Sanctuary and Serenity

Bringing together the convenience of Del Mar living with the benefits of a San Diego address, ‘Casa Del la Vita’ extends both the sanctuary and serenity from the inside out; its design and location afford a retreat - like atmosphere that can only be described as a Zens taste of mind. Neighboring the San Diego Polo Fields and the Rancho El Camino Equestrian Center in North City West, the estate spans an estimated .20 acres, accommodating 3,300- plus square feet of fine living and entertaining. Designed by the talents of Steve Adams in the early 90s, the contemporary home was conceived with the intention of naturally blending indoor -outdoor living; a principle that has become a trademark for Adams, offering appropriate architecture for a given environment and its surrounding landscape.


 Amenities & Accommodations Home to three bedrooms and two and one-half baths, the residence features unexpected elements of the old and new capturing the allure of its timeless character and style. Reclaimed redwood beams, pulled from a local San Diego factory, frame the living area with bold, darkened hues and a structured contour; a trio of pillars molds the room’ s form, as a marbled asymmetrical fireplace highlights the length and grain of another. Overlooking formal dining and the entry, climbing sycamores crown the space with the vibrancy of green foliage and the wonder of blue sky above. Night or day, the display unfolds views of the garden blooms with the abundance of natural lighting – an effect that truly enhances the home’ s serene spirit and retreat from the ordinary. In addition: an open kitchen serves casual dining and a butcher-block island for storage, prep and possible seating; a master suite with second level views of a sycamore grove offers spa bath retreatments with dual vanities, a slate- tiled palate and a private lounging balcony overlooking the poolside terrace; an office for two holds opportunity for a fourth bedroom; upgraded lighting and audio, examples storage and defined niches for art or display are also featured.


Outdoor Living & Entertaining In celebrating a Southern California setting, a landscape of lavender, pink hydrangeas, succulents and garden greens envelop the home’s exterior; its charm is further defined by wandering stone paved pathways, waterfalls and fountain sculptures, and an inviting porch swing for two. This space yields well for a potential herb and vegetable garden, as well as fruit and citrus. A poolside terrace offers lounging and dining, with the added bonus of outdoor grilling. The home also holds an irrigation and fertilization system for the exterior landscape, along with garage parking for three. With an ideal location near the coast, the custom estate enjoys a local Del Mar lifestyle – affording fine dining, boutique shopping, and seaside racing; not to mention usage of the Torrey Pines Golf Course as well.


 Michael Citrin