego,” says Berkshire Hathaway agent Polly Rogers, describing her listing at 2645 Obelisco Place in Carlsbad. Still, the nearly $5.4 million price tag hanging from the 10,618-square-foot custom estate is probably sufficient to chase off most bargain-chasers.

Constructed in 2000, the property sits on a half-acre gated hillside lot overlooking Batiquitos Lagoon. “Panoramic Pacific Ocean views & breathtaking sunsets over San Clemente Island greet you as you walk through the dramatic custom pecan entry doors” into a “grand rotunda foyer” with French Beaumaniere limestone flooring, says Rogers’s marketing materials.

Inside, the home has three guest suites in addition to the master suite that boasts his-and-hers bathrooms and walk-in closets, plus maid/caretaker quarters with kitchenette and private entry. The main level also features his-and-hers private offices. Antiqued walnut and pine hardwood flooring is used throughout, and beyond the requisite gourmet chef’s kitchen the home has its own elevator and a solarium constructed from imported materials and with its own water feature and custom-made limestone table with seating for ten.


For the health-conscious, there’s a 1400-square-foot gym designed by Ray Wilson, founder of the Family Fitness Center chain that eventually became 24 Hour Fitness. The gym features 35 commercial-quality machines. Wilson owned the property at the time the current residence was built. There’s also a spa/massage room with en suite bath and an indoor spa pool.

The estate is equipped with a “smart home” electronic control system including a full complement of security cameras, as well as on-site water filtration and air purification systems. There’s also a climate-controlled wine cellar with storage for up to 3000 bottles and an adjacent tasting room whose walls are adorned with hand-painted murals.

The living room, formal dining area, and great room all have vanishing doors that open onto a veranda and outdoor living area that features a pool, a spa, bronze statuary, waterfall, fire pit, and several levels of terraced entertaining areas.

2645 Obelisco Place

2645 Obelisco Place

Tax rolls show the current owner of record as David Rosenaur, who operated Beermann’s Brewing, a pair of defunct brewery/restaurants in the northeastern Sacramento area. Multiple listing service records show that the property last sold in a 2005 all-cash transaction for $5,150,000, but tax records indicate the sales price was only $4,020,500.

The Obelisco estate was first offered for sale in February 2013, with an asking price set at $5,995,000, which was reduced to a value range with the sellers seeking offers between $4,995,000 and $5,395,000 last June. The listing has bounced between “active” and “cancelled” status a few times since then, most recently going active with the same list price in late January of this year.

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