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: firstname.lastname@example.org
With pastoral mountain and evening-light views from its private, elevated position in Rancho Santa Fe’s exclusive Covenant community, this sprawling 3.1-acre site is ready for your ultimate dream home. The highly coveted lot is partially developed while still offering generous useable space for a luxurious custom home and a resort-worthy backyard. Introduced by a gated driveway, the property boasts a new 2,000-s.f. car enthusiast barn that features a second-floor studio apartment of nearly 1,229 square feet. The apartment makes it easy to live onsite during the construction of your new estate or you could rent out the studio for approximately $7000/month. An owned solar power system is included, and the site was formerly approved for three horses. It is adjacent to Covenant equestrian trails and features rock walls and serene walking paths around the property, gorgeous landscaping with built-in irrigation, and a variety of avocado, orange, lemon, grapefruit and pomegranate trees. A vineyard with 141 vines produces approximately 1,200 pounds of Petite Sirah grapes annually. Architectural plans are available and the site is ready to build. It needs re-approval through the Covenant Art Jury, fire department and San Diego County.
Sophisticated, Exuberant, Inspiring! Welcome to The Manhattan, THE Penthouse masterpiece channeling the essence of a coveted urban existence. Soaring walls of glass in the main living spaces embrace the sky and inclusively capture the idyllic surrounding beauty of Bankers Hill. Almost 4000sf of urban interior perfection transitions seamlessly into what is perhaps the grandest outdoor living offering of 3 massive terraces in San Diego highrise living. Formal and informal entertainment and gathering spaces, dual Primary Suites that have no peer, and views stretching 270 degrees over some of San Diego’s most pristine vistas. The residence has been evaluated for installation of an after-market glass elevator (see artist renderings in photos). Introducing the new look of luxury in San Diego’s prized Bankers Hill neighborhood. This curated collection of residences at 41 West exemplifies the passionate life that is Southern California, with a nod to the easy living feel that is uniquely San Diego. Careful consideration was given to create a product grand in scale, yet smartly crafted for today’s active lifestyle. Each facet of the building has been carefully vetted to provide its residents an ideal urban lifestyle. The developer’s vision and center of inspiration was all about maximizing the indoor to outdoor transitional living experience. Welcome to the NanaWalls. These State-of-the-Art telescoping walls of glass, featured in every residence, provide a seamless experience with minimal frames, sleek clean lines and providing expansive unobstructed views whether opened or closed. Furthermore, each residence is a portrait of sublime fixtures and finishes that accentuate the harmonious palette of space and light. Whether you like Miele or Italian Armony Cucine in your kitchen, to Kohler and Toto in the baths, the list of features will seem endless. Feature 10’ ceilings in the living and dining areas to emphasize the drama! The VRF zoning systems provide the best product in individual air circulation. Expansive terraces has been fitted with a direct gas hookup so that you can set up your own personal outdoor BBQ chef station. Staying true to Green and sustainability, individual EV charging stations can be installed at your unit’s assigned parking! There is a continuity in this building that flows from the grand two-story lobby entrance, all the way to the oversized Mitsubishi elevators. Speaking of Grand Lobby, the original plans actually had a full residence that was removed from the final design to create this grand entrance. Every person who enters 41 West now encounters a stunning experience each and every time they return home or to visit. 41 West offers the latest in discerning amenities and security. It begins with 24-hour lobby attendant and secure underground parking, FOB controlled doors, elevators and common areas, plus 24/7 video monitoring provides that extra level of security. There is a fireside lounge for arriving and departing guests or just stop by for a friendly chat. Conveniently located on the first level is a resident lounge that features a Full Swing golf simulator. Additionally, there is a large screen TV as well as a wet bar. It’s the perfect community gathering place. Adjacent to the lounge is a private fitness center that welcomes your personal training sessions (with appointments) and offers towel and water service. Arguably the cherry on top is the pet wash and grooming center with easy access to an alternate exterior building exit. Add to this the best bicycle and storage room you have seen in Metro San Diego and you will be hooked! As you can see, the community amenities are plenty, but the biggest one is being on the doorstep of San Diego’s Crown Jewel playground - Balboa Park! Whether it’s walking, picnics, bicycling, theater, museums or nature walks, residents will have the year-round enjoyment of one of the largest and most diverse city parks in the entire United States. 41 West is not just an...
Peaceful Easy Feeling. This charming beach bungalow is steps away from the sand where you can enjoy a tranquil stroll or go ride the surf. Radiating a mid-century Vibe, the vaulted hand-crafted wood ceiling and brick fireplaces in both the family room and kitchen nook offer warm and cozy gathering spaces. This well-cared for home has been smartly upgraded and brings in natural light throughout. Ahead of its time, the open floor-plan connects the family to the kitchen, dining, and alluring back courtyard. Perimeter fencing and manicured landscaping provide premium privacy as the indoor-outdoor living flows throughout the home, including both bedrooms & bathrooms suites. The unique character and location of this Must See home embody the SoCal lifestyle you are looking for. Come by and see for yourself. Complex Features: , Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Shed(s), Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Frontage: Ocean/Sand
Luxury turn-key living at its finest….1020 Prospect Unit 205 is one of sixteen exclusive residences located in the heart of the La Jolla Village. Extraordinary architecture, unparalleled views, and remarkable design make “The Muse” one of a kind. An exclusive living experience including open floor plans and 10-12 foot ceilings, indulgent master bath steam shower with Gessi fixtures, 24 hour concierge, and much more.. Furnishings are negotiable. Contact listing agent. Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL
Incredible opportunity to indulge in oceanfront living at La Jolla's premier high-rise building offering an unparalleled lifestyle of luxury, security and privacy. This highly contemporary unit designed by CDGI in 2022 boasts exotic Brazilian granite slabs with waterfall countertops, smooth texture engineered hardwood floors, Subzero refrigerator/freezer, Wolf appliances & Miele dishwasher, Bosch stacked washer/dryer and unique walk-in closet. Customized to maximize the light, this unit sits at the perfect elevation to enhance the breath-taking panoramic views of the ocean, white-water coastline and year round sunsets. Amenities in the full-service building include: concierge, valet parking, two guest suites, pool/spa, sauna, BBQ & fire-pit areas, billiards & piano room, library and meeting rooms. Ideally located in the Village of La Jolla within walking distance to gourmet restaurants, renowned museums, art galleries and high-end boutiques!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live the SoCal beach lifestyle you’ve always imagined from this turn key waterfront home! Wake up to these coveted, panoramic ocean views of the gorgeous La Jolla reefs! Sit down on your private patio and experience unrivaled scenery including the famous Bird Rock surf spot. Breathe clean ocean air and immerse yourself in tranquility, while taking in the ever changing whitewater ocean and spectacular sunset views. This Spanish-style, oceanfront home has a sleek, modern feel and boasts a spacious, private courtyard perfect for entertaining. Soak in the expansive, sit-down ocean views from the kitchen, dining room, living room, and master bedroom through the many floor-to-ceiling picture windows. This charming Ocean front home with coveted 180 degree views features a fully remodeled kitchen and an open floor plan with high-end, contemporary finishes including upgraded counter tops and Cabico cabinets, oversized island, skylight and built-in breakfast nook. The bathrooms have also been tastefully updated with custom glass tiled walk-in showers & modern fixtures. Also enjoy a custom gas fireplace, updated electrical, and remodeled baths with gorgeous custom tile work. Don't miss this rare opportunity to sit water front on your patio and watch surfers at Bird Rock, take in the breathtaking sunsets, or just relax while admiring the expansive, Southwest views of the La Jolla coastline. Enjoy close proximity to all of Bird Rock's trending shops and restaurants! Make this La Jolla, oceanfront lifestyle your reality!
Designed in large part by London based Annabella Nassetti, an award winning architectural and interior designer, this classic contemporary Brera Milano two bedroom home at historic 464 Prospect is unlike anything you have seen in La Jolla. Quite simply, it is dazzling. Offered furnished with the exception of some personal items, the second bedroom is currently outfitted as a media room with a B & O audio system and TV-one of four top of the line B & 0 televisions in the unit. There are porcelain slab floors, an onyx fireplace wall in the living room which complements the Minotti furniture, total house wi-fi and a Lutron lighting system which can be controlled remotely. Automatically controlled drapes and shades are found throughout the house along with shutters in the media room. Dine al fresco on your exclusive use patioand breathe in the ocean air. The property boasts a Boffi kitchen with Subzero appliances and a master bath with Carrera marble, Robern medicine cabinets, and Hansgrohe hardware. There is a secluded study with built-ins and a laundry room with top of the line Miele appliances located off the kitchen. Enjoy the tax benefits afforded owners of this unit as wells as the unparalleled concierge services of one of La Jolla’s most prestigious luxury buildings. The ocean view is spectacular from the common view deck with outdoor dining possibilities and each owner in the building has access to the wine tasting room with individual storage units. Simply bring a few personal items with you and make this property your primary or vacation home. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL
No expense was spared while creating this luxurious masterpiece! This 2BR+office/3BA work of art has all the bells and whistles you could want - a custom 218 bottle wine cooler, Lutron-Savant home automation system (lighting, shades, audio, etc), Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, a walk-in pantry, laundry room and so much more. There are two balconies that have been fitted with La Cantina doors that overlook Downtown San Diego, Coronado and has views all the way to Mexico! The living room and primary suite have custom retractable TVs and every room has incredible views. This one-of-a-kind property has 3 parking spaces (valet or self-park) and a storage room. Meridian is the pinnacle of luxury and offers amenities like five guest suites, guest parking, fitness centers, a rooftop pool and spa, doormen and so much more. Check out the 3D tour and video links! Complex Features: ,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Frontage: Bay
Live in one and rent out the two ADU's. or a unique opportunity to own or develop this property located in a premier location one block to Coronado's Center Beach and one block to village shopping and dining. A preliminary design has been created by Christian Rice Architects, Inc. for the parcel. The design features four unique, town home style residences, with a variety of sizes and bedroom configurations. 1) Unit 1054 & 1056 is 528 sq ft, 1BR/1BA with private patio and W/D provided by owner. There is no parking assigned to either unit. -1054 (front unit) has a gas wall heater, no D/W. Both the gas stove and refrigerator are relatively new. -1056 (back unit) has an electric wall heater. Also, a portable D/W. 1056 has a vintage stove and refrigerator.
Impeccably designed penthouse masterpiece overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the prestigious 464 Prospect in the heart of La Jolla. On the market for the first time in twenty years, this 3,155 square foot turn-key residence features a spacious one-level layout with private elevator entrance directly into your home. With its wrap around oversized windows, stone floors and high ceilings, this penthouse shines with abundant lighting in every room. Two parking spaces included, additional locked storage, and private wine locker in the wine cave. Originally constructed in 1920 and renovated in 2002, 464 Prospect is a 5-star full-service community offering every luxury amenity all within steps of the finest shops, restaurants, walkway to nearby beach, parks, Museum of Contemporary Art and La Jolla Cove. Enjoy 24/7 concierge and valet, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, stunning roof top entertainment deck with 360-degree panoramic ocean view with barbecue, fire pit, and club room as well as an indoor 50-foot swimming pool, sauna, conference room and a wine cave with tasting room all located on the beautifully landscaped three-acre property. Penthouse number 5 benefits from The Mills Act Agreement which significantly decreases the property taxes.
Incredible opportunity to own a turnkey corner unit in Cabrillo Tower featuring 2Bd/2Ba and extended balcony for extra living space. Open the floor to ceiling sliding doors to take in the beautiful sunsets and panoramic views from Point Loma to Mexico, drink in the natural light flooded living area and enjoy the cool breeze. Sold furnished and ready to make it your home. The Shores offers 24/7 door person, 7 tennis courts, 1 pickle ball court and 4 swimming pools.