Home of the Week: French-Inspired Hideaway in La Jolla

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An affluent neighborhood in sunny San Diego, La Jolla lies on 7 miles of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean. Famous for its luxurious yet laid-back culture, this stylish seaside community lives up to its nickname as the jewel of San Diego. Treat yourself to the La Jolla lifestyle and enjoy beautiful weather, picturesque scenery and an abundance of recreational pursuits including golf and some of the country’s best surf.

Indulge your passion for all things French with this magnifique home in the Muirlands. Once you venture inside, you’ll think you traveled overseas to Provence. Boasting understated elegance and luxe accommodations, this 5 bedroom, 8 bath gated estate will have your craving macaroons and a bottle of bubbly. Designed by Islands Architects, the residence features an incredible array of finishes and materials, including vintage ceiling beams, Beaumaniere stone flooring, and custom designed moldings.

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A stylish Mediterranean retreat, we’d love to cuddle up on the sofa to sip a piping hot cup of espresso and enjoy the antique European fireplace. Large glass sliding doors stretch the length of the living room and open to the incredible backyard, seamlessly blending the indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

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Say bonjour to the ever so chic French country kitchen where high style meets functionality. Complete with breakfast bar and casual eating area, the space pleases the eye with rich walnut floors and light cabinetry and countertops.

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Just off the kitchen, find the sophisticated formal dining room featuring an authentic tromp l’oeil ceiling painting. Time to host some lavish dinner parties!

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Through the French doors, relaxing is a breeze with the spacious outdoor entertainment area with pool, spa, outdoor fireplace, and barbecue.

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No trip to France would be complete without some fabulous vino. One of the most notable features of the home, the two-story wine cellar features terra-cotta pavers imported from France plus custom a wrought iron door and mural of the French countryside. Á votre santé!

1443 Muirlands Drive is offered at $6,400,000 by Ian Arnett of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.