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

929 Border Avenue Del Mar, CA 92014

$49,000,000
-- Bed
-- Bath
99 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 71064797
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Undeniably, a once in a lifetime opportunity, to own a fully approved VESTED TENTATIVE MAP for 5 oceanfront lots, just received (Pink Report). One of the most exclusive & unique properties in the US! Do not miss this extremely rare & remarkable opportunity to make this acreage in the heart of Del Mar your own. A spectacular waterfront property of over 6.9 acres atop the bluffs of Del Mar lays a beautiful canvas to build your very own vision of paradise.variance granted #71065978 [Supplement]: Three oceanfront lots ranging from $10,000,000 - $14,999,900. Two interior lots with phenomenal ocean & eastern views from $4,900,000 - $7,900,000. Sellers accepting non-binding reservations, buyers to receive copy of pink report and sign reservation form. Tucked away down a quiet drive just west of Highway 101 and secluded behind a private gate lays your ocean front oasis with over 396 feet of prime ocean front land. This 6.9+ acre property is perched on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is just across from the prestigious Del Mar Racetrack. Del Mar Village and the shops of Solana Beach are both a short walk away. Discover the perfection of living at the waters edge with the ocean as your front yard. TTM-14-001

5650 Dolphin Pl La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,900,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,200 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220023662SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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. Plans are completed and permits started (pending approval) for an approximate 435 SQFT master suite addition over the garage, providing a stunning master suite with amazing panoramic ocean views.  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! Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Frontage: Ocean/Bluff

1760 Avenida Del Mundo Unit 1604 Coronado, CA 92118

$3,995,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,267 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PTP2206255
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Rare opportunity to own 2 side by side Penthouses in Las Palmas, unit next door is also for sale! Breathtaking 180° panoramic views from Point Loma to Mexico and a peak of San Diego Skyline, it can't get any better than that. Condo features 2Bd/2Ba and 1,267 sq. ft. of living space, gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances and granite countertops. Sit down in your light filled living room and enjoy the stunning views. Las Palmas is one of the most sought building in the complex. Coronado Shores offers 4 swimming pools, 7 tennis courts, 1 pickle ball court, barbecue, gym and 24 hr. door person.

700 Front St Unit 2502 San Diego, CA 92101

$4,950,000
2 Beds
3 Baths
3,050 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220023686SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
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

2604 5th Ave Unit 901 San Diego, CA 92103

$4,459,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,995 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220022997SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
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. All homes 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. Each one of the 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 Stat...

1020 Prospect St Unit 205 La Jolla, CA 92037

$3,950,000
2 Beds
3 Baths
1,792 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220015588SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
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

1057 Ocean Blvd Coronado, CA 92118

$8,500,000
2 Beds
3 Baths
2,000 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220023966SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A ONE OF A KIND OPPORTUNITY! This is the last single-level home out of Coronado's 34 Ocean Blvd properties. The property is in a prime location across from the Hotel Del Coronado; it sits on an 8400+ square foot lot. Your visual is the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, and Point Loma, doesn't get much better than that. This property features 2 bed, plus den, 2 baths in main house, with a detached guest suite and bath. You can re-image the existing structure or build a beautiful new home in this unparalleled location. Equipment: Garage Door Opener Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

700 Front Unit 2602 San Diego, CA 92101

$3,950,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,050 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220012459SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Breathtaking forever views, refreshing breezes and the glistening bay complement the luminous interiors of this stunning high rise home. Exceptional design and craftsmanship abound creating a serene environment with the luxury of space, quality and comfort. The open seamless living area flows uninterrupted unto the inviting spacious wrap around terraces. The grand space offers a showcase for treasures and collections of art, while the open layout offers multiple seating and entertainment options. The exhibition kitchen is perfect for the entertaining chef or is beautiful just to look at. Please see the floor plan and reflective ceiling plan in the Documents. The primary suite and guest bedroom are separated, offering the utmost in privacy. A third room option is a luxurious office/den or inviting guest quarters if so desired. Don't forget that MERIDIAN offers 5 Guest Suites on the Plaza Level with daily services for the comfort and convenience of your short stay guests. Abundant storage and thoughtfully designed bookcases, shelving, art niches and built-ins in designer finishes are strategically placed as needed. Experience unexpected quality, rarified design details and finishes to complement a life well-lived. MERIDIAN offers the comfort, luxury and convenience that makes high rise living a joy. More details to follow. MERIDIAN CONDOMINIUMS, a landmark residential community deliberately conceived and impeccably crafted, remains without peer. Incomparable services are offered by an attentive staff consisting of 24 hour Parking Attendants for Residents and their Guests, Door Person, Porter, Concierge and more. A completely separate service entry with loading dock and service elevator is staffed with Porters to accept packages, deliveries and tradespeople. For your convenience, groceries, packages, dry cleaning, luggage and more can be delivered to your door! Impeccably maintained, pride of ownership abounds. Whether you are entertaining on a grand scale or merely relaxing by the sparkling pool, MERIDIAN’s accommodations are sure to exceed your expectations. Greeted by a sophisticated private art gallery, the plaza level boasts limitless accommodations to guests and residents alike. The MERIDIAN Room, designed with a catering kitchen, bar, cloakroom, and restrooms offers an elegant entertaining environment for both large scale and intimate parties. Elegant formal gardens, a grove of citrus trees, an outdoor spa and adjoining fire pit complement the inviting pool and lounging/sunning areas on the unique 2/3 of an acre outdoor plaza elevated above the cityscape. Other features adding to the convenience and comfort at MERIDIAN include two resort caliber spa and fitness facilities, five recently remodeled lovely Guest Suites to welcome visiting friends and family, and conference room ideal for business meetings and presentations or small-scale entertaining. At the foot of MERIDIAN lies MERIDIAN PLACE, offering a myriad of fine retailers to conveniently complete the needs of your lifestyle. Salon and spa services, cosmetic dentistry, dry cleaning, fine dining and much more are literally an elevator ride away. Take advantage of MERIDIAN’s premier downtown location and explore the countless restaurants, cultural attractions and miles of scenic pathways. Enjoy a lifestyle that is without parallel . . . enjoy MERIDIAN living! Complex Features: ,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer, Water Filtration Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL, Frontage: Bay

2449 Manchester Avenue Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007

$3,095,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,222 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2205756
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This modern coastal cottage, remodeled in 2019 by local designer, KC Interiors in 2019, is located in the coveted walking district of Cardiff by the Sea. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath; with additional attached studio with loft, full kitchen and bathroom, is being sold fully furnished, turn-key and ready to enjoy. No expense was spared to create a modern feel with top-of-the-line finishes throughout; be-it a gourmet kitchen similar to a French bistro, or professional lighting and designer furnishings to evoke a feeling of coziness. The attached studio loft with full kitchen and bathroom, constructed in 2020 is a sleek and modern space, perfect as a guest suite, office space or rental. Enjoy ocean, lagoon and sunset views from the front deck, or barbecue in the private, beautifully landscaped back yard with artistic shed and gorgeous lighting. New roof installed May 2022. Owned solar system and a/c units currently being installed. HALO 5 whole home water filtration system. Off street parking with additional parking via back alley access. Top rated schools. This property is perfect as a primary residence, second home by the beach or an investment property. Enjoy everything that Cardiff by the Sea offers - walk to the beach, park, restaurants, shops, San Elijo Lagoon trails to Solana Beach - or stroll along the rail trail to downtown Encinitas. Top rated Cardiff and Encinitas School districts. Lot Zoned R-2 Minor

135 S Sierra Ave Unit 31 Solana Beach, CA 92075

$3,290,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,852 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220014967SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Investors, builders rare opportunity needs updating. Gorgeous ocean front corner unit location that everyone asks about with pano views to La Jolla and Catalina! This Las Brisas condo features one of the largest floor plans on the ocean front bluff in beautiful Solana Beach with resort like amenities including pool, spa, tennis court, clubhouse with direct access to Fletcher Cove Park & Beach! This light & spacious floorplan offers views from the kitchen, floor to ceiling mirrors....double the view, built in bar area, dual patios with pano views and walk in closets. Large separate master suite with fireplace & patio. A must see for this rare highly desirable location. This now modern Las Brisas complex has recently undergone an extensive multi-million dollar renovation of the entire complex on the exterior that is near completion. Renovation includes new exterior smooth stucco, new roofs, glass and cable railings, pool, walkways, landscaping and more. Seller has paid off the $130,000 assessment for the renovation for the future buyer. This complex location is walking distance to everything including Cedros design district, shopping, new restaurants and the Solana Beach Train Station. Top rated school district and easy access to I-5. Equipment: Range/Oven Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: ,

5118 Shore Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,500,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,884 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220018385SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5934 Via Treville Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,343,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,341 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2206659
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Behind private gates, tucked into the village of Rancho Santa Fe on acreage that was once part of The Inn. The third of the three single family modern European homes named TreVille. Single story, 3 bedroom (optional study), 3 ½ bath, private spa, 2-car garage. With gentle views in an unrivaled location just minutes from the Pacific coast and within easy walking distance to the Rancho Santa Fe Village, Golf Course and Tennis Club. Enveloped by mature trees and Mediterranean, drought-resistant plants, the landscaping is designed to burst with color for year ‘round delight. Fresh Italian-inspired architecture incorporates stone, plaster, stacked tile roofs in a timeless color palette. Thoughtfully designed, fully-owned solar, with wide, curb-less interior and exterior access. In addition, construction has been reinforced for the future installation of any special amenities to accommodate residents remaining in and enjoying their home for years and even decades to come. Private, fully-fenced, gracious outdoor areas to enhance easy indoor and outdoor flow. The interior exudes style, warmth and comfort amidst beautifully scaled rooms with incredibly well-appointed features including tall, accent beamed ceilings, wide plank or stone floors, hand crafted fireplaces, designer light fixtures and masterful kitchen design with quartzite/granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. Heated bathroom floors in the primary suite. Sizable storage and closets abound. Garage is outfitted with an electric car outlet.

Sales of Luxury Homes in San Diego During Past Year

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