Price Reduction - Water Views
Address
7231 Monte Vista Avenue La Jolla, CA
Price
$ 7,700,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#NDP2104048
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySAN DIEGO
  • CityLa Jolla
  • NeighborhoodBeach Barber Tract
  • Zip92037
  • StyleEnglish,Tudor/French Normandy
  • Price$ 7,700,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5250
  • Lot Size11,219 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Willis Allen Real Estate
Data Source:
San Diego MLS
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 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!

Price History
4/16/2021 Listed $8,850,000
6/2/2021 13% - $7,700,000

General Features

Cooling N/K
Flooring Carpet, Tile, Wood
Full Baths 6
Garage Spaces 2
HOA Fee 0.0
Heating Fireplace, Forced Air Unit
Laundry Y/N Laundry Room, Inside
Miscellaneous Storm Drains, Suburban
Neighborhood Beach Barber Tract
Price Per Sq Ft 1466.67
Residential Unit Location No Common Walls
Roof Wood, Shingle
Sale/rent For Sale
Security Features Security System, Wired for Alarm System
Sewer Public Sewer
Site Corner Lot, Curbs, Sidewalks, Landscaped, Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers In Rear
Stories 3 Story
Terms Cash, Conventional, Submit
Topography Level
Utilities Cable Available, Electricity Connected, See Remarks, Underground Utilities
View Ocean, Water
Year Built 1924
Zoning R-1:SINGLE

Interior Features

Equipment Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Refrigerator, Freezer, Gas Stove, Gas Cooking
Fireplace FP in Family Room, FP in Living Room, FP in Master BR, Gas, Gas Starter
Living Area 5250
Spa N/K
Total Bedrooms 8
Walls Wood Products/Paneling

Exterior Features

Covered Parking Garage, Garage - Single Door
Exterior Stucco, Wood
Fencing Good Condition, Privacy, Wrought Iron, Security, Wood
Irrigation Sprinklers
Patio Brick, Patio, Patio Open
Pool Y/N N/K
Total Parking 2
Water Source Public

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 92037

Price
AVG $6.76M
$7.7M
Visits
AVG 334
218
Year Built
AVG 1989
1924
Walkscore
AVG 42
77
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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