Mission Hills, CA
6 Beds | 5 Baths
4,283 Sq Ft | 2.66 Acres
Pool House | 2 Car Garage
A unique opportunity to own an award-winning home on 2.66 acres in the heart of Mission Hills! Located in a cul de sac this home was awarded the 1933 award for outstanding house front in San Diego by the American Institute of Architects.
Villa Hermosa consists of 4,283 sq ft and 2.66 acres of park like grounds with scenic views spanning from east to west from the stadium to the ocean. There are multiple level terraced gardens, private lookouts, walking paths that interconnect, a meditation garden and an Italian marble gazebo. The property was originally built on multiple lots and incorporates the design of famous architect William Templeton Johnson. Originally it was designed built as the premier entertaining house during the Roaring 20’s establishing the standard by which all new houses would be built in California-style with venues flowing in to patios.
Villa Hermosa has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths upstairs, two – two bedroom one bath suites, one with a private entrance, and a master bedroom/study or sleeping porch and bath. The downstairs consist of Living room, a formal dining room, a large entry/reception room with a half bath and guest closet. Downstairs also includes a fully plumbed butler’s pantry with separate service entrance to the entertainment patios. There is a St. Charles kitchen, a breakfast room, air cooled produce pantry/wine cellar a large laundry room, and another bedroom and bath with separate entry that could serve multiple purposes (maids quarters, art studio, etc). There are also 3 working fireplaces and a rare 146 piece original Portuguese tile set that depicts the story of the famous novel Don Quijote de la Mancha.
Villa Hermosa also offers a detached lap sized covered pool and a detached two car garage. The ocean breezes and the presence of a majestic pine tree create a micro climate that makes the property cool even on the hottest of days.