La Jolla Shores Beach is widely regarded as one of Southern California’s finest oceanfront sanctuaries. It is consistently ranked one of the top family beaches and was called “the best beach in the area” by the Orange County Register. Being able to live just steps from a beach known for its gorgeous setting, clear water, and family-friendly swells, and also footsteps from the wide expanse of greenery of La Jolla Shores Park, is truly a rare gift. As is the design of an architect so inspired by the area that he, himself, has called La Jolla home for more than two decades.

The custom-built, state-of-the-art, view-rich home at 8449 El Paseo Grande was designed by La Jolla architect, resident, and devotee Claude-Anthony Marengo, who created this home as a reflection of the coveted La Jolla lifestyle. The four-bedroom, 4,875-square-foot Mediterranean captures the grandeur of estate living with features including a chef’s kitchen with oversized island, professional-grade appliances, and built-in aquarium; dual master suites with spa baths; a showplace garage with turntable; a massive wine cellar; a sauna/steam room; and an elevator. Jerusalem stone, tumbled marble, onyx, and granite sourced from Madagascar are used liberally throughout the home, furthering the Mediterranean opulence.

In concert with this luxury profile is a unique casually comfortable elegant Marengo brought in to absorb the San Diego beachfront way of life, with disappearing walls of glass that create one seamless indoor-outdoor area, together with an array of eco-friendly features and “smart house” capabilities that are distinctly California.

It wouldn’t be La Jolla without outdoor living spaces from which to enjoy unobstructed whitewater views. With the rooftop deck with firepit offers views through towering palm trees onto the white sand and blue Pacific beyond, and the below-ground spa, it is clear this home delivers what few can: a residence as spectacular as its surroundings.

8449 El Paseo Grande is listed for $8,500,000 with Kristin Slaughter of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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