A wildly unique contemporary compound in California’s Rancho Santa Fe owned by a local university changed hands last week for $22.9 million.
The University of California San Diego was the seller of the six-bedroom home after the property was donated to them in 2018 by the home’s previous owner, Qualcomm co-founder Andrew Viterbi, records show.
The property is “amazing,” according to Jason Barry of Barry Estates, who held the listing. “Absolutely one of a kind.”
Dubbed an “organic modern masterpiece,” the home was designed for Mr. Viterbi by architect Guy Dreier and took seven years to build, according to the listing.
Completed in 2008, the result is a dramatic, modernist property loaded with materials, shapes and personality.
“You would call it a warm blend of modern and contemporary,” Mr. Barry said. “It feels majestic and impressive, like you’re at an incredibly high quality resort. You can feel the quality when you look around, and feel the detail.”
Entirely solar powered, the home sits at the center of 33 acres, surrounded by gardens full of plants and flowers imported from the regions of South America, South Africa and Australia, water features, citrus orchards, and flora that has created a habitat for local butterflies, bees and hummingbirds, the listing said.
Plus there’s a cricket lawn, a putting green, a professional grade sports court and a tennis court.
Article Source: Mansion Global