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Ultimate California beach house wants $18.75M

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Located in San Diego’s Del Mar

Exterior view of brick patio and post-and-beam house looking out onto ocean.
The home boasts 60 feet of ocean frontage.
Photos courtesy of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Del Mar, California

Price: $18,750,000

This beach house in Del Mar, in San Diego County, is the stuff of dreams—and magazines. Recently featured on the cover of Dream Homes magazine, the 1982 home was designed by architect Sim Bruce Richards, a Taliesin fellow, and the influences of Frank Lloyd Wright are clear.

The oceanfront two-story home boasts a midcentury modern-inspired post-and-beam construction characterized by soaring spaces and glass expanses that practically bring the outdoors in. Redwood, walls of cedar, stained glass, stone, brick, and more create coziness in an otherwise impressive space that includes three bedrooms and three and a half baths.

A double-height great room with floor-to-ceiling windows face the Pacific, as does a formal dining area a couple steps down. Above that is a mezzanine loft with carved balustrades, with custom lighting, skylights, handcrafted masonry, built-ins, and other details taking the residence to another level.

The rare half-acre site even boasts a one-bedroom-one bath guest house (for a total living area of approximately 4,620 square feet), plus a pool and spa with brick terrace in a private courtyard, sycamore trees and gardens, two-car garage, and, of course, 60 feet of ocean frontage and two huge Pacific-facing patios. Located at 2932 Camino Del Mar, the property is offered at $18.75 million after a recent price cut of $1.2 million.

Courtesy of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty