LA JOLLA, Calif. — Going for the historic, enchanting look for your next home? An English Storybook and French Normandy Tudor-style estate, originally designed in the early 1920s on an “exceedingly rare” lot, is on the market for $6.995 million in La Jolla, according to real estate officials.
Listed by Willis Allen Real Estate, the 11,219 square-foot home is located at 7231 Monte Vista Avenue in the Beach Barber Tract neighborhood. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom property is one block from Marine Street Beach and a short walk to La Jolla Village. The home features Juliet balconies, masonry fireplaces and built-in cabinetry. Leaded mullioned windows with clear and stained glass open so one can enjoy ocean views or listen to the waves.
“You can’t overlook the iconic formal living room with cathedral vaulted ceilings and the sprawling family room with a breathtaking fireplace inspired by Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Lodge,” the real estate company writes in the property description. “Both spaces open up with French doors to the expansive backyard showcasing living and dining spaces amidst lush gardens, perfectly manicured hedged fencing and striking architectural beauty.”
While still offering original detailing from the home’s designer, San Diego’s own master architect Edgar V. Ullrich, the property also has been maintained and expanded in the last 100 years, the real estate company says.
Locals affectionately dub the landmark property as “The Monkey House” due to the sculpture that dons the home’s front gable, which showcases two monkeys holding the Ullrich crest.
Anyone interested in learning more about the home can contact Linda Daniels of Willis Allen Real Estate.