They say as men grow older, their toys become more expensive. With Father’s Day this Sunday, we, at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, agree that dads are usually the most difficult people to buy for. The annual challenge of shopping for Dad gets into a frenzied buying spree days prior as the date approaches. With everyone trying to find the perfect gift, The Robb Report, a luxury lifestyle magazine, has profiled a different caliber of Father’s Day gifts this year – high end, as well as affordable, accessories targeted to the man who loves to cook.

High on the list, the Komodo Kamado Big Bad 32, a barbecue and smoker oven that every serious grillmaster would covet. Or what about an Artisan Fire Pizza Oven which is as effective as a traditional pizza oven and can bake up Neapolitan style pizzas in under three minutes?. Both retail just under $7,000.

Of course, for the food enthusiast dad, The Robb Report suggests you can’t go wrong with a good steak. The Hamptons Collection from New York Prime Beef gets you steak house quality at home and features six 32 oz porthouses and six 16 oz center cut New York strips. Perfectly aged, dad will thank you for an upscale restaurant meal, without leaving home.

And what chef doesn’t want a quality apron? Hedley & Bennett built a company that meets the specifications of the most demanding chefs using high quality fabrics, all made in the USA. A limited edition brown leather apron ensures Dad will be the best dressed cook on the block.

Finally, what grillmaster doesn’t seek out new recipes to try? The Robb Report recommends Gather and Graze by Stephanie Izard, chef at Chicago’s Girl and the Goat. Her meat filled, Asian influenced cookbook offers creative dishes like whole roasted lamb shoulder and Szechuan sausage skewers.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty currently has stunning properties for sale throughout San Diego and Orange counties as well as the Palm Springs desert communities. We have selected just a few of our favorite homes that offer space every dad would enjoy from Man-caves, massage rooms, home gyms and outside recreational area. No matter your price range, let us help you with your next home purchase.


7 White Water Lane, Dana Point

7 White Water Lane Dana Point Pacific Sothebys
7 White Water Ln., Dana Point, CA 92629 | 6 Beds 8 Baths 2 Partial Baths 9,255 Est.SF | Offered at $12,800,000 | Listed by Nick Church, Laguna Beach | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Truly exceptional, what father wouldn’t love this contemporary home designed by renowned architect C.J. Light. With 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, incredible ocean view terraces, theater, and yes, a home spa, this traditional Cape cod style home offers gracious entertaining and pure tranquility. $12,800,000. Visit here for more information about this property.

5490 Calumet Avenue, La Jolla

5490 Calumet La Jolla Pacific Sothebys Realty Seth O'Byrne
5490 Calumet Avenue, La Jolla 92037 | 5 Beds 5 Baths 2 Partial Baths 5,870 Est.SF | Offered at $11,998,000 | Colisted by Donna Madrea and Seth O’Byrne, La Jolla | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

With amazing La Jolla bluff oceanfront views, and rare oceanfront pool and outdoor living areas, this is the home to experience La Jolla indoor/outdoor living. Five bedrooms, and five baths, this property offers something for every member of the family, especially dad! A custom home theater with seating for 27 of his closest friends includes a separate audio/visual closet as well as a separate game room with full wet bar, 2 TV’s and wine closet. Stunning home with mesmerizing ocean views. $11,988,000. Visit here to learn more about this listing.

173 Tamit, Palm Desert

Golf Property Luxury Real Estate Pacific Sothebys
173 Tamit Palm Desert, CA 92260 | 4 Beds 4 Baths 1 Partial Bath 7,528 Est.SF | Offered at $5,250,000 | Listed by Sean Stanfield and Kristi Kramer, Indian Wells | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

If Dad is a golf enthusiast, look no further for a desert property than this stunning home in BIGHORN, one of the most exclusive clubs offering an architectural designed home with a premier location just steps to the newly unveiled BIGHORN Clubhouse. Panoramic mountain views, expansive walls of glass with pocket glass doors throughout to enjoy indoor/outdoor living, dads will love the spacious yard with putting green. A spectacular home for those that desire a spectacular lifestyle. $5,250,000. Visit here for more information about this property.

40550 De Luz Murrieta Road, Fallbrook

Fallbrook Homes for Sale Pacific Sothebys Realty
40550 De Luz Murrieta Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028 | 2 Beds 2 Baths 1,300 EstSF 346 Acres | Offered at $5,499,000 | Colisted by Mark Marquez and Scott Baggett | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Perhaps your father is a wine aficionado. If so, what about a home with a vineyard? Known as Peaceful Oaks Ranch Vineyard, this beautiful property sits on 346 acres with all four parcels in Fallbrook. Grapes produced are of estate quality and in high demand. 8,000 Plus vines are planted on ten acres. The property has also produced over 1,000 bales of hay per year. Hay produced was on 30+ acres of plowed land that is available for immediate grape expansion with very little prep needed. Property sits above one of the largest aquifers in San Diego. Plenty of groundwater for expansion! 4 Parcels and 8 APN’s included in this price. $5,499,000. Visit here for more information about this listing.

12802 Panorama Crest, North Tustin

12802 Panorama Crest North Tustin Luxuxy Real Estate
12802 Panorama Crest, North Tustin 92705 | 5 Beds 4 Baths 1 Partial Bath 7,724 EstSF | Offered at $3,795,000 | Listed by Brian Fox | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Maybe Dad is a card shark? Welcome to Casa Comodoro, a landmark estate in North Tustin’s prestigious Panorama Heights, where this 1920’s Spanish Colonial Revival home blends with today’s most desirable amenities. The estates’ main house showcases a great room with original gold-leaf ceiling panels and arched mahogany pocket doors, opening the entire home to the gardens and fountains. The state-of-the-art gym and spa are complete with a steam shower, TVs, stereo system, massage room, and bi-fold doors that open to a tranquil reflection pool and sun deck. The large Billiard room has wet bar and fireplace – the perfect Man Cave! Visit here for more information about this property.

40895 Yucca Lane, Bermuda Dunes

Bermuda Dunes Homes for Sale Luxury Real Estate Pacific Sothebys
40895 Yucca Lane, Bermuda Dunes, CA | 7 Beds 8 Baths 8,000 Est.SF 2.3 Acres | Offered at $3,300,000 | Listed by Dave Kibbey, Indian Wells | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Need extra outdoor space for Dad to play? Compare this gine gated Mediterranean contemporary estate view home on 2.3 Acres, with any other similar valley home on the market. You will not find another NEW home of this caliber at this amazing price! Over 8000-SF of luxury lifestyle living, 7-bedrooms, 8-baths, 5-bedroom suites (incl. office suite) in main house, plus two separate attached guest houses, one with separate kitchen. Tons of detail, warm beautiful architectural design, high ceilings, walls of glass, exposed beams, and only finest finishes throughout, to include detailed millwork, stone work, quality cabinetry, large pantry, huge volume spaces. huge covered patio, beautiful safety fenced pool & spa, large circular fire-pit, Volley-ball, Basket-ball, and tether-ball. $3,300.000. Visit here to learn more about this property.

Colby Arrington, PSIR Marketing

Director, Communications & Public Relations Pacific Sotheby's International Realty |

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