Sweeping ocean views bring life to this exquisite and private Mediterranean estate nestled in the lush hills near La Jolla Natural Park. The tranquil, Spanish-style property offers luxurious interiors and stunning, verdant outdoor spaces. Bathed in sunlight and natural beauty, expansive decks and romantic patios gracefully connect the main residence to two spacious guest houses. Dramatic vaulted ceilings and picture windows create an airy feel and offer forever unobstructed views. Enjoy hikes along the preserve or simply bask in the ocean breezes. Located just minutes from La Jolla Village and welcoming beaches, this significant property deftly fuses wonder, elegance and extraordinary living.

Date Added: 12/18/21 at 8:00 am
Last Update: 4/11/22 at 4:07 am

Interior

  • General2 Staircases, Balcony, Beamed Ceilings, Living Room Deck Attached, Pantry, Historic charm meets timeless luxury at this gated English Storybook/ French Normandy Tudor masterpiece originally designed in 1924 by master architect, Edgar V. Ullrich, that has been beautifully maintained and expanded upon throughout the years! The iconic home is situated on an exceedingly-rare 11, 219 Sq Ft corner lot in the Beach Barber Tract neighborhood just one block from Marine Street beach and a short walk to all of amenities of La Jollas Village! Original details abound throughout the home, including multiple Juliet balconies, masonry fireplaces, built-in cabinetry and window seats, hardwood floors, and leaded mullioned windows with clear and stained glass that open to admire the ocean views that adorn the 2nd and 3rd levels, or to feel the ocean breeze and listen to the waves as you fall asleep. The homes expansive and versatile floorplan features 5 en-suite bedrooms plus 3 optional bedrooms that could also serve as dedicated offices for working from home, a bonus recreation space, or an exercise room additionally, the property features a detached 1 BR/1 BA guest studio apartment/ ADU above the detached garage with its own kitchenette and private entry! Enjoy indoor-outdoor living and effortless entertaining in either of the homes two grand living spaces the original formal living room with cathedral vaulted ceilings or the sprawling family room with soaring, 3-story ceilings and a breathtaking fireplace inspired by Yosemites Ahwahnee Lodge both of which feature walls of French doors that open to expansive backyard with outdoor living and dining spaces amidst lush gardens and offers enough space for the next owners to add an in-ground pool! Widely admired for its striking architectural beauty and its manicured landscaping with idyllic gardens and hedged fencing that surrounds the home, this landmark property is affectionally called The Monkey House by locals because of a sculpture that dons the homes front gable showing two monkeys holding the Ullrich crest. A beloved setting for many family weddings, 4th of July parades, holiday parties, philanthropic events, and La Jolla Secret Garden Tours throughout its rich history, this home it will undoubtedly continue to serve as the backdrop of lifelong memories for years to come!
  • RoomsBasement, Bedroom Entry Level, Breakfast Area, Dining Room/ Separate, Guest Maid, Optional Bedrooms, Wine Cellar
  • AppliancesDishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Garage Door Opener, Microwave, Range/ Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Other/ Remarks
  • Living RoomLaundry Room
  • A/CCentral Forced Air
  • FireplaceFP in Family Room, FP in Living Room, FP in Master BR
  • Disability FeatureDoors - Swing In, 32 Inch+ Wide Doors, Entry Slope < 1 Foot
  • FlooringTile, Wood
  • HeatingFireplace, Forced Air Unit, Natural Gas
  • Half Baths1
  • Quarter Baths1

Exterior

  • GeneralStucco, Deck
  • StyleEnglish, Tudor/ French Normandy
  • PoolN/ K
  • Other StructuresGuest House

Location

  • HOAYes
  • HOA Amenities0.0
  • Road/AccessOther/ Remarks

Lot

  • ZoningR1
  • ViewCity, Evening Lights, Greenbelt, Mountains/ Hills, Ocean, Panoramic, Parklike, Valley/ Canyon, Water, Bluff, Coastline, Courtyard
  • FencingFull
  • TopographyBluff/ Canyon Rim, Canyon/ Valley, Slope Gentle, Slope Steep

Utilities

  • WaterMeter on Property
  • SewerSewer Connected
  • UtilitiesCable Available, Electricity Connected, See Remarks, Underground Utilities

Construction

  • RoofingTile/ Clay

Schools

  • DistrictSan Diego City Unified School District
  • ElementarySan Diego Unified School District
  • HighSan Diego Unified School District

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