Outside somewhere there’s a heated amphitheater “for oceanfront movie enjoyment”
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2649 Ocean Street, Carlsbad, 92008

Beds: 5

Baths: 8

Current Owner: Christopher and Melanie Huber

List Price: $18,000,000

“Welcome to one of the premier oceanfront estates in the world, where no expense was spared,” promise the opening lines of promotion in marketing materials for 2649 Ocean Street in northern Carlsbad.

The five-bedroom, eight-bath home, boasting over 6300 square feet of living area, was just built in 2007, but “one floor alone” already “underwent a $2 million renovation in 2015.”

The three-level estate features “massive glass doors which fully open to invite in the Pacific coastline” on each floor of the beach-facing side of the home, while a glass elevator provides access to each level as well as a rooftop deck.

One kitchen ceiling is in shape of Hawaiian good-luck symbol.

One kitchen ceiling is in shape of Hawaiian good-luck symbol.

Luxury finishes on the interior include “reclaimed teak floors, Koa cabinetry and paneling, [a] Titanium Schist kitchen backsplash,” as well as “an array of stunning tidal elements including expansive curved glass doors which recess to bring in the panoramic Pacific views, wave-shaped Curly Koa kitchen cabinetry, curved stone Crema Marfil limestone fireplace, a kitchen ceiling designed in the shape of the Hawaiian good luck symbol the Hei Matau fish hook, and a spiral staircase.”

The top level of the residence houses the “sumptuous oceanfront master bedroom suite with Brazilian sandstone fireplace and two master closets,” while the “enormous and luxurious master bath contains custom limestone sinks and counters, Cocobolo cabinetry, a Jacuzzi tub and Italian soaking tub, cast glass windows, and an all-glass shower with overhead waterfall fixture.”

Other bonuses include laundry facilities on each floor with bedroom space, “two full gourmet kitchens” (that don’t count the outdoor cooking area), a personal gym and spa, and a “one-of-a-kind oceanfront glass professional music studio.”


Ultimate Beach House: 2649 Ocean Street, Carlsbad

The luxurious treatments continue outside in the terraced backyard, with its oceanfront “Italian glass tile pool with Olympic swim jet” where water flows down from “an extremely unique champagne glass spa” above. There’s a turf lawn for pets, a “private sand area with a heater shower, built-in outdoor barbecue with refrigerator, large beach storage room, Gloster outdoor furniture, and an outdoor heated amphitheater style seating for oceanfront movie enjoyment.” The public beach below is accessed through a private gate with coded keypad, while a seven-foot-high privacy wall averts the eyes of the hoi polloi on the sand.

What’s offered here, the listing strives to make clear, isn’t just a home, but a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this completely custom oceanfront home that could probably not be built again today.... 2649 Ocean Street is one of the premier oceanfront estates in the world; no expense was spared in creating a completely custom and unique property... all of these lavish details and more are why you will find this oceanfront paradise is unlike any other property.”

Public records show current ownership of the estate lies with Christopher and Melanie Huber, who purchased the home in 2011 for a reported $6.3 million — at the time a YouTube video promoting the listing described it as a “must sell” auction property. Mr. Huber founded the Thousand Mile Outdoor Wear line of clothing in 2008.

The Ocean Street residence was offered for sale for the first time since it was last sold in early August, carrying a post-remodel asking price of $18 million.

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