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Rancho Santa Fe mansion infused with Taj Mahal marble and Wolf appliances

8400 square feet of living space

“Hollywood glamour finds its home in Rancho Santa Fe,” or so promises the listing description, posted on Realtor.com, of 5516 La Crescenta, a newly-constructed mansion with 8400 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, and ...

Chula Vista’s Tour D’Elegance

The home is “fully automated,” with an “iPhone app to control everything”

2920 Gate Five Place, a six-bedroom, eight-bath custom estate with nearly 9000 square feet of indoor living space sits at the end of a cul-de-sac overlooking the Upper Otay Reservoir in eastern Chula Vista. Part ...

Ken Ronchetti-designed luxury condo offers 180-degree view of downtown

The 400-square-foot master bedroom is part of a private “master wing”

If one luxury condo atop one of San Diego’s most desirable downtown towers just isn’t enough, why not go for two? Enjoy “exquisite living on the entire 38th floor of the Harbor Club,” invite materials, ...

Rancho Pacifica’s “work of art” in Rancho Santa Fe

“The finest in craftsmanship, materials and design”

Tucked into the private gated community of Rancho Pacifica, just south of the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and the exclusive neighborhood of Rancho Santa Fe, sits this home at 5131 Rancho Del Mar Trail. Listing ...

Spanish Mediterranean design of Richard Requa in Mission Hills

The master suite is accessed by “a whimsical staircase”

The 4300-square-foot Spanish Mediterranean mansion at 4334 Avalon Drive, “located in the sought out neighborhood of Avalon Heights” hasn’t seen the public market in more than 25 years, according to listing information retrieved from Realtor.com. ...

Unwind with Carrara marble in Torrey Pines

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

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 ...

Union-Tribune columnist Diane Bell’s La Jolla Cove seacliff estate

Ocean and coastline views, spanning from La Jolla to Dana Point

The Seacliff Estate — that’s what listing materials from realtor.com call the 12,000-square-foot home found at 1369 Coast Walk in La Jolla — is billed as an “iconic gated Hamptons-style estate that has been meticulously ...

Prime ocean frontage above Moonlight Beach

“White water views from every single room in the house”

This 2005-built blufftop estate home at 806 4th Street in Encinitas features five bedrooms, seven baths, and 100 feet of prime ocean frontage above Moonlight Beach. According to promotional materials from Realtor.com, the 5300-square-foot home ...

Lionsgate Estate: includes equestrian and hiking trails along Sandia Creek and the Santa Margarita River

“Enjoy breathtaking views of your own swimming lake”

Lionsgate Estate comprises 17 acres in northeastern Fallbrook, including the 6400-square-foot main residence located at 40935 Via Ranchitos, a 4800-square foot lake house, and a third guest cottage, bringing the total living area under roof ...

Coronado’s Spreckels Mansion: a national controversy for Rebecca Zahau and Max Shacknai

The deaths were respectively ruled an accident and a suicide

By the late 1890s, John Spreckels had become well-established as one of San Diego’s most powerful men. He’d acquired control of the Coronado Beach Company, the Hotel Del Coronado, and the San Diego streetcar system, ...

Qualcomm exec’s Georgian style Coronado home back on the market

The backyard’s lower level leads to a grass-lined pool and spa with a partial rock wall for privacy and waterfall.

This week, we’re visiting 731 Adella Avenue, a 5100-square-foot mansion in central Coronado sited on grounds spanning nearly two-fifths of an acre. It’s said to be one of the island’s largest residential lots. “This elegant ...

Artisan inspired finishes on Encinitas’ Crest Drive

Hand-painted tiles and mural work “bring the walls to life.”

The luxury estate at 1864 Crest Drive in the hills of Encinitas, just east of Cardiff, promises “California coastal living at its finest” surrounded by “stunning whitewater ocean views.” The main home includes five en-suite ...

Pacific Gate’s largest available floor plan

Smart home features include automation for lighting, climate control, and touchless operation of the window coverings

Following nearly a decade of dormancy resulting from the housing crash of the late 2000s, the Downtown San Diego luxury condo market is booming once again. Pacific Gate, a 40-story tower at 888 West E ...

Spanish Colonial Revival architecture courtesy Richard Requa

The primary architect overseeing construction in Balboa Park for the California Pacific International Exposition

The historic Bowman-Cotton House, billed as “one of Point Loma’s most iconic waterfront homes,” was constructed in 1929 under the supervision of master architect Richard Requa. Requa, who studied under one of Southern California’s most ...

Wallace E. Cunningham’s Razor House

The home was one of several projects explored by author Joseph Giovannini in “Materializing the Immaterial,” a book about Cunningham’s career.

The “Razor House” at 9826 La Jolla Farms Road is so named for its location on a three-quarter-acre lot near Razor Point. The house is perched along the cliffs just south of Black’s Beach; in ...

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