Discover the San Diego real estate pick of the week in Coronado.
Coronado in San Diego is well known for distinct architecture and exquisite homes. But what you may not know is, on the island sits a home so breathtaking, it will send you on a mind journey to the Mediterranean coast.
The Coronadoreal estate property, known as the W.A. Gunn House, is named after William Gunn, the original owner. Gunn gave instructions to the revered architect, Richard Requa, and his architect partner Herbert Jackson, to design the home in 1926.
The W.A Gunn house features 3 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and sits on over 17,000 square feet of tropics. Originally landscaped by Milton P. Session, the nephew of legendary Kate Sessions, the landscape consists of lavish gardens, courtyards, and a reproduction of the famous Moorish Fountain from the gardens of The Alcazar in Seville, Spain. The home itself is approximately 5,500 square feet and is characterized by white stucco, heavily tiled roofs, wrought iron ornamentation, fountains, and hacienda style arches.
The W.A. Gunn home in Coronado is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, including a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, work out facility, and reception hall. But, the modern functionality of this home has not upstaged its old-fashioned style. The Coronado home features unique details such as an old door knocker and grille, and an antique phone booth recessed into one of the walls of the reception hall.