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This gorgeous home sits on Coronado Island, a uniquely beautiful and historic island located in San Diego Bay. The home was built by John D. Spreckels who was known as Mr. San Diego and who owned the Hotel del Coronado, the water company, the trolley system, and the San Diego Union and San Diego Tribune newspapers. Spreckels lived in San Francisco until the 1906 earthquake scared him down to Coronado. He built two homes on the island, his "bay-side house" which is now the Glorietta Bay Inn, and the other was his "beach-house" at 1043 Ocean Boulevard which is our estate of the day. The Spreckels estate is the main house and a guest house totaling 27 rooms including a northeast wing with two apartments and a six-car garage. The mansion is a mix of Italian Renaissance and Beaux-Arts architecture and is full of special details like a finished exercise room and ballet studio in the attic and a basement with two wine cellars. The mansion has six bedrooms, a living room with a carved marble fireplace and built-in bookcases, sun room and plenty of areas for taking in the ocean views. It is listed at $16.9 million. It's a gorgeous piece of property but the interior could use an update. Interior shots after the jump and even more pictures can be found here.
[via Luxury Real Estate]