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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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2088 Green Oaks Way Outside Area (inside Ca), CA 94060

$17,500,000
7 Beds
10 Baths
17,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81698243
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One of a kind property on the Northern California Coast. On nearly 50 acres this is a compound like no other. With approximately 17,000 sq ft of living space this is one of the largest homes on the coast.Ocean views, luxury, privacy. Must see to appreciate the workmanship of this unique, custom property.

7515 Los Osos Valley Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

$6,900,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,200 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PI18086716
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Historic ranch on edge of San Luis Obispo. Approximately 468 acres with three legal parcels. Parcel 1 has 165 acres of irrigated farm ground with about another 30 acres available for planting. Parcel 2 is 230 acres of grazing land with awesome building sites. Total of eight wells producing approximately 700 GPM and 3 agriculture ponds. The main Ranch House was built in the 1930's and is in move in condition. There are 6 rentals on the property. Other structures include a Hay Barn, Pole Barn, Dairy Barn, Workshop and a couple additional small buildings. All this with views from Morro Rock to Islay Hilll. Amazing Opportunity. Properties like this are rare. Two legal parcels.

1568 Sonado Road Pebble Beach, CA 93953

$10,900,000
7 Beds
5.5 Baths
9,600 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81702657
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Offering some of the most expansive and dynamic views possible from almost every room, this recently renovated estate on a two-acre street-to-street parcel enjoys extraordinary interior volume and space with a marvelous selection of formal and informal living places. Featuring seven bedrooms (with one as a caretaker's quarters), spacious view terraces, a comfortably large wine cellar, an overabundance of storage, and a four-car garage plus a work shop, this home has views, land, and amenities like few others. Entering through large iron gates, a gentle sweeping drive delivers you a grand double door entrance that presents broad ocean views from Pt. Lobos on the South, Stillwater Cove in the middle, and the horizon over Cypress Pt. to the North. In between there are views of the 6th green and a glimpse of the 18th with the Lodge in the background. With sunsets in the winter through early summer, there are entertaining views year round to enjoy from nearly all rooms. www.1568SonadoRd.com

8157 Laurel View Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069

$5,350,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
4,860 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 18339358
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Tucked away just moments above the Sunset Strip and Chateau Marmont, this ultra-private contemporary in the Hollywood Hills marries classic California Spanish Colonial charm with cutting edge attitude. Outside, weathered doors, wrought iron fixtures and terra cotta tiles hark back to another era. Inside, a different world unfolds. The main level is one large, flowing expanse with soaring ceilings, eat-in chef's kitchen, dining area and an array of entertaining environments. Vast windows surround the space, filling it with light. French doors here open to the leafy grounds, set with a shimmering pool, trellis-shaded seating area and upper patio dining terrace. On the home's upper level, three luxurious bedroom suites surround an expansive family room with high, skylit ceiling. Some suites adjoin a secluded rear stone patio with a soothing fountain; both the master and a second suite open to covered front balconies with airy rooftop and treetop views. Welcome to your paradise!

27500 La Vida Real Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

$39,998,000
5 Beds
12 Baths
20,982 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81707695
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This stunning residence of 20,982 sq. ft. rests on more than 8 acres of resort-like grounds. Globally-inspired architecture, flawless construction by an award-winning builder, the finest materials, finishes, and technology, and exquisite interior and landscape design, create spaces that are inspiring and comfortable. From its sumptuous master suite, supremely appointed kitchens, and indoor pool under retractable skylights, to its 15-seat theater, 3,000-bottle capacity wine cellar, and comprehensive home automation, this remarkable haven offers every conceivable amenity. A separate office structure is amply outfitted to host executive-level meetings and serve other business needs. This prestigious estate is surrounded by verdant views and is just minutes from all the major Silicon Valley tech companies, Sand Hill Road VCs, top-10 ranked California schools, major airports, and central to the best of Bay Area attractions. Visit www.27500LaVida.com for a virtual tour!

12830 Deer Creek Lane Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

$9,980,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,525 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # ML81707830
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A masterpiece of architectural and interior design in a new subdivision of brand new custom homes, this exquisite new home exudes a sleek and stylish ambiance, while walls of glass frame sweeping views of the western hills. Thoughtfully designed to embrace the setting as well as a variety of lifestyles, the property combines contemporary style with energy efficient green building principles. The pervasive use of extraordinary materials establishes a rich, meditative tone throughout that works in harmony with the surrounding natural beauty. With everything needed for the utmost in luxury from the home theater to the wine cellar, elevator, and heated terraces featuring beautiful water fountain with etched designer glass, this is truly an unrivaled place to call home in Silicon Valley. Separate Guest House with its own 2 car garage. Located in top Palo Alto schools. Close to top Silicon Valley companies. Owner offers one year free membership in the Fremont Hills Country Club.

6545 Redwood Retreat Road Gilroy, CA 95020

$14,200,000
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
4,144 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81711859
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
NEW PRICE for Priceless Ranch! Just south of Morgan Hill, a few miles from Watsonville Road and on the Santa Clara Wine Trail is the turn off to Redwood Retreat Road and the way to Bates Ranch Vineyard. A 932 acre private haven that has been in the same family since the late 1950s, with a beautifully preserved William Wurster designed main house that watches over the park setting, surrounded by heritage oaks & serene gardens that greet you as you pull up the classic gravel drive. The award winning 22 acres of vineyards produce some of the best known and sought after Santa Cruz AVA wines. The opportunity to increase the vineyards, plant olive groves, & create a farm to table lifestyle is all there! Bring your horses, explore the trails, round up your own cattle . A number of optional settings await your new dream home. These private lands & vineyards await the next steward who values the private yet close location to enjoy as week-end retreat, summer place, a full-time ranch or retreat.

6545 Redwood Retreat Road Gilroy, CA 95020

$14,200,000
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
4,144 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81712044
Property Type Farm
Price Type --
NEW PRICE for Priceless Ranch! Just south of Morgan Hill, a few miles from Watsonville Road and on the Santa Clara Wine Trail is the turn off to Redwood Retreat Road and the way to Bates Ranch Vineyard. A 932 acre private haven that has been in the same family since the late 1950s, with a beautifully preserved William Wurster designed main house that watches over the park setting, surrounded by heritage oaks & serene gardens that greet you as you pull up the classic gravel drive. The award winning 22 acres of vineyards produce some of the best known and sought after Santa Cruz AVA wines. The opportunity to increase the vineyards, plant olive groves, & create a farm to table lifestyle is all there! Bring your horses, explore the trails, round up your own cattle . A number of optional settings await your new dream home. These private lands & vineyards await the next steward who values the private yet close location to enjoy as week-end retreat, summer place, a full-time ranch or retreat.

2661 Victoria Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651

$13,500,000
5 Beds
6 Baths
6,500 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NP18154538
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Seller says to SELL IT NOW!This amazing soft contemporary, premium coastal location, custom home is graced with mesmerizing ocean views from three magnificent levels. Spanning the three levels are 5 beds & 6 baths. Custom stonework & cabinetry, top of the line appliances, spectacular custom lighting, & custom window treatments. The entry level to the home highlights the master suite with ocean views all around, an adjacent office & 3 car garages. The main level living features an amazing kitchen with top

1436 Bella Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$17,500,000
-- Bed
-- Bath
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18373270
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Approved plans for a 30,000+ sq. ft. modern Mediterranean home overlooking Beverly Hills. With plans designed to maximize light and views, the hillside architectural would fuse an entertainer's dream and a luxury retreat, from an expansive family and entertainment room to over 4,000 sq. ft. of covered patios, and even a wine tasting room with production capability and storage capacity for a world-class collection. Also outlined in the plans is a sumptuous private master suite with a private garden and pool. Revel in the beauty of the impeccable landscaping with olives, lemons, pomegranates, and avocados as well as legacy gardens. The dramatic motor court draws inspiration from the original Rudolph Valentino Estate. Formerly a retreat for the late socialite Doris Duke, the property also comes with an existing guest house and garage.

7235 Carrizo Drive La Jolla, CA 92037

$6,450,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,150 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180042480
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
ONLY BRAND NEW HOME IN UPPER VILLAGE COUNTRY CLUB. Fabulous Contemporary new construction with lovely ocean and golf course views. This showplace home has 11ft ceilings, large vintage beams in the family room, decorator kitchen, elevator, swimming pool and approximately 1400sf of decks & patios. The master suite includes a large walk-out deck with glass pocket door, spacious sitting area, and an enormous bathroom with his/her closets. Act now and customize this home with your choices. Additional info: Kitchen-Open to dining room and outdoor patios - Viking range,side/side ref. w/wine cooler between, eat around island w/sink, master - large tub,separate shower, double custom alabaster sinks, skylights, large his/her closets. Separate sitting area with walk out deck overlooking the ocean and golf course. The dramatic entry with a graceful curved staircase and enormous front doors, gives a wow! Also, includes an elevator from the 4+ garage and laundry shoot from upstairs to laundry room. Living room with oversized stone clad fireplace which leads out through disappearing sliding doors to large deck with glass railing. Backyard is charming patio and also arched sitting areas, with pool nestled in lush landscaping. (This property has been on the market since start of construction to give a buyer the opportunity to customize their own details.) Call for showing and other information.. Neighborhoods: La Jolla Country Club Equipment: Range/Oven, Water Filtration Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: GSL

338 Fairview Avenue Arcadia, CA 91007

$5,790,000
7 Beds
9 Baths
8,605 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # AR18191629
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
**** Luxury Estate! Arcadia School district!**** The gorgeous single family located in prestigious Baldwin Stocker School Area. Located in one of the most prestigious and prime area, with walking distance to Library, Golf Course, West-field Mall, Santa Anita Race Track, Park, supermarket, restaurants etc. The house offers 8,600 SQFT of living space with 7 suites and 8.5 baths, land size 21,097 SQFT. The house built by Smith Development, Architect designed by PDS Studio. This stunning estate offers special features include the grand foyer with elaborate crystal chandelier and Artist hand painted dome ceiling, a master suite & another guest suite downstairs , the grand master suite upstairs with Artist hand painted dramatic entry; a double-layer drop ceiling family room overlooks the spectacular landscaped backyard with a breathtaking waterfall pool/spa and the golf putting green; a state of art home theater with 3D 71THX system; the LED night light stairway; 4 car garage with gated circle driveway; extensive use of natural stone, crown moldings, opulent lighting fixtures through out. The big family room with wet bar & temperature controlled wine room and access to mature professional landscaped backyard includes patio, built in BBQ, pool, spa, waterfall& enjoy along with custom miniature golf and mountain views. There will be a Caravan at 8/29/2018! Welcome all agents!!