For Sale: 7231 Monte Vista Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037. 7-bedroom 6.5-bath, 5250 sf, 1924 Beach Barber Tract $7,700,000 begin new search
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This English Tudor landmark estate is a fixture within La Jollas historic Beach Barber Tract neighborhood that is widely admired for its architectural beauty, its unusually large corner lot with surrounding gardens, and its coveted location thats just a block from Marine Street beach and a short walk to all of the shops and restaurants of the Village! Available to purchase for the first time in nearly 60 years, this timeless home was originally designed in 1924 by famed architect Edgar V. Ullrich as his personal residence during his commission of the seaside resort-turned-retirement-community, Casa de Maana, and was later home to Philip Barber while developing his surrounding self-named tract. Cherished by the same family since the early 1960s, this beloved home is affectionately called The Monkey House by locals for the sculpture that dons the front gable with two monkeys holding the Ullrich family crest. In 1928, Ullrich designed a 2nd story for the Barbers with a winding staircase from the living room that leads to two en-suite bedrooms with balconies overlooking the ocean. The current owners gave special care to the original English storybook aesthetic when completing the home's largest addition of the 3rd story with ocean views and sprawling family room with 3-story ceilings, a wall of French doors that open to the patio, and a gigantic fireplace inspired by the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite. The expansive 5250 SqFt main house features a fantastic floorplan that includes 7 bedrooms (plus a dedicated office/optional bedroom), 6.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room, an eat-in family kitchen, a formal living room with vaulted cathedral ceilings, a sun-drenched family room with soaring ceilings, and tons of original charm including ocean view balconies, window seats, and leaded windows with clear and stained glass throughout that open to feel the ocean breeze or listen to the waves as you fall asleep. In addition to the main house, the property features a 400+ SqFt guest studio apartment above the detached garage with 1 bed/1 bath and a kitchenette. The spacious and beautifully landscaped backyard, with ample living and dining spaces, has been the setting of many family weddings, 4th of July parades, holiday parties, and La Jolla Secret Garden Tours throughout the years; the backyard also features an idyllic playhouse replica of the original home that Ullrich designed for his childrens use. This majestic property has been home to only 4 families throughout its long, 97-year history, and it will undoubtedly be the setting for many future memories of its next lucky owners!

Address 7231 Monte Vista Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037
Listing Status ACTIVE
Asking Price $7,700,000
Original Listing $8,850,000 @ 2021-03-01
Property Condition Additions/Alterations,Updated/Remodeled
Terms Cash,Conventional,Submit
Property Restrictions CC&R's,Coastal Commission
Sales Restrictions Standard
Mello-Roos Fee None Listed
HOA Fee $0
Bedroom Entry Level, Den, Family Room, Finished Attic, Formal Entry, Guest Maid, Library, Office, Kitchen, Living Room, Entry, Foyer, Jack & Jill, Laundry, Master Bathroom, Separate Family Room, Walk-In Pantry
Square Footage 5250 sf
Flooring Carpet, Tile, Wood
Bedrooms 7
Full Bathrooms 6
Half Baths 1
Directions From La Jolla Blvd, head West on Dunemere. 7231 Monte Vista is on the corner of Northeast corner of Monte Vista & Dunemere.
Neighborhood Beach Barber Tract
School District Not Listed
Public Records
County San Diego
Assessor Parcel# 3511012100
Zoning R-1:SINGLE
Geographic Areas

Community College District: San Diego CC

Community: Beach-Barber Tract

School District: San Diego Unified

Zip Code: 92037

Highway Locator

West of I-15

West of I-5

West of I-805

West of SR-163

West of SR-67

South of SR-78

Ocean Distance 0.2 miles
Year Built 1924 (source: Seller)
Laundry Location Laundry Room,Inside
Elevator Not Listed
Cooling N/K
Heating Fireplace, Forced Air Unit
Irrigation Sprinklers
Sewer/Septic Public Sewer
Fireplaces Not Listed (FP in Family Room, FP in Living Room, FP in Master BR, Gas, Gas Starter)
Security Security System, Wired for Alarm System
Equipment Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Refrigerator, Freezer, Gas Stove, Gas Cooking
Interior Features 2 Staircases, Balcony, Beamed Ceilings, Chair Railings, Living Room Deck Attached, Two Story Ceilings, Wainscoting
Miscellaneous Storm Drains, Suburban
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Listing Source
Platform SDMLS
AOR North San Diego County Association of REALTORS (NSDCAR)
MLS Number NDP2104048
Courtesy of Willis Allen Real Estate
Style Detached 3 Story
Material Stucco,Wood
Floor Level 1 of 3
Lot Size ~ 11,219 sf
Fencing Good Condition,Privacy,Wrought Iron,Security,Wood
Topography Level
Roof Wood, Shingle
Swimming Pool N/K
Patio Brick, Patio, Patio Open
Site Corner Lot, Curbs, Sidewalks, Landscaped, Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers In Rear
Accessibility Grab Bars In Bathroom(s)
Garage - Single Door
Total Spaces: 2
Garage Spaces: 2
Non-Garage Spaces: 0 -
View Ocean, Water
Unit Location No Common Walls