The saltwater pool and low-maintenance backyard are among the selling points
  • The saltwater pool and low-maintenance backyard are among the selling points
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The newly constructed estate at 7750 Lookout Drive sits at the northern foot of La Jolla’s Mt. Soledad, privately tucked into the hillside yet still affording ocean views toward La Jolla Shores.

7750 Lookout Drive, La Jolla, 92037

“Enter this elegantly appointed warm contemporary home,” listing materials invite, “and be immediately greeted by peaceful ocean views from the main living level.

“Be immediately greeted by peaceful ocean views from the main living level”

“Neutral colors seamlessly blend the kitchen, dining, and living spaces” that comprise nearly 9000 square feet of “meticulously detailed living space.”

As one would imagine, “the kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring commercial quality Wolf double oven and 48˝ Wolf range, Sub Zero refrigerators, two dishwashers, large butler’s pantry, white quartz countertops, and wine cooler.” A “stunning bar area” downstairs adds another wine cooler, refrigerator, ice maker, and dishwasher.

A bar area downstairs adds another wine cooler, refrigerator, ice maker...

A private office retreat features its own fireplace (one of three within the home that “allow you to create the perfect ambiance on cooler evenings”) and views of the entry courtyard with its “relaxing water fountain.”

A bathroom “bathed in natural light”

Ascending from the main level, prospective buyers encounter the “sanctuary master suite,” with access to an ocean-view deck, “artfully designed master bath” that creates “a gorgeous oasis bathed in natural light, complete with spa bathtub,” and an unfinished walk-in closet awaiting the home’s first master to select an appropriate series of built-in cabinetry.

“The kitchen is a chef’s dream,” featuring a commercial-quality Wolf double oven

The top floor also houses two other en-suite bedrooms and a chute to drop laundry to the home’s first level (there’s another laundry room on the middle, or main level). Below the main living area, meanwhile, is a fourth bedroom and bath, two bonus rooms (the listing hints at a potential wine cellar), and a large living space with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open from the bar and great room to the pool deck.

The professionally landscaped backyard was designed with low maintenance in mind, with a focus on the saltwater pool and spa and adjacent fire pit and built-in barbecue area.

Other amenities include a garage pre-wired to house an electric car, full home security and fire protection, central vacuum, dual 75-gallon water heaters, nine-zone climate control, LED lighting “expected to last nearly the lifetime of the home,” shaded glass interior passage doors and bidets.

Current Owner: John Cicone

Beds: 4

Baths: 7

List Price: $8,668,000

Public records indicate ownership of the property currently lies with Lookout Drive LLC, a holding company established by John Cicone, owner of Cicone Construction Company and builder of the estate. The 2017 property tax valuation of the parcel was just under $2.2 million, a nearly $1 million jump over the previous year due to lot improvements jumping in assessed value from $10,000 to $940,200 following construction of the new residence.

The Lookout Drive estate hit the open market for the first time in mid-November of 2017, carrying an asking price of $8,688,000 that remains unchanged to date.

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