Historic Coronado Castle Listed for $32 Million!
Coronado Island, just off the coast of San Diego, has long been known as a summertime getaway for the rich and famous. The world-renowned Hotel Del Coronado, constructed in 1888, has housed movie stars, presidents and royalty and served as the set for numerous movies, including Marilyn Monroe’s Some Like It Hot. As the “Del” grew in fame, beachgoers began to set up tents along the island's gentle shores, which were eventually replaced by some of the San Diego area’s most sought-after homes.Must SeeTop 10 Florida Condos For Sale
Built in 1925 by famed architect Richard Requa, known for his "Southern California Style" that blended elements of Mission and Mediterranean architecture, a palatial oceanfront estate known as the “Coronado Castle” has been listed for sale at $32 million. One of the largest properties in Coronado, it includes a 14,142-square-foot main house, a guest house, gorgeous grounds with fountains, olive and palm trees, and an enormous pool with entertainment deck and pool house.
Evoking a timeless glamor, the estate has maintained its historic details but has been updated with all the latest in modern conveniences. The mansion’s turret-shaped entrance hall opens onto a stunning foyer with a spiral staircase and hand-hewn beams. Opulent tile flooring, ornate ironwork, and stained-glass touches complement reclaimed 18th-century terra cotta tile. The formal dining room features a stunning hand-painted ceiling and steel-and-glass doors that open onto the pool deck. An immense marble island anchors the entertainment-ready kitchen which offers a 72-inch La Cornue range and rotisserie, double Subzero fridge, Miele steam oven and coffee station, plus a wet bar.
The turret’s third-floor roof deck affords panoramic ocean views, a fire pit lounge, a wet bar, and a dining area. Follow the grand staircase to the basement to find a golf simulator, media room with bar, trophy room, 26-seat movie theater with projector, 1,300-square-foot gym, and a full spa with dry sauna, massage table, and ice bath. The outdoor spaces are just as impressive, featuring a pool deck with 250-year-old stonework, Moorish ironwork, full outdoor kitchen, and dining estancia surrounded by mature trees and carefully landscaped gardens. A putting green, secret garden, and dog run complete the exquisitely designed half acre. The guest house provides a lavishly turned-out bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen for out-of-town guests. In addition to a four-car garage, the estate includes five off-street parking spots, an unheard-of luxury in this coveted beach enclave.
Just 100 feet from the shore, the Coronado Castle offers unrivaled beach access with numerous shops, restaurants and live music venues within easy walking distance. The historic Hotel Del is only a half-mile walk down the dunes, with the Coronado Yacht Club and Coronado Municipal Golf Course just a few steps farther. Celebrities who have lived in Coronado include Charlie Chaplin, Dick Van Dyke, and popcorn-king Orville Redenbacher.
The listing is held by Chris Clements, Jan Clements, Lennie Clements at Compass, and The Altman Brothers at Douglas Elliman
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