|The awe-inspiring design of The Razor is a unique union between the homes linear architectural elements and a harmonious blend of the cliff top natural setting and breathtaking views of this monumental site.|
|Commissioned over ten years ago, architect Wallace Cunningham was given a free hand and an unlimited budget by the original owner to design and construct this 11,000 sq. ft. La Jolla masterpiece. As it now stands, The Razor residence has a construction cost in excess of $34 million.|
|The gleaming polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling translucent glass walled structure is a magnum opus showcase to the stunning ocean views.|
|The jaw dropping ocean views are framed within The Razor as if to compliment and capture them throughout the residence. The building was designed as if it were a filter for the view and the light it captures.|
|The Razor residence with its 4 bedrooms and 6 baths within 11,000 sq. ft. was designed to embrace the amazing uninterrupted ocean views, providing a lifestyle that suspends the boundaries of imagination and ordinary living.|
|The incomprehensibly breathtaking panoramic ocean views dominates the senses and link every design facet of the The Razor residence to the surrounding natural elements with stunning clarity.|
|As an architectural statement, the most prominent design element of this home is its relationship and alignment to the ocean views. It pays homage to the spectacular views with the transparency of floor to ceiling glass walls and purposed light filtering stepped glass window side lets.|
|Nowhere is the natural connection of the design and its inspiration more evident than with the magnificent 60′ infinity pool. Capturing the surreal reflections of the sun, sea and sky, the infinity pool saturates The Razor in the glow of those elements.|
|Cunningham achieved his vision and in the process created one of the ultimate expressions of modern luxury available in the world today.|
|The shimmering watery sheets of glass and infinity pool bask in the sunlight reflecting the sweeping ocean view and the natural setting before them.|
|Designed with terraced levels, The Razor has a glass elevator, which brings you from the basement garage and theater to the main level and then onto the master suite level and finally the third level at the rear of the courtyard and rooftop terrace.|
|The Razor has a cantilevered room that bridges the front of the site. When you are at the back of the towering structure, “You literally can see under and over the building, and the daylight comes in from multiple directions,” says Cunningham.|
|Throughout the structure a central courtyard stands out as the focal point for this glass pavilion geometric estate. With sweeping views from both the interior and exterior, The Razor residence has an almost transparent dimension with the support of a concrete perimeter to enclose the views.
The orientation and design of The Razor allows the courtyard to act as a sheltered nest within the property. With covered flanks and high retaining walls, the courtyard is a sanctuary that’s integrated into the structure in such a way that it never really gets windy there.
A technological and engineering marvel, The Razor is a fabulous expression of unique architectural style and design.
The Razor is purported to be one of the most photographed private luxury estates in the US.
|As the day comes to an end in La Jolla, The Razor Residence gleans and glistens in the sunset as if in preparation for its second act. The Razor by night takes on an entirely different personality. The transparent glass and concrete estate filters the evening light within its translucent structure giving it a distinctive and remarkably unique appearance as dusk turns to night.|
|Listing Date:||May 3, 2008||Year Built:||2007|
|Property Type:||Residential Detached||Address:||9826 La Jolla Farms|
|Stories:||4 Story||City / State:||San Diego, California|
|Total Home Space:||11,000 sq. ft.||Bedrooms:||4|
|Finished Levels:||3||Bathrooms:||6 Full, 2 Partial|
|Master Bedroom:||33×33||1/2 Baths:||2|
|Living Room:||33×33||Fireplace:||2 (Living Room and Master Bedroom)|
|Exterior||Other/Remarks||Water:||Meter on Property|
|Security System:||Eqpt Owned, Gated Community||Fencing:||Gate|
|Patio / Deck:||Balcony, Covered, Enclosed, Slab||Irrigation:||None Known|
|Pool:||Private Below Ground||Amenities:||Biking/Hiking Trails, Pool|
|Lot Description:||.5 to 1 AC||Site Description:||Cul-De-Sac, Private Street|
|Lot Size:||33,541 sq. ft.||Topography:||Bluff/Canyon Rim, Canyon/Valley|
|Has View:||Yes||View Description:||Mountains/Hills, Ocean, Panoramic|
|Originally offered for sale at $45 million, The Razor Residence is an exclusive estate that is the epitome of modern luxury. This magnificent “trophy property” is an architectural masterpiece. The Razor is marketed worldwide by Beverly Hills, California-based Hurwitz James Company.|