3701 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Bay
The forthcoming estate at 3701 Ocean Front Walk in north Mission Beach hasn’t even been built yet, but it’s already been adorned with a steep price tag. The residence will consist of a six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath “tri-level single family residence under construction on a corner lot that will contain approximately 4351 square feet of interior living space.
“This will be a very high-end structure with major emphasis being placed on creating unobstructed views that will take full advantage of major view corridors,” listing materials promise. “Extensive floor-to-ceiling fully retractable glass panels, full glass railings, and tall vertical glass panels at the southeast corner are all utilized to accomplish this goal.
“The building has been elevated to provide a raised view of the beach and ocean,” remarks continue, promising casual entertainment opportunities within while still “allowing families to watch their children on the beach” from the wrap-around patio with fire pit, fountain, and bar.
Because the waterfront estate doesn’t exist yet, the floor plan is a bit fluid.
“The first level of the building has also deliberately been designed to serve as either an entertainment area, private guest quarters, or two additional bedrooms,” listing materials state, leaving the final configuration open-ended. “On the 2nd floor, a wide-open floor plan takes complete advantage of the unobstructed views in all directions,” thanks to the aforementioned floor-to-ceiling retractable glass. “The immediate impact provides immense interior enjoyment from the oceanfront living room, dining area, and kitchen. Bedroom 3 enjoys southwesterly views created by the vertical opaque glass panels that offer additional light and privacy without interrupting the primary exposure towards the ocean.” The middle level also includes another ocean-facing balcony with glass fire pit, a “large pantry, washer/dryer, and convenient elevator access to the first and third floors....,
Current Owner: Edward & Malinda Duro
List Price: $11,500,000
“It is also important to realize that the second level was chosen for the main living area as it invariably provides the most comprehensive view of the beach as well as the ocean,” the listing continues. “The third level was deliberately constructed in a manner to offer some unique flexibility relative to maximizing utilization of the ocean frontage. It is composed of mainly two master bedroom suites with each having excellent ocean views.”
The listing office further opines that “the oceanfront master bedroom should also potentially function as an alternate den/office or another entertainment area utilizing a retractable bed system with furniture surrounding it. This is based upon our belief that ‘Approximately 1/3 of the ocean frontage for the building should not be dedicated to a room where you might only spend 10 minutes a day being able to enjoy the view!’”
The third level master also promises a large walk-in closet, direct elevator access, and a second laundry room.
Nearly half the roof is set aside for yet another oceanfront deck, this one including “another glass fire pit, barbecue station, wet bar, and potentially another spa....
“We have been told that the intersection of Santa Clara Pl. & Strandway is topographically the highest elevation in all of Mission Beach,” the listing continues. “This allows for not only outstanding ocean and bay views, but also an exceptional evening panorama looking towards the downtown San Diego skyline.
“3701 Ocean Front Walk represents what we consider to be the perfect culmination in terms of allowing us to express our knowledge and experience relative to what we feel any oceanfront buyer should be looking for in a single-family residence.”
Tax records indicate that the property is currently owned by Edward and Malinda Duro, a couple whose names have appeared on property records throughout California and Arizona but have otherwise allowed little noteworthy information to appear online. They purchased the property in 2012 for a reported $2.2 million — at the time it housed a 2100-square-foot duplex built in 1952.
While several unsuccessful attempts were made to market the property before the apparent off-market sale to the Duros, this is the first time it’s been offered with the newly constructed residence to be completed. The new build was listed for sale in early July, seeking offers between $9,500,000 and $11,500,000.