This 2800-square-foot, five-level architectural house has a timeless design inspired by the artist who commissioned it for her own home in the 1970s. The views of ocean, pool and gardens are rivaled by its interior views -- of high open-beam ceilings, wide passageways, and big, open rooms bathed in natural light from many windows and skylights. Decorated with a mix of the traditional and the whimsical, the property invites you to breathe, rest, dream, laugh and play.
The two full suites are upstairs, each with ocean views, a full bath and a large dressing room. The master suite has a king bed, full sofa-bed, lots room for air-mattresses and private balcony; the guest suite has a queen bed and twin Murphy bed. A smaller bedroom downstairs offers has one queen bed, and French doors to its own private patio. A ladder loft at the top of the house, with four twin beds, serves as a fourth play/sleeping room for kids.
Indoors, you can splash and feast in the big kitchen, equipped with a six-burner, two-oven Wolf commercial-style range, large prep island, and a wood-burning fireplace for toasted desserts. The kitchen table can seat 8, and the island has 5 stools on two sides. Entertain in the big living room, equipped with its own grown-up sized, ocean-view swing, which passes through the (open!) double French doors to the pool deck. Or retreat upstairs to one of the very private suites.
Outdoors, there's grilling and French style dining table in the kitchen garden, lounging on the sundeck, gathering for stories and s'mores round the fire-pit, splashing and lap-swimming in the pool, and soaking in the spa. You can eat by the pool on a Balinese teak dining table, … and if you ever decide to venture off the property, Del Mar's best beaches, parks, shopping, race track, fair grounds and dining are all down the hill.
Although near the beach, this is generally a very quiet neighborhood, and guests must act in ways that will not disturb neighbors; hence when outside, no raised voices, shouting, screaming, or music... but splashing and laughing are fine.
Keywords: house, 2 suites, pool, spa, ocean view, trees