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The midcentury gem—currently for sale!—is perched on a rare half-acre plot of beachfront land.

By Marisa Spyker

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 $18,750,000 in cash to snatch up this stunner—you’re about to become extremely popular among all of your friends.

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