The midcentury gem—currently for sale!—is perched on a rare half-acre plot of beachfront land.
Confession: We tend to get excited about oceanfront real estate around here pretty often. But the giddy, heart-skipping, can’t-look-away homes come along (slightly) less frequently. And when they do, they typically come with qualities such as a 60-foot waterfront deck (swoon!) and soaring high ceilings with walls of ocean-facing windows.
This stunning specimen of a California mansion has all that and more. Located in the exclusive celeb-magnet town of Del Mar, just north of San Diego, the house is perched on an unusually large (for the area) half-acre piece of land. Sixty feet of ocean frontage gives the home a front-row seat to California’s greatest show: the pink and purple sunsets dipping beneath the horizon.
All that can be enjoyed daily, from the expansive brick-and-stone deck to the view-centric interiors. The late architect Sim Bruce Richards—known for making his midcentury modern mark all along the Southern California coastline—designed the 4,620-square-foot home using a contemporary blend of warm woods, brick, stained glass, and stone masonry.
Sky-high beamed and vaulted ceilings make the redwood- and cedar-clad interiors feel enormous. Meanwhile, a grand stone masonry fireplace, large front door with stained glass accents, and carved wooden balusters bring artful details into the spaces.
And if you’re wondering what could possibly make this dream escape any greater, behind the private front gates await a beautifully landscaped courtyard, pool, spa, two-car garage, and additional parking for 12 cars. Which means—if you have the $17,850,000 in cash to snatch up this stunner—you’re about to become extremely popular among all of your friends.
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