2160 Balboa Avenue, Del Mar, 92014
Current Owner: PDMI LLC
List Price: $24,995,000
This week, a recently completed contemporary estate at 2160 Balboa Avenue, perched upon a hillside lot with views spanning from San Dieguito Lagoon and the easterly mountains to “dramatic panoramic ocean views” to the west, just south of the thoroughbred club in Del Mar.
Completed in 2014, this “Del Mar Coastal Contemporary masterpiece redefines ultimate style and luxury” with its “extraordinary architecture, design and high quality materials matched with the finest technology to embrace modern living.”
Six bedrooms and eight baths are included in the 8000 square feet of living area under roof, along with an “exquisite chef’s kitchen” that “offers the finest appliances with dual dishwashers, trash compactors, fridge drawers, ovens, warming ovens, and six burner Wolf range and griddle,” an executive office “with inspiring panoramic views.” A family/media room, two guest baths, and three en-suite bedrooms complete the main level of the home.
Downstairs, there’s another bedroom suite with attendant bathroom that’s “ideal for a gym,” with doors opening to the sports court, along with a guest suite “with private security and entrance.”
The entire third floor, reached via a “dramatic walnut staircase,” is occupied by “the lavish master bedroom suite.” The space includes a private ocean-view deck accessed via a retracting glass wall from the bath, outfitted with indoor and outdoor marble showers.
From beginning to end within the estate, “meticulously planned architecture” and upscale materials contribute “to create a one of a kind home,” thanks to “clean lines achieved throughout with glass, poured-in-place concrete and rich mahogany.” Materials were designer-selected, down to the “grain matched mahogany cabinetry” and “gorgeous marble countertops.” The home’s flow creates “natural transitions from indoor to outdoor living on both sides of the home.”
Typical of Southern California real estate, some of the most attractive perks are found outside the main residence walls. More disappearing glass walls lead from the kitchen and living area to the yard’s “unparalleled entertainment potential,” with a covered lanai seating area with fireplace and big-screen television, an infinity-edge pool, and additional entertaining space. Around the side of the house, a full outdoor kitchen including stainless steel barbecue, bar with beer taps and seating for six or more, wood pizza oven, and “green egg smoker” surround the spa.
Other amenities include a grassy lawn, bocce ball court, sport court set up for tennis or basketball, and a garage with parking for ten or more cars.
The last time the property was offered for sale was in 2010, when it was auctioned off as a 22,000-square-foot vacant lot (just over a half-acre) by the City of Del Mar — the $5 million asking price fetched a $4.4 million highest bid from PDMI LLC, a limited liability corporation based in Denver.
The estate was offered for sale for the first time since its completion in late November 2015, with an asking price of $24,995,000 that remains unchanged to date.