2606-2610 Ocean Front, Del Mar, 92014
The Del Mar beach house at 2606 Ocean Front promises “one of the most unique homes on the market” that “just finished a complete rebuild using the finest materials.”
According to the listing, there are two dwellings: a two-bedroom home built in 1986 and an adjacent studio with its own address (2610 Ocean Front) also sited on the gated property. Listing materials indicate just under 2200 square feet of living area in total for the pair.
The home “was designed to adapt to its surroundings, perfectly blending into the colors of the sand and sea, while exuding a sense of coziness mixed with an air of modernity.” Features include “a gourmet style kitchen with heat lamps and specialty doors, built-in Sub-Zero wine cooler with dual temp controls, Nest thermostats, gas fireplaces, and individually controlled automatic shades.”
The second level of the main house hosts both en-suite bedrooms, including the master with its “quaint balcony enabling a spectacular viewpoint to the beautiful coastline from La Jolla to San Clemente.”
The studio, meanwhile, has its own full kitchen, bath, and “sleeping nook.” The residences were “built to withstand any type of weather,” including the threat of rising sea levels, with “hurricane glass doors and shades, and patio drains that are connected to a sump pump in the street in the event of excess water.”
The back patio is fully tiled with a gas firepit, sunken barbecue area, and direct access to the sandy public beach just over the seawall. The property also “conveniently sports a two-car garage and a carport that can fit as many as six cars.”
Current Owner: Coco California
List Price: $14,998,000
Public records indicate the current owner of the property is Coco California, which appears to refer to a fashion boutique operation in South Australia (the listed mailing address links to a law office located in an office condo in Clearwater, Florida). The company purchased the home for $13 million in January 2016 from Michael J. Fitzpatrick, who paid just $5.75 million for the homes in 2011. The property at one point also passed through the hands of the youth sports charity Denver Police Activities League, an apparent gift from Susan Goddard, a Denver-area lawyer.
All of these transfers appear to have occurred without the property being offered for sale on the open market — the first and only instance of the homes having been placed in San Diego’s multiple listing service came in early February, when they went up with an asking price of $14,998,000 (they’re also offered for sale individually for $10 million and $7 million) that remains unchanged to date. With the exception of a few estates that include a significant amount of acreage (both home sites on make up less than 1/10 acre combined), the asking price of $6864 per square foot of indoor living area is the highest currently on offer in San Diego County.