Live behind 14-foot walnut doors in Carmel Valley

What’s that floating in the pool? That’s the “floating spa.”
  • What’s that floating in the pool? That’s the “floating spa.”

5131 Rancho Del Mar Trail, Carmel Valley, 92130

Current Owner: Glenn Abadir

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 8

List Price: $16,900,000

The luxury estate at 5131 Rancho Del Mar Trail in northern San Diego’s Carmel Valley was completed in 2011, following more than four years of construction during which “no expense was spared” to create a model for modern luxurious living. The estate sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre about four miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and San Dieguito River.

Comprising five bedrooms, eight baths, and over 11,250 square feet of living space, the mansion is more than four times the size of an average single-family residence of similar age, according to census and homebuilder data. The master bedroom suite alone, at 3000 square feet, is larger than the 2600-square-foot average size of homes built in 2013, when the biggest tract homes on record were constructed. The space features ocean views, two private verandas, and a solid onyx tub.

The residence is awash with designer features illustrating “the finest in craftsmanship, materials, and design,” including “14-foot walnut and glass entry doors, Jerusalem Gold stone floors, limestone fireplaces, Argentinian walnut flooring, Pisolone Italian windows, [and] Venetian plaster throughout.”

Kitchen includes “hand pounded stainless steel sinks”

Kitchen includes “hand pounded stainless steel sinks”

The kitchen features mahogany and walnut cabinetry, Brazilian stone countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and four “hand pounded stainless steel sinks” dispersed along two walls and an expansive u-shaped island occupying the middle of the room.

The theater alone is reportedly worth $120,000.

The theater alone is reportedly worth $120,000.

Other features include a home theater featuring an 18-foot projection screen (reportedly worth $120,000 alone) and “silk leather seating,” with another 108-inch television in the family room. The listing also advertises the home as being equipped with fiber optics throughout, a security camera system, and “electronic toilets.”

A six-car garage is finished to the quality of many home interiors, with ten-foot-high doors, wood cabinetry, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.

Exterior, complete with three waterfalls and a water slide

Exterior, complete with three waterfalls and a water slide

Outside, the backyard is highlighted by a 90-foot resort pool with three waterfalls, water slide, and a “floating spa.” A covered patio is flanked by thick stone columns and arches, with a fire pit and outdoor kitchen and dining spaces.

The closet in the 3000-square-foot master bedroom

The closet in the 3000-square-foot master bedroom

Public records indicate the property is owned by Glenn Abadir, president of New A.G.E, International, a Del Mar–based firm that bills itself as “one of the world’s specialized trade agencies in product development, business/sales development, manufacturing, outsourced sales, marketing services and specialized business consulting.”

The last recorded sale of the property was for $3 million in 2005, prior to the construction of the existing home. The county assessor currently values the property slightly higher than $7 million, including the land and improvements.

In early January, the Rancho Del Mar Trail estate was listed for sale for the first time, with an asking price of $16,900,000 that remains unchanged to date.

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Does the home theater have a popcorn machine?

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