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Laguna y Mar: purity in design and sophistication

Disappearing walls of glass open the house to another 2700 square feet of outdoor living space

Indoor-outdoor living at its indoor-outdoorsiest.
Indoor-outdoor living at its indoor-outdoorsiest.

Regardless of whether you find the penchant of rich people for naming their homes to be eccentric or narcissistic, “Laguna y Mar” (lagoon and sea) probably won’t be making any top ten lists of things to call your house. It is, however, an apt description for the newly-constructed hilltop mansion at 2115 Balboa in north Del Mar, perched almost equidistant from San Dieguito Lagoon and the Pacific shoreline.

Listing materials retrieved from Zillow invite you to take a peek at “Del Mar’s newest, most exceptional one of a kind contemporary home.”

“Five years in the making and recently completed with custom attention to the highest quality standards with no detail overlooked,” continues the listing, the 4256-square-foot residence offers “the ultimate statement of purity in design and sophistication.”

The glass-wall theme extends to the wine cellar.

Laguna y Mar embraces many modern trends in ultra-high-end design. There are disappearing walls of glass that open the house to another 2700 square feet of outdoor living space including a covered balcony off the main bedroom, the east-facing pool deck, and an elevated entertainment space to the west with a gas firepit that’s accessed by crossing a bridge over the driveway. The “state of the art chef’s kitchen” is so sleek it’s hard to even identify any appliances save for the smooth surface cooktop built into “custom designed Leicht cabinetry” with “Snow White Polished Marble counters, Miele Combi Steam Oven and Miele convection oven and warming drawer, Subzero refrigerator” and dual dishwashers. The luxury Dornbracht sink faucet alone can cost $2500 or more.

Luxury appointments include Marazzi Italian porcelain tile, “select rift cut white oak floors,” a fireplace by Ortal, a “wine wall” with room to store and display hundreds of bottles, a home theater with Dolby sound system and 13.5-foot screen, and a private mirror-lined elevator. There’s also a glass-lined staircase with floating treads providing access between levels.

Out back, the pool, spa, and another fire pit overlook the lagoon to the east, contrasting with the ocean-view elevated patio in the front. The whole home is outfitted with a Lutron Homeworks automated smart home system to control everything from lighting to window shades, powered by a solar array with Tesla battery backup.

“Custom designed and sited for maximum privacy on all sides, this one of a kind masterpiece is located in one of Del Mar’s most private and sought after locations, yet only minutes to world class beaches and the Village of Del Mar’s fine dining and shopping,” the listing concludes.

Public records show the current owners of Laguna y Mar to be Edward and Ruth Evans, Rancho Santa Fe physicians who operate a namesake non-profit that’s given money to a host of social and religious causes – Mrs. Evans also writes and publishes children’s books. They purchased the property for $3,325,000 in 2016, at the time the lot housed a 2500-square-foot home built in 1971. The last five years, according to the listing, have been dedicated to the design and construction of the current estate.

Upon its completion, Laguna y Mar was listed for sale in mid-March with an asking price of $14,900,000, that number remains unchanged to date.

  • 2115 Balboa Avenue | Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 | Current Owners: Edward and Ruth Evans | List Price: $14,900,000
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Regardless of whether you find the penchant of rich people for naming their homes to be eccentric or narcissistic, “Laguna y Mar” (lagoon and sea) probably won’t be making any top ten lists of things to call your house. It is, however, an apt description for the newly-constructed hilltop mansion at 2115 Balboa in north Del Mar, perched almost equidistant from San Dieguito Lagoon and the Pacific shoreline.

Listing materials retrieved from Zillow invite you to take a peek at “Del Mar’s newest, most exceptional one of a kind contemporary home.”

“Five years in the making and recently completed with custom attention to the highest quality standards with no detail overlooked,” continues the listing, the 4256-square-foot residence offers “the ultimate statement of purity in design and sophistication.”

The glass-wall theme extends to the wine cellar.

Laguna y Mar embraces many modern trends in ultra-high-end design. There are disappearing walls of glass that open the house to another 2700 square feet of outdoor living space including a covered balcony off the main bedroom, the east-facing pool deck, and an elevated entertainment space to the west with a gas firepit that’s accessed by crossing a bridge over the driveway. The “state of the art chef’s kitchen” is so sleek it’s hard to even identify any appliances save for the smooth surface cooktop built into “custom designed Leicht cabinetry” with “Snow White Polished Marble counters, Miele Combi Steam Oven and Miele convection oven and warming drawer, Subzero refrigerator” and dual dishwashers. The luxury Dornbracht sink faucet alone can cost $2500 or more.

Luxury appointments include Marazzi Italian porcelain tile, “select rift cut white oak floors,” a fireplace by Ortal, a “wine wall” with room to store and display hundreds of bottles, a home theater with Dolby sound system and 13.5-foot screen, and a private mirror-lined elevator. There’s also a glass-lined staircase with floating treads providing access between levels.

Out back, the pool, spa, and another fire pit overlook the lagoon to the east, contrasting with the ocean-view elevated patio in the front. The whole home is outfitted with a Lutron Homeworks automated smart home system to control everything from lighting to window shades, powered by a solar array with Tesla battery backup.

“Custom designed and sited for maximum privacy on all sides, this one of a kind masterpiece is located in one of Del Mar’s most private and sought after locations, yet only minutes to world class beaches and the Village of Del Mar’s fine dining and shopping,” the listing concludes.

Public records show the current owners of Laguna y Mar to be Edward and Ruth Evans, Rancho Santa Fe physicians who operate a namesake non-profit that’s given money to a host of social and religious causes – Mrs. Evans also writes and publishes children’s books. They purchased the property for $3,325,000 in 2016, at the time the lot housed a 2500-square-foot home built in 1971. The last five years, according to the listing, have been dedicated to the design and construction of the current estate.

Upon its completion, Laguna y Mar was listed for sale in mid-March with an asking price of $14,900,000, that number remains unchanged to date.

  • 2115 Balboa Avenue | Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 | Current Owners: Edward and Ruth Evans | List Price: $14,900,000
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