Home Of The Week
9826 La Jolla Farms Road
Designed by one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 designers, The Razor House is a one-of-a-kind modern architectural marvel boasting sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and majestic cliffs.
Nestled into a secluded hillside, Wallace E. Cunningham’s groundbreaking cantilevered design offers breathtaking panoramic views from nearly every living space. Cunningham’s daring vision enabled him to design the home for a steep lot previously deemed unbuildable. Paying homage to the spectacular surrounding landscape, the estate was fittingly named for one of the local natural monuments, Razor Point.
The residence was constructed with white concrete, stainless steel and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and designed with high-end quality materials and finishes including Travertine stone floors inside and out and solid walnut flooring in the library and on the family room ceiling. The cabinetry and accent walls are finished with Quarter-Sawn stained walnut veneer and the countertops, sinks and accent walls are made from Vetrostone engineered stone surfaces.
State-of-the-art integration and automation systems allow residents to control music/video systems, light controls and Lutron shades throughout for a seamless smart-home lifestyle.
Among the home’s amenities and highlights are an infinity-edge pool that appears to disappear into the ocean’s horizon, a library, billiards room and screening room with acoustically treated walls/ ceilings and tiered floors. There are also multiple tiled terraces, including an incredible rooftop entertaining space featuring a stainless-steel spa, outdoor kitchen and heaters for year-round enjoyment. A glass elevator takes you from the subterranean four-car garage to the rooftop terrace. Indoor entertaining spaces, including a circular living room, were designed to take full advantage of the magnificent views. The family room, with three wine cabinets, a custom Shagreen liquor cabinet and a bar, provides another wonderful gathering spot.
Depending on their mood or the occasion, residents can choose from two kitchens – one for entertaining and the other a restaurant-grade service kitchen with multiple Gaggenau ovens and induction cooktops, two Sub-Zero refrigerators and a freezer.
The main home has four spacious bedroom suites, including two master suites with showers, freestanding tubs and wardrobes. There is also an approximately 1,301-square-foot guesthouse with two bedrooms and baths, each with separate entrances and carports.