With each issue we will take you room-by-room, from front door to back gate, through a luxury home currently on the market.
A ROOM-BY- ROOM TOUR THROUGH THIS SAN DIEGO PREMIER HOME ON THE MARKET
With each issue we will take you room-by-room, from front door to back gate, through a luxury home currently on the market. Detailing all of the amenities and unique features of each magnificent property including a particular type and cut of stone used in the foyer, kitchen, and baths, a one-of-a-kind chandelier in the dining room, custom designed cabinetry in the family room, and unique, cutting edge, or simply elegant design qualities and products used in the wine cellar, home theatre, outdoor entertaining areas, and more. From current trends reflected in the homes décor to larger elements like garage doors and entry gates, PREMIER will explore in detail what makes this home a stand-out. For those in the market this will inform you in your search and for those simply looking for ideas to improve their current residence it will inspire. Either way you won’t want to miss a single PREMIER Open House.
La Bella De Coronado – The Crown Jewel
For individuals accustomed to receiving the ultimate in personal service and luxury, this distinctive oceanfront estate offers a sanctuary that is unmatched in San Diego and Coronado’s real estate market. Only steps away from famous sand beaches and the classic Hotel Del Coronado, the Crown Jewel is a coastal retreat that takes full advantage of its incredible location, offering panoramic ocean views and glorious sunsets from almost every room and indoor/outdoor living spaces that were designed to emphasize Coronado’s splendid climate. Built by a renowned and award-winning team, which consists of Sharratt Construction, Island Architects and Theresa Clark Landscape Design, this exceptional Coronado Luxury Real Estate property offers an impressive array of stunning spaces and appointments. Hand-crafted with an attention to detail and an affinity for luxurious amenities, the Crown Jewel features four spectacular and spacious bedroom suites and approximately 6,000 square feet of living space.
With separate sinks, an abundance of storage space inside custom maple cabinets, separate restrooms, and automatically defrosting Robern medicine cabinets with blue “nightlight” feature, the master bath makes life easy and luxuriously comfortable. Large showers of Bateig grey honed limestone placed on opposite sides of the room feature cutting-edge technology and offer a sense of comfort, while the Costa Esmeralda beveled marble slab counters lend an air of sophistication. To ensure there is never a shortage of illumination, skylights work in conjunction with recessed lighting, ideally situated in targeted areas. Also in the home, a steam room clad in custom stone with radiant heat promises a welcome respite from everyday stresses.
Relax in your favorite chair with a cocktail, as you enjoy the warmth created by one of four carved fireplaces found throughout the home. The family room, master bedroom, and belvedere room boast beautifully cast limestone mantels with soap stone interiors and the library fireplace is in gorgeous travertine.
After a refreshing dip in the surf or a long day of fun on Coronado’s famous sand, sink into a comfy lounge chair and warm up on the wrap around covered veranda. Draped in luminous limestone flooring that blends seamlessly with the homes exterior, let the cares of the day fade away with the sunset, as you relax and enjoy backlit views of Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument.
Designed with the chef and entertainer in mind, the kitchen is open to the family room and provides its owners with the ultimate in modern conveniences, offering contemporary and clean styling, user-friendly stone cutting surfaces, and technologically advanced stainless steel appliances.
An abundance of natural light spills in from the conservatory reflecting beautifully off of the light and bright Madre Perla granite slab countertops and maple cabinetry creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The kitchen also includes two dishwashers, a plate warmer, a flat screen TV, and an unbelievable Miele built-in coffee/espresso maker that can accommodate any request imaginable. Two seated eat-in bar areas invite guests to relax for easy entertaining.
The owner can even control the TV, audio, air conditioning or window treatments from the touch-screen panel that is tastefully integrated into the pictured support beam.
Outdoor cooking areas are featured on both the main level patio as well as the rooftop deck. For more casual get-togethers utilize the expansive back patio to entertain friends as you grill up your favorite cut of steak or fish on the stainless steel BBQ, or mix and pour cocktails at the full-service bar, which offers seating for four. For more glamorous soirees the rooftop deck enjoys 360 degree views to enjoy while serving up freshly prepared appetizers from the full outdoor kitchen.
Put your feet up and marvel at the sheer expansiveness of your bedroom and the builders’ use of floor-to-ceiling glass, designed to capture the full beauty of the setting sun over Point Loma. Rich wood flooring of white oak literally warms the room with hydronic radiant heat as featured throughout the homes stone and wood floor coverings. Tear yourself away from the mesmerizing views when you are ready, and not because you have been waiting your turn for the shower, as the luxurious master suite includes full his-and-her baths and private walk-in closets.
The open and airy feel of the family room is accentuated by Italian mahogany sliding glass doors, which fully open to invite ocean breezes and reveal expansive views of the horizon.
The exposed wooden beams, crafted from ripped white oak, echo the pattern in the flooring and work in combination with extremely high ceilings to further impart a sense of spaciousness to the family room. The flat screen TV and massive gas fireplace of carved limestone, however, provide a cozy feel and reinforce the room’s role as the hub for family life.
The closet pictured here, custom-designed for the king of the house, features beveled marble slab counters and furniture-grade cabinetry fashioned from mahogany, built into the walls to provide an incredibly spacious atmosphere.
Hand-crafted from ripped white oak for the queen of the house, the other closet is connected to the master suite and the spacious dressing room. Both closets and the dressing room include built-in cabinetry lined with cedar, highlighting the suite’s luxurious atmosphere.
Completely hidden from the street, the subterranean garage is approximately 2450 square feet and nothing short of spectacular.
There is an enormous amount of storage available in its custom-made cedar lined cabinetry, and the finished epoxy floors protect against depreciation. A brand new plug-in electric Hummer golf cart, like the one pictured here, is all that is necessary to tour Coronado’s tranquil neighborhoods and peaceful streets.
With seating for 10 in fully reclining German-made leather chairs and padded suede-finished walls that ensure soundproofing and an incredible acoustic experience, the completely automated custom theater serves as a testament to the exceptional design of La Bella De Coronado.
Positioned just outside the elevator, the theater is the centerpiece of a basement that was created to be a welcoming sanctuary, with lavish and convenient amenities throughout. The basement also includes a full bath with walk-in shower, a steam room, powder room, and an optional fourth bedroom or gym, that features four skylights, three wall mounted flat screen TVs, and a waterfall.
OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE -LANDSCAPING/PATIOS/DECKS
Neat rows of succulents and colorful flowering bushes greet you at the front gate opening to lush lawns, artfully placed trees, and planters of flowing greenery. Intricately planned and executed, the landscaping serves to highlight the estates magnificent location and idyllic climate. Providing privacy where needed but also open to the stunning views, making for perfect outdoor entertaining.
Hidden from the street by beautiful shrubs, the spacious limestone patio creates a sense of intimate seclusion. Enjoy the warmth and glow of the carved limestone fire pit surrounded by a backdrop of verdant trees, ferns, and palms.
Take a relaxing dip in the main level salt water spa with carved limestone exterior and richly colored Sicis Glimmer Mangostan mosaic glass tiles.
The roof top deck affords 360 degree views of downtown San Diego, Mexico, the Coronado Islands, and Point Loma, and offers a unique vantage point from which to enjoy Coronado’s ideal weather. Relax in the six-person marble spa, basking in the glow of another hand carved fire pit, marveling at your neighborhood’s peaceful atmosphere and how the lights from the internationally famous Hotel Del Coronado provide a myriad of refractions off the gently crashing waves.
The estate’s incredible location is on full display in the Belvedere room, a unique indoor/outdoor living space with a beautiful vaulted wood ceiling and radiant heated flooring. Access the expansive roof-top deck via the spiral staircase, open shuttered doors to stroll onto the master bedroom’s wrap-around balcony, or simply relax on the comfortable couch as you enjoy views of the surf and maybe even a pod of dolphins cruising by. The Belvedere room combines the best of both worlds, allowing for an option between resting privately behind shuttered doors with TV and a fire or the opportunity to open up and bring the whitewater views in.
The custom wine cellar, which is only steps away from the unbelievable six car garage, is perfectly situated for you to select a favorite bottle or vintage after a long day. The wine cellar has its own climate control and space for approximately 1000 bottles in its hand-crafted mahogany shelving.
SMART HOUSE TECHNOLOGY
Utilizing some of the most progressive technologies available, this home offers an incredible quality of automated living and comfort. As a “smart house,” the Crown Jewel functions as a personal concierge to its owners; featuring innovative technology that allows for pc, cell phone, or touch screen remote control of window treatments, heating and air conditioning, TVs, sound systems, and appliances. To meet and exceed future needs, the “smart house” is fully wired with Cad 6, an expensive and futuristic cabling system created to handle large amounts of data.
Price Available Upon Request.
Offered for sale by Jan Clements of Prudential California Realty.
Call for details: 619-806-7052
Photos by Brent Haywood Photography