From ocean views to stunning outdoor spaces, these on-the-market La Jolla homes provide enviable coastal luxury.
A rooftop pool and spa, a hydraulic driveway, a turntable garage and rare custom stone and wood accents are just a few of the amenities that make this coastal three-bedroom, 4 ½-bathroom home one of a kind. Inspired by travels around the world, the goal was to create a contemporary yet warm beach home while avoiding any stucco or drywall. The result is a stunning home dubbed Marine Lair due to its distinctive stray from the norm coupled with a clean, beautiful and functional beachfront finish. The sea echoes throughout the entire home in details such as koa wood cabinetry and walls sourced from Hawaii and a curved exterior wall reminiscent of a wave. A favorite space is invariably the rooftop, which houses everything needed to enjoy the coastal life from the privacy of home, including a full kitchen, TV and audio system. Every inch of the home balances minimalist design and utility, such as the rooftop’s glass-bottom pool and the glass staircase’s skylight, designed to harness as much natural light as possible. 6653 Neptune Place, $9 million, Andrew Canter and Chloe Baker, Compass
This colossal 8,500-square-foot home holds court on one of the most exclusive streets in all of La Jolla—Whale Watch Way—which means incredible ocean views, sparkling night lights and relaxed elegance. This iconic La Jolla street sits above the coast, allowing for miles of visibility of both the beautiful Pacific and all of the city’s charms. The home’s extensive size is matched with a sprawling nearly half-acre lot, allowing for lawn space in addition to the pool and spa, plus four bedrooms and six bathrooms. Despite the property’s size, every inch brings a sense of comfort and respite. Dark wood beams adorn the elevated white ceilings, grounding the home. Tessellated wood floors in the kitchen and surrounding areas bring both an inviting atmosphere and textural contrast. Indeed, the incredible mosaic tiling in the kitchen backsplash, herringbone-patterned hardwood floors in the master and thoughtful picture windows maximizing the SoCal sunshine are just a few of the details that make this home a haven. 8410 Whale Watch Way, $13.95 million, Susana Corrigan and Patty Cohen, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Between its beachfront location, sunlight-filled open floor plan and functional contemporary style, this William Hayer-designed home takes full advantage of La Jolla’s incredible weather. New restrictions in La Jolla Shores mean this home is truly singular in its height and proximity to the ocean. The home’s elevated stature above the sand provides privacy combined with matchless scenery and access to the beach. No expense was spared when creating the seaside oasis, seen in its copper roof and board-pressed, solid poured-in-place concrete walls in addition to the commercial-grade kitchen appliances. The kitchen’s three sinks, two Sub-Zero wine refrigerators, commercial refrigerator, two ovens and two dishwashers are a chef’s dream living quarters. All 6,071 square feet, which includes four bedrooms and six bathrooms—complete with their natural stone and wood finishes—meld perfectly with the surrounding environment. Sliding glass panel doors on the western side of the home ensure unobstructed Pacific views from sunup to sundown. 8466 El Paseo Grande, $26.9 million, Brett Dickinson, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty; Ross Clark, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Photography by: In order of appearance: by Gary Kasl; courtesy of listing agent; by Gary Kasl