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7231 Monte Vista Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037
  • $7,700,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 68 days
  • ID#: NDP2104048
UPDATED: 117 min ago
$7,700,000
  • 8
    BEDS
  • 0.25
    ACRES
  • 6
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 5,250
    SQFT
  • $1,467
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1924
County:

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Description

This English Tudor landmark estate is a fixture within La Jollas historic Beach Barber Tract neighborhood that is widely admired for its architectural beauty, its unusually large corner lot with surrounding gardens, and its coveted location thats just a block from Marine Street beach and a short walk to all of the shops and restaurants of the Village! Available to purchase for the first time in nearly 60 years, this timeless home was originally designed in 1924 by famed architect Edgar V. Ullrich as his personal residence during his commission of the seaside resort-turned-retirement-community, Casa de Maana, and was later home to Philip Barber while developing his surrounding self-named tract. Cherished by the same family since the early 1960s, this beloved home is affectionately called "The Monkey House by locals for the sculpture that dons the front gable with two monkeys holding the Ullrich family crest. In 1928, Ullrich designed a 2nd story for the Barbers with a winding staircase from the living room that leads to two en-suite bedrooms with balconies overlooking the ocean. The current owners gave special care to the original English storybook aesthetic when completing the home's largest addition of the 3rd story with ocean views and sprawling family room with 3-story ceilings, a wall of French doors that open to the patio, and a gigantic fireplace inspired by the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite. The expansive 5250 SqFt main house features a fantastic floorplan that includes 7 bedrooms (plus a dedicated office/optional bedroom), 6.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room, an eat-in family kitchen, a formal living room with vaulted cathedral ceilings, a sun-drenched family room with soaring ceilings, and tons of original charm including ocean view balconies, window seats, and leaded windows with clear and stained glass throughout that open to feel the ocean breeze or listen to the waves as you fall asleep. In addition to the main house, the property features a 400+ SqFt guest studio apartment above the detached garage with 1 bed/1 bath and a kitchenette. The spacious and beautifully landscaped backyard, with ample living and dining spaces, has been the setting of many family weddings, 4th of July parades, holiday parties, and La Jolla Secret Garden Tours throughout the years; the backyard also features an idyllic playhouse replica of the original home that Ullrich designed for his childrens use. This majestic property has been home to only 4 families throughout its long, 97-year history, and it will undoubtedly be the setting for many future memories of its next lucky owners!

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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 2021-06-23T23:39:21.783. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Zen Ziejewski and Team | Keller Williams Realty. Licensed in the State of California, USA.
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7231 Monte Vista Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037

  • Price: $7,700,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 117 min ago
  • ID#: NDP2104048
8
Beds
6
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.25
Acres
5,250
SQFT
$1,467
$/SQFT
1924
Built
Neighborhood:
92037 - La Jolla
County:
San Diego
Area:
92037 - La Jolla
Property Description
This English Tudor landmark estate is a fixture within La Jollas historic Beach Barber Tract neighborhood that is widely admired for its architectural beauty, its unusually large corner lot with surrounding gardens, and its coveted location thats just a block from Marine Street beach and a short walk to all of the shops and restaurants of the Village! Available to purchase for the first time in nearly 60 years, this timeless home was originally designed in 1924 by famed architect Edgar V. Ullrich as his personal residence during his commission of the seaside resort-turned-retirement-community, Casa de Maana, and was later home to Philip Barber while developing his surrounding self-named tract. Cherished by the same family since the early 1960s, this beloved home is affectionately called "The Monkey House by locals for the sculpture that dons the front gable with two monkeys holding the Ullrich family crest. In 1928, Ullrich designed a 2nd story for the Barbers with a winding staircase from the living room that leads to two en-suite bedrooms with balconies overlooking the ocean. The current owners gave special care to the original English storybook aesthetic when completing the home's largest addition of the 3rd story with ocean views and sprawling family room with 3-story ceilings, a wall of French doors that open to the patio, and a gigantic fireplace inspired by the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite. The expansive 5250 SqFt main house features a fantastic floorplan that includes 7 bedrooms (plus a dedicated office/optional bedroom), 6.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room, an eat-in family kitchen, a formal living room with vaulted cathedral ceilings, a sun-drenched family room with soaring ceilings, and tons of original charm including ocean view balconies, window seats, and leaded windows with clear and stained glass throughout that open to feel the ocean breeze or listen to the waves as you fall asleep. In addition to the main house, the property features a 400+ SqFt guest studio apartment above the detached garage with 1 bed/1 bath and a kitchenette. The spacious and beautifully landscaped backyard, with ample living and dining spaces, has been the setting of many family weddings, 4th of July parades, holiday parties, and La Jolla Secret Garden Tours throughout the years; the backyard also features an idyllic playhouse replica of the original home that Ullrich designed for his childrens use. This majestic property has been home to only 4 families throughout its long, 97-year history, and it will undoubtedly be the setting for many future memories of its next lucky owners!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style EnglishTudor Attached Garage YN 0 Construction Materials StuccoWood Siding Direction Faces West Entry Level 1 Entry Location 1 Exterior Features Lighting Fencing Good ConditionPrivacySecurityWoodWrought Iron Lot Features Back YardCorner LotFront YardGardenSprinklers In RearSprinklers In FrontLawnLandscapedLevelSprinkler SystemStreet Level Other Structures Guest HouseShed(S)Workshop Parking Features Door-SingleGarageGarage Faces Side Parking Total 2 Patio And Porch Features Rear PorchBrickOpenPatio Pool Features None Pool Private YN No Property Attached YN No Road Surface Type Paved Roof ShingleWood Sign On Property YN No Spa Features None Spa YN No View OceanWater View YN Yes

Interior Features

Accessibility Features Grab Bars Appliances DishwasherFreezerGas CookingGas CooktopDisposalIndoor GrillMicrowaveRefrigeratorRange HoodWater HeaterWarming Drawer Common Walls No Common Walls Cooling None Cooling YN No Door Features French DoorsSliding Doors Fireplace Features Family RoomGasGas StarterLiving RoomMaster BedroomWood Burning Fireplace YN Yes Flooring CarpetTileWood Heating Forced AirFireplace(S) Heating YN Yes Interior Features Beamed CeilingsBuilt-In FeaturesBalconyChair RailCathedral Ceiling(S)High CeilingsLiving Room Deck AttachedMultiple StaircasesPaneling/WainscotingStorageTwo Story CeilingsWood Product WallsAtticBedroom On Main LevelEntrance FoyerJack And Jill BathWalk-In Pantry Main Level Bathrooms 3 Main Level Bedrooms 3 Window Features Bay Window(S)French/Mullioned

Property Features

Association Fee 0 Common Interest None Community Features CurbsStorm Drain(S)Street LightsSuburbanSidewalks Disclosures Covenants/Restrictions DisclosureCoastal Commission RestrictionsDeath On Property < 3 YrsTrust/Conservatorship Garage YN Yes Land Lease YN No Laundry Features InsideLaundry Room Lease Considered YN No Levels Three Or More Listing Agreement Exclusive Right To Sell Listing Service Full Service Listing Terms CashConventionalSubmit Number Of Units In Community 0 Possession Close Of Escrow Property Condition Additions/AlterationsUpdated/Remodeled Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Security Features PrewiredSecurity System Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions Standard Utilities Cable AvailableElectricity ConnectedSee RemarksUnderground Utilities Water Source Public Zoning R-1:Single Fam-Res

Listing provided courtesy of Linda Daniels of Willis Allen Real Estate and Marta Schrimpf of Willis Allen Real Estate


Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 2021-06-23T23:39:21.783. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Zen Ziejewski and Team | Keller Williams Realty. Licensed in the State of California, USA.
 
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