A gorgeous 1925 castle located on an island off the coast of San Diego has just hit the market for $32 million.
Coronado Island is home to the Hotel del Coronado, which served as a filming location for the 1959 Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like It Hot and had plenty of star power adorning its floors. Hotel 1888, just half a mile from the castle home, has housed movie stars and presidents, as well as royalty.
After Monroe’s movie popularized the site, beachgoers began pitching tents along the shoreline, which would eventually turn into some of San Diego’s best real estate, including Castle Coronado, which is just listed for $32 million.
Fort Coronado was built by famed architect Richard Requa, best known for his Southern California style, for $57,000. It cost 10 times the average home to build at the time and has been ‘extensively remodeled’ between 2017 and 2020, though the property maintains its original integrity.
It is one of the largest properties on the island, with the main house having over 14,000 square feet.
The stately Spanish-style home with a beautiful pool set against the west coast sunset on the nearby beach
Coronado Castle (pictured) hit the market for a whopping $32 million
The backyard is huge with plenty of space for entertaining guests, plus a large pool in the middle and a covered patio perfect for dinner parties. The tiled pool grounds have room for plenty of loungers and a few trees dotting the property
The five bedroom, four full bathroom home sits on 0.5 acre of land and is 100 feet from the beach.
The beautiful estate also includes a guest house, fountains on the estate, olive and palm trees, and a huge pool in the backyard surrounded by 250-year-old stonework, according to Top ten real estate deals.
The 5 bedroom, 4 full bathroom property also offers a garage for four cars, a golf cart garage and five off street parking spaces.
This is a Spanish style home with Old Hollywood vibes and regal properties, plus all the latest amenities of modern living.
The house is built in 18th century European terracotta tiles and has Spanish touches throughout.
The Hotel Del Coronado, which served as the filming location for the 1959 Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like It Hot, is only a half mile from the house.
It also has a green setting on the property that is lit up with romantic string lights
Large gym area with wall dedicated to surfboards and plenty of space for racking weights and in-house elliptical machines
It also comes with a dry sauna room, as well as a massage table for the ultimate luxurious experience
It has a large home theater with a bar area above and life size Star Wars characters in the wall
It is located on a promenade surrounded by palm trees and only 100 feet from the beach.
The home’s kitchen is large and open for entertaining and comes with a 72-inch La Cornue range and grill, as well as a double sub-zero refrigerator and Miele Steam Oven, as well as a coffee base and wet bar, according to Coronadorequa.com.
The backyard is huge with plenty of space for entertaining guests, plus a large pool in the middle and a covered patio perfect for dinner parties. The tiled pool grounds have room for plenty of loungers and a few trees dotting the property.
The covered patio has vaulted ceilings and a large sitting area as well as room for a dining room table for 12.
It cost 10 times more than the average home to build at the time and has been ‘extensively remodeled’ between 2017 and 2020, though the property maintains its original integrity.
The interior of the house has a more rustic feel, with vaulted beam ceilings and dark wood
The office area has plenty of natural light, as well as a Gothic-style chandelier in its center
The indoor dining room is off the aft pool and ornate ceiling design
Covered patio has vaulted ceilings and large seating area plus room for a dining room table for 12
To the side of the house is an outdoor kitchen space that includes an oven, as well as a granite kitchen island and dining space.
The interior of the house has a more rustic feel, with dark wood beamed ceilings and dark accents.
It also features a movie theater that comes with life-size replicas of Star Wars characters, as well as a bar area above. There is also a home gym on the property, featuring a surfboard wall and ample space for elliptical machines and weight racks.
There is also a green place outside that is nicely decorated with a string that lights up above.
The house became a historic site in 1982 and is protected by the Mills Act, which makes for incredibly low property taxes.
A half mile from home, Marilyn Monroe filmed Some Like It Hot (pictured) at Hotel Del Coronado, where 11 presidents also stayed
If the new homeowner needs a massage, they don’t have to look far because the house has their own room, as well as a steam room.
Nearby, homeowners can grab a coffee at a local shop before heading a half-mile toward Coronado Beach to the hotel to see where the 11 Chiefs spent the night. A little further afield, homeowners can enjoy the Coronado Yacht Club and Municipal Golf Course.
Many famous faces have graced Coronado Island, as popcorn king Orville Redenbacher owns property on the island, as well as Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum, who has spent the winter on the island.
The house is protected by the Mills Act and designated a historic building in 1982. Under the Mills Act, what would have been $400,000 in property taxes is now only $40,000.