Perched atop the La Jolla hillside, ensconced in San Diego’s panoramic ocean views and skyline, the home at 5416 Candlelight is a contemporary masterpiece and private retreat to inspire your every whim: amaze a mass of revelers with the lavish, indoor-outdoor footprint; curate an unforgettable dining experience for an intimate gathering; or gaze into the impressive Pacific horizon with a cup of coffee and a newspaper as your only companions.

The entrance to the home features a weathered automatic metal gate: a perfect blend of artistic craftsmanship and modern convenience. The private driveway is flanked by exquisitely designed and water-conscious landscaping, leading into the five car garage. As the impressive iron gate closes behind you, a daunting metallic sculpture stands starkly against a contemporary microcosm of organic textures: the lush, above-head natural fence, the California native grasses swaying in the ocean breeze, and the open and well-manicured lawns.

Approaching the home you are greeted by stone steps across a shallow black-bottomed stream. The enchanting introduction to the Candlelight home continues just inside the front door with 30’ ceilings, a statuesque fireplace and vanishing walls that give way to breath-taking views of the San Diego coastline and Pacific Ocean.

To your right, the gourmet kitchen houses an island with a Dacor chef’s stove and top-of-the-line, matching appliances, brought to life by stylish lighting features. The dining area and breakfast lounge are all framed by dramatic black granite countertops and large windows to highlight the ocean views. Through the galleria towards the garage, you’ll find the third downstairs bedroom complete with full bath and sauna.

To your left, a state-of-the-art soundproof movie room capable of delighting the most discerning critics, followed by a guest bedroom and full bath, and another private suite with full bath.

Above you, a private bedroom and bath, an office with amazing ocean views, and a master suite complete with fireplace, luxurious oversized tub and shower, and walk-in closets.

The adventure continues in the backyard, anchored by the infinite-edge pool and framed by unobstructed 200° views spanning from San Diego’s eastern mountain ranges, to the Downtown skyline and coastline and Pacific Ocean. Within the indoor-outdoor living spaces there are a number stages to match your mood and help you enjoy the energy of this coastal oasis. Whether you want to get behind the Viking grill to delight guests with a culinary experience, curl up beside one of the outdoor fire features, or melt beneath the gaze of an endless sunset in the pool or jacuzzi, the allure of this La Jolla hillside estate will provide bountiful inspiration for days on end.

The home was built in 2005, and features modern, hi-tech amenities far ahead of its time. From the gate to the blinds and windows, to lighting and music, fireplaces and water features, every detail of this home is controlled electronically and optimized for ultimate connectivity with hardwired, cat5 cables.

A futuristic, innovative smart-home through and through, 5416 Candlelight thrives above the iconic San Diego coastline, and offers all who enter a captivating experience not soon forgotten.


This private estate features panoramic views, encompassing the coastline, Bay and Downtown, and the endless horizon. The contemporary retreat is on nearly an acre of the La Jolla hillside. It features ultra-modern amenities and luxurious indoor-outdoor living spaces that transition from breath-taking ocean views at the entryway into a modern lounge area with 30’ ceilings and statuesque fireplace, through disappearing walls that frame the infinite edge pool.
5 Bedrooms | 6.5 Baths | 6,500 Est.SqFt

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Dane Soderberg
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1298 Prospect St. Suite 1W
La Jolla, CA 92007
CA DRE# 01456182