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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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12834 Highwood Street Los Angeles, CA 90049

$31,400,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18382760
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Majestic CA Traditional on over 1.7 acres (74,870 Sq Ft) of gorgeous grounds w/ grt pvcy in the very finest BW Park location. Set off the st behind gates w/ mature gardens, towering trees, circular drive, this gracious estate reminiscent of Pasadena's Tournament of Roses Hse has been painstakingly restored, remodeled & expanded w/ no detail overlooked or expense spared. Beau proportioned main house organized around a ctyd includes formal entry, generous LR, fam rm, cozy library, cook's kitch; & fab master ste w/ sit area, fP, pristine bath & lg fitted closet. 4 addl BR's in the main hse + upstairs plyrm, 2 laundry rms & mudrm. Set in the garden is an equally charming 2-sty gst hse w/ gym, full kitch, liv rm, office/bedrm & two bths. Expansive park-like grounds include terraces, outdr FP, fountain, rolling lawn & lg pl/spa. Extremely rare oppty. Note: The 1.7 acres/74,870 Sq Ft consists of 2 lots (12834 & 12846 Highwood) each over 37k sq ft, w/ 12846 Highwood being vacant/unimproved.

10252 Sunrise Lane North Tustin, CA 92705

$19,900,000
20 Beds
26 Baths
36,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # LG18234835
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to this truly one-of-a-kind property, hidden within the rolling hills of Orange County. What makes us so confident of its unique nature? The property features 36,000 sq. ft. of living space, situated on 26 acres of land, including a spacious, sunlit courtyard. Panoramic views extend from Beverly Hills to Catalina Island down to Newport Beach. The expansive, beautiful, light-filled interiors artfully incorporate original Spanish mission architecture. Never worry for space with a separate guest hous

1248 Benedict Canyon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$6,995,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,515 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18392654
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Bespoke Beverly Hills estate is classic in design and contemporary in amenities. Every inch of this distinguished residence expresses both comfortable living and generous entertaining. Located just one minute from the Beverly Hills Hotel on about a third of an acre, the approx. 5500 Sqft. home is offered furnished. The open plan design features high ceilings, hickory and aged-limestone floors, custom cabinetry, and fine wood, tile, and marble craftsmanship. In the dramatic living room, a wall of glass doors folds away to reveal an outdoor covered patio/living room with a fireplace, and an adjacent office also opens to the back yard with patio, fire pit, and handsome landscaping. Additional features include formal dining room; spectacular chef's kitchen with center island, breakfast bar, and breakfast area; family room; and gorgeous bedroom suites at the top of a graceful curved staircase. The home has a huge gated motor court, covered parking for four cars, and room for a pool.

495 Paseo De Montejo Outside Area (outside U.s.) Foreign Country, CA 97000

$18,000,000
10 Beds
8 Baths
32,292 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PW18241604
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The Casa Gemela has more than 32,392 sqf of living space on a 13,477 sqf lot. The design was created by the architect Gustave Umbdenstock, Master of Architecture at Beaux-Arts, who designed the famous Pont du Carrousel bridge among other icons of Parisian architecture. From the marble of Carrara, to columns, ironwork and stained glass windows were made in France and imported for the Casa Cámara. The whole house preserves the furniture, art objects and lamps of original signatures that were chosen by the Architect Umbdenstock especially for the Casa Cámara. The plans of the House House obtained the 1st place in urban architecture of house in the world fair of Paris of 1900. Casas Gemelas are just two of many architectural gems that line the famous Paseo de Montejo in Merida. Local Hacienda owners bought up streetside properties in the late 1800s and early 1900s along this Champs d’Elysees look-a-like and main avenue in Merida. The French and Italian Renaissance-inspired homes are more like palaces that single-family dwellings. Casa Gemelas, the twin houses, are the starting point of Paseo Montejo and the architectural journey found on this famous Merida avenue. All the furniture and art collection is included with the sale.

3874 Puerco Canyon Road Malibu, CA 90265

$6,495,000
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
6,400 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18399860
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Panoramic Ocean & Mountain Views - Castillo Del Mar all redone in 2011. Contemporary Villa with over 6400 Sq ft. Five Bedrooms plus a detached ocean view, Recording studio that can be converted back to a guest house. This beautiful villa offers a Great Room with limestone floors, full bar, opening up to a gourmet island kitchen. First floor oversized master suite with fireplace, and huge walk-in closets. Ocean view Master bathroom with marble counters and floors, spa tub and steam shower. Adjacent is an ocean view bedroom with bath. Walnut floor staircase leading to the upper level Theater and Music room with state of the art sound systems. Two additional bedrooms and bathrooms with ocean and mountain views, ocean view office with wet bar. Elevator, lap pool with Jacuzzi/waterfall. Outside entertainment area off the pool with outside fireplace, kitchen with BBQ and 4 car garage w/ large motor court lush landscaping on over 1.5 acres. Smart house gated & private.

77 New Place Road Hillsborough, CA 94010

$9,500,000
-- Bed
-- Bath
1 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81727590
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
OVER 1.8 ACRES OF PRIME LOWER NORTH HILLSBOROUGH PROPERTY. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME AMONG MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ESTATES. SITUATED INSIDE THE GATES OF BURLINGAME COUNTRY CLUB WITH VIEWS OF THE 6TH FAIRWAY.

1 Coral Cove Way Dana Point, CA 92629

$9,450,000
6 Beds
7 Baths
7,079 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # OC18250949
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Exquisitely capturing the charm and grace of Coastal New England Shingle-inspired architecture, this unparalleled ocean-view residence at The Strand at Headlands in Dana Point is near new and certain to enrich every aspect of your life. Numerous sets of pocket doors slide away to open indoor living areas to a loggia, terraces, a courtyard and a main patio with pool and spa. Created by the award-winning team at Brandon Architects and crafted by Patterson Custom Homes, the 2-level estate is bright and open,

783 Bel Air Road Los Angeles, CA 90077

$19,950,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18398916
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Nearly an acre and a half of unlimited potential in Prime Bel Air. Sweeping views from the ocean to Century City, this lot is a perfectly situated site for a future trophy property. The land's prestigious history includes being home to an American music icon and as the vineyard for the renowned Chartwell property. One of the most exclusive addresses in all of Bel Air and an opportunity that will never be seen again.

21818 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265

$8,995,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 18401728
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The most private section of Carbon Beach, with your own steps to the sand, directly in front of Deal Maker's Rock! Turn Key and ready for you to enjoy, this opportunity to steal a custom beach home will not last long! Completely redesigned with 3 private bedroom suites, each with their own luxury bath. Exposed Beam Ceilings and whitewashed oak floors, fully furnished with custom teak furniture by Malibu Design Center. Huge windows showcase expansive ocean views, with a massive entertainment deck that wraps around the main living level, complete with chaise lounges, love seat, fire pit, beach swings and outdoor shower. Stainless Steel appliances from Miele, Wolf and Thermador highlight the sleek, open kitchen. Technology is everywhere and easy to operate: 5 flat-screen TV's, fully networked WiFi, AppleTV's, dimmable LED lighting in every room, Nest thermostat, plus an entry door and security gate controlled directly from your iPhone! 2-car garage.

33603 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265

$25,000,000
7 Beds
8 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18397154
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One-of-a-kind opportunity to own a 25-acre compound w/awe-inspiring ocean views,remarkable features & potential! Exquisite equestrian facilities w/9 state-of-the art stables w/Crestron cameras, showers for horses, tack room & lounge w/ocean views, full bath & changing area. Computerized arena w/turf-water springs (from Austria) to ensure optimal riding. Beautiful house steps from stables w/garage, laundry room, living flows to kitchen/dining, bath & picture windows welcoming floods of light. Unique water filtering/storing system thru 4 veins in canyon resulting in thousands of gallons to service property. 75,000 gallons are stored on the property in 4 tanks on a regular basis. Includes 15 acres of buildable land, flat area designated for helipad, horse trails, outage generator, main house w/ocean views, recently renovated guest cabin w/koi pond, tennis court, 2 gated entrances off PCH & more. A compound unlike any other & unique opportunity for horse-enthusiast, developers & more!

7 Coronado Court Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

$7,795,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
10,019 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18405602PS
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
$1 MILLION REDUCTION IN PRICE! Built in 2008 & expanded in 2015, this 10,000 sq. ft. estate rests on 2 acres and blends design & form in a sophisticated, organic style. From the gated motor court approach, embark on an experience for all the senses! Breathtaking views, exquisite features, technology, solar & seamless interior/exterior living invites relaxation or recreation. The grand, architectural entry flows into a massive living area with 24 foot cedar ceilings, walls of glass & suspended fireplace, a double sized dining rm, art gallery, chef's kitchen and media/family gathering room. Soaring walls of stacked stone, water features & cedar ceilings flow throughout the estate. Main house features 3 bedroom suites in addition to the pool-side Master Retreat w/ 2 full spa baths, lg home office, wine vault & free form pool w/ grotto & swim up bar. Grounds offer a championship level tennis court w/ pavilion, Bocce court, sports court. Entertainment pavilion easily holds 200. FURNISHED!

29 Ritz Cove Drive Dana Point, CA 92629

$8,195,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
6,450 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # OC18267074
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
An absolutely stunning residence located within the exclusive 24 hour Guard Gated community of Ritz Cove! Panoramic ocean and Catalina Island views from both levels of this outstanding residence! Only 3 homes from the private and gated beach access at the phenomenal Salt Creek World class beach. Approximately 5,850 sq ft with over a 13,000 sq ft building site. 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms inclusive of an outstanding detached Casita containing its own bath as well as its own access. This beautiful Tuscan ar