Top 15 Most Expensive Houses in San Diego For Sale Now

San Diego, like many California cities, is not known for its affordability. Based on San Diego real estate market stats, the median San Diego home price reached $1,000,000 in April of 2022. With a median home price at that level, you can imagine the most expensive houses in San Diego can hit truly stratospheric numbers.

Surprisingly, the biggest houses in San Diego are not always the most expensive. That is in part because the most expensive homes in San Diego are often coastal and waterfront properties. Coastal properties tend to be on relatively smaller lots and have less square footage than larger homes further inland. You will not see any cottages on this list, but the most expensive homes in San Diego are frequently less than 10,000 square feet. While still large, San Diego’s largest homes are typically 15,000+ square feet.

The properties below represent the most expensive houses in San Diego County currently listed for sale. If you would like to keep tabs on this ultra-exclusive inventory, please bookmark this page and come back anytime for the most up-to-date luxury listings in San Diego. If you are considering the purchase of one of these homes, please feel free to reach out to me personally with any questions.

Listed Now – The Most Expensive Homes in San Diego

Price $98,500,000
Beds 6
Baths 7
Living Area SqFt 15,000
Status Active
MLS # 220012834
Property Type Detached
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
 
 
Price $49,000,000
Living Area SqFt 99
Status Active
MLS # 71064797
Property Type Detached
The Guiltinan Group
 
 
 
 
Price $49,000,000
Beds 10
Baths 14
Living Area SqFt 22,897
Status Active
MLS # NDP2200181
Property Type Detached
Willis Allen Real Estate
 
 
Price $45,000,000
Beds 7
Baths 8
Living Area SqFt 6,834
Status Active
MLS # 220019397
Property Type Detached
Douglas Elliman of California
 
 
Price $40,000,000
Beds 7
Baths 16
Living Area SqFt 23,957
Status Active
MLS # 220012919
Property Type Detached
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
 
 
Price $32,500,000
Beds 5
Baths 8
Living Area SqFt 8,878
Status Active
MLS # 220008357
Property Type Detached
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
 
 
Price $32,000,000
Beds 5
Baths 9
Living Area SqFt 15,067
Status Active
MLS # 220018543
Property Type Detached
Douglas Elliman of California
 
 
Price $28,000,000
Beds 10
Baths 14
Living Area SqFt 22,897
Status Active
MLS # NDP2204175
Property Type Detached
Willis Allen Real Estate
 
 
Price $28,000,000
Beds 7
Baths 9
Living Area SqFt 10,300
Status Active
MLS # 220017638
Property Type Detached
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
 
 
Price $26,000,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 3,904
Status Active
MLS # 220003459
Property Type Detached
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
 
 
Price $19,995,000
Beds 6
Baths 11
Living Area SqFt 9,383
Status Active
MLS # NDP2111964
Property Type Detached
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
 
 
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 $19,950,000
Beds 8
Baths 12
Living Area SqFt 18,039
Status Active
MLS # 220020417
Property Type Detached
Compass
 
 
Price $19,000,000
Beds 6
Baths 8
Living Area SqFt 10,500
Status Active
MLS # PTP2205870
Property Type Detached
Compass
 
 
Price $16,950,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 10,285
Status Active
MLS # 210007373
Property Type Detached
Compass
 
 

San Diego’s Most Expensive Neighborhoods

San Diego’s most expensive homes are found in just a small handful of San Diego’s most expensive neighborhoods. Although the exact neighborhoods will vary, depending on when you check this list, the following neighborhoods are frequently home to the priciest homes in San Diego.

La Jolla

With its global reputation for exceptional beaches, waterfront ambiance, luxurious homes, and charming seaside village, it’s no surprise La Jolla is often home to San Diego’s most expensive homes. For more information visit our La Jolla neighborhood guide, check out La Jolla homes for sale, and get the latest La Jolla real estate market stats.

Rancho Santa Fe

Considered one of the most prestigious zip codes in the United States (92067), Rancho Santa Fe is synonymous with the most luxurious properties in San Diego. Check out Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale or get up to the minute Rancho Santa Fe real estate market stats.

Coronado

Part Navy town, part tourist mecca, part home to waterfront luxury homes, Coronado has more than a few properties that find their way onto the high end of San Diego real estate. Browse Coronado homes for sale or get the latest Coronado real estate market stats.

Del Mar

Del Mar is a neighborhood you can easily find yourself surfing, betting on horses at the racetrack, and enjoying fine dining overlooking the Pacific – all on the same day. Like La Jolla, this affluent, seaside town is a blend of laid back San Diego and some of the finest luxury properties in southern California.

Are You House-Hunting for The Most Expensive Houses in San Diego?

I hope you have enjoyed this look at the most expensive houses in San Diego currently for sale. If you are considering buying or selling a home in San Diego, even if it’s not the most expensive home in San Diego, I would love to consult with you on your plans.

For sellers, you may find the free home value estimation tool helpful as a rough estimation of value. Keep in mind this tool may be significantly off, particularly when analyzing the highly unique homes on this list. Whether you are buying or selling, please reach out for a free, no-obligation consultation by phone, Zoom, or in person. I look forward to helping you with your dream home, whether its list price is $1,000,000 or $20,000,000!

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