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Lives like a Penthouse, Feels like Home

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Sapphire Tower #1803/1804

Living downtown and working real estate downtown means that I spend the majority of my days viewing boxes in the sky.  It doesn’t happen every day, but when I come across something unique, it creates a genuine excitement and I couldn’t be more excited to be offering this listing.


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So many conversations today with my clients don’t just consist of the wants and must haves in a unit or space they want to live in.  Nowadays buyers want something unique, something that their neighbors don’t have or can’t get.  This is that unit.  It not only offers the many features on everyone’s “must have” list, but it checks the box that says there is nothing else like this.  It also comes at a value & I will break that down for you as well.

This is a one of a kind home occupying the entire South half of the building at Sapphire Tower. The owners purchased from the developer in 2008 and created a living space unlike any other.  You’ll have to see it to appreciate it!  The chef’s dream kitchen opens to a massive great room (45 feet in length by 25 feet of depth).  Even the penthouse doesn’t offer a great room this large.  It’s an entertainer’s dream with sweeping views of Coronado, Point Loma and the highly active San Diego Bay.  The wet bar in the den, oversized pantry, and full size wine cooler in the chef’s kitchen help make the dream a reality.  The fireplace, power-shades, immaculate Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, custom lighting, wall treatments, built-ins & draperies all add to creating a unique ambiance for guests.
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One of the many benefits that come with the combined units is 3 parking spaces & a storage unit.  Not to mention, hotel style amenities include pool, spa, sauna, fitness room, concierge & recreation room. Sapphire Tower is a unique high-rise tower because unlike most, it includes only 97 residences. Residents at Sapphire Tower enjoy the exclusivity of not being a high traffic tower. Located just 2 blocks from the San Diego Bay and 1 block from Little Italy, the location is ideal for walking to restaurants, shops, bars and is close to the airport, golf, malls and more.

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Residence Features:

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Parking Space (all side by side)
  • Storage room
  • 2,611 Sq Ft
  • Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors
  • Custom Lighting
  • Full Size Wine Cooler
  • Power Shades
  • Phillipe Starck Shower Head
  • Monthly HOA $1920


Looking at the recent sales and pending properties that are similar in size and view, you’ll clearly see the value of this home:

A smaller combined unit at Harbor Club #2805, with higher HOAs was priced at $2.5mil and is currently pending.

Half-floor penthouse at Sapphire #2802 sold for $2.6mil and needed all new flooring and updating.

Sapphire #2402 sold for $2.7mil… almost $500K more for a similar footprint and only 2 parking spaces.

These comparable properties are helpful in seeing how this property offers the lifestyle and exclusivity you can expect to have with a penthouse, but at a more modest price.  Other properties available with this square footage are either on a low floor and lacking views, or priced over $3 million dollars.  

Don’t Miss this Virtual Tour – Click here to step into this home virtually! 

Call me for a private showing to see if this one of a kind property could possibly be your new home!

Nicole Justice | 619-961-6615 | NicoleJ@WelcometoSanDiego.com

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