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Villa Delfino - La Jolla, California

Price Upon Request | 3 Beds

3 1/2 Baths | 4,850 Square Feet

3,321 Square Foot Lot

Situated on an oceanfront bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this sophisticated coastal retreat, affectionately known as Villa Delfino, offers a tranquil serenity rarely found along the southern California coastline.

Masterfully designed to showcase the ocean, Villa Delfino creates a lifestyle harmonious with sun and sea. Private and gated, the property’s 4850 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space demonstrate that function follows form with a residence that is finished with timeless, yet contemporary ocean-influenced materials.

Geographically situated on a small cove, sheltered by a reef that breaks and calms the Pacific Ocean waves, the home is sited on 65 feet of some of the most breathtaking oceanfront in Southern California. The position of the home on the lot, along with the elevation from the surf below serves up phenomenal 180-degree coastal vistas that include the famed Bird Rock, Point Loma, jaw-dropping sunsets and just a half block to one of the most sought-after surf spots in the San Diego.

Offering privacy and a convenient proximity to restaurants, boutiques and sandy beaches, Villa Delfino is one of just a handful of oceanfront properties available in Southern California.

Working with the footprint of the oceanfront site, architect Michael Morton, AIA of Marengo Morton Architects and builder Pancho Dewhurst of GDC Construction, transformed what was an old beach cottage into a modernist villa using unique building materials and cutting-edge construction techniques.

To achieve the owners’ goal of creating a home with intentional peacefulness, modern coastal design and an expansive indoor/outdoor lifestyle, Morton’s design maximized the vastly underutilized potential of the original home site. Working closely with the owners, Morton’s design capitalized on the property’s west-facing orientation and unobstructed ocean views by incorporating functionality to maximize the site’s 3521 sq. ft rectangle lot.

The existing home was taken down to the studs and new caissons were erected to support a new oceanfront deck. Numerous engineering challenges were overcome by GDC to support the new structure and maximize the property’s extensive views. Exterior grout line drainage and Fry Reglet recessed baseboards throughout the home exemplify the intricate craftsmanship performed by GDC Construction.

There is 2350 sq. ft. of living space under roof featuring 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a study/home office, and open-plan living area highlighted with a 6 ft. Sparks linear burner fireplace accented with Cosmos granite surround, and a kitchen fitted with StudioBecker custom cabinetry and Fleetwood doors that open to the massive ocean front deck. The home also offers a two-car garage and storage area.

The approximately 2500 sq. ft. of outdoor living areas includes a private courtyard fitted with a gas burning fire element surrounded tropical landscaping, an outdoor shower area defined by a cascading rock wall, 65-foot floating ocean deck that flows directly from the living room and a second-floor balcony complete with a gas fire element of ocean blue glass and hot tub/spa.

Michelle Serafani

Compass Real Estate

DRE 01411969


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