The Muirlands at a Glance

Posted by Dennis DeSouza on Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 5:37pm.

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The Muirlands real estate is some of the most sought-after in La Jolla, and for good reason. The picturesque community is known for its fine architecture, sprawling estates and extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean. From its earliest moments to present day, the Muirlands community has never stopped being a beautiful and peaceful place to call home.

A look back at the Muirlands

A few years ago, La Jolla Light published an article about La Jolla’s history. The story described how the Muirlands came to be the lovely place we know today. In the 1920s, Harold James Muir relocated from Colorado and purchased nearly 260 acres of land on the western slopes of Mount Soledad. His plans were to build a community with sprawling estates that would hold beautiful gardens. There were some obstacles along the way, but ultimately, the refined community he envisioned was realized in the 1950s. The La Jolla Historical Society’s historian, Carol Olten, stated that some of the community’s original homes still stand today.

The Muir Home courtesty of the La Jolla Historical Society

In 1926, Muir enlisted the help of famed architect Edgar Ullrich to design his own Mediterranean style home, which came to be known as the “Versailles of La Jolla.” The Muir house and the Baille house, which is also located within the Muirlands, are two of Ullrich’s signature designs. Ullrich, who is known for his Mediterranean designs, is also responsible for many other stunning homes and buildings throughout La Jolla.

Living in the Muirlands Community

Today, the Muirlands homes for sale are highly sought-after. The exclusive community is adorned with numerous luxury estates, many with impressive ocean views. It’s one of the oldest neighborhoods in La Jolla and ideally located minutes from standout schools and the shoreline. Along the winding roads that line the Muirlands, buyers will find beautiful luxury homes with California Ranch, Mediterranean, Craftsman, Tudor, contemporary and Colonial architectural influences.

Historic photo of the Muir estate courtesy of the La Jolla Historical Society.

For more information about homes in the Muirlands visit our Muirlands real estate page or contact DeSouza Select Properties.

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