The beach house. It has become an enduring symbol of the Southern California lifestyle and its promise of freedom, sunny days and ocean breezes—an aspirational acquisition that may be out of reach to even the nation’s wealthiest. Not because they can’t afford to purchase such a fine swath of land, but because it is a rare and highly sought-after swath of land. With just 150 miles of coastline from Malibu to San Diego, there are only so many oceanfront houses that come onto the market in any given year. And when these extraordinary homes do become available for sale, they often do not linger for long. It may very well be the case for a new oceanfront paradise in Del Mar, Calif., making its debut in the luxury real estate marketplace this month.
Set on over 60 feet of rare ocean frontage, the 5-bedroom, 6-bath contemporary overlooks shimmering Pacific waters and beautiful sandy beach. It also stands as an architectural statement—two stories and approximately 4,700-square feet of seaside charm, indoor/outdoor ambiance and modern lines mixed with traditional details. Designed by award-winning San Diego architect David Lorimer and built in 1989, the home takes full advantage of its oceanfront locale. Sand and surf views can be enjoyed from nearly every room; while the dining room and kitchen all focus on the oceanfront and lead to scenic outdoor patios. The majestic master suite offers a spacious haven with a cozy fireplace, windows seats, library wall, his-and-her baths and viewing balcony. Thoughtful touches have also been carefully weaved throughout the home for the ultimate in coastal luxury: an attached studio, roaring fireplaces on the main level, oversized entry doors made from heavy wood and metal and Adoquin stone floors that flow linearly from the airy front courtyard entryway, through the main level and outside again until they reach the sand’s edge.
Said listing agent, Brian Pasco of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Del Mar: “It’s a home where you can curl up on the couch and kick your feet up on the coffee table, take an afternoon siesta while listening to the waves crash outside, and then entertain up to 200 guests later that evening.”
With design and geography on its side, what more could a luxury homebuyer want in Southern California home? If a beach house is on his wish list this year, then he should look no further than this incomparable Del Mar gem.