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 $3,900,000 - $5,900,000. 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

3211 Wildflower Valley Dr Encinitas, CA 92024

$6,399,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
700 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200051134
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Wildflower Farm is a beautiful, income-producing commercial equestrian center located in gated Wildflower Estates. Amenities include 5 separate barns, jumping & dressage arenas sporting top quality footing, Euro walker, paddocks, a small residence and a City-maintained recreational trail system with 30 miles of natural beauty. Enjoy significant income with this pride of ownership facility in the world's best climate for riding, training and the coastal equestrian lifestyle. Wildflower Farm is located within the gates of Olivenhain's premier custom home community. Ranch amenities include a main arena with 6 tier viewing stand, a large dressage arena with mirrored wall, third riding arena, longing arena, 5 Horse European Equicisor with rubber pavers, several wash racks and grooming stations. Barns are 15 ft tall with rubber mats and rubber pavers. There is an operational well with non-potable water used for arena and ranch maintenance. Accessory buildings include a 1 bedroom modular home, free standing building with his and her restrooms, tack rooms, supply rooms, sheds and workers offices, excellent covered hay storage, below grade waste enclosure and concrete pad.with easy access to an extensive recreational trail system linking you to a private world of natural beauty, green valleys, private park, and year round streams. Complex Features: ,, Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

107 11th St Del Mar, CA 92014

$5,200,000
1 Bed
1.5 Baths
1,057 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210011682
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
First time on the market: own one of Del Mar’s most iconic properties. Fairytale-like setting w/lrg trees, oversized grass area & Monterey cypress trees; panoramic white water ocean views. First time on market; both 101 & 107 11th available to purchase together or separate. 107 offers Guest House w/ 1BR/1BA & Kitchen. 101 11th offers Main House w/2BR/2.5BA & separate Carriage House w/ 1BR/1BA, Kitchen & 2-car Garage. Coastal multigenerational compound steps away from surf, lush bluff trails, shops & restaurants. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Del Mar’s most iconic properties. Located on beloved 11th Street with vast ocean views and spacious green garden space, stunning Cypress Monterey trees and sounds of the surf. It’s the first time these properties have ever been on the market before! 101 & 107 11th Street are available to purchase together or separate. 107 11th has a smaller lot size but is still sizable at 8,008SF. There is a guest house with 1,057 square feet, one bedroom and one bathroom. 101 11th offers the 2,275 square foot main house with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths; ocean views are enjoyed from all over the house. Additionally 101 11th has an additional carriage house with 1 bedroom and bath. This property has an expansive lot on the bluff with 10,347 square feet. The opportunities are endless. Enjoy living in the main house and rent the carriage house and guest house for income. Or purchase the property for an exceptional multi-generational family compound. All of this privacy and serenity yet only steps to the lush tropical bluff trails, shore, shops & restaurants. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

888 W E Street Unit 3102 San Diego, CA 92101

$3,199,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,806 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210004137
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Directly overlooking the waterfront and situated on the 31st floor of Pacific Gate's most sought after corners, shines Luxury Residence 3102. Boasting elegant walls of glass framing magnificent views of San Diego's coveted waterfront, this sprawling residence features intricate design details, completely reimagined Den/3rd Bedroom, luxurious baths, and a private waterfront outdoor terrace. Enjoy sky-high amenities and unprecedented waterfront views. It's your time to own a globally significant property! The first all-glass Super Prime residential tower in San Diego, offers an unprecedented waterfront lifestyle with sky-high amenities and picture-postcard views. Directly overlooking the waterfront, the 41-story tower contains an exclusive offering of homes designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates. Renowned New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) created a landmark that reimaged the San Diego skyline. The custom engineered glass walls dynamically reflect the hues of the sky and the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Gate has evolved the San Diego skyline and represents the future of the city. The building is comprised of two-nested curved glass towers that rise as a single column from a three-story ground floor retail podium on the north and west sides of the tower. Because of the building’s curves and exterior glass, Pacific Gate offers a striking viewing experience from every vantage point. Residents arrive home to a beautifully landscaped motor court with private luxury car fleet, which leads to a double-height lobby with a 24-hour concierge and porter services. Two levels of amenities boasts a residents lounge ideal for events and everyday use, the fitness center contains an extensive range of state-of-the-art equipment. Adjacent to the fitness center are the steam and sauna retreats that open up to the fourth floor pool terrace fitted with poolside cabanas and glass surround. Residents at Pacific Gate have access to the most extensive resort-like services and amenities in the area, from a residents only guest suite, Chef Concierge, porter services, private luxury car fleet and Pacific Dream, Pacific Gate’s private boat share.  Interior finishes include: push button upper cabinetry for ease of access and to maximize storage (lift cabinets only); Sub-Zero cabinet-front refrigerator, water dispenser, and ice maker; Wolf stainless steel five-burner gas cooktop; Wolf stainless steel convection oven; Miele stainless steel built-in range hood; Miele energy-efficient dishwasher with custom cabinet door panel and hidden controls; Wolf microwave; Caesarstone countertops and Caesarstone backsplash; ceiling can lights, integrated Everpure water filtration system. Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5662 Dolphin Pl La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,295,000
2 Beds
3 Baths
1,754 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210010015
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Pulse racing ocean views from every angle - feel as though you’re floating on air above water. Spanning backyard deck atop the seawall overlooks majestic Pacific Ocean w/rare SW view of South Bird Surf Break in foreground, Pt. Loma & Coronado Islands beyond. Glass walls reveal ever-changing drama: watch sea life from your chef’s kitchen or from anywhere. 2nd floor principal suite w/loft ceilings, spa-like bath & ocean terrace beckons next coastal encounter. You’ll long for your pied-d’terre whenever away. R1-7 zoned allows for expansion. Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1760 Soledad Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037

$6,390,000
2 Beds
3.5 Baths
5,411 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210010596
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A truly special and distinctive trophy property, this Classic Beauty presents panoramic ocean views, abundant privacy and a prestigious Country Club locale. Set back from the street on a 0.61-acre parcel, the residence is positioned at the elevation of 210 feet above sea level atop a canyon which provides for spectacular North Shore white water views. An automatic entry gate slides back to reveal the home’s architectural elegance and pristine grounds bordered by hedges. The unique floor plan offers dual master suites plus an office, 3 baths plus a powder room, and generous entertaining spaces with an inviting indoor-outdoor flow (continued). Inside, you’re immediately greeted by gorgeous water views from almost every room. The formal living room features a fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, and motorized pocket doors allowing a seamless transition onto an expansive outdoor living area with skylights and built-in heaters. Beyond, the meticulously landscaped backyard offers a putting green, built-in barbeque and a tranquil environment to enjoy the coastal scenery. The remodeled kitchen boasts an abundance of cabinetry, granite-topped counters & island, a breakfast area, and walk-in pantry. There are 2 sprawling master retreats, each with dual walk-in closets, spacious bathrooms, and breathtaking views. Additionally, the entry level master suite has its own sitting room, while the second master suite encompasses the entire 2nd floor. Spectacular sea views continue from the enclosed spa, providing seclusion and protection from the elements, or you can open the two walls of paneled glass to bring the outdoors in. With over 5,400 sq. ft. within the home, there is ample space to easily create additional bedrooms should that better suit your family’s needs. Parking consists of garage spaces for 3 cars plus 6 designated spaces in the secure, semi-circular drive. Other notable items: a 2015 remodel including the kitchen, entry level master expansion and backyard, solar panels for the home & spa, 3 zones of heat and A/C, 14 skylights, extensive attic space, and a wine room. Country Club is a highly desirable neighborhood in an amazing beach & Village-close location with easy access in & out of La Jolla. Equipment: Garage Door Opener Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL,SSLP

2604 5th Ave Unit 901 San Diego, CA 92103

$4,459,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,995 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210013202
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. 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 States. 41 West is not just an address but truly the coveted lifestyle that defines luxury living in San Diego. Complex Fea...

7059 Neptune Place La Jolla, CA 92037

$5,995,000
2 Beds
4 Baths
3,852 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210013322
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Exquisitely renovated traditional in the finest of taste. Pleasing ocean vistas just steps to famous sandy Windansea Beach. Burnished walnut flooring, intricately detailed cabinetry, top flight appliances, dozens of French doors & windows, vaulted & coffered ceilings, huge master suite, numerous skylights, 3 marble fireplaces, quiet library, formal dining room, separate breakfast room, central courtyard w/fountain & the most beautiful kitchen in La Jolla w/2 butler pantries. There are 2 powder rooms, laundry room & another laundry in the garage, Juliet balconies, window seats, hidden niches, great library shelving, controlled temperature wine cellar & another fountain off the living room. This gorgeous home has the finest detailing! The living room boasts 6 pairs of French doors, 2 sets in the dining room and several more sets throughout, illuminating the home with sparkling sunshine. Sconces create a lovely aura in the evenings. The brick central courtyard is perfect for large parties or intimate dining. Even the windows are laminated for soundproofing, embellishing the peacefulness. The kitchen offers finely detailed custom cabinetry with central island, marble counters, 2 Miele dishwashers, Sub-Zero frig and freezer, two wine coolers, refrigerated cheese cabinet, six burner commercial gas cooktop, Wolf electric convection oven & Wolf gas oven plus a Gaggenau electric cooktop. The kitchen suite has to be seen to truly appreciate the beauty and functionality it offers. There are numerous skylights, ceiling fans and sterling silver door handles & levers. The master suite encompasses the entire upper floor, creating a spacious, bright & airy hideaway with another custom marble fireplace, walnut floors, ceiling fans, sconces, large sitting room and charming ocean view balcony. The huge walk-in closet with center island gives this spacious Master suite an added Touch of Luxury! Enjoy the splendor of the Master Bath with 12' marble vanity, large skylight in the shower, soaking tub & separate water closet. Dreams do come true! Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL,GSL

1325 Pacific Hwy Unit #3403 San Diego, CA 92101

$4,350,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,151 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210014189
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Welcome to the amazing and luxurious Penthouse in Downtown San Diego with the most stunning views of the bay, ocean, Point Loma-(Cabrillo), Coronado island , mountains, water park, Balboa park and the beautiful city skyline. The sophisticated residence at #3403 has the most prime and desirable location in downtown San Diego because of its mostly protected panoramic views facing northwest/north and all the way to the east. This unit was the builder's (Bosa) model home & it has been completely & highly upgraded w/ incredible high-end finishes in every inch of this home. The open floor plan makes this home perfect for entertainment. Enjoy the incredible sunrise & sunset all year round. Price from $3,999,000 to $4,350,000 Penthouse #3403 is a state of the art property with its sophistication and stunning views of the water from every room. Enjoy all year round sunsets from living areas and balcony to the west, sunrise from your huge master bedroom and balcony facing the east with mountain views. The high-end upgrades are everywhere in this property such as the elegant wood flooring in living area spaces including family room, dinning, living room and kitchen, custom made kitchen designed by Rick Fahmie of kitchen expo, including an extra large gorgeous kitchen island with built-ins and wine cooler that holds up to 30 bottles. The pantry and laundry room are customized and designed by Diana Evans of San Diego. The luxurious laundry room is completely customized w/ granite throughout, with a brass custom sink and built-in custom cabinets surrounding the side by side washer and dryer. Spacious pantry includes a wine chiller that holds up to 100 bottles. All rooms have motorized shades, the bedrooms have both privacy shades and blackout shades. The private office in the master bedroom has soundproofing in the walls. The huge and luxurious master bath was done in Taj Mahal and mother of pearl and Italian marble floors, new Toto s55e bidet installed one month ago, custom panel in the guest bathroom shower w/ marble flooring. All lighting is from Italy. There are several other upgrades to be appreciated. Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Frontage: Bay, Ocean/Sand

367 W W I St Encinitas, CA 92024

$3,089,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,775 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210014333
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Enjoy sit down ocean views from this ocean front condo in Sandpiper Pointe! This wonderful top floor, oceanfront, southwest CORNER END UNIT features the living room and master on the oceanfront.  Complete with 2 secured parking spots and a rooftop storage room (which is not included in the square footage). This quiet resort-like complex features a pool, spa, and walking path. Located in the highly desired area of Encinitas between Swami's and Moonlight beach. Walking distance to restaurants, shops, and so many conveniences. Sewer: Sewer Connected

1760 Avenida Del Mundo Unit 108 Coronado, CA 92118

$3,250,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,267 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210014627
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Stunning 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo located in Coronado Shores - Las Palmas. Incredible views from every room in the home. Featuring 2 large private patios perfect for entertaining. Enjoy all of the amenities the shores has to offer including Pools, Recreation centers, and more! Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Frontage: Ocean/Sand

939 Coast Blvd Unit 12b La Jolla, CA 92037

$3,150,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,937 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2106084
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Oceanfront Luxury High-rise Building with spectacular and breathtaking views of the ocean. Newly refreshed, beautifully appointed 2 bedroom unit with Breathtaking Views! Private elevator leads you up to this phenomenal unit where you can enjoy the Sights, Sounds, Surf & Sunsets year-round. A European kitchen that opens up to the Great Room provides plenty of room for laid back beach lifestyle. Enjoy Ocean sights & sounds from the Main Suite with multiple windows showcasing the beautiful La Jolla ocean. Convenient in-unit washer and dryer. Spectacular lifestyle! Building offers 24-hour Concierge & Valet parking, pool, exercise room, library, meeting room. This is a must see property that will make you fall in love instantly with the unit! Magnificent unit within the Exclusive 939 Coast Luxury High-rise building. Located within the Heart of the coveted World Renown La Jolla Village. Close to restaurants, shopping, The Arts. Enjoy the Exclusive La Jolla Resort Lifestyle. Close to famous Beaches, Surf Breaks, the Scenic Coast Walk. Enjoy San Diego attractions, close to International Airport, train & trolley, universities and world renown hospitals. One car is included for property. An additional monthly fee of $100 for other vehicles will apply. Trash is picked up on a daily basis. Enjoy the many amenities within the building. Enter, Escape, Relax. Enjoy an oceanfront property that will take your breath away day in and day out!

Sales of Luxury Homes in San Diego During Past Year

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