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Unwind with Carrara marble in Torrey Pines

King Palms offer yet another dramatic layer to the beautifully manicured grounds

French doors, Spanish tile, California living.
French doors, Spanish tile, California living.

This week, prospective buyers have an opportunity to “fall in love with timeless Spanish architecture” at 1640 Torrey Pines Road, a 3095-square-foot residence “minutes from the vibrant Village of La Jolla” and located among “luxury cinemas, top schools, gourmet restaurants, shops and more,” according to a listing description retrieved from realtor.com.

Built in 2000, the three-bedroom, three-bath “masterpiece” is only on its third owner. “This stunning home exudes luxury living with ultra-high-end finishings throughout, including Viking appliances in the kitchen, hardwood flooring, and extensive use of hand-selected tiles.”

Despite its relatively young age, “no expense was spared” during an extensive remodel, including hand-textured walls and coved ceilings, bare wood window casings with triple-paned glass, “extensive use of stone,” and multiple fireplaces, each with a unique custom mantle.

The home’s master bedroom “is a true retreat,” and occupies the entire upper level of the residence. “Unwind in your marble tub, which was carved from a single block of Carrara marble” or enjoy “endless sunsets and expansive views of twinkling city lights up San Diego’s golden coastline from the Cove to beyond Oceanside,” along with a private office “to make working from home a breeze.”

Torrey Pines, King Palms, California views.

Back downstairs, “two large living/family rooms offer spectacular views of the crashing waves below while the expansive patios and decks offer the utmost in privacy and tranquility and a front row seat to the crashing waves below.”

Outside, “the locally famous Torrey Pine trees and beautifully manicured King Palms offer yet another dramatic layer to the beautifully manicured grounds and anchor this iconic residence.” Out front, a stone-inlaid driveway with two curb cuts “offers smooth ingress and egress” and leads to a pair of garages flanking an entry courtyard with Spanish tile water feature; French doors from there provide access to the living areas.

“This is a rare, once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the most idyllic properties in all Southern California.”

Public records indicate ownership of the waterfront villa lies with William “Bill” Blankenship, a personal injury trial lawyer based out of Dallas, Texas. His family acquired the property in 2004 for a reported $1.8 million, after a decade and a half of appreciation, the county assessor currently values the home at $2.6 million, which carries an annual tax bill just shy of $33,000.

The Torrey Pines estate was first offered for sale in mid-November. It carried an asking price of $12.6 million, which remains unchanged to date.

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French doors, Spanish tile, California living.
French doors, Spanish tile, California living.

This week, prospective buyers have an opportunity to “fall in love with timeless Spanish architecture” at 1640 Torrey Pines Road, a 3095-square-foot residence “minutes from the vibrant Village of La Jolla” and located among “luxury cinemas, top schools, gourmet restaurants, shops and more,” according to a listing description retrieved from realtor.com.

Built in 2000, the three-bedroom, three-bath “masterpiece” is only on its third owner. “This stunning home exudes luxury living with ultra-high-end finishings throughout, including Viking appliances in the kitchen, hardwood flooring, and extensive use of hand-selected tiles.”

Despite its relatively young age, “no expense was spared” during an extensive remodel, including hand-textured walls and coved ceilings, bare wood window casings with triple-paned glass, “extensive use of stone,” and multiple fireplaces, each with a unique custom mantle.

The home’s master bedroom “is a true retreat,” and occupies the entire upper level of the residence. “Unwind in your marble tub, which was carved from a single block of Carrara marble” or enjoy “endless sunsets and expansive views of twinkling city lights up San Diego’s golden coastline from the Cove to beyond Oceanside,” along with a private office “to make working from home a breeze.”

Torrey Pines, King Palms, California views.

Back downstairs, “two large living/family rooms offer spectacular views of the crashing waves below while the expansive patios and decks offer the utmost in privacy and tranquility and a front row seat to the crashing waves below.”

Outside, “the locally famous Torrey Pine trees and beautifully manicured King Palms offer yet another dramatic layer to the beautifully manicured grounds and anchor this iconic residence.” Out front, a stone-inlaid driveway with two curb cuts “offers smooth ingress and egress” and leads to a pair of garages flanking an entry courtyard with Spanish tile water feature; French doors from there provide access to the living areas.

“This is a rare, once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the most idyllic properties in all Southern California.”

Public records indicate ownership of the waterfront villa lies with William “Bill” Blankenship, a personal injury trial lawyer based out of Dallas, Texas. His family acquired the property in 2004 for a reported $1.8 million, after a decade and a half of appreciation, the county assessor currently values the home at $2.6 million, which carries an annual tax bill just shy of $33,000.

The Torrey Pines estate was first offered for sale in mid-November. It carried an asking price of $12.6 million, which remains unchanged to date.

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I'll buy that for a dollar!

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