This 33-acre Rancho Santa Fe estate is a modern masterpiece wrapped by water features and punctuated by custom sculptures. The futuristic smart home is the vision of the Qualcomm cofounder Andrew Viterbi and his wife, Erna, who spent seven years reimagining the property originally developed in the ’70s by Gene Klein, former owner of the Chargers. The home is meticulously styled with sophistication and an inviting elegance. $39,000,000

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From top-of-the-line amenities to smart-home technology to loads of privacy, these properties offer what elite buyers crave—and then some. With the jaw-dropping price tags come one-of-a-kind designs, ample space for entertaining and countless ways to feel like a VIP every day.

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Home on the Ranch
Designed for Qualcomm co-founder Andrew Viterbi, This Stunning 22,500-Square-Foot Estatewith six bedrooms and 10 baths reduces electricity costs by running entirely on solar power. The smart home features walls of glass in every room and two infinity pools. Other perks on the 33-acre property include a stadium-style tennis court, putting green and even a citrus orchard. $39 million, 17111 El Vuelo, Rancho Santa Fe

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Park and Recreation 
Great escape, indeed. Located on 1.55 acres, this secluded six-bedroom, five-bath Point Loma Property is surrounded by 80 acres of parkland with direct access to trails and beaches. The residence, which boasts unobstructed views of the ocean, also offers a 1,500-bottle wine cellar and, for history buffs, a three-story WWII bunker from 1942. $24.995 million, 4095 Lomaland Drive, San Diego

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West is Best 
East meets West with this Hamptons-inspired wood-shingled Residence, which takes up two coveted lots on a bluff overlooking the Cove and boasts six bedrooms, 11 baths and 12,000 square feet. The house includes a master suite with a fireplace and panoramic views from the deck, plus a large recreation room with a professional bar and wine-tasting room. Cheers! $24.8 million, 1369 Coast Walk, La Jolla

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Call Your Bluff
Perched atop its own sea bluff, This Very Private 8,627-square-foot residence with five bedrooms and seven baths takes full advantage of the natural surroundings with walls of glass and stone terraces from which to watch the sunset. The 1.19-acre property also includes a Savant home automation system, infinity pool, guest house and studio. $19.5 million, 9828 La Jolla Farms Road, La Jolla

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Oh So Wright 
This Unique Oceanfront Property on over an acre of land was originally designed by Frederick Liebhardt, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright. The 6,338-square-foot home, which features four bedrooms, eight baths, a central pool and gorgeous views from the 1,500-square-foot teak deck, also has two private paths that lead to the shore. $18.9 million, 6266 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla

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With more than $3.5 billion in sales, the Jason Barry Team have developed a global reputation as the top real estate agents for San Diego’s luxury marketplace. Based on overall sales volume in 2018, the San Diego Business Journal has recently ranked Jason Barry #1 in San Diego on SDBJ’s “The List.”

Integrity, professionalism and expertise are key reasons Jason and the team are sought out by San Diego’s most discerning families and titans of industry. With a philosophy of putting the needs and desires of their clients first, the Jason Barry Team custom tailor their greatest collaborative strengths to best serve their clients. Operating as a boutique firm, the team is able to be both flexible and nimble, giving them a great advantage in maneuvering to put deals together. Collectively, they have facilitated some of the most expensive home sales of all time in San Diego’s most prominent communities.

For 2019, the highest sale to date in all of San Diego is 1802 Ocean Front in Del Mar listed at $19,900,000; Jason represented the Buyer and the Seller. The team’s benchmark sales have generated global recognition and The Wall Street Journal ranks the group amongst the top 100 performing teams annually, consistently #1 in San Diego.

To achieve this requires unyielding tenacity for creativity and thoughtful consideration in all matters, which results in successful sales transactions and happy clients whom become friends. Catherine, Jason, Ryan and Kendra are so proud to push San Diego as a city they are blessed to call home. “We live what we believe, we sell what we believe. It’s all about chasing the dream and we have fun doing it!”

DreamMakers, A Bridge For Kids’ most important fundraiser of the year, raised more than $200,000 to support high-achieving, low-income teens in San Diego County.

 

The only event dedicated solely to helping promising, disadvantaged youth gain access to academic and other critical resources, DreamMakers will provide many more teens with opportunities that lead to success. The funds raised will allow more teens go on college tours, take SAT/ACT classes, receive tutoring, and more.

 

Many thanks to event Honorary Co-chairs Kristina and Ryan McGovern, A Bridge for Kids’ co-founder Michael Nance, our event committee, and event coordinator Randi Shanken. We also thank our generous sponsors including Barona, Harcourts La Jolla, Gen 7 Wines, Epstein & White, Land Rover San Diego, and Vitality Tap.

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PARTHENON, Ark.— In an Ozark crag in north Arkansas, one of the country’s most high-maintenance homes — a cave tucked into a natural cavern — is gussied up and back on the market. Again.

The three-year, million-dollar renovation is the latest in a series of makeovers for the Beckham Creek Cave, which has passed through numerous hands since it was built as a bomb shelter in the early 1980s. The fully furnished cave and its 257 acres can be yours for just $2.75 million.

Today, the cave home is a carefully epoxied science-fiction bunker of rock walls, smooth concrete surfaces, black steel and stalactites. Still, moisture is a menace, so the newest renovation includes improved waterproofing. Two high-capacity geothermal units control the cave’s dampness and keep the year-round temperature a cool 65-degrees.

“We tell people to wear your sweats,” said the broker, Rayne Davidson. “You’re in a cave.”

It comes with four bedrooms and four baths, 5,500 square feet of living space, a spring-fed pond, rainy-season waterfall, a view of bluffs, helicopter pad, and a grand room anchored by a rock waterfall called the Spanish Piano. The back door accesses a “live cave” that extends more than a mile into the earth. This winding, undeveloped portion of the chasm is home to reptiles and rare bats.

The bat cave home is a millionaire’s retreat without all the supervillain stress. Still, it has seen plenty of drama.

John Hay, the co-founder of Celestial Seasonings who lives in Colorado, built the home for about a million dollars out of anxiety during the Cold War.

Friends from Arkansas brought him to the cave. “We built it out figuring if something was going to happen we’d have a place to go,” Mr. Hay said in a recent phone interview. He replaced the outer cave wall with two-foot thick cinder block, and installed a drinking water aqueduct and hydroelectric plant.

By the time the cave was finished, glasnost made it seem obsolete. “I didn’t know what to do, so I thought I would make it into a Hollywood home, and see if I couldn’t sell it for a decent price.” Upgrades included a “Fred Astaire dance floor” in the great room.

He succeeded, selling it in 1988 to a Missouri millionaire who reputedly threw lavish parties. Locals called the place “the mullet,” according to current housekeeper Sherill Ricketts, who attended several of the blowouts over the decades. “It looked all business in front but it was a party in back.”

Since then, the cave home changed hands and shape several times. For a while, Beckham Creek Cave operated as a resort, with rooms for up to $1,000 per night. The latest owner defaulted on his loan, transferring the cave to Houston investors.

They brought in Zach Lee, a young interior designer from Harrison, Ark. “It was the nastiest place I’d ever been,” Mr. Lee said. Someone had installed carpet and drywall, which were rank from the moisture. Mold remediation alone cost $20,000. Dated tile floors, brass fixtures and bidets needed removal.

Complicating everything was the fact that a cave has no straight lines, no right angles. “It was almost impossible to measure anything,” Mr. Lee said. Every point was a different measurement.

They reduced the loft over the kitchen to open up the grand room to more natural light. Stained concrete floors work with the natural texture of the cave while resisting moisture. Mr. Lee softened the look with cedar doors and headboards of repurposed barn wood, locally sourced. And he installed a honeylocust wet bar with a live edge, cut from the property.

The large master bedroom features a round bed and includes a private bathroom with a cave wall shower and concrete bench. Stalactites connect the sink counter to a natural shelf above.CreditMallory Jeffers

In the bedrooms, crews installed rubberized membranes behind wooden slats on the ceilings and walls to prevent drips. New French drains usher water away.

Still, the cave lives. Inside, the sound of rushing water is omnipresent. As Ms. Davidson gave a recent tour, she dodged a falling water drop, “There’s a drip,” she said. Small puddles still form under some stalactites.

Ms. Davidson said interested parties view it as a getaway or a lodge that might serve future nearby cabins. The trick is getting people to visit.

“They almost always say the pictures did not do it justice. You just can’t capture the energy of it — the vastness of it.”