The “permanent vacation” feel

This house is made to be shown off

“A rare mixture of extravagance and simplicity.”
  • “A rare mixture of extravagance and simplicity.”

The newly-constructed estate at 7430 Hillside Drive in La Jolla includes five separate elevator-accessed levels of living area totaling nearly 6300 square feet of living space carved out of the side of Mount Soledad.

Part of the 270-degree view.

Part of the 270-degree view.

“A classic Southern California Dream awaits you,” listing materials promise, in this “home that brings the rare mixture of extravagance and simplicity.”

“The property fits perfectly within this environment by allowing you to experience the beauty before you whilst maintaining the perfect level of privacy,” the listing continues, noting the 270-degree northwesterly views, including “the golden stretch of La Jolla Shores and the lush greenery of Torrey Pine State Park.”

“Built using concrete and steel framing, it gives a sense of security and permanence to complement the landscape,” which is freshly planted and sparse, with the exception of a row of tall and slender Italian Cypress trees along one property line for privacy.

While the home includes four-tenths of an acre of real estate, the steep slope prevents much use being made of the natural spaces. But the home features several decks and terraces, including one with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and another with a sitting area and gas firepit. The top-floor master suite also has a disappearing-glass wall onto a private outdoor terrace.

“Clean white surfaces and fresh tones throughout the house wonderfully endorse the ever-available sunlight that the floor to ceiling windows lend to the atmosphere,” with minimalist European-style cabinetry adding to the clean aesthetic and two glass elevators “that allow you to move between each floor at the push of a button” offering alternative conveyance to the floating wood-and-stone staircases between levels.

“The ‘permanent vacation’ feel that the house provides is supported by added features that create a sense of ease and comfort in all aspects of your life,” with “electronically operable cabinets to maintain control in every corner” and “top of the line Miele appliances” in the kitchen.

“Let’s not forget though that this house is made to be shown off and, with a 5 car capacity garage” enabled by a hydraulic lift system that allows for car stacking, “a wine cellar that can hold over 200 bottles, theater room and ambience lighting to match any occasion, entertaining has never been easier,” the listing promises, “especially with a full custom sports bar equipped with wet bar and kegerator.

“With all this at your fingertips, it really is the epitome of a true home with a hefty dose of luxury.”

The home has a total of five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, plus an additional four powder rooms.

Public records indicate the current owner of the property is Majid Rahimifar, a Bakersfield-based surgeon whose practice has received mixed reviews. Rahimifar reportedly purchased the property for $825,000 in 2011; it currently carries an assessed tax value of just under $2.4 million. That number was likely assigned during the construction process; the listing indicates the current residence was just completed in 2018 and is not owner-occupied.

The Hillside estate was listed for $6.2 million in mid-October, with a price adjustment upping the ask to $9.5 million in early December — that number remains unchanged to date. Another home across the street, featured in Unreal Estate earlier this year, 7455 Hillside, has seen its asking price reduced from a high of $20 million down to $12.99 million. It remains available.

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