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“Casa De Las Joyas”, a Piece of La Jolla History Could be Yours

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August 11, 2016

 

It is believed that no other home in La Jolla embodies such folklore, wonder and history as the “Casa de las Joyas” or House of Jewels, also affectionately deemed as “The Taj” by locals. With its distinctive three pointed white domes resembling the famed Taj Mahal in India, the La Jolla Shores home is a highly visible landmark seen my most who travel along Torrey Pines Road. The famed English architect Herbert Palmer designed and built most of the home in the 1920s as his personal residence and is now listed for sale at $2,980,000.

 

“We love this house for all the stories it tells,” says Maxine Gellens, Co-Listing Agent with her business partner and Daughter Marti Gellens of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The home is unique because so much detailed work was personally created by the architect.” In addition to Palmer’s architectural legacy, he is known as the illegitimate son of King Edward VII and a lady-in-waiting of King Edward VII’s mother, Queen Victoria. He was exiled from England and lived in India for years where he admired the Eastern architecture. He used five types of Eastern architecture in creating his “Jewel”, however it was not meant to be a replica of the famed Taj Mahal in India. The home emanates his personal touch in every room from the meticulously laid stones he collected from the beach, to the hand-carved doors, and etched philosophical proverbs.

 

The “Casa de las Joyas” owners benefit from the Mills Act property tax reduction and have an opportunity to own a unique and exotic architectural jewel. Guided showings to serious buyers can be arranged by the Gellens team by calling 858.551.6630.

 

Maxine and Marti Gellens are well-known residential coastal real estate agents based in La Jolla. They have sold thousands of homes in San Diego County and have been ranked #13 nationwide within Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices top agents two years in a row.

 

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties proudly supports nearly 3,000 sales associates in more than 60 offices spanning the Central Coast to San Diego. In 2015, our expert agents assisted more than 12,700 customers in selling or buying a home, with a total closed volume of nearly $12.5 billion.

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., and a member of HSF Affiliates, LLC. For more information, visit www.bhhscalifornia.com.

Contact: Amy de Leon | [email protected] | 650.922.9255 | gellens.com

 

See more about the home here.

 

 

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