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Posted July 13, 2020
Primely situated upon 32 seaside acres, La Jolla’s iconic Foxhill estate is truly unparalleled. At the apex of the La Jolla Country Club neighborhood, the estate’s main residence looks out over the ocean, golf course, and La Jolla Village, and offers sweeping panoramic views of the San Diego City skyline and bay, and the mountains of Mexico beyond.
The elegant, French country-style manor evokes a sense of fairy tale whimsy with meticulously manicured grounds that have served as the setting for numerous society dinners, receptions, and fundraisers including last year’s Dream On Concert Gala to benefit local nonprofit Promises2Kids.
For decades, the hilltop estate was the home of Copley Press publisher James Copley and his wife, Helen, owners of The San Diego Union and The San Diego Tribune newspapers. Their son, David Copley, resided in the home after they passed away. In 2015, developer Papa Doug Manchester purchased the residence from David Copley’s estate; Manchester had also purchased The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper in 2011 and sold it in 2015.
Manchester renovated the property, adding new and updated amenities including a modernized kitchen, racquetball court, pickleball court, lush walking trails, and additional guest facilities. The main home and guest quarters now feature ten total bedrooms and nearly 23,000 square feet of living space.
Now relisted for sale, Foxhill represents three absolutely unique buying opportunities. There is developable land in 24 vacant acres, the eight-acre estate boasting the magnificent ocean-view family compound, or the option to keep the entire 32 parcel intact as La Jolla’s largest residential property.
“At 32 acres, Foxhill is by far the largest property in La Jolla, one of the most picturesque coastal villages in the world,” says listing agent Greg Noonan. “But add to that the gorgeous ocean and golf fairway views and you really have a completely unique offering that can never be replicated.”
The main home and guesthouses at 7007 Country Club Drive feature an asking price of $25 million. The adjacent 24 acres (with two developable lots of 4 acres and 1.6 acres) are offered separately for $12 million. A third listing, encompassing the entire 32-acre estate, carries an asking price of
$37 million. All are offered through Greg Noonan of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, in cooperation with Andy Nelson of Willis Allen Real Estate and The Altman Brothers Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. 800.525.6552, lajollahomes.com Jane Shiomi