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Great Homes: Haven on La Jolla Scenic Drive

Today we return to La Jolla to visit a brand new “Santa Barbara coastal” style estate situated on one full acre atop the famous La Jolla Scenic Drive. The amazing amount of outdoor space this property boasts allows for true resort-style living. With a huge pool, expansive grass areas and even a ground-mounted solar array, no luxury has been spared in creating this private setting.

The pool-side, covered veranda creates a wonderful entertaining and relaxing space, while a second sitting area features an outdoor kitchen with pool views. And the rooftop deck is positioned to take full advantage of the hilltop vistas. Heading into the home through the entry courtyard, an indigo tile fountain sets the tone for this home’s Spanish influence that continues throughout the interior spaces.

Inside this nearly seventy-two hundred square foot home, we see deep, rich hardwood floors and exposed beams, highlighted by wrought iron lighting fixtures. The fireplace actively draws your eye up to the high ceilings and the chandelier. Notice the sitting areas, where contemporary fabrics and the clean lines of the couches, together with contemporary accent pieces, help this space seem modern yet timeless.

In the kitchen, the exposed beams and wrought iron lighting fixtures continue to give continuity to the space as they play against the custom, hand-made white cabinetry.  Integrated with professional appliances, this kitchen is truly the heart of the home. In the formal dining room, the indigo in the artwork and the tableware echoes the indigo we saw in the entry courtyard. Working with the exposed beams, this all combines to create a cohesive look, while still defining spaces within this open floor plan.

We are drawn upstairs by the vaulted wood ceiling and unique wrought iron and tile staircase. On the second level, we’re treated to six bedrooms, including dual master suites. The first master suite has a spacious bathroom with rich woods and stone and even a dual head, waterfall shower. In the second, the bathroom features this impressive free-standing soaking tub.  Even the closets and laundry room feel warm and luxurious.

This amazing home is offered by Willis Allen Real Estate for 9.5 million. But even if you are not in the market for this home, you can take some of the design ideas we saw today as inspiration to help your home be one of the Great Homes of San Diego.

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