Private Luxury Hilltop Villa -- Historic Landmark!
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mission Hills estate description
Welcome to truly elite, private luxury living within the gates of the Samuel & Lulu Maxwell House, 1927, the City of San Diego Historic Landmark No. 1080 -- an extraordinary hilltop villa in the prime historic district of North Mission Hills.
This Spanish Colonial Revival style masterpiece has been completely and authentically refurbished so that all of the warm period details from rough-hewn beamed ceilings to wrought iron hardware to original fireplaces to multiple sets of French Doors to archways to alcoves to built-ins to hardwood and intricate patterned Spanish tile floors and much more ALL combine to create an intimate sanctuary to enjoy every day life as well as the ultimate setting for sophisticated indoor-outdoor living with view decks and an old-world courtyard ideal for entertaining.
This distinguished residence lives like a private compound, is set back more than 20 feet, is a corner lot and has a massive bamboo hedge, and is also walled and gated.
The property exhibits unobstructed views, exceptional quality craftsmanship and overall design articulation of the Spanish Colonial Revival style.
Character defining architectural features which contributed to its' designation as a San Diego HIstorical Landmark include low-pitched terra cotta tile roofs, softly undulating stucco exterior wall surfaces, asymmetrical facades, recessed windows and doors, arched openings, decorative grilles and garden walls.
This integrity and beauty combine to create a grand 'feeling' which the Historic Review Board characterizes as this property's ''expression of the aesthetic or and historic sense of a particular period of time'.
The photos are as good a proxy for this elegant residence as any can be, but some additional details: A 2400 s.f. home on a nearly 18,000 s.f. lot with 4 bedrooms or (3+ attached library/nursery) and 3 1/2 baths including detached guest house. Lives much larger as nearly all living spaces open to finished courtyards, decks, terraces and gardens for the ultimate in indoor/outdoor Southern California living!
Essentially unlimited street parking in front of home. Kitchen grandly remodeled in 2012 with refinished wood floors, Viking appliances, Miele built-in coffee system, Fisher & Paykal dishwasher drawers, hand painted cabinets, flat screen TV in breakfast nook with cushioned window seat looking to view.
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
French doors open to lovely canyon views & breezes, truly incredible setting! Coved & coffered ceilings & other period details make dining room truly memorable for everyday & special occasions both!...moreless
Kitchen with wood floors, Viking appliances, Miele coffee system, Fisher & Paykal dishwasher drawers, hand painted cabinets, flat screen TV in breakfast nook with window seat looking to view....moreless
- Coffee Maker:
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Whitewater Rafting
- Rock Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Outlet Shopping
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Exquisitely located between Downtown San Diego and the extraordinary beaches of La Jolla, make your home at this world-class hilltop refuge minutes from Balboa Park, the Zoo, Mission Bay, Coronado and restaurants aplenty. Located in the most prestigious historic district, Mission Hills benefits from her dual virtues of proximity to the best of 'vacation San Diego' and the serene beauty of its' lush wildlife canyons....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
|Holiday Season & New Year's
Nov 15 - Jan 15
7 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $1200 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 9 nights or more: $1150 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded
Jun 1 - Sep 1
6 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
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- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: San Diego International Airport at 4 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Coronado Ferry at 8 Miles
- Nearest Train: Old Town Trolley at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 5 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Mission Beach at 5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Riverwalk Golf Club at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Brooklyn Girl at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Retired CEO, Stanford Business School Grad With Midwestern Beginning, Investor, Entrepreneur, Home Builder & Restorer, Passion For Tennis, Eye For Architecture, Beauty & Design. For Starters. :).
Why the Owner Chose Mission Hills:
After building an ocean-view residence in La Jolla that was profiled in Better Homes & Gardens, this old house seemed like it would be a most memorable second act! Even before the restoration, it was perfect: intimate and beautiful while located on one of the most prestigious streets in all of San Diego. It just needed some care, patience and investment to renew its' glory. Who could resist? Fast forward: City Of San Diego agreed and designated this residence, built in 1927, a landmark property, forever to be known as the Samuel & Lulu Maxwell House.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The combination of luxury, historical ambience and romance, meandering gardens, architectural beauty and much more is not otherwise available in San Diego -- there are no comps to the Samuel & Lulu Maxwell residence. Occasionally, homes like this are available, but they are all history with meager luxury; this combines both in an incredibly sophisticated manner that beckons to all.
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Exquisite History & Luxury Combined For The Most Memorable Of Stays!
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