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Oceanfront home made for sunsets asks $15M

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Let’s settle in for drinks on the patio, shall we?

An outdoor lounge area with sofas and a coffee table. The patio sits next to a wood-clad house with views of palm trees, a setting sun, and the ocean. Photos by Michael Clifford

There’s no shortage of gorgeous beachfront real estate in California, and the latest swoonworthy listing to catch our eye is this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home in Del Mar. Located about 25 minutes north of San Diego, the 6,283-square-foot oceanfront home was designed in collaboration with Samuel Amoia by Zephyr Development.

The palm trees and wide open views are all California, but the home was inspired by the style of a beach destination on the opposite coast: the Hamptons. Wood cladding and an asymmetrical facade create a classic look, and the shingle-style home is oriented to take advantage of beachfront living.

Vanishing pocket doors open the living and dining room to a pool and patio area, and there’s plenty of room—think 650 square feet—outside for entertaining and sunset watching. Inside, it’s all about that magical light, with big, airy windows providing ocean views aplenty. Shower bathrooms are tiled in bright, geometric bursts of yellows and teals, and the master bedroom features its own private veranda, steam shower, and soaking tub.

If you can stop ogling the ocean for a bit, other perks include a game room, bar, wine cellar, theater with seating for 12, elevator, gym, sauna, and chef-grade kitchen. Love what you see? 522 Stratford Court is on the market now for $14,995,000.

A narrow pool sits next to a deck with two day beds and pillows. A glass wall separates the property from ocean views and palm trees.
The ocean provides a perfect backdrop for a swimming pool and lounge area.
A living room at sunset has white sofas, a coffee table, and white ceilings.
The living room opens up to an outdoor dining area and 650-square-foot patio.
A dining room has white chairs, a wooden table, chandelier, and a sliding door that opens to a patio.
The home’s formal dining room also looks out onto the ocean.
A shower area tiled with a geometric teal and blue tile and a glass door.
A shower area features a bright yellow tile on every surface, with one window and a glass door.
A master bedroom opens up to a private deck with vanishing pocket doors. The bedroom has a large bed, gray striped rug, and a seating area.
The master bedroom features its own private veranda.
A gray and white marbled master bath with views of the ocean, a rocking chair, and a large white soaking tub.
The spacious master bath features a soaking tub with ocean views.