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565 Canyon Drive - Solana Beach, CA

Sold | $8,000,000 | Represented Seller

The Quintessential Southern California

Entertaining Retreat

Magnificent sprawling estate sited on over an acre in a secluded, yet convenient and coveted Solana Beach location. Nestled in a wonderful westside canyon with private gated entry, sweeping panoramic vistas reveal twinkling city lights come sundown, as well as the backdrop of distant La Jolla water views, all combining to provide an elegant and sophisticated canvas for this stunning, well-designed home and opulent grounds, ideal for elevated family living, gracious entertaining and an unparalleled lifestyle.

Carefully etched into a quiet hillside amongst mature and lush landscaping, the expansive property boasts such features as an elaborately-designed, free-form Rock pool with waterslide, walled private patio with outdoor shower, a secluded “sports court” area, including basketball hoop, Volleyball court option, and half-pipe skateboard ramp. More exterior amenities include wrap-around patios, family-fruit orchard tucked within a discreet location, sizeable built-in firepit with cozy seating, a well-positioned charming Koi pond, Jacuzzi brand hot tub adjacent to Master Bedroom patio, and two incredible outdoor kitchens, one of which adjoins the interior kitchen with “pass-through” window feature, and a Twin Eagle Outdoor pizza oven as well as separate griddle unit. Second outdoor kitchen is replete with additions like Lynx Grill/Rotisserie, refrigerator, sink/prep area as well as a plush exterior living space with TV and Sonos sound bar. The added convenience of artificial, easy-keeping Turf graces most exterior spaces, and provides a soft balance to the vast and impactful hardscape surrounding this dream property.

The lavish and imposing interior of this grand home is perfect for a wide assortment of living arrangements and could easily accommodate families of all sizes, empty-nesters with adult children and grandchildren, or even a “well-heeled” bachelor/bachelorette looking for an ultimate retreat and home office. The sky is truly the limit when considering the variety of ways to revel in the lavishly appointed interiors and thoughtful floorplan all enveloped within this 5 bedroom, 5 bath two-story, architectural gem. An additional Powder room is conveniently positioned between the living room, kitchen and family area but not included in the 5 ensuite bath count. Enormous, wood beams and vaulted ceiling greet you upon entry and offer the perfect juxtaposition to the fine, wide-plank, White Oak flooring throughout. With indoor/outdoor living available throughout, both upstairs and down, this home represents the pinnacle of Southern California living, and will charm you the moment you step through the bold and impactful front entrance.

The tremendous interior affords numerous opportunities to showcase art collections, as well as a versatile palette for any number of furnishing styles. An imposing, formal, Steinway would feel just as comfortable and at home as would a competition-size Pool Table, Juke box and deep, lush sectionals. Exceptional Master Suite on main level includes a richly-hued, walk-in closet with numerous built-in features, and master bath complete with private “water closet,” soaking tub, fireplace and large shower with multiple water founts. Fit for “Top Chef” status, the superb gourmet kitchen offers top of the line appliances, such as a Wolf Range (with grill/griddle space); large center island; expansive pantry space; custom spice “pull out” shelving; stunning see-thru Sub Zero refrigerator, additional wine refrigerator; wonderful large, deep work sink, as well as smaller “prep” sink with significant counter space, and custom Leather Quartzite countertops provide for the ultimate entertaining experience. Remaining bedrooms, each with en-suite baths, additional living space and spacious pool-side suite with large closet and bath rest comfortably on the home’s lower level with outdoor access and sunshine filled views from each. Spacious three-car garage, Tesla station, and high-quality finishes throughout complete this unrivalled package and present for an incomparable lifestyle, no matter the size or ages of your family. We invite you to visit this gem and experience for yourself how gracious living and an extensive exterior playground combine to provide for the ultimate…“mousetrap!”

“Build it, and they will come;” surely that line from the movie “Field of Dreams” must have been spoken with this outstanding property in mind.

Garret Milligan



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