Copley publishing family estate in La Jolla listed at $25 million

Foxhill, an eight-acre estate once owned by the Copley publishing family, is for sale in La Jolla at $25 million.

Set in the Country Club neighborhood, the sprawling compound features panoramic ocean and hillside views.

The French country-style manor home, built in 1959, has handcrafted woodwork, a paneled library office and a formal dining room with a hand-painted mural and built-in cabinetry. There are seven bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms. A guest house, a pool pavilion, staff quarters and a fitness/center office are included in the 20,000 square feet of living space.

A swimming pool, a greenhouse, a garden shed, garages for 12 cars and an entry gatehouse are also on the acreage. Orchards, terraced gardens, lawns and walkways complete the manicured grounds.

Helen Copley, a former publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune, made Foxhill her home and entertained such dignitaries there as President Nixon. After her death in 2004 at 81, the property passed to her son David C. Copley. He was also a publisher for the Union-Tribune and died three years ago at age 60.


Greg Noonan of Greg Noonan & Associates, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, is the listing agent.

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