LA JOLLA, Calif. — Looking for a charming, historic style for your next home? An “exceedingly rare” French Tudor and English storybook property that was originally designed in the early 1920s is officially on the market for $6.99 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, just one block from Marine Street Beach and within walking distance of La Jolla Village. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom property features multiple Juliet balconies, masonry fireplaces, built-in cabinetry and window seating, hardwood floors, and leaded mullioned windows on each level with stained glass to enjoy the ocean view or listen the waves of the sea while sleeping.
“You can’t miss the iconic formal living room with vaulted cathedral ceilings and the spacious family room with a stunning fireplace inspired by Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Lodge,” the real estate company writes in the property description. “Both spaces open with French doors to the expansive backyard that showcases living and dining spaces amidst lush gardens, manicured hedged fences, and striking architectural beauty.”
While it still offers original details from the home’s designer, San Diego master architect Edgar V. Ullrich, the property has also been maintained and expanded over the past 100 years, the real estate company says.
Locals affectionately call the landmark property “The Monkey House” because of the sculpture that adorns the house’s gable, showing two monkeys holding Ullrich’s coat of arms.
For those interested in more information about the home, please contact Linda Daniels of Willis Allen Real Estate.
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