Luxury Homes for Sale in San Diego

As a Sotheby’s International Realty agent, I am pleased to present this regularly updated, targeted list of some of the most compelling luxury homes currently for sale in San Diego California. Although many of the results are in San Diego neighborhoods typically associated with luxury homes (e.g. Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, etc), the homes listed below are found throughout most of San Diego. Prices for the luxury homes listed here start at around $2,500,000 and go up from there. If you are seeking a home below this price range, please feel free to reach out to me, or you can initiate your own property search here.

Luxury Homes for Sale in San Diego – Listed Now

Price $16,000,000
Beds 5
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,161
Status Active
MLS # NDP2201546
Property Type Detached
Barry Estates
Price $44,000,000
Beds 10
Baths 14
Living Area SqFt 22,897
Status Active
MLS # NDP2200181
Property Type Detached
Willis Allen Real Estate
Price $19,995,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,460
Status Active
MLS # NDP2100041
Property Type Detached
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Price $4,250,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,280
Status Active
MLS # 200000852
Property Type Detached
Pace Realty

Specific Considerations for Luxury Homes

Luxury homes in San Diego are often situated on larger lots. If you are looking in areas like Rancho Santa Fe, lots frequently are measured in acres. Higher landscape maintenance costs are one consideration of purchasing a luxury home, and that cost can be significant on particularly large estates. In Rancho Santa Fe, some of the larger properties may have full-time staff simply to tend to landscape maintenance.

Some luxury homes in San Diego are in areas of high and very high fire risk. This is important to be aware of in terms of safety, insurability (including insurance costs), and landscape maintenance requirements. Coastal homes are less likely to fall into very high fire risk categories but can have their own risks such as coastal erosion and land movement for homes on highly sloped lots.

If local schools are a factor in your decision, San Diego’s luxury homes are frequently found in areas known for good schools. Although crime is relatively low in San Diego when compared with other big US cities, crime rates typically are lower in the more affluent suburbs of San Diego. For crime information in specific areas, please see and enter in the area(s) you are investigating.

Buying a Luxury Home in San Diego

Whether you are local or not, understanding current market conditions is a key step in the process. I have San Diego market stats for several specific neighborhoods. If you intend to finance your home purchase, getting a pre-approval in place before you start touring homes is a vital step. Last but not least, having a trustworthy agent representing you is essential. A good agent can not only provide perspective on the market, but can also help you identify what home(s) fit best for you, and help you successfully negotiate their purchase.

Additional Resources for Luxury Homes in San Diego

If you are shopping for the most extreme form of luxury home, be sure to visit my list of the biggest houses in San Diego along with the most expensive houses in San Diego. Each list has the top 15 homes currently listed in San Diego and are continuously updated with the latest luxury listings.

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A typical example of luxury homes for sale in San Diego

San Diego Luxury REALTOR®

Whether you are moving to San Diego or are already here, I expertly advise clients in buying and selling homes, at all price points. If you would like to discuss your real estate plans, please contact me via the contact form or phone number below for a no-obligation consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

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About Marc Lyman

Marc Lyman gets results and his proven track record and client reviews leave little doubt. Marc grew up in Silicon Valley and graduated from UC San Diego in 1995 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. Marc is known for his exemplary marketing, uncompromising ethics, and professionalism. His proactive approach helps ensure smooth transactions, with your interests always first and foremost. Marc's tenacious attitude, strong background in deal-making, and seasoned negotiation skills are tempered with a strategic, personable, and diplomatic approach. Contact Marc to facilitate your real estate success!