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luxury home in san diego

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.

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.

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

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.

5760 Christian Valley Road Outside Area (outside Ca)

$15,000,000
17 Beds
20 Baths
10,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # OC17173881
Property Type Commercial/residential
Price Type --
This 500 acre estate is surrounded by thousands of acres. Seeing the Main House “Kudu House”, the Guest House “Bunkhouse”, the Manager’s House, and the Event Center, you will soon realize that you are entering something uniquely special in this 29 room estate with a combined total of 17 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms. The Kudu House with expansive great room encompasses an inviting foyer with an incredible view of the property. Bunkhouse with beautifully decorated western theme to compliment the nearby event center. Manager’s residence is designed with the same quality and attention to luxurious detail as the main house and is a 3 bedroom,4 bath home. Here you will also find custom solid handpicked cabinetry, granite countertops and customer pecan flooring. This home is also environmentally controlled with radiant floor heating. A short drive or adventurous walk brings you to the custom yurt surrounded by woods in a perfect blend of form and function. With approximately 10,000 square feet, the Event Center is the perfect venue for parties, corporate meetings, or family gatherings. There is also a nearby barn which includes a “Tack and Tackle” room equipped for horseback riding and fly fishing enthusiasts, corral with 10 calving stalls, and an arena that has enabled the owners to host parties and corporate events and also the Canadian Professional Bull Riding Association.

7010 El Camino Del Norte Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$19,995,000
4 Beds
9 Baths
8,148 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170044062
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
BIG PRICE CHANGE...GREAT VALUE...Del Dios Ranch presents an outstanding opportunity to acquire one of the most expansive tracts in coveted Rancho Santa Fe, California. Located in this affluent community, the property comprises some 49.56 Covenant acres. The residence itself is a magnificent redwood, glass, and marble structure, with foundations and framework of poured-in-place concrete commanding 360-degree views from its private hilltop location.

23754 Malibu Road Malibu, CA 90265

$28,000,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,857 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 17295082
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located on sandy Malibu Colony beach, this stunning architectural four bedroom residence plus guest studio evokes the essence of Malibu sophistication on the beach. Gated for privacy, one enters into a large fully landscaped courtyard complete with a modern stone water feature leading to a large glass enclosed sky-lighted entry. The beautifully furnished dining and living area featuring retractable buffets, soaring ceilings, art walls, and ocean side wall of glass boast impressive ocean views. A private stairway takes you to the ocean view master bedroom and bath equipped with a glass privacy partition, skylights that allow you to look at the stars in bed as well as a sitting area and oceanfront patio. The spacious beachfront patio with pool, spa and umbrella topped tables is the ideal location for entertaining friends or a peaceful retreat for relaxing. The detached studio is complete for live in staff or visiting friends. Experience the perfect combination of luxury and location.

53713 Ross Avenue Unit 37a La Quinta, CA 92253

$11,000,000
7 Beds
9 Baths
12,105 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 218002464DA
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Please call the Madison Club Sales Team for more information.

1086 Channel Drive Montecito, CA 93108

$25,000,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,746 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18329322
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Spectacular Mid Century Contemporary Residence with stunning spaces and walls of glass overlooking world renowned Butterfly Beach. Absolutely sensational ocean and island views. Perfect location for enjoying Montecito, Wonderful Coast Village Road shops and dining, The Four Seasons Biltmore and The Coral Casino are a short stroll. Gated and Private. A truly remarkable Montecito property.