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The Peckham Estate – $10,750,000

The Peckham Estate – $10,750,000

July 04
15:34 2010

As far as California goes San Diego is one of the most beautiful areas I’ve been too.  Even on a rainy day it seems everybody is still in a good mood and I can’t complain about the warm weather 24/7.  This particular Estate stood out to me for two reasons, one being that it’s waterfront and the other that it’s a historic home fully restored and renovated!  While the brown back lawn is a bit of a turn off to me it’s not a huge deal in the big picture and it’s forgotten when your eyes are drawn to the manor that sits atop.  The grounds of the home are great and the tall palms add a great amount of curb appeal.

The Interiors of the home are better then I could have imagined.  Tons and tons of stone and tile work combined with natural woods and beam ceilings.  The Dining Hall is particularly nice and makes a statement to me.  I love the dark woods, wallpaper, hand painted beam ceilings and zig zag hardwood…not to mention the gorgeous water views right from the table.  My favourite room of the home has to be the Den/Sunroom with the pyramid glass ceilings – it’s amazing!  That’s the room I’d be spending a lot of time in.  Now my least favourite room has to be the Kitchen and ONLY because the cabinets are a little light for my taste.  I would have liked to see them a closer tone to the library panels!

Price: $10,750,000 – $12,255,876
Size: N/A
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
Speciality Items: San Diego Landmark, Historic Property, Built in 1928, Private Docks with moorage for boats up to 30′, 2 Master Bedrooms Balconies, Paneled Library.
Address: Nichols, San Diego, California, United States, 92106

Listing Details:
A San Diego Landmark of many years, this historic property offers the best of all worlds. A huge, gated property with lawns and gardens, this house is the epitome of perfection. Its large formal rooms offer ever-changing vistas of the bay with its myriad of watercraft. The private dock provides moorage for your boat of up to 30′ and the bath house provides changing rooms for you and your guests when you want to swim or just build sand castles along the water’s edge. The master bedroom with its two balconies offers a quiet retreat with views across the water, Shelter Island, the City of San Diego with the mountains providing a dramatic backdrop. Designed by William Templeton Johnson, the architect responsible for the “look” of Balboa Park and many of San Diego’s premier buildings, this exquisite home has been the site of many grand events over the decades and its restoration enables that tradition to continue. The hand painted beams of the living room, the mahogany paneled library, and the dramatic large formal dining room with its herringbone hardwood floors provide limitless entertaining opportunities. With four en suite bedrooms upstairs as well as a fully self contained apartment for guests or staff. The kitchen offers every amenity and opens to a stone floored morning room whose atrium ceiling combines sea and sky in brilliant hues throughout the day. Truly a treasure for the lucky few, this property is also covered by the Mills Act Historic property tax program providing significant tax savings. The adjacent parcel 542-452-02-00, is the tennis court and combined the square footage is approximately 33,136 square feet.

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