San Diego’s most expensive home sales in 2021


El Vuelo’s house makes up for its distance from the beach by being the largest on this year’s list. The estate is 22,500 square feet and the land is 33 acres.

It has an interesting history as the former property of Gene Klein, former owner of the San Diego Chargers, and later bought by Andrew Viterbi, co-founder of Qualcomm. The house was demolished and rebuilt, a process that took seven years. Viterbi donated the house to UC San Diego, and the buyer in 2021 was Florida billionaire Herbert Wortheim.

At nearly $ 23 million, the Wortheim purchase makes it the eighth-biggest sale in San Diego County history.

“This is a very contemporary house, which is unique to Rancho Santa Fe,” said listing agent Jason Barry.

Property features include large windows to maximize views of the mountains and valleys, gourmet kitchen, solar panels that can power the whole house, smart home features, and gardens with exotic plants and flowers imported from across the country. ‘South America, Australia and South Africa. Sporting activities are everywhere on the property with a swimming pool, cricket pitch, putting green and stadium-style tennis court.

There is plenty of space for a large family or a lot of guests. There are six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a garage for five cars.


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