BEST OF THE POINT!
4095 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, California - $24,995,000
An impeccable estate that cannot be replicated, abounding in privacy and seamless indoor/outdoor living with endless Pacific Ocean views – is just the start of unheard of living in a park-like setting.
Text: E.J. Webber
Above the hustle and bustle of San Diego, California perched on 1.55 acres, an estate exists that is difficult to imagine since such a beautiful home and setting are so very unusual and remarkable. Suspended at the tip of Point Loma (loma is the Spanish word for hill) - this seaside community within the city of San Diego sits on a hilly peninsula promontory that is bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town. The famed novel, Two Years Before the Mast, written by Richard Henry Dana, a notable resident of the area, would become a highly sought after book and one of the few sources of information on early San Diego and California history.
“Meticulous in every way, the property and the grounds are the epitome of luxury and ultimate privacy,” explained Corinne St. John, of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, the listing agent. “The home was mindfully oriented toward the Southwest, so nearly every room has spectacular ocean views. It is unlike any other property and home combination in San Diego.”
11 acres to the North and 70 acres to the South the property borders open space parkland of Sunset Cliffs that allows for living here to be completely secluded and private, yet minutes to the San Diego airport, shopping, yacht club, and dining. The 90 acre Point Loma Nazarene University adds to the security of the entire estate since one enters through the University’s main gate to have access to the hilltop home. Fully fenced and walled all around, a secondary large gate leads to the driveway entry. “Soaring Torrey pine trees with jaw dropping ocean views in perpetuity that no one can obstruct is another outstanding key feature of this compound; it has become somewhat of an urban legend in the community,” Corinne explained. “There are residents here who have lived in the area for decades and are still not sure exactly where it is. The seller is a noted figure here and has hosted dozens of charity events with often 500 guests in attendance.”
“Another interesting feature about the property is the three-story - historically designated 1942 constructed - WWII bunker that the owner has carefully restored to museum quality. It houses many wonderful artifacts, black and white photos, and love letters of a bygone era. It may also be the last remaining such bunker left along the California coast. It is a real piece of California history.” Corinne informed us.
Built and completed in the early 2001, after nearly 5 years of permitting processes, the over 7,300 square foot home includes 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, a splendid office, a fully equipped catering kitchen, 2 fireplaces, a 1500 bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar, along with a Guest Casita and 4 car garage.
Unrivalled and welcoming in every way with so many amenities to living a life full of spaciousness, privacy, and beauty, that it is likely not to be replicated today and surely is, and will remain, at the heart of a once in a lifetime opportunity to have it all.
Offered at $24,995,000
For showing and information please contact:
Cal BRE 01933121
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
16915 Avenida de Acacias
Rancho Santa Fe, California, 92067