Luxury home chosen for ‘Showcase’ tour


A luxury listing of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in La Jolla, one of the most graceful homes on one of the Jewel’s most prestigious streets, was selected as one of four “Showcase” dwellings to be shown to Realtors visiting San Diego this week.

It is all part of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Convention taking place at the San Diego Convention Center.

Fifty international brokers here for the conference made reservations for a “California dreaming tour” on Nov. 11, including the $12.4 million property at 5824 Camino de la Costa, listed by Joy Draper and Trent Wagenseller of Coldwell Banker La Jolla.

The San Diego Association of Realtors, the largest association of Realtors in San Diego County, put together the tour profiling two properties in San Diego and two in La Jolla — the Camino de la Costa home in Bird Rock’s Lower Hermosa and a property listed at $23 million within a five-minute drive of Bird Rock.

The purpose of its luxury home tour was to give conventioneers “a sampling of properties that would appeal to an international audience and buyer,” a SDAR spokesman said.

Erik Weichelt, 2009 president of the group, said: “We are honored to have the National Association of Realtors host their annual convention in San Diego for the first time. The conference has given us the unique opportunity to host a ... tour that features some of the most desirable real estate in San Diego. Realtors have come from across the nation and international destinations to see firsthand why San Diego is considered an ideal international destination.”

The Camino de la Costa dwelling offers spectacular oceanfront views. The brokers said its meticulous attention to detail combined with gorgeous styling makes it unique. First impressions of the home are of traditional architecture, but on closer inspection, every west-facing room takes full advantage of panoramic ocean views, they noted.

“The home was chosen because of how exquisite it is right on the ocean,” Draper said. “It’s got a custom, French chateau look with a contemporary feel with spectacular terraces and patios and lots of windows and glass and French doors that showcase the amazing ocean sunsets.”

Realtors escorted by luxury coach on the four-hour tour on Nov. 11 came from such far-flung spots as Vancouver, British Columbia, Australia and Slovakia.