Where Are the Most Expensive Homes in San Diego County?

Posted by Dennis DeSouza on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 6:40pm.

Homes on a mountainside in La Jolla

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There’s been a great deal of interest in a Rancho Santa Fe home that was recently listed at $92 million. Several news sources described the property in detail, including the The Wall Street Journal, which reported that the 210-acre property is graced with a guesthouse, driving range, tennis court, barn and lemon grove. The property holds a luxury home designed by Fred Briggs in the 1970’s that is 8,500 square feet with a 3,000 square foot pavilion that holds an indoor pool, spa and bar. The home, which is currently owned by the Sansone family, boasts four bedrooms and rests on the largest parcel of land in Rancho Santa Fe. Prior to this listing, the most expensive real estate to sell in the area was a $35 million oceanfront home in Del Mar.

NBC San Diego reported that if the property sells for asking price, it will be the most expensive home sold in San Diego County to date. Their story shared the property’s name, Del Dios, and details about its hilltop location, which provides panoramic views and holds a private lake. The Rancho Santa Fe home itself was crafted with the finest materials, including California redwood, glass walls and marble flooring. The media has also reported that the property is one of the most expensive in the country and features concrete accents, vaulted ceilings, space for an extensive car collection and a six-stall barn. Forbes also published a piece about Del Dios, which stated that the ranch offers buyers a Valencia orange grove and is seated within the Covenant neighborhood, which is adorned with 50 miles of horse trails and a golf course.

Del Dios unquestionably holds a noteworthy listing price. If sold, it would claim the highest sales price to date in San Diego County, but the record for highest priced homes sold last year remains with the La Jolla real estate market. According to the The San Diego Union-Tribune, the five most expensive homes sold in San Diego County in 2015 all had La Jolla addresses. The median home price in La Jolla last year was $1.12 million, but all of the five highest priced homes sold in 2015 were purchased for more than $11 million.

The San Diego Union-Tribune story shared details about all five of the La Jolla homes, which are listed below from the lowest selling price to the highest:

  • $11.5 million
    Square feet: 3,000
    Built in: 2011
  • $12 million
    Square feet: 9,083
    Built in: 1996

  • $12.5 million
    Square feet: 8,656
    Built in: 2004
  • $14.3 million
    Square feet: 6,338
    Built in: 1970
  • $17 million
    Built in: 1959

For more information about homes in this area visit our La Jolla real estate page or contact DeSouza Select Properties.

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