This 3000-square-foot, five-level house was originally designed and built by its inspired architect for his own home. The views of ocean, pool and gardens are rivaled by its interior views -- of open-beam ceilings, wide passageways, and big, open rooms bathed in natural light from many windows and skylights. Decorated in a whimsical, original, uncluttered style by its owners, the property invites you to breathe, rest, dream, laugh and play.
Two full suites are set at the top of the house, each with ocean views, a full bath and a large dressing room. The master suite has a king bed, full softabed, fireplace and private balcony; the guest suite has a queen bed and twin Murphy bed. A smaller bedroom downstairs offers two twin beds, and french doors to its own small patio. A ladder loft at the top of the house, with three twin beds, serves as a fourth sleeping room for kids.
Indoors, you can splash and feast in the big kitchen, equipped with a six-burner, two-oven Wolf industrial range, large prep island, and a woodburning fireplace for toasted desserts. Entertain in the big living room, equipped with its own grown-up sized, ocean-view swing, whose career passes through the (open!) double french doors to the pool. Or play in the family room with its fully stocked arts-and-crafts area, twin daybed, and large-screen TV with DVD library. Or retreat upstairs to one of the very private suites.
Outdoors, there's grilling and napping in the kitchen garden, lounging on the sundeck, gathering for stories and s'mores round the firepit, splashing and lap-swimming in the pool, and soaking in the spa. Oh … and if you ever decide to venture off the property, Del Mar's best beaches, parks, shopping and dining are right down the hill.
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