Coronado Island, just off the coast of San Diego, is quite popular as a summertime getaway for the rich and famous. The world-renowned Hotel Del Coronado, constructed in 1888, has housed movie stars, presidents, and royalty and served as the set for numerous movies, including Marilyn Monroe’s Some Like It Hot. As the “Del” grew in fame, beachgoers began to set up tents along the island’s gentle shores. Now, the famous property in the area, Coronado Castle is for sale.
The famed architect Richard Requa built Coronado Castle in 1925. He was popular for his “Southern California Style” which blended elements of Mission and Mediterranean architecture. The “Coronado Castle” has been listed for sale at $32 million. Moreover, as one of the largest properties in Coronado, it includes a 14,142-square-foot main house, a guest house, and gorgeous grounds with fountains. It also contains olive and palm trees, and an enormous pool with an entertainment deck and pool house.
Evoking a timeless glamor, the estate has maintained its historic details but the builders have updated it with all the latest in modern conveniences. The mansion’s turret-shaped entrance hall opens onto a stunning foyer with a spiral staircase and hand-hewn beams. Opulent tile flooring, ornate ironwork, and stained-glass touches complement reclaimed 18th-century terra cotta tile. Moreover, the formal dining room features a stunning hand-painted ceiling and steel-and-glass doors that open onto the pool deck. An immense marble island anchors the entertainment-ready kitchen. It offers a 72-inch La Cornue range and rotisserie, double Subzero fridge, Miele steam oven, and coffee station. Moreover, it also contains a wet bar.
The turret’s third-floor roof deck affords panoramic ocean views, a fire pit lounge, a wet bar, and a dining area. Follow the grand staircase to the basement to find a golf simulator, media room with bar, trophy room, 26-seat movie theater with projector, 1,300-square-foot gym, and a full spa with dry sauna, massage table, and ice bath. The outdoor spaces are also just as impressive. So, they contain a pool deck with 250-year-old stonework, Moorish ironwork, a full outdoor kitchen, and carefully landscaped gardens. A putting green, secret garden, and dog run to complete the exquisitely designed half an acre. Moreover, the guest house provides a lavishly turned-out bedroom, bathroom, and full kitchen for out-of-town guests. In addition to a four-car garage, the estate includes five off-street parking spots, an unheard luxury in the area.
Just 100 feet from the shore, the Castle offers unrivaled beach access with numerous shops, restaurants, and live music venues within easy walking distance. The historic Hotel Del is only a half-mile walk down the dunes. Moreover, the Coronado Yacht Club and Coronado Municipal Golf Course are just a few steps further. Celebrities who have lived in Coronado include Charlie Chaplin, Dick Van Dyke, and popcorn-king Orville Redenbacher.
The listing is held by Chris Clements, Jan Clements, Lennie Clements at Compass, and The Altman Brothers at Douglas Elliman.