What happens when two of the real estate industry’s top luxury agents join forces to represent one of San Diego’s Most Iconic new listings? Well, to start they throw the PARTY OF THE YEAR to showcase the property to agents and prospective clients across Southern California.
An exclusive invitation bearing a personal key. A Rolls Royce escort through the 12-acre property. A rising international singer performing on a see-through stage over a glimmering pool while guests sipped cocktails to the melodious and soulful tunes. Leave it to luxury real estate agents, Scott Robeson and Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, to throw the party of the century.
Even the warm summer night seemed perfectly orchestrated to highlight the real star of the show — the Scripps’ estate. “We wanted to showcase this timeless and classic estate in a way that would allow the guests to truly capture the essence of this home. Listings of this caliber are often described as ‘perfect for entertaining’ so it’s a rare opportunity to actually experience it first-hand,” said Scott Robeson, listing agent.”
On July 7, 2018, guests gained entrance to the front gates of the expansive estate with the keys sent to them in wooden boxes as part of their unique invitations. Upon arriving, they were transported along the long winding tree-lined drive to the main house, courtesy of Rolls Royce of La Jolla, who featured their timeless and elegant Phantom and Ghost models. Champagne was served at the terrace before attendees toured the main house, a masterpiece of architecture that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living.
The heart of the 12,417-square-foot estate consists of seven bedrooms and 14 bathrooms with cutting-edge technology features such as radiant heated floors and Crestron Home Automation. Guests toured the private wings separated for family, guests, and staff, before visiting the wood-paneled master retreat, complete with an exercise room and second office.
Partygoers got the rare opportunity to stroll through the iconic grounds of the Scripps’ Estate, visiting the world-class equestrian facilities and numerous sports courts before heading to the deck of the luxurious resort-style pool. “As an equestrian, it’s so clear to me, when I look at this property, the amazing appeal to horse lovers. What this spectacular event emphasized was just how multi-functional the estate is for a variety of activities and social gatherings,” said Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar, co-listing agent.
Guests dined on an eclectic selection of gourmet delights by Coast Catering, including an oyster station and a dessert bar, while sipping on top shelf beverages at the open bar including Rustic Paloma cocktails mixed with Kimo Sabe Mezcal Tequila, which won the 2016 American Distilling Institute Best of Class and Best of Agave awards. To end the night, International talent and YouTube sensation, Davina Michelle, made her United States premier for this private event, performing on a translucent plexiglass stage, built over the pool. Famous for shocking recording artist Pink by impressively covering her song, “What About Us,” Davina sang her heart out, leaving the audience blown away by her two-hour performance. As the last song lingered in the air, guests returned to the front gates in the luxurious Rolls Royces, taking with them memories of this magical night.
With the iconic Scripps’ Estate up for sale, one can’t help but appreciate that for some lucky buyer enchanted evenings like this one can become a regular reality.
Set on 12+ acres complete with equestrian facilities, tennis court, sand volleyball court, & resort-style pool & spa. This property stands out like no other! The expansive property is comprised of two parcels each with a separate gated entrance – one servicing the home and the other leading to the stunning barn with 6 indoor/outdoor stalls, a tack room, commercial laundry facility, and rider’s lounge. An authentic Old West style saloon has lift-and-slide doors out to a covered BBQ patio overlooking the beach volleyball court. There is a separate equipment garage and equestrians will love the 3 grassy pastures, riding ring, and direct access to the RSF Covenant’s 50+ mile trail system. Convenient west side location with the soccer park and baseball fields just a short walk away. Gorgeous award-winning landscaping provides the ultimate backdrop for the tropical, resort-style pool area w/fireplace, waterfall, and cabana w/kitchen, sauna, & bath.
For additional details and property photos visit ElSecreto.com. To schedule a private showing contact 858-401-3077.