San Clemente Estate Near Nixon’s Western White House Hits Market for $55 Million

Bluff-Top Mansion Last Sold for $33.9 Million in 2021

A stunning two-story Mediterranean-style estate, located just two doors down from President Richard Nixon’s Western White House, is now on the market for $55 million.

This remarkable property set a record as San Clemente’s most expensive home ever sold when it was purchased in September 2021 for $33.9 million. It now has the potential to surpass that record.

Built in 2007, the nearly 13,000-square-foot residence includes a main house and a casita, connected by a covered breezeway to an upstairs office. Together, they feature seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

Situated on a flat 2.6-acre bluff-top in the exclusive Cotton Point Estates, the property is secured by dual gates and boasts 455 feet of beachfront overlooking the renowned Trestles surf break. A 50-foot pool is the centerpiece of the backyard.

The current owner, Christopher R. Redlich Jr., former chairman of Marine Terminals Corp., made approximately $11 million in upgrades to the estate, according to the Wall Street Journal. Enhancements include the installation of an elevator, a smart-home system, the transformation of a former sports court into an orchard, and the addition of a cypress tree mosaic to the pool floor.

The landscape surrounding the home is adorned with mature cypress trees, adding to the estate’s charm. Inside, the main house features an open-plan living area designed for seamless indoor-outdoor living. An interior balcony overlooks the great room, which boasts a soaring wood-beamed ceiling and stone walls. The kitchen has been brightened with light cabinets and marbled countertops.

The spacious primary suite offers a sitting room, a spa-inspired bathroom, and a private terrace. Additional amenities include a courtyard, expansive lawns, and a nine-car garage.

The listing is held by Sean Stanfield of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

Previously part of the Nixon compound, this house hosted a star-studded Kelly Slater Foundation benefit in April 2008, featuring performances by Kelly Slater, Ben Harper, and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. The property was then owned by Martin Colombatto, a former executive at Broadcom Corp.

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