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Mission Hills' premier entertaining house during the Roaring 20s

Home received an “outstanding house front” award from the American Institute of Architects’ San Diego chapter

Mission Hills' premier entertaining house during the Roaring 20’s

One of the first mansions in Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

“Old California meets modern luxury!”

“Old California meets modern luxury!” So reads the tagline for the estate home at 16161 Puerta Del Sol, one of the first mansions constructed in what would become the coveted Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, now ...

A dusting of snow at Ahvsan Ranch

A 376-acre “private oasis nestled high atop Palomar Mountain"

Shots of a sun-drenched pool deck are essentially a requisite box to check when developing marketing materials for a San Diego-area mansion, but how many elite local homesteads can be accurately portrayed with a dusting ...

La Jolla’s oldest structures

The neighborhood is named for Phillip Barber, a wealthy New York heir

This week we look at “a unique opportunity to own a collection of three meticulously restored, award-winning historic homes” in La Jolla’s Barber Tract, adjacent to Windansea Beach. Home to some of La Jolla’s oldest ...

A home built by city-designated master builders

The Quayle brothers also built part of Balboa Park

The historic mansion at 2440 C Street in Golden Hill was not built to cater to San Diego’s latest crop of nouveau riche. Remote-controlled, gated driveways? Nope, but a custom wrought iron gate still leads ...

Views from every room (and deck)

The California Dream as seen from Del Mar

The estate home at 110 15th Street in Del Mar is described as a “one-of-a-kind compound,” its one-third acre lot nestled into a hillside just across the street from the waterfront Seagrove Park. A “modern ...

Luscious living high up in a downtown penthouse

Selling the view at Sapphire Tower

This week we visit the top floor of Sapphire Tower at 1262 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego’s 17th-tallest skyscraper at 32 stories and a height of 380 feet above street level, where penthouse suite 3802 occupies ...

Concepto's Essencia: essentially ill-conceived?

Doesn't anybody want to enjoy this piece of evolutionary, organic architecture?

Nestled into the side of Mt. Soledad about a half-mile from the coast in what listing materials describe as “the Hollywood Hills of La Jolla” sits the residence dubbed “Essencia.” With six bedrooms and seven ...

Oceanfront fraud

Ten years old but never been occupied

How about an opportunity to own a nearly-new oceanfront estate in south La Jolla for less than half the original asking price? The home at 5490 Calumet Avenue sits just two doors north of Calumet ...

C.W. Kim's Sundial House

Local architect's home is his "finest and most personal work of art."

From its perch on Mount Soledad above La Jolla Country Club, the Sundial House, as the estate at 7191 Encelia Drive is monikered, enjoys “brilliant design and panoramic views” of the San Diego coastline. The ...

Coveted in the Covenant

Six beds, 10 baths for $21 million in Rancho Santa Fe

This week we visit Buena Vista Farms, an estate set “on a raised plot of land” comprising more than 15 acres of coveted land within the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant. The property at 6025 El ...

Del Mar's "moving meditation"

Brazilian cherry wood floors, Calcutta marble, lava-stone steps, custom glass accordion stack doors

Listing materials bill the Del Mar estate at 507 Van Dyke Avenue as “a moving meditation.” Originally built in 1985, the four-bedroom, five-bath home underwent an extensive three-year renovation that was completed in 2017 that ...

Your new mansion has a disco with mirrored ceilings

“The Ultimate La Jolla Family Estate property”

Listing materials for the massive 14,000-square-foot estate at 2681 Idle Hour Lane, one of a small handful of cul-de-sacs tucked away west of the UC San Diego campus between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and ...

Seller is willing to accept Bitcoin

The value is in the land, 290 acres of it

“Welcome to Rancho Escondido Groves, your very own private 290.95-acre luxury mountain top estate.” So begins the sales pitch for the property at 1830 Rincon Avenue, in equal parts a development opportunity and potential paradise ...

Hamptons style in La Jolla

"Guests will be marveled"

You’ll find the newly constructed estate home at 921 Muirlands Drive in La Jolla “beautifully perched atop one of La Jolla’s preeminent view streets” and less than a mile from the coast. The 8612-square-foot “Hamptons ...

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