San Gorgonio

La Playa

Property Description

This Point Loma estate was built in 1932 by prominent Boston lawyer, William Evans. One of San Diego’s famous businessmen, he was also co-founder of San Diego Bar Association and developed the Bahia and Catamaran Hotels in Mission Bay. Due to the historical significance of the residence, the house could likely qualify for the Mills Act (which has the potential to save thousands on taxes each year). Present owners are only the second occupants of this house, which has seemingly been constructed according to Feng Shi principles, affording protection from weather and wind by the hillside across the street at its ‘back’, and opening the house to face fabulous views of Downtown, San Diego Bay, the Pacific Ocean, Coronado Bridge, Mexico and the mountains across the East. Rise to watch the sunrise over the mountains in the East every morning. The house lends itself to entertaining on a small or grand scale. All the French doors open wide to view decking from the living room, the formal dining room and the kitchen. The family will enjoy the grand lawn which is large enough for croquet, volleyball or a badminton game, and easily affords enough room for a pool, jacuzzi, etc. to build a back yard paradise. Even the Sherlock Holmes Pub Windows open for serving champagne, wine or Lemonade-Aid to your guests. The house has been meticulously maintained and remodeled with all the modern features blended into its charming Old World Decor. A Rayne Water System purifies the water throughout the house. Air Conditioning is equipped with a Nasa Air Filter. The Chef’s Kitchen was recently totally remodeled; JennAir gas stove, GE Advantium double oven and microwave, Blanco Granite sinks, Granite counter tops, Double Refrigerator Drawers, Miele (advanced soft water) Dishwasher. The living room boasts a fireplace with a hand carved Ensignia of the Lion of the British Raj. Upstairs bedrooms’ French doors open to wrap-around classic Santa Barbara Balconies. Master Bedroom with large view windows, has an en suite walk-through closet and a Chinese inspired bathroom spa. Listen to birds, watch butterflies and hummingbirds swoop and dive, as they take sips of water from the lion fountain in the garden. The S D Bird Watchers recently spotted a rare species of bird that has only been seen in America for the first time in a Century! There is always action in the Garden as well as in the Bay where white sails bedeck the blue water and America’s Cup Yacht practices. In August, watch The Tall Ships Parade with the historic Star of India. Christmas is The Parade of Lights when boats parade the Bay in their finest Christmas Lights. Brightly painted orange and yellow tugboats guide ships through the Bay. Naval ships sail by with their decks crowded with sailors at attention. Watch the Sunday Sailboats and Roquet a croquet ball. Wednesdays are the SD Yacht Club Beer Can Races. La Playa is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Point Loma, and San Gorgonio is a quietly tucked away, dead end street with other finely crafted villas. Yet, it is only ten minutes to Freeways, the Airport, Downtown or our famous Balboa Park. It is handy to the bus and just a short walk to Kellogg Beach. A walking path will take you to Shelter Island and its many hotels, to San Diego Yacht Club and Kona Kai Yacht Club as well as the Pt. Loma Village restaurants, drug stores. Also close by is Liberty Station Shopping Center and Park which has more European-like walking paths, restaurants, Vons, Trader Joe’s, S D Watercolor Society, Sail Ho Golf, and more..

Property Details

Asking Price 2,700,000.00
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Square Footage 3,170
Lot Size 11,251
Web ID No. Call

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