A property like this doesn’t come up every day (or even every year) and we are excited to highlight this special home. Architectural details combined with breathtaking views are seldom up for grabs in this area. Villa V at 545 San Antonio Avenue is gathering some very well deserved buzz and if you are interested in buying a bay front home we urge you to take a look. We say this because, in a word, Villa V is simply stunning.
Whether you choose to stroll up and knock on the custom carved “Great Blue Heron Bird” front door by renowned artist David Frisk, or speed up to the 195 foot stretch of sandy beach at low tide, this home provides quite the entrance. Villa V’s Spanish-Mediterranean style and tile roof were crafted by master architect Richard Requa c.1930. The architecture facilitates an indoor-outdoor lifestyle leaving no bay breeze wasted or view unseen. Make sure to take a look at this month’s cover of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine for a snapshot of the unmatched view at Villa V.
Making an Entrance
As you approach 545 San Antonio Ave. on its private corner lot, you are greeted at first by a private gated entry decorated with Talavera Ceramic Mexican Tile. A 3-car garage is ready and waiting for storage with built-in shelving, Swiss Trax flooring and of course, an introduction to the views through dual paned bay view windows. Upon entering Villa V you are greeted by 180 degree bay and ocean views. The living space is framed by the black granite hearth of the fireplace, one of two gas fireplaces in the home. Open concept is an understatement for Villa V’s main floor. Every inch of wood flooring and exposed beam ceilings are covered in natural light flooding in from the windows.
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If the bay view is not enough to inspire locally caught seafood dinners, then the kitchen tools and detailing may give the final push. Birdseye maple cabinets and granite countertops frame the butcher block island equipped with a vegetable sink and garbage disposal. The deep stainless steel double sink, Wolf Gas Range stove, Stucco range hood, Thermador built-in oven and warming drawer are ready and waiting for any culinary endeavor.
Whether you are hosting a chef to cater your dinner party or are making sandwiches for a day on the water, this kitchen is ready to accommodate. The hardwood floors and 180 degree bay and ocean views spill into the dining room. A chandelier allows for a warm ambiance inside while the lights of downtown San Diego shine outside.
Room with a View
The courtyard bedroom on the main floor has two sets of French doors leading to the terrace and the second gas fireplace in the home. There are custom storage cabinets for linens, extra towels, etc., along with the continuous bay and ocean views.
Master Bedroom & Bath
Upstairs the master bedroom you will greet you every morning with water views and waves lapping up against the beach. Stroll into your large walk-in closet and continue the show with bay-view opening windows, wood shelving and hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy your coffee and paper in the morning on either of two balconies accessed by French doors off of the master.
This retreat allows for a relaxing bath in the Corner Maax Pearl Whirlpool tub equipped with an in-line heater and back massage system. Whether you soaking in the bath or rinsing off in the marble walk-in Kohler Steam Shower, you will be taken away by bay views. Another unique touch is the 19th Century French elevator gates which encase the exterior of the glass shower. The bathroom has plenty of space and dual sinks with bronze faucets.
With the views and endless entertainment possibilities here at Villa V, it also includes plenty of guest accomodations. The first upstairs guest bedroom has a walk-in closet with a window and an extra storage room. The guest bathroom includes a pedestal sink, glass shower and marble floor which spills up and over into the marble shower and tub.
The second guest suite is also equipped with the home’s laundry closet. Bay views will make laundry a breeze, along with ample shelving above the washer and dryer with a separate cabinet for the laundry sink. The second guest suite’s bathroom is accessed through a pocket door and also has a pedestal sink and glass shower.
The expansive 195 feet of water frontage greets you immediately. There is a natural gas connection for a BBQ grill, wood decking and a storage area. The brick walkway curves towards the detached garage while a low wall outlines the patio. Colorful landscaping and mature trees provide privacy and contrast to the vast water views separated by glass railings along the waterfront. A concrete garden grill and fireplace along with several seating areas provide endless outdoor entertainment opportunities.