Estate holds fast to history
This Coronado landmark, known to most by the name Seashore, is unofficially referred to as the “Velcro mansion” for former owner Clark Hartwell, who amassed his fortune as an early investor in the fastening product.
Filled with character, the ocean-adjacent 1917 residence evokes the famous summer cottages of Newport, R.I., with its wide brick front, weathered shake siding and prominent roofline. Three levels of elegance look onto the sandy beachfront and ocean.
Location: 519 Ocean Blvd., Coronado, 92118 Asking price: $13.5 million Year built: 1917 Architect: William Hebbard House size: 7,140 square feet, eight bedrooms, six bathrooms Lost size: 0.59 acre Features: Wood floors; delicate molding and wainscoting; vaulted ceilings; leaded windows; grand foyer; coffered-ceiling dining room; wine cellar; office/study; fireplace; guest unit; formal gardens; coastal landscaping About the area: In the 92118 ZIP Code, based on 16 sales, the median price in June was $1.518 million, according to CoreLogic, down 13.5% year over year. Agents: Jordan Cohen, (818) 4355220, RE/MAX Olson & Associates; Carrie O’Brien, (619) 8473524, Flagship Properties
“SEASHORE,” A 100-YEAR-OLD home in Coronado, is also nicknamed “the Velcro mansion” for an ex-owner who was an investor.
THOUGH THE RESIDENCE evokes summer homes back East, the views take in the San Diego County coastline and the Pacific.
NEAR THE grand foyer is a coffered-ceiling dining room. Other features: hardwood f loors and delicate molding and wainscoting.