On January 31st, 409 De Sola in Corona Del Mar sold for $9,750,000, breaking the record for the highest sale price and the highest price per square foot in the Corona Highlands community.
Pablo Rener, a successful agent with First Team Real Estate | Christie’s International and founder of The Rener Team, leveraged his over 20 years of experience in the field, unrivaled First Team marketing tools, and his personable nature to bring 409 De Sola to the right buyer.
The Corona Highlands community boasts an array of stunning estates, but 409 De Sola is simply in a category of its own. Although the market makes it challenging to sell a home at this price point, Pablo Rener and team members like Ryan Johnson were able to find a local buyer who not only appreciated the property as much as the seller did, but the buyer also purchased the estate for top dollar. “First Team | Christie’s gave our team the tools, materials, and press exposure that was needed to get the word out about a property of this stature,” explained Pablo. “As the #1 Independent Real Estate Brokerage in Southern California, First Team is exceptionally attentive to the success and personal growth of their agents, and I couldn’t be more appreciative. We worked directly with the marketing department and Paula Graves, First Team’s Luxury Marketing Specialist, to get the exposure needed for a trophy home like this.”
Newly built in 2017, the property exudes a contemporary style that exposes the home’s high-tech features, expansive ocean views, and opulent design. Spanning three levels and 7,000 square feet, the estate lends itself to a modern elegance that ideally matches the lifestyle of an entertainer. Five spacious bedrooms and eight luxurious bathrooms set the stage for the home’s blend of functionality and grand design. Stunning 270-degree views of the ocean, Catalina Island, Buck Gully Reserve, and Fashion Island make for a resort-style experience.
The lower level serves as a great-room daylight basement—a mecca for entertainment with its full-size bar, five televisions, game area, theater room, and two-story wine cellar with room for 512 wine bottles. This lower level provides direct access to the backyard masterpiece, the crown jewel of the estate: it features an infinity edge pool, a shimmering spa, a glass rock fire pit, expertly designed stone and faux grass walkways, a tanning deck, sitting areas, and breathtaking views.
On the main level of the home, the family room presents18-foot vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, a comforting fireplace, and disappearing doors that lead to a rear balcony with views. Additionally on this level, the kitchen poses as a chef’s dream with Statuario marble countertops; a pewter limestone backsplash; an island with storage and a sink; a butler’s pantry; appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Bosch; and 180-degree views of the ocean, Catalina, and Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The master suite occupies the entire third floor, providing both privacy and space throughout its 1,300 square feet. The master retreat offers a wall-mounted fireplace; Venetian plastered walls; disappearing doors to a private balcony; access to the home’s elevator; and a large walk-in closet, comprised of Kavala Grey honed marble, custom cabinets with jewelry drawers, and a coffee bar with a built-in refrigerator and a Parisian crystal herringbone marble backsplash. The master bath continues the retreat’s modern flare with an abundance of natural light, a Victoria & Albert freestanding tub, dual vanities, an oversized glass-enclosed shower with a Striato marble slab wall, and rift white oak stained cabinets.
For Pablo Rener and his team, his clients’ happiness is his main priority, and the sale of this magnificent estate brought this goal to fruition. “With First Team’s help, we were also able to bring happiness to those involved in the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation by hosting an event at the property to raise money to cure Type 1 Diabetes,” stated Pablo. “I am proud to have been given the opportunity to sell such a beautiful estate and make a difference in the community I call home.”