La Jolla Luxury Homes

Luxury buyers that love incredible views will be busting down the doors of the recently listed “Ray House.” The La Jolla home, which features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and incomparable views of the ocean and surrounding landscape, was recently listed for $6.2 million.

The incredible home was designed by Wallace Cunningham, a famous architect who also designed another well-known oceanfront La Jolla property call “The Razor.” Cunningham studied at the Frank Lloyd Write School of Architecture and evidence of his education can be found among the clean, simplistic lines of this beautiful home at 724 Muirlands Vista Way.

“The idea behind the ‘Ray House’ is really endless space, to see as far as you can from this property” the architect once said of the home. “Houses in California really should be about the landscapes and views.”

This is truly the case in this home where 20-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls perfectly frame views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown La Jolla. Whether taking in the expanses of a local golf course in the daytime or the brilliance of the city night lights, this home has much to offer the eye.

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Glass walls on both sides of the home also offer ocean views straight on through the home from the center courtyard to the outer edges of the property.

“Roofs are all tipped to the center so when you’re in the court yard, the bulk of the house is greatly diminished and you have these beautiful skyscapes,” said Cunningham.

A Quintessential La Jolla Home

Aside from the stunning views, the home also has plenty of other features that make it a quintessential masterpiece of La Jolla luxury. The home spans 4,930 square feet across one story. It features three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.

The floor plan is all about air and openness. One of two big doors that grant entry into the master bedroom slides while the other pivots to become part of the wall. Cunningham did this so as to make the home owner unaware that there are actually doors to the space.

Gardens and art are also a big feature in the home. In one of the bathrooms, a granite basin beneath a glass ceiling faces a half-moon-shaped bamboo garden. The hallways also feature tipped walls so art can be visible as one passes by. “You do not have to turn 90 degrees,” Cunningham says.

Even the garage is a work of art with copper doors, quartzite floors and cathedral ceilings. It is also bedecked with art and flowers.

The home was built in 2002 by businessman Howard Lapin, who died shortly after construction was completed. His wife Julia lived there until her own passing earlier this year.

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(all data current as of 11/24/2017)

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