Home Of The Week
4605 Yerba Santa Dr.
This impressive 15,000-square-foot compound was designed with the sports enthusiast in mind and is an entertainer’s absolute dream. It offers the ultimate in privacy from its guarded location in the very heart of San Diego, with dazzling, panoramic views of the canyon and downtown stadium. The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom estate was custom built and is truly one of a kind.
The emphasis on sports begins with the fully illuminated professional tennis court and two basketball courts, featuring seating for 200 spectators. After a vigorous workout on the courts or in the full-scale gym, an opportunity to relax is afforded by the swimming pool, two spas and dry heat sauna. There is also a shuffleboard court and a beautiful meditation room graced by a fireplace and Zen-like lighting.
The delights continue with the presence of a movie theater featuring a full-service bar and dumbwaiter to the sprawling chef’s kitchen, a formal dining room including another full-service bar, a sports dining room with multiple screens for game-viewing and a formal living room centered around a floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace. There is also a cozy family room perfect for intimate gatherings, as well as an atrium with seating for 100 people, a dance floor and space for a chamber orchestra – making entertaining on a world-class grand scale not only possible, but effortless. An astounding major exterior balcony runs the full length of the main house, easily accommodating up to 50 guests.
The quiet, secluded master retreat is situated on its own floor, accessed by either a circular staircase or private elevator. The suite also features a dramatic marble fireplace, two balconies, a comfortable sitting area and separate dual bathrooms. Other highlights of the home include a three-car garage and a detached guesthouse boasting its own kitchen, dining area, bedroom and two bathrooms.
The glorious grounds of the estate are adorned not only by valley views, but also the manicured lawns, meticulous landscaping and 14 lovely water features throughout, including falls, fountains and streams. Prestigious events have been hosted here for distinguished visitors, including three U.S. presidents as well as a number of professional sports and entertainment personalities. Situated just minutes from all points of interest in downtown San Diego, this residence offers a unique combination of convenience and luxurious amenities, all in one fabulous estate.