6019 Avenida Cresta
This distinctive La Jolla landmark estate, originally designed in 1929 by renowned architect, Thomas Shepherd, rests on a rare double lot in prestigious Lower Hermosa. The residence has been completely renovated and expanded to include 6 en suite bedrooms, 8 full baths plus 2 powder rooms, a theatre, wine cellar, 5 spectacular courtyards, and a glass mosaic pool with a pool house. Historically designated providing an enormous tax benefit under The Mills Act.
Situated in the highly coveted Lower Hermosa neighborhood of La Jolla, this Italian-inspired European estate has been completely renovated and expanded utilizing quality craftsmanship & stunning interior appointments such as lath & plaster walls, Venetian leaded glass windows, intricately detailed ceiling treatments, handcrafted wrought iron railings, and an extensive use of rare marble. The artfully designed interior includes 6 en suite bedrooms, 8 full baths plus 2 powder rooms, luxurious living areas, a theatre with a wet bar & kitchenette, as well as a wine cellar with a tasting area. The kitchen is a chef’s delight offering Calcutta marble countertops, French tiles, a breathtaking breakfast room and a butler’s pantry. The master retreat is nothing short of spectacular with its dramatic hand-painted sitting room, his & hers baths and walk-in closets, and French doors leading to a private balcony overlooking the pool patio with an ocean view.
This extraordinary estate is surrounded by meticulously landscaped grounds, picturesque patios & charming courtyards, 3-car garage with alley access, glass mosaic pool and spa/fountain, pool house with a large steam shower, changing room & fireplace, all which create an ideal setting for entertaining or al fresco dining. Other amenities include 5 zones of heat & A/C, security system with cameras, Crestron home automation system, and state of the art speakers in the living, dining, music room & master suite. An immaculate design, impeccable quality & an exquisite attention to detail make this architectural masterpiece second to none! The historical designation will provide the new owner with an enormous tax benefit under The Mills Act.