San Diego Real Estate: Luxury Report

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Luxury Report for San Diego Real Estate
San Diego Luxury Home

Whether we can afford or not, it is always interesting to follow the luxury market in San Diego real estate to see how it is faring. And this Luxury Report should be interesting.

We are turning this little article into a luxury report that will focus not only on San Diego real estate which includes La Jolla, but also homes in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Coronado, Ocanside and Poway.

And when speaking or writing about luxury real estate, location makes all the difference in the world. A luxury home in parts of Houston can be had for $500,000, while Dayton, Ohio might be much less than that. And what we in San Diego County consider to be a luxury home at $3 million might be a modest home in Silicon Valley or Atherton–or a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan or London.

And for the purposes of this article, San Diego real estate will encompass ALL of San Diego County and will arbitrarily include all homes priced at and above $3 million, with newest listings appearing first. Below that, I will list all $3 million San Diego home sales in the past year. One thing is guaranteed: You will see far more luxury homes currently listed than have sold in total during the past 12 months.

This tells us several things:

  • Buyers for $3 million + homes, though not uncommon, are fairly rare. Most buyers of San Diego real estate are aiming for prices under $1 million. 
  • If you own a $3 million+ home, be prepared for it to sell quickly if a rarity, or more likely, sit back and be prepared to be on the market for months or more. 
  • San Diego has some of the loveliest settings for luxury homes in the world. We have oceans, mountains and arguably the finest weather on the planet.

Below, you will see and perhaps be surprised by the number of homes in San Diego priced at and above $3 million. And should you be interested in previewing one, give Roberta or Scott Murphy a call at either 877-818-8197 or 760-613-6190. Or email: scott@sandiegopreviews.com

The San Diego Luxury Report

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207 5th Avenue Unit 934 San Diego, CA 92101

$249,500,000
-- Bed
1 Bath
318 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 200045237
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Wanna live like a Rock Star?? Well here at the Hard Rock Hotel, you Can! You can occupy your room up to 28 days a year and bring your pet! Also free cocktails in the Hard Rock, ROCK ROYALTY room. No lines for Clubs and First Dibs on all Hard Rock Events. Halloween, pool parties, concerts, Comic Con Fun, etc. Always a great time at the Hard Rock hotel. This 9th floor unit books well. Single King Bed unit is in high demand for Conventions, which is a large amount of the bookings here. The Hard Rock hotel is great to use for business meetings, or to meet friends and famiily to hit up the clubs. You have club 207 downstairs and Float upstairs. Start in the owners Green room for cocktails before heading out for all the fun the Gaslamp has to offer. Many events happen downtown, and the hotel is in the heart of it. Not to mention next door is Petco Park. If you live out of State, this is a great investment to use when you come to San Diego. A quick Uber ride from the airport. As an owner, many perks! As an investment, easy owning here. The hotel does all the bookings and no upkeep. Just sit back and collect your rent! Great gym and spa at the hotel. Great discounts for owners and discounts on other room bookings for friends and family when you own a unit. Agent has access to lender financing or go cash and collect all the rent! Covid won't last forever and the hotel business will be booming as many will want to travel and getaway. Lowest priced unit in the Hard Rock. Make an offer and let's go to escrow so you can start enjoying all that this hotel has to offer!. Neighborhoods: Gaslamp district Complex Features: ,,, Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1020 Prospect St Unit Ph 5 La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,950,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,137 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190061045
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
With just sixteen exclusive residences, what was once an iconic office building has been restored into a one of a kind residential opportunity. From the moment you step into the Muse La Jolla, you'll see that every aspect of our architecture, design, and amenities have been thoughtfully considered to create the environment you deserve-from expansive window walls down to the most detailed fixtures and finishes. Steps to the beach and all the village has to offer. Enjoy luxury turn-key living at its finest.. Neighborhoods: La Jolla Village Complex Features: , Equipment: Garage Door Opener Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

796 Neptune Ave Encinitas, CA 92024

$4,199,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
1,147 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200033549
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Charming Beach cottage on a large lot with lower seawall and upper bluff caissons. From the moment you open the front gate you can see the beautiful blue ocean water. This single level home sits on an irregularly shaped lot resulting in almost 60' of frontage on the Ocean which gives you even more panoramic views and a lush grass west yard. The east side yard is spacious, very private, and beautifully landscaped, with room for future home expansion. Only 11 lots to Beacons Beach access. shorturl.at/bHLPZ Charming Beach cottage on a large lot with lower seawall and upper bluff caissons. From the moment you open the front gate you can see the beautiful blue ocean water. This single level home sits on an irregularly shaped lot resulting in almost 60' of frontage on the Ocean which gives you even more panoramic views and a lush grass west yard. The east side yard is spacious, very private, and beautifully landscaped, with room for future home expansion. Double doors lead from the patio into a large living room with oversized windows. Amazing views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast area. This home is only 11 lots to Beacons Beach access and steps from shopping on dining on the 101. Rare opportunity.. Neighborhoods: Leucadia Equipment: Dryer, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Guest House Est. SQFT: 0 Frontage: Ocean/Bluff

3801 Ocean Front Walk San Diego, CA 92109

$3,750,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,351 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200041206
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Heavenly, fun, sophisticated & dazzling! This custom contemporary home offers ocean front luxury in one of San Diego’s most entertaining & vibrant coastal communities. Never miss a luminous pink sunset over the blue Pacific, as floor-to-ceiling glass walls bring bright ocean views right into the designer interior of this exquisite modern-naturalist home. Enjoy the waves from outside on a beachfront patio by a cozy firepit. Every room in the home has ocean views, even the shower! One garage, one carport! A custom contemporary home offers ocean front luxury in North Mission Bay, one of San Diego’s most entertaining & vibrant coastal communities. Floor to ceiling windows bring dazzling mural-like ocean views right into the designer appointed interior of this exquisite modern-naturalist home. An end of cul-de-sac, corner locale offers unobstructed vistas up and down the coastline. Never miss a luminous pink & orange sunset over the blue Pacific: inside from your master bedroom, master bath, master balcony, your living room; or outside, from your patio by a cozy outdoor fire pit. Cook while watching the surfers and sailors from a spacious gourmet kitchen featuring top of the line stainless steel appliances, subzero refrigerator, built-in wine fridge and custom granite counters. Have cocktails on a glass bar under another panoramic ocean view window, or have dinner with guests in a charming dining area with coastal style built-in bench seating. High end, solid-core nautical style doors, one touch blue flame fireplace & remote-retractable floor to ceiling window shades are just the beginning of this home’s sumptuous appointments. The first floor en suite bedroom, with separate entry, opens onto the spacious beachfront patio with plenty of room for entertaining & a built in stone fire pit. The master retreat encompasses the entire 3rd floor with private deck and large walk in closet. Relax and enjoy a spa-like shower experience with multiple rain shower heads & vistas o...

1101 1st Street Unit 308 Coronado, CA 92118

$3,899,500
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,950 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # CV20175783
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Live the southern California island lifestyle in the Coronado Point community! This unit is located in Coronado Island and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the San Diego Bay, Downtown San Diego, Centennial Park & the Coronado Bridge. This property boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with a designer powder room and 2,950 sf of living space. The well-appointed kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, stunning marble flooring, luxury appliances and large center island. The open floor plan flows from the kitchen through the dining & living room onto a wraparound balcony with the best views in the city. The spacious master suite features direct access to the balcony and a built-in study/home office and media center. It features a luxurious bathroom with large walk in shower, over-sized soaking tub, dual vanities, custom marble work, and spacious walk in closet. The unit includes 2 side by side parking stalls in a gated parking garage, and 9 x 11 secure storage unit. Common area amenities include a large pool with hot tub overlooking the bay, and a community gym with a sauna. The community neighbors all the shops, restaurants, and cafes in the Ferry Landing Marketplace. The Coronado Yacht Club and Coronado Golf Course are also just a few blocks away and can be enjoyed throughout the year. Units with this view do not come up often, with only 2 owners since its construction, this is one of the most highly desired locations in all of Coronado.

17 Imperial Road London Sw6 England CA

$4,000,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19528754
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Amazing three bedroom penthouse apartment located on the sixth floor. The apartment has multiple views and finished to a high specification with interior design shaped by Johnson Naylor. Perfectly situated between the River Thames and one of London's most fashionable streets, King's Road Park blends contemporary new architecture with refurbished buildings and beautiful natural interiors. Residents will benefit from a beautiful landscaped public park at the centre of the development, providing a significant open space for the local community. The development provides access to luxury health and fitness facilities featuring a gymnasium and studios, 25m swimming pool with vitality pool, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms. Finally, residents will enjoy private access to a cinema and games room. King's Road Park will be a fantastic place to live which celebrates everything London has to offer with landscape at its heart.

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.. Neighborhoods: Rancho Santa Fe Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,RSLP

2352 Calle Del Oro La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,995,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,427 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190008869
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a .55-acre (24,000 sf) property nestled in quaint La Jolla Shores neighborhood only 3 blocks from beautiful La Jolla Shores Beach. The value in this premier property is the large level secluded lot with private access, plenty of parking and amazing view potential, not in the 1955 ranch style home. The seller has made many upgrades to expedite the building process. With historically low interest rates, now is the time to buy and build your dream home/family compound. The owner has completed soils testing and La Jolla historical review to expedite the building process as well as upgraded water, gas and fiber optic lines from the street to the property. SDG&E is scheduled to remove existing power poles. Seller has also submitted property for lot split review to the City of San Diego Building Department (663972).. Neighborhoods: La Jolla Shores Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Available Topography: GSL

2604 Fifth Ave Unit 904 San Diego, CA 92103

$4,988,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,995 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190055181
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Stunning, two-story, penthouse atop the newest high-rise development in Bankers Hill/Downtown San Diego. PH unit 904 boasts a sleek, modern interior with high end finishes (incl MIELE kitchen appliances) throughout. The developer went above and beyond by building out 10 foot ceilings in each home, and incorporating NANAWALL sliders, which open out to the oversized balconies. 41 West is perfectly positioned in Bankers Hill, providing panoramic views of Balboa Park, the San Diego Bay, and city skyline.. Neighborhoods: Bankers Hill Complex Features: ,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1020 Prospect St Unit Ph3 La Jolla, CA 92037

$5,950,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,427 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190061046
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
With just sixteen exclusive residences, what was once an iconic office building has been restored into a one of a kind residential opportunity. From the moment you step into the Muse La Jolla, you'll see that every aspect of our architecture, design, and amenities have been thoughtfully considered to create the environment you deserve-from expansive window walls down to the most detailed fixtures and finishes. Steps to the beach and all the village has to offer. Enjoy luxury turn-key living at its finest.. Neighborhoods: La Jolla Village Equipment: Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

2855 5th Ave Unit 1203 San Diego, CA 92103

$3,374,500
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,875 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200005554
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Enjoy 270 degree unparalleled views from this sub-penthouse SE corner residence at newly completed The Park, Bankers Hill. This sub-penthouse offers a direct access elevator and fluidly blends the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living with a 561 sqft covered terrace overlooking lush Balboa Park & the San Diego Zoo. Elegantly designed open concept kitchen features Miele appliances & Boffi Italian cabinets. Master spa retreat encased in floor to ceiling marble slab with luxurious soaking tub. Excellence is unmatched in this newly completed building. Each residence features Italian Boffi cabinetry, Grohe fixtures, and great rooms offering floor to ceiling glass wall sliders opening to an enormous private terrace. This two bedroom, 2.5 bath + den, open concept residence features the exquisite “C” scheme finish package, which includes elegant Boffi cabinetry in Ash Grey Oak, Key West Sea Shell Du Chateau Hardwood floors, and a lavish master spa retreat encased in a timeless First Snow marble. Master bedroom offers 270 degree views of Balboa Park, the entire Downtown skyline, and the Pacific Ocean. Buyers receive $20k towards a personalized custom designed walk in closet. Glass walls reveal the perfect setting to host intimate gatherings and enjoy the sun rise over iconic Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. Dining outside in luxurious comfort whenever the mood strikes or relaxing near the private natural gas fireplace truly amplifies the allure of alfresco living.. Neighborhoods: Bankers Hill Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1750 Ocean Front Del Mar, CA 92014

$8,995,000
3 Beds
4 Baths
2,698 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200005598
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Live your dream on the sand in the exclusive Del Mar Beach Colony enclave. No expense was spared in 2016 when it was completely rebuilt with the highest quality level. The contemporary beach-chic styling offers Modern amenities & exceptional one-of-a-kind details. Vanishing glass doors open to the fresh salty air & breathtaking ocean views. Lavish main floor master retreat w/fireplace, sleek bath w/steam shower, heated floors, & private patio. 2 spacious Br suites w/walk-in closets &... (see supplement) easy access to the ocean front deck. Stunning state-of-the-art kitchen opens to a large deck to entertain & enjoy spectacular sunsets. Smart home automation. 2 car attached garage plus 4 additional parking spaces for guests. Can be purchased completely furnished for a turn-key experience. Seller combined two units in this privately gated condo complex designed by Batter Kay architects to feel like a single family home. Offering all of the benefits of an HOA for only $5000/yr. to include the shared maintenance, restrictions on short term rentals and more all to provide protection for homeowners.. Neighborhoods: Beach Colony Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

Sales of Luxury Homes in San Diego During Past Year

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