301 Sea Ridge Drive, La Jolla, 92037
Current Owner: Tami Okuma/301 Sea Ridge Drive Trust
List Price: $10,800,000
How about an “oceanfront paradise boasting 104 feet of direct ocean frontage” on a “premium” La Jolla bluff-top lot?
The 4359-square-foot estate at 301 Sea Ridge Drive in southern La Jolla, listing materials promise, is “optimally located at the tip of the point and perched at the perfect height off the beach to maximize view and privacy.”
Prospective buyers are invited to “enjoy some of the most exclusive, expansive, and dynamic southwest views” of the coast from Pacific Beach to Point Loma, where one can spend time “watching the surfers on the perfectly peeling world class waves with three surf breaks directly out your window” and enjoy “miles and miles of sparkling evening lights and whitewater crawling along the coastline.”
The “gorgeous soft contemporary home,” its listing promises, “was meticulously crafted to adhere to the highest standards and modern conveniences.” The home has a “sleek and fully loaded Italian style professional kitchen” with professional grade Wolf cooktop, dual wall ovens and warming drawer, large built-in refrigerator, and a custom coffee maker. Other interior appointments include “towering wood beam ceilings, and a generous living room that flows out the Fleetwood multi-slide doors to the limestone view deck.”
Special rooms abound, such as a wine storage and tasting facility, a “seaside exercise room” that’s “appointed with a relaxing steam shower,” a “Zen-like treatment room [that] offers a peaceful escape for the senses,” and a yoga/spa room.
“Intuitive home automation” allows the use of a mobile device to control virtually all of the home’s appointments, including two layers of window shades (sun and blackout), interior and exterior audio and all of the home’s televisions, the security system including closed-circuit cameras, lighting, fireplaces and the outdoor fire pit, and the three-zone heating and air conditioning system. Also included is a wall-charging system for Tesla electric vehicles.
The exterior features gated access from the street along with “sprawling bluff top patios” in back with numerous seating areas and a gas-powered fire pit, perfect to take in the “180+ degree viewpoint” that serves as “a prime example of exactly how location is everything.” Access to the beach below, should you wish to venture down from your anonymous observation point, is just four doors down.
Public records indicate the current owner of the property is Tami Okuma, a real estate broker listed as the office manager of poorly reviewed Value Real Estate, who acquired title to the property along with a property-specific trust for a reported $664,300 in late 2013. Previous owner Sam Kholi, known for his “Jesus Christ is Lord” tractor trailer, is reported to have paid $5,750,000 for the property in 2005. The home’s current tax base of about $5.6 million hews closer to this value than the latest reported transfer.
The Sea Ridge estate was most recently listed for sale in mid-June, carrying an asking price of $10,800,000 that remains unchanged to date.