705 Cornish Dr

San Diego, CA 92107 View Map $2,900,000 Ask a Question
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Robert & Joy Aumann

Robert & Joy Aumann

(858) 752-8730

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FOR SALE: 705 Cornish Dr San Diego CA 92107 | 230004759 |$2,900,000| Call Rob (858) 752-8730 for a TOUR!

Status: Sold
Property Type:Detached
MLS #:230004759
Sq. Feet:2,023
Date Sold:8/11/2023
County:San Diego

Listing Agent/Office

Agent:Rosamaria Acuna
Agent Phone:619-890-2828
Office:Berkshire Hathaway Homeservice
Forever Views! Don't miss your chance to own this one-of-a-kind midcentury home designed to capture the serene essence of nature, from the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean to the breathtaking beauty of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Located adjacent to the iconic 50-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, this residence designed by architects Jung & Cloyes offers unmatched ocean views that showcase the splendor of nature, from marine life to the native plants and birds inhabiting the picturesque parkland. With large picture windows and glass sliding doors, this home makes it easy to experience the majesty of the Pacific from every angle, in a space that provides a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living. It's also a home with tremendous history.

The original owners, who were instrumental in the preservation of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, carefully worked with architects and builders to craft a home inspired by the landscape, which translated into the characteristic midcentury combination of fluid and sculptural design, the use of natural elements like stone, wood and glass, and a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows you to connect with your surroundings while feeling completely at ease. This special property is meant to be cherished and treasured, a place of quiet respite where nature can be seen in its purest form. The true highlight of the home is the forever sunset, an experience unlike any other. As the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, creating an unforgettable spectacle that can be enjoyed right from the privacy of your new home. As feature by SDNews: A one-of-a-kind home located adjacent to the iconic 50-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is now on the market for the first time. Priced at $3,200,000, 705Cornish Drive offers an unprecedented opportunity to purchase a piece of Point Loma history. The original owners of the property, Roy and Katie Klumpp, played a pivotal role in the conservation of the parkland and Point Loma community. In the mid-1960s, the Klumpps bought the lot with a vision to build a unique family home where their children could enjoy the “forever views” and vast, coastal land just beyond their new backyard. During construction, Katie Klumpp, a passionate advocate for equality in education who would later be named San Diego’s Woman of the Year in 1988 for her efforts, spent significant time meticulously selecting materials that would flow with the home’s natural landscape. Her husband Roy Klumpp – a Korean War veteran with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics – worked closely with the contractor and Del Mar-based architecture firm Jung & Cloyes on the finest of details. Roy Klumpp personally sanded all the ceiling beams in the house so they were perfectly smooth. The architects’ vision for the house was that all but four angles would be 60 or 120 degrees, and they placed the home on the lot in such a way to capture the incredible views, which were echoed by the wood-burning fireplace, (which Katie Klumpp had the builders rehang to get it just right). The den/family room was inspired by removing all the wasted hallway walls to make a wonderful area for the children to play. When construction was completed in 1967, the Klumpps had strategically helped craft a coastal, mid century modern home as artistic as it was aesthetic, with soaring wood-beam ceilings, a floating staircase and an interior stone accent wall in the living room. Roy Klumpp used the garage as his personal workshop where he created custom pieces for the home, including contemporary chandeliers and windows. Katie Klumpp continued her social justice work, and was inspired by the panoramic, Pacific Ocean-lined view and natural surroundings she lived in every day to learn more about the historic significance of the land outside her front door. During the late 19th century, the area now known as Sunset Cliffs Natural Park was covered with fruit trees and vegetables, a place where cattle roamed the cliffside terrain. During World War II, the Army used the land and then it became utilized by several universities until it was sold to the City of San Diego as one of the few remaining stretches of undeveloped coastal land in the area. When talk arose to develop the land, the Klumpps played an active role in the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park conservation project and in 1983, the Hillside Section of the park was formally dedicated by the City of San Diego. Recognizing the land’s importance, the city designated the Hillside Section as a Multiple Habitat Preservation Area (MHPA). It has been a beloved staple of the community ever since. I can see why they selected this lot,” “It’s just like a beacon. When you look out, nature & the ocean s

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Community Information

Address:705 Cornish Dr, San Diego, CA 92107
Area:Ocean Beach (92107)
County:San Diego
Area (MLS Code):Coastal South
Subdivision:Sunset Cliffs
Zip Code:92107


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built:1967
Style:Custom Built,Modern,See Remarks
Exterior: Wood
Interior Walls: Wood Products/Paneling
Total Stories: 1
Roof: Flat
Garage: Attached, Tandem, Direct Garage Access
Parking: Driveway

Features / Amenities

Sub-Flooring: Slab on Grade
Fireplace: FP in Living Room
Laundry Location: Closet Full Sized


Bedroom 5
Breakfast Area
Extra Room 1
Extra Room 2
Extra Room 3

Property Features

Lot Dimensions:7,500-10,889 SF
Topography: Slope Gentle
Water: Meter on Property, Public
Sewer: Sewer Connected
Directions:Sunset Cliffs Bl to Ladera. Hill Street to Cornish.

Tax and Financial Info

Terms: Cash, Conventional



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Listing information last updated on April 16, 2024 5:45 AM EST.