Each year, the editors of Unique Homes compile the authoritative list of the most expensive properties for sale in the United States. Currently, we’re working on our 13th edition of Ultimate Homes (it will be out in May).

But as we research, we thought we’d whet your appetite with another list — one we’ve never done before. For last year’s Ultimate Homes, we found 567 properties selling for $20 million or more. More than 25 percent of those listings were in California. So for this, our annual winter waterfront issue, we thought we’d celebrate waterfront and water-view masterpieces with a look at the priciest offerings along the California coast.

$125,000,000
2500 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara
Ranch San Carlos is a 237-acre estate property of historic significance that cascades down the foothills of Montecito and offers views to the Pacific.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$108,000,000
10045 Calle Real, Goleta
Las Varas Ranch is an 1,800-acre coastal gem with two miles of unspoiled ocean frontage.
See pages 60-61
Anthony Punnett, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 917.573.7896, Anthony.Punnett@Elliman.com
Kerry Mormann & Associates

$69,000,000
4100 Calle Isabella, San Clemente
La Casa Pacifica — the Western White House for Richard Nixon.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$65,000,000
120 Montecito Ranch Lane, Summerland
This gorgeous ocean and mountain view estate comes with its own polo field.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$60,000,000
33218 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Private and secluded one-of-a-kind beach compound on approximately 3 acres.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$57,500,000
22506 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Unique Carbon Beach property — nearly 3/4 of an acre and one of the deepest properties on Carbon.
See page 59
Judy Feder, Hilton & Hyland, 310.858.5464,
Judy@JFeder.com

$55,000,000
7292 Exotic Garden Drive, Cambria
Palladian-inspired estate on 80 acres including a pinot noir vineyard.
See page 62
Andrea Gilbert, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, 858.945.1312, Andrea@AndreaGilbert.com
Carol Dotson, Hilton & Hyland

$52,000,000
1627 East Valley Road, Montecito
Magnificent estate with glorious ocean and mountain views, splendid architecture and historic gardens on over 9 acres.
See page 63
Susan Burns, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 805.886.8822, Associates@SusanBurns.com
Jason G. Siemens, Sotheby’s International Realty, 805.455.1165, JGSiemens@gmail.com

$51,000,000
2431 Riviera Drive, Laguna Beach
One of 5 properties that open onto the sands of Irvine Cove.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$50,000,000
9751 El Camino Real, Gaviota
The Royal Rancho includes 214 acres and a stately Casa Grande mansion built in the 1920s.
Kerry Mormann & Associates

$49,900,000
4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente
Behind the gates of Cotton Point Estates is this custom residence expertly designed by James Glover.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$49,888,000
3290 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach
On Pescadero Point and a short stroll to The Lodge, this is an iconic Pebble Beach oceanfront estate.
On our Cover and pages 15-17
Canning Properties Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, 831.596.1171, info@mikecanning.com

$48,000,000
1 Buggy Whip Drive, Rolling Hills
This authentic Spanish estate is the only U.S. residence designed by renowned architect Rafael Manzano Martos.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$42,000,000
27724 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Reimagined all-teak beach house on one of the most sought-after pieces of sand in Malibu.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$39,000,000
256 Eucalyptus Hill Drive, Santa Barbara
On a knoll top with views of the Pacific, Solana, circa 1916, is one of Montecito’s original “Hilltop Barons” estates.
Village Properties

$37,500,000
1104 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara
This oceanview Contemporary built in 2008 captures the essence of Balinese charm.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties,
Sotheby’s International Realty

$35,000,000
Undisclosed location, Santa Barbara
Magnolia Manor is a Georgian estate on nearly 5 acres in the Golden Quadrangle.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

$35,000,000
14200 Calle Real, Gaviota Coast
Villa della Costa, completed in 2014, is a 106-acre private hideaway on the Gaviota Coast.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$32,995,000
27465 Winding Way, Malibu
Grand estate on a private 4.8-acre knoll top with unobstructed ocean view of Catalina.
Westside Estate Agency

$30,000,000
2529 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

$29,995,000
31250 Broad Beach, Malibu
An architectural connoisseur’s dream designed by Frank Gehry.
Westside Estate Agency

$29,975,000
92 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach
A 5-level home with direct beach access in Emerald Bay.
Villa Real Estate

$29,900,000
3271 Padaro Lane, Carpinteria
Shingled manor built in 2008 with direct ocean views.
Home Bay

$29,900,000
1 Pelican Crest Drive, Newport Coast
Behind private gates, a 7-bedroom estate home with ocean and island views.
Surterre Properties

$29,000,000
Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Newly constructed Villa Sogno overlooks Malibu’s world- famous Zuma Beach.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$28,995,000
6970 Wildlife Road, Malibu
Spectacular gated architectural estate on Point Dume.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Hilton & Hyland

$28,500,000
2722 The Strand, Manhattan Beach
One of the largest available oceanfront corner double lots in Manhattan Beach.
John Aaroe Group

$28,000,000
156 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach
A prime oceanfront setting in Emerald Bay, with a 5-bedroom house dating back to 1932.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$27,900,000
1590 East Mountain Drive, Montecito
Five-bedroom home plus guesthouse located on nearly 2.5 prime Montecito acres.
Village Properties

$27,750,000
27777 Winding Way, Malibu
La Vie en Rose, inspired by Mediterranean country estates from the South of France.
Westside Estate Agency

$26,995,000
25 Montage Way, Laguna Beach
At the Montage Resort, a newly constructed custom estate by architect Chris Light.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$26,500,000
571 Sandpoint Road, Carpinteria
Cape Cod oceanfront estate in the Sand Point beach colony.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$26,500,000
23754 Malibu Road, Malibu
Four-bedroom plus guest studio home on the deepest part of Malibu Colony Beach.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$25,750,000
1552 Cypress Drive, Pebble Beach
One of only 5 properties located along Pebble Beach’s famed 18th hole, this gracious 4-bedroom home truly presents a historic opportunity.
See page 14
Canning Properties Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, 831.596.1171, info@mikecanning.com

$25,000,000
4305 Marina Drive, Santa Barbara
A contemporary compound of exceptional design on an approximately 3.7-acre ocean bluff.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$25,000,000
26848 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
La Villa Contenta is a grand, gated estate in a premier location.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$25,000,000
2806 The Strand, Hermosa Beach
Custom-built Italian villa designed by Ed Beall.
Chhabria Real Estate

$25,000,000
705 Via La Cuesta, Palos Verdes Estates
A completely gated compound with grand Italian villa and spectacular views.
Chhabria Real Estate

$25,000,000
19 Lagunita Drive, Laguna Beach
Three-level home with private steps to the sand in Lagunita.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

$24,995,000
11802 Ellice Street, Malibu
Located at Marisol, this estate boasts unobstructed views of whitewater.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$24,900,000
32 North La Senda Drive, Laguna Beach
A double bluff-top homesite in Three Arch Bay distinguishes this fully remodeled 4-bedroom home.
Teles Properties

$24,700,000
415 Avocado Drive, Corona del Mar
Sprawling 1.2-acre estate on the bluffs of Corona del Mar.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$24,000,000
31412 Broad Beach, Malibu
Beach home with panoramic water views, an elevator, infinity pool and training gym.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$24,000,000
928 Via Lido Nord, Newport Beach
Five-bedroom home with 200 feet of bay frontage on Lido Isle.
Teles Properties

$23,388,888
7400 Vista Del Mar Avenue, La Jolla
Panoramic ocean and sunset views are the backdrop for this 7-bedroom home, built in 2004.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$22,900,000
57 Monarch Bay Drive, Dana Point
A new home by Richard Landry in the gated community of Monarch Bay.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

$22,900,000
11846 Ellice Street, Malibu
Extraordinary home perched on an oceanfront bluff top with 137 feet of frontage.
Marisol Malibu

$22,500,000
199 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach
Located on Emerald Bay’s exclusive North Point is this 5-bedroom oceanfront home with stunning Catalina sunset views.
See pages 66-67
Maura Short, HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty, 949.233.7949, MShort@HOMGroup.com

$22,000,000
23746 Malibu Road, Malibu
This original Colony beach bungalow was totally remodeled and offers whitewater views.
Partners Trust

$21,500,000
23762 Malibu Road, Malibu
Five-bedroom home on exclusive Malibu Colony Beach.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$20,900,000
3 Rim Ridge, Newport Beach
This ultra-private retreat is set on an oversized lot with stunning views.
Surterre Properties

$20,000,000
200 Toyopa Drive, Pacific Palisades
A home overlooking the ocean from the coveted Huntington area of the Pacific Palisades.
Partners Trust

$20,000,000
192 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach
A 5-bedroom traditional home by Harold Zook offers outstanding water views and elaborate interior finishes.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$19,995,000
108 The Strand, Manhattan Beach
An architectural tour-de-force setting the standard for modern beachside elegance.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

$19,995,000
2735 Ocean Boulevard, Corona Del Mar
Water views highlight this 6-bedroom estate by the renowned architect J. Herbert Brownell.
Teles Properties

$19,995,000
10 Coral Ridge, Newport Coast
Brand new California-Mediterranean estate with panoramic ocean, Catalina and coastline views.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

$19,995,000
165 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach
Recently completed Santa Barbara-style home with endless ocean views.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$19,995,000
2661 Victoria Drive, Laguna Beach
A masterful contemporary on 3 lots in the coveted community of Victoria Beach.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$19,995,000
24 Lagunita Drive, Laguna Beach
In Lagunita, an oceanfront masterpiece 7 years in the making.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$19,995,000
21 Montage Way, Laguna Beach
Nestled on a bluff, this 4-bedroom home was built to exacting hotel-quality standards.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$19,950,000
29215 Cliffside Drive, Malibu
Brand new architectural East Coast-style estate on Point Dume.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$19,950,000
35 Monarch Bay Drive, Dana Point
A Provencal motif is captured throughout this view-oriented 6-bedroom home in Monarch Bay.
Immel Team Luxury Real Estate

$19,950,000
Hot Springs Road, Montecito
Spanish Revival estate home dating to 1920 on 3 flat acres with partial ocean views.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

$19,950,000
2033 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar
Spa-inspired custom estate directly on Newport Harbor.
Teles Properties

$19,900,000
4 Midsummer, Newport Coast
Six-bedroom home with sweeping front row views of Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, city lights and canyon.
Surterre Properties

$19,900,000
1802 Ocean Front, Del Mar
Romantic charm and exquisite details on the sand.
Barry Estates

$19,675,000
224 Sea Cliff Avenue, San Francisco
Seven-bedroom 1925 trophy home with views of Golden Gate Bridge, Marin headlands and Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Union International

$19,500,000
4015 Bajada Lane, Santa Barbara
Los Arcos Del Mar is a 6-bedroom classic designed by Henry Lenny that has direct beach access in Hope Ranch.
See pages 68-69
Ken Switzer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, 805.680.4622, kenswitzer1@yahoo.com

$19,500,000
1086 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara
Mid-century Modern design and a sense of serenity describe this 3-bedroom home overlooking Butterfly Beach.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$19,500,000
710 Picacho Lane, Montecito
Sophisticated, newly renovated estate comes with sweeping ocean, island and mountain views.
Village Properties

$19,495,000
33 Smithcliffs Road, Laguna Beach
Palm Springs resort-style living in Laguna Beach in the gated enclave of Smithcliffs.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$19,000,000
3205 Ballantrae Lane, Pebble Beach
Stately Mediterranean in one of Pebble Beach’s most coveted locations.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$18,888,888
16 Skyridge, Pelican Crest, Newport Coast
Breathtaking vistas of sea and sky abound from this coveted corner lot situated at the pinnacle of Pelican Crest.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$18,888,888
5 Pelicans Drive, Newport Coast
A modern interpretation of the French Chateau style, significantly renovated with completion in 2015.
Villa Real Estate

$18,800,000
701 Gage Drive, San Diego
An elaborate estate home on one of Point Loma’s largest lots.
Barry Estates

$18,500,000
985 Hot Springs Road, Montecito
In the Montecito foothills, Villa Santa Lucia embraces approximately 19.5 acres with views that stretch to the ocean.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$18,500,000
1599 East Valley Road, Montecito
A Cape Dutch Colonial masterpiece juxtaposed between the mountains and the sea on more than 3 acres.
Village Properties and Hilton & Hyland

$18,000,000
6210 Camino de la Costa, La Jolla
Seven-bedroom home elegantly poised on possibly the best oceanfront lot in Lower Hermosa.
Willis Allen Real Estate

$17,995,000
33 Monarch Bay Drive, Dana Point
This stunning oceanfront home is angled on an elevated promontory to capture uninterrupted water views.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

$17,988,000
11 Deep Sea, Newport Coast
Elegant front row estate in highly coveted and exclusive Crystal Cove.
Surterre Properties

$17,900,000
900 Hot Springs Road, Montecito
A romantic Italian villa plus guesthouse on 2+ acres.
Village Properties

$17,900,000
4125 Calle Isabella, San Clemente
A turnkey estate with direct beach access located across from Richard Nixon’s Western White House.
First Team Real Estate

$17,777,000
2724 Ocean Boulevard, Corona del Mar
A 6-bedroom landmark estate overlooking Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$17,770,000
777 Glen Annie Road, Goleta
This oceanview trophy property offers more than 110 acres and 3 separate homes.
Compass

$17,500,000
3464 Sweetwater Mesa, Malibu
Iconic Malibu living abounds in this architectural oasis atop a generous 4.25 acres within the exclusive Serra Retreat.
Partners Trust

$17,500,000
3319 Stevenson Drive, Pebble Beach
Beautifully remodeled Mediterranean with extensive terraces and views to Carmel Beach.
Carmel Realty

$17,250,000
23936 Malibu Road, Malibu
A stunning Malibu beach contemporary designed by architect Ron Goldman on 55 feet of ocean frontage.
See page 70
Marcus Beck, Sotheby’s International Realty, 310.456.9405, Marcus.Beck@SothebysHomes.com

$17,250,000
4145 Creciente Drive, Santa Barbara
This estate in Hope Ranch includes a pool, tennis court, bluff-top patios and stairs to the beach.
Compass

$17,200,000
1127 Hill Road, Montecito
A remodeled island-style tropical beach retreat, this property is adjacent to Butterfly Beach.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$16,998,000
11 Pelican Vista Drive, Newport Coast
A modern masterwork that represents a perfect intersection of architecture, design and technology.
Surterre Properties

$16,995,000
5910 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla
Designed by acclaimed architect Claude Anthony Marengo to seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living.
Engel & Völkers

$16,995,000
40 North La Senda Drive, Laguna Beach
Built by D.W. Griffith, this historically significant compound is a landmark of the Laguna coastline.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$16,950,000
4653 Via Roblada, Santa Barbara
A Hope Ranch estate of approximately 13 acres set high on a bluff with ocean and Channel Island views.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$16,900,000
16 Morning Dove, Laguna Niguel
Single-story Hawaiian-style contemporary plus guesthouse with ocean and Catalina views.
Chalet Properties & Investment

$16,888,000
990 Ocean Front, Laguna Beach
A 3-bedroom Contemporary on the sand in the village.
Surterre Properties

$16,750,000
28868 Cliffside Drive, Malibu
Recently remodeled bluff top mid-century ranch-style house in Point Dume.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

$16,750,000
801 Alston Road, Santa Barbara
On a 7.43-acre hilltop perch with ocean views, this Spanish Colonial Revival estate dates back to 1918.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$16,550,000
11768 Ellice Street, Malibu
Marisol estate with 16-foot-high great room, infinity-edge pool and oceanfront vistas.
Partners Trust

$16,500,000
345 Golden Gate Avenue, Tiburon
Enter through towering wrought iron gates and discover a French Provincial Manor estate home.
Sotheby’s International Realty

$16,500,000
2345 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
This Ocean Front Woods Cove double estate lot with two homes is being offered for sale for the first time.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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