La Jolla, which means “the jewel” in Spanish, is an affluent neighborhood in San Diego. Its temperate climate allows year-round enjoyment of recreational actives from tennis and golf as well as some of the best surf in the country. The area is blessed with hills surrounded on three sides by beach and shoreline, allowing magnificent surf, sea, sunset and coastline views to many of its residents making it some of the most expensive property in San Diego. Here are the top 10 most expensive houses ever sold in La Jolla.
1. La Jolla Farms, $23,500,000 (2005)
Escape to a private gated peninsula high above the Pacific where exceptional architecture, finest craftsmanship & exquisite materials blend harmoniously to create an estate irreplaceable at this price. 25,000 sq. ft. of French limestone indoors & outdoors, antique European fountains 5+ oceanfront acres.
2. La Jolla Farms Road, $18,500,000 (2013)
Extraordinary single level ocean front contemporary estate nestled on a premium 2.58 acre bluff top site in La Jolla Farms. This Arthur Porras designed 4 building compound has sitdown views of La Jolla Cove from all major rooms. Incredible architectural detail throughout, exotic woods, faux finishes, incredible volume and indoor/outdoor flow, pool/spa and one-of-kind MP/TV industry standard home theatre dazzle once you enter the giant doors into 50 foot plus entry w/high ceilings.
3. Spindrift, $18,150,000 (2009)
This masterpiece is built on the bluff maximizing its priceless location and overlooking some of North America’s best ocean views and one of San Diego’s most prized beaches.Every luxury amenity and detail has been thoughtfully included throughout the interior and exterior of the home, from the Motor Court, to the Great Room, to the Boat House. This home is perfectly designed for indoor and outdoor entertaining.
4. Camino De La Costa, $17,900,000 (2005)
Unquestionably one of La Jolla’s most spectacular new oceanfront estates, this dazzling curvilinear residence offers magnificent panoramic views and state-of-the-art architectural design created with careful craftsmanship of the world’s finest materials. Built on a two-lot site,’Seaview’ was created as its owners’ dream residence.
5. Idle Hour Lane, $17,760,000 (2005)
This one will take your breath away. A complete world unto its own. Grand English Manor in pastoral setting w/meticulous details throughout. Extensive grounds w/mature landscaping reminiscent of Monet’s gardens.
6. Whale Watch Way, $17,750,000 (2006)
This architecturally stunning contemporary residence features walls of glass that accentuate unparalleled panoramic views from La Jolla Cove to the whitewaters of La Jolla Shores & beyond. It has 5 exceptional bedroom suites, 6 full baths plus 3 powder rooms, elevator, theatre, office, art room, 3000 bottle wine cellar.
7. Camino De La Costa, $17,350,613 (2009)
A truly rare and stunning oceanfront compound with direct access to a secluded sandy beach.Impossible to duplicate today, this magnificent gated residence was recently remodeled to perfection. People visiting think of a Four Seasons Resort with all of the finest finishes and amenities.
8. Dunemere Drive, $16,500,000
Spanish Colonial beachfront estate perfectly situated on 1.4 lush acres spanning to mean high tide. The estate (main house & detached guest house) sits behind an iron gate on a peaceful street in LJ’s Barber Tract affording privacy rarely found with beachfront property.
9. Camino De La Costa, $16,250,000 (2013)
This is a rare oceanfront home that has gone through brand new construction on Camino De La Costa. With breath taking views and stunning architecture, it is sure to be one of La Jolla’s finest homes.
This is an absolutely magnificent, completely renovated Olde World masterpiece featuring spectacular ocean, whitewater, North Shore & La Jolla Village views from nearly every room! Extraordinary craftsmanship and intricate custom detailing throughout the entire house.