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It is a tough task in relativity to define a luxury home in San Diego.

One’s perspective has as much to do with the definition as does the opulence, location or architectural significance of a particular property. One persons simple home by the ocean is another’s castle, and vice versa.

Perhaps it is easier to consider what a luxury home in San Diego is not.

It is likely not a cookie cutter home in a subdivision tract, even if it is magnificently appointed. Why? It is probably lacking in presence, in architectural originality and may very well be lacking in coveted location.

New subdivisions throughout affluent communities are abounding in 4000 square foot stacked boxes with crown moldings, coffered ceilings and granite surfaces. The prices may reach seven figures, but do they really qualify as luxury homes? I have argued this with other luxury home specialists, and as soon as we agree upon a particular standard, exceptions to the rule emerge.

I am one of several directors with Windermere Exclusive Properties Distinctive Properties division. It is our task to collectively approve or disapprove a listed property for that coveted Premier Properties designation. It has proven to be a sometimes-difficult task. Price alone does not distinguish that status. It is location, property entry, architecture, decor, decadent amenities, entertainment capabilities, lovely grounds and myriad other details that help a home stand out from the ordinary. It can also take a great deal of luxury research.

A super-sized McMansion does not qualify as a luxury home, unless it has the requisite extras, superior location and a view¦perhaps. Or what about cute $2 million cottages in Del Mar, La Jolla or Rancho Santa Fe that lack both architectural clout and luxe surfaces? Does exquisite location make up for a dated or tired interior? Then again, an architecturally significant home in downtown San Diego or Coronado might qualify, even though it lacks in modern opulence.

As discerning, honest–and even developing luxury real estate professionals, we believe we know one when we see it especially when the home has all the markings of luxury, location and panache.

Want to find a San Diego luxury home? Set your own luxury parameters below and enjoy the results! Below that are San Diego luxury homes priced at and above $5 million.

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177 Shorewood Drive Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

$6,500,000
11 Beds
9 Baths
14,173 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 11513899
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Only 1 and a half hours from Los Angeles to Paradise! LAKEFRONT!The Ultimate Lake Arrowhead Lakefront! Not another like it. Surrounded by water on 3 sides. Custom Built. Presidential Master Bedroom Suite with 2 Fireplaces and Wet Bar. Entirely Separate Guest Wing within residence with 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Grandscale Living/Game Room with Bar. Gentleman's Sports Bar and Lounge. Elevator. Grand Patio Area. Double Dock. Spa and Sauna. Separate 2 Bedroom Guest House. Total of 9 Bedrooms and 8 baths. 2 Garages. Wonderful Guest House as well.

15668 Bohlman Road Saratoga, CA 95070

$5,950,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
5,255 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81330724
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Sits on a picturesque 5.07 acres in Saratoga Hills, boasting spellbinding Silicon Valley & San Francisco Bay views. Recently extensively remodeled! Soak in the sights relaxing in your oversized spa, work out on the sport court or enjoy a round on the putting green. Cabernet Vineyards, just 2 miles to Downtown Saratoga/15 miles to Levi's stadium or short drive up HWY 280 to Stanford.

1002 S Kamini Hydra Piraeus Greece Outside Area (inside Ca), CA 18040

$6,825,000
5 Beds
-- Bath
4,830 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13708901
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One of the islands that are most near Athens, is Hydra, renowned for its cosmopolitan lifestyle, its natural beauty, its supply of Greek Ministers, and of Greek Navy admirals.Many a celebrity can be seen in Hydra every summer, most of them proud owners of properties.We are very proud to say, that for the first time ever, the villa of one of the most famous Greek Patriots from the 1821 successful revolt of the Greeks against the Ottoman Empire, is on the market. The villa of the beloved and much admired and revered admiral Miaoulis, has been painstakingly restored to its original glory by the famous Greek architect Varangis. With dreamy, unobstructed views of the Hydra straits, this unique piece of history, built in 1808, is something not to be missed by those who can truly appreciate an one of a kind property when they see it. Agents please read Private Remarks

6710 El Montevideo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$19,995,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,460 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150060589
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Variance granted 150060590. A spectacular and rare 16.5 acre all usable parcel in Rancho Santa Fe. Stunning views of the mountains, 8 separate parcels, on a non-covenant island surrounded by covenant properties. Lots of possibilities...large estate, family compound or development opportunity.

16421 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

$25,000,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 16101700
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The largest residential property South of Sunset Blvd in the entire Los Angeles basin. 33 magical acres, 8 horse stalls, and turnout several acres level, a small 3 bedrooms 2 bath ranch home. Blufftop frontage overlooking Will Rogers Beach with unobstructed Queen Necklace views, year round streams. Miles of trails. Best suited for one large estate. Nothing compares.

2600 Walnut Ave. Brentwood, CA 94513

$5,000,000
3 Beds
1.5 Baths
1,208 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 40733349
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Older home that has been updated shows a lot of charm in country setting. Huge barn, tons of parking, out buildings. Part of the property is rented to strawberry farmer, part is rented to Nursery and the home is rented. Home has full basement and fenced yard.

23795 Serreno Temecula, CA 92590

$5,000,000
7 Beds
12 Baths
11,050 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SW16174402
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A Santa Barbara inspired 11,050 sq ft fully furnished luxury estate in the foothills redefines elegant country living. Nestled amid verdant landscaping and overlooking the rolling hills is the area's pre-eminent family compound or corporate retreat. The home was built surrounding a watery oasis and entertaining mecca. The resort like pool and spa are the centerpiece of the courtyard surrounded by the main residence which is a 3 bedroom, 2 guest casitas, 8 car garages plus RV garage & 2 bedroom guest apartment. The port corchere and campanile bell tower with antique bell signals a guests arrivals. Detail abounds throughout the estate, from the palm grove to the rose garden, avocado grove with approximately 1370 trees and family fruit orchard. Architecturally resplendent exterior details of the home are matched on the inside with impeccably designed immense hand crafted beamed ceiling, individually selected granites and vessel sinks, 4 wet bars, pool cabana, gymnasium, and of course a wine cellar and theater room with a 100 inch projector screen. This home puts the word great into great room with an incredible combination of gourmet kitchen, wet bar & indoor/outdoor entertaining. Nothing else compares unless you go to Santa Barbara or Rancho Santa Fe at double the price. Solar!

16242 Shadow Mountain Drive Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

$11,000,000
8 Beds
8.5 Baths
9,165 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 17202444
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Shadow Mountain is an enclave of 46 wonderful estates that enjoy 24 hour live-gated security just minutes from all that Pacific Palisades has to offer. This spectacular property was conceived and custom built to recreate a comfortable and lovely chateau from the south of France. Set on over an acre with stunning ocean, hillside and vineyard views, 16242 Shadow Mt. enjoys a huge flat yard, a wonderful custom paved pool and a great sports court. The owners/builders imported antique and reclaimed tile, stone and pavers from France and generously and creatively added these beautiful and timeless finishes throughout the house. The house is nearly 9,000 sq. ft. and has high ceilings, oversized doorframes, walls of French doors and gracious places to relax with family and friends or host huge gatherings.The kitchen has it all and is a true chef's paradise with Viking appliances, wonderful work surfaces and 2 large farm sinks. There is an oversized 3 car garage and an electric charging station

57425 Palma Seco Circle Palm Desert, CA 92561

$5,999,000
10 Beds
10.5 Baths
10,885 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 17207196
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A breathtaking drive through sunkissed canyons and undulating rock formations leads to a desert retreat unlike any other. Tucked behind private gates in the mountains above Palm Springs and boasting panoramic views of the Coachella Valley, Gucci House is the grand dame of the high desert. Built and owned by a member of the Gucci family for 25 years, this exquisite 10-bedroom, 10.5-bathroom compound offers absolute privacy and solitude just a short, scenic drive from the shopping and dining of El Paso, often referred to as the Rodeo Drive of the desert. Showcasing nearly 11,000 square feet of living space on 15.63 acres, the home features grand-scale interiors with a gracious indoor-outdoor flow. A large chef's kitchen and numerous patios are ideal for dining and entertaining, with a private sundeck off every bedroom. Two deluxe guest houses, a pool, spa, tennis court, and home theater complete this stunning Mojave retreat.

661 Stone Canyon Road Los Angeles, CA 90077

$18,900,000
8 Beds
10 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 17230722
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
THE BEST FLAT ACRE IN BEL AIR !!!! Reduced to sell!!! From the welcoming splash of the fountain by the gated circular drive to the lushly landscaped backyard, this gracious residence offers abundant privacy and impeccable quality. On over one acre of flat land, its timeless beauty creates an ideal setting for peaceful living and indoor-outdoor entertaining. In the main house (5 bedrooms, 5 full, 2 half-baths, living, dining, island kitchen, family, office, breakfast, laundry), large rooms with parquet or tile floors and crown moldings look onto the yard's patio, pool and serene foliage. The family room invites parties with its built-in professional bar. The bedrooms, upstairs, include a master suite with all-marble bath and French doors. There are 4 fireplaces, 3 separate ensuite bedrooms in guest house, detached 3-car garage, 60-foot ionized pool, outdoor kitchen, and brick patio with fountain, portico and ample deck and lawn for lounging, dining and poolside entertaining.

4130 Calle Isabella San Clemente, CA 92672

$38,000,000
7 Beds
10 Baths
12,854 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NP17130258
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One of the most impressive oceanfront estates on the Southern California coast, this nearly three acre gated seaside compound sits on a scenic beach and renown surfing spot. Located in guard-gated Cotton Point Estates, this residence contains a multitude of spacious rooms within its nearly 13,000 square feet of living area. The expansive parcel with 450’ of ocean frontage affords an eminently livable arrangement of these spaces that captures amazing garden, ocean and sunset views from every major room. Grand two story spaces with beamed ceilings and intricate brick + stone walls are situated to take in ocean views through bronze framed windows. Limestone floors, walnut millwork, and Venetian plaster complement the architecture and setting. The rustic motif creates a casual elegance perfect for living and entertaining in this seaside setting. Highlights include an enormous master suite with sitting room + private terrace, 3 bedroom guest house, sport court, 55’ oceanfront pool, event lawn, and a 9 car garage. The residence is surrounded by generous terraces, broad lawns and mature gardens set above the ocean. Designed without compromise, this offering includes every imaginable amenity in a setting that is private, spacious, and surrounded by ocean views.

67 Beverly Park Court Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$165,000,000
20 Beds
23 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18386780
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Authentic Italian village encompassing the largest assemblage in Beverly Park. On over nine acres, accessed by its own street, this one-of-a-kind property took over seven year to create. Expansive gates open to a 30 car courtyard surrounded by 40 foot tall Canary Island palms and a setting worthy of the best Italian palazzo. Inside the mansion, approximately 20,000 square feet afford every possible amenity from high ceilings to large and formal gathering areas to small and intimate spaces. A four plus acre backyard offers views to a pool with pool house, two-story guesthouse, tennis court, two bedroom guest house and a walking/jogging trail that surrounds the estate. A separate lot comes with possibilities for expansion or separate development. This is one of the finest estates ever offered in Beverly Hills.