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Seaside Stunner

Introducing a Place of Pristine Paradise

WRITTEN BY: MARIA WATKINS | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: AUSTIN ASHLINE

This elegant La Jolla oasis is filled with sunshine and salty breezes as it sits less than a mile from the ocean. Built for a large or extended family, this 7, 200-plus-square-foot home on Encelia Drive is nestled high up in the exclusive La Jolla Country Club neighborhood. Though currently on the market, it won’t be for long as it possesses everything a home could offer, and then some!

The chic, clean lines of the architecture take your eyes on an endless journey throughout this modern, contemporary style design. Originally built in the ’80s, this home has defied the inevitability of age by maintaining its top-notch quality and timeless charm, and has recently undergone a major remodel that has highlighted its dramatic and imposing features.

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DIVINE DETAILS: ROOMS AND FEATURES

The unique architectural design of this home allows almost every room to have an unobstructed ocean view. The sharp angles of the structure are complemented by the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that give the home a soft and open feel. With six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms in the main home and in addition a private detached guest suite complete with bedroom, bath, kitchenette and living room and its own view patio, this Encelia stunner offers more than enough space to accommodate all of your needs. Many private patios that invite the inside out give this home a resort-like essence, not to mention the vanishing edge pool, the alluring spa and the outdoor entertaining amenities which are ideal for entertaining or reading your most recent thriller while enjoying a relaxing quintessential Southern California day! Additional features of this light and bright home include two separate tastefully appointed master suites, both with fireplaces and one with its own library with built-in bookcases and drawers, an abundance of recessed and romantic lighting, tumbled travertine floors, state-of- the-art appliances and tasteful quartzite counters with double bullnose edges in the generous sized chef’s kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, an elevator, a three-car garage, and is beautifully landscaped. It is indeed a home that needs to be experienced!

ICING ON THE CAKE

As you enter the spacious kitchen, you will instantly notice the endless quartzite countertop space, the stainless-steel appliances, and the state-of-the-art cabinetry. A long, beautiful, built-in island sits in the center of the kitchen, creating the perfect space for food preparation. Increasingly convenient is the built-in wine rack. Entertaining is a breeze when you are armed with this generous sized kitchen; however, you may take more pleasure in laying out an assortment of wine, cheese, and crackers to spend a cozy night alone. Not far off from the kitchen is the high-ceilinged living room and adjacent study that contains sleek, wooden shelving, a wet bar and an entertainment center. This comfortable space can easily accommodate most of your electronic fantasies and creates a gorgeous focus for the room. Feast your eyes on the upstairs private master bedroom (one of two), a room of decadence with glass walls covering over half of the room which offer a panoramic,  unobstructed ocean view. Adjacent to the bedroom itself is a separate, fully equipped office or lounge area that has doors leading out onto a wrap-around balcony. Also, there is a fireplace that accesses both rooms along with the coved two-tiered romantically lit ceiling. Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, get cozy watching the incredible sunset and fall asleep with the warmth of the fire. In other words, live like royalty.

ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES: THE SURROUNDING AREA
As if the home itself is not enough, the surrounding area has just as much to offer,  if not more!

LA JOLLA COUNTRY CLUB
Walk for just three minutes through your safe and friendly neighborhood and find yourself at the luxurious La Jolla Country Club. Enjoy a challenging game of golf on this breathtakingly beautiful, 72-par course. Additionally, you can bring the entire family to enjoy a meal in one of the club’s private dining areas.

LA JOLLA VILLAGE
Five short miles southwest and you will have hours of entertainment walking along the downtown streets of La Jolla Village. High-end shops, delightful eateries, sophisticated art galleries, and a cliffside boardwalk where you can view Seal Rock.

LA JOLLA HEIGHTS NATURAL PARK
A seven-minute walk from your doorstep and you can gape at the gorgeous views of the vast coastline from La Jolla Heights Natural Park. With sunny days making up 75 percent of our year here in San Diego,  you can have a spontaneous family picnic on the afternoon of your choice. Lay out your checkered blanket, indulge in a fresh feast, and watch the kids practice their cartwheels while you look out over the ocean.

LA JOLLA BEACH AND TENNIS CLUB
Travel northwest of your home and in less than ten minutes you will reach the prestigious La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club where you have access to a private beach, heated swimming pool, fitness center, massage services, dining rooms, executive golf course, and 12 championship tennis courts. Consider this a home away from home and the perfect place for socializing.