2055 Seaview Avenue, Del Mar, 92014
Current Owner: Mark Van Oene
List Price: $8,800,000
“It’s getting harder to find a property like this,” warn listing materials for the “magnificent Del Mar Craftsman estate” constructed in 1997 at 2055 Seaview Avenue.
The home, located on a half-acre hillside lot less than a third of a mile from the ocean, contains six bedrooms and six baths spread across over 5500 square feet of living area, offering “unobstructed panoramic white water ocean views from almost every room.”
Luxury finishes include Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, exposed-beam ceilings, an “expansive gourmet kitchen with large prep island, high end appliances, walk-in pantry and granite countertops,” and dual master suites. The primary master includes a 300-square-foot main room with dual walk-in closets, heated marble floors in the bathroom, walk-in shower with separate Jacuzzi tub, and an attached office.
Covered porches on the main floor and upstairs balconies “are ideal for sitting and relaxing while watching the blue Pacific.”
Landscaping in the backyard provides a little privacy to the patio area with built-in grill and outdoor stone fireplace (one of five on the property) that makes extensive use of smooth river rock, a motif that carries throughout the exterior. The backyard pergola offers “an ideal space to enjoy the beautiful gardens,” but the centerpiece of the yard is the saltwater pool and spa with rocky waterfall.
Car enthusiasts and frequent hosts will appreciate “more parking than most Del Mar homes,” with two dual-car garages each accessed by a private driveway allowing parking for another six cars in total.
Public records indicate the Seaview home is owned by Mark Van Oene, a senior vice president at Illumina, a University City biotech. His family purchased the home in May of 2015 from motivational speaker and sales coach Michael Bosworth for a reported $5,775,000, well below the $6,699,000 Bosworth sought at the time.
A year later, the estate was offered for rent, carrying a monthly price tag of $30,000. That price was later reduced to $15,000, but there were still no takers. Less than two years after its most recent sale, Seaview was back on the market in mid-February with an asking price of $8.8 million, a markup of more than 50 percent from its 2015 sale price.