In the mood for a new oceanfront mansion? You can now snap up the most expensive property currently on the market in posh La Jolla, California, for a cool $26.5 million.
The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-listed property at 7400 Vista Del Mar features nearly a quarter acre of land and 100 linear feet of ocean frontage and stands just over 8,000 square feet with 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
Award-winning international architect Don Edson designed the thoughtfully created floor plan, which uses the Pacific Ocean as the natural focal point. Edson’s design makes use of the expansive and unique qualities of each viewpoint, where he creates a harmony of design and intertwines each element of the home.
“I sold the home to my client years ago and he fell in love with it the minute he walked into it,” said Brenda Wyatt, the listing agent. “Later it became a family home treasured and adored, where weddings, business events, family and friends were hosted. So much love was put into it. The family enjoyed watching people on the beach, walking to La Jolla restaurants and taking in the community culture and lifestyle.”
The three-level estate is located on an exclusive site shared by only 10 other homes on the sand at the beautiful Marine Street Beach. It emphasizes outdoor living with approximately 2,085 square feet of patio, view decks, balconies and terraces.
Lavish finishes include custom glass front entry doors opening to two dramatic spiral staircases, four custom dome skylights, floor to ceiling sliding doors, automated custom shades, custom closets, radiant heat on all floors, five A/C zones, elevator to all three floors, media room with movie projector, private rooftop spa, pizza oven on the main balcony, laundry room and additional washer and dryer in the master bath, and four car garage with additional parking for two cars in a gated driveway. Smart Home technology by Savant Pro allows the homeowner to control most systems throughout the home from anywhere with their iPhone or iPad.
The kitchen is a gourmet cook’s dream, boasting a Thermador professional cooktop, stainless steel backsplash, double oven, SubZero refrigerator and separate SubZero freezer, walk-in pantry, two Fishel Paykel dishwashers, Uline wine refrigerator, Uline warming drawer, and Life Source filtered water system that runs throughout the home.
Vista Del Mar was the west coast home to larger than life figure Jack Londen, whose business empire included insurance, land and Londen Media Group. Londen tried his hand at politics when in 1978 he was narrowly defeated in the Republican gubernatorial primary in his home state of Arizona. Londen Media Group is Phoenix/Prescott’s only locally owned television station and is now led by Londen’s widow, Lynn Londen.