California Beach House with Direct Water Access listed at $ 23 million
The California waterfront home of Sharon Alesia, the late horse breeder and wife of actor and director Frank Alesia, went on sale Friday for $ 23 million.
Located on the Pacific Coast in Del Mar, Calif., The five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom residence has a private staircase that leads directly to the beach, as listed with Eric Iantorno and Pilar Meza of Pacific Sotheby’s Real Estate. international. They share the list with Deb Neff of Willis Allen Real Estate.
âThe sand outside is so soft; there are no rocks, âMr. Iantorno said. “You can walk right into the ocean and swim in the waves.”
The residence has been completely renovated to give it a feel of a contemporary beach house, he noted. It has floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that lead to two-level patios that overlook the ocean.
Elements of the redesign also include a glass staircase with Wangi wood accents, a nautical-themed bar, a gourmet kitchen with floating shelves, and a living and dining area with a fireplace.
There are also two main bedrooms, one on each level, which are directly connected to the outdoor spaces. A third bedroom can be used as an office and there is an independent guest suite, according to the listing.
The home is one of 11 in a gated community approximately 20 miles north of San Diego.
âThe coastline between Del Mar and Encinitas offers an incredible lifestyle,â said Mr. Iantorno. This includes good restaurants, shops, outdoor activities and, of course, water sports such as surfing and electric foiling, a small motorized surfboard.
There is also an equestrian community, which is what brought the AlÃ©sias there, the agent added.
The couple had owned horses since the 1980s. Sharon has co-bred or owned shares in championship horses with names like Ashleyluvssugar and Champagne Room. She died last year at the age of 83, according to her California Thoroughbred Breeders Association obituary.
Frank appeared on the big screen in the 1960s, in films such as “Pajama Party” (1964) and “Bikini Beach” (1964). He went on to direct episodes of âCaptain Kangaroo,â which earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1979, and worked as a writer and director on âLaverne & Shirley,â according to IMDb.