Home of the Day: Temple-like contemporary in Escondido

Home of the Day: Temple-like contemporary in Escondido
Occupying 18 hilltop acres in Escondido, this contemporary mansion features commanding views of the San Diego coastline. (K. Ann Brizolis / Pacific Sotheby's International Realty)

An exotic swimming pool runs through the heart of this temple-like contemporary occupying more than 18 acres on the pinnacle of Escondido’s Paint Mountain. Clean lines mixed with ornate design and vaulted spaces further the symmetrical aesthetic of the open floor plan as telescoping walls of glass instantly transform indoor-outdoor living spaces.

Location: 19101 Fortuna Del Este, Escondido, 92029

Asking price: $12.5 million

Year built: 1995

Architect: Art Harris

House size: 23,787 square feet, eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms

Lot size: 18.21 acres

Features: Flexible floor plan with two living rooms, game/media room, revolving formal dining room, home theater, gym, executive office, chef’s kitchen, teppanyaki station, wine cellar, 20-car garage, infinity pool, rooftop deck waterslide

About the area: There are currently 81 homes for sale in the 92029 ZIP Code at an average price of $278 per square foot, according to The average sale price in that area is $546,628.

Agent: K. Ann Brizolis, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, (858) 756-4328

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