Built in 2015 by now-retired NFL quarterback Carson Palmer, and designed by L.A.-based mansion specialists KAA Design Group, the 6,500-square-foot contemporary extravaganza is clad in a mixture of concrete and exotic hardwoods. Sited on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Del Mar hills, the half-acre lot includes a sunset-facing infinity pool, a separate spa, a sports court, a bocce ball court, an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area, and a rooftop deck with practically endless coastline sightlines.
Palmer, who paid $4.4 million for the half-acre lot in 2010, first attempted to sell his custom creation for $25 million in 2015, though it took five years — and multiple pricechops — for the place to finally find a buyer.
The home’s new owner is Silicon Valley veteran William “Bill” Maris, a man previously described as “San Diego’s most high-profile tech investor.” Maris, in his mid-40s, founded and led Google Ventures — the multibillion-dollar angel investing arm of Alphabet, Inc., until 2016. Maris now leads his own venture fund, the San Diego-based Section 32, which reportedly has raised $400 million in capital since its 2017 inception.
The G-Wagen-driving Maris also has a taste for flashy living, and his new Del Mar digs certainly measure up in that regard. Inside, the private resort includes a gorgeous blend of mahogany ceilings and walls of glass, a spa-like master retreat, a chic kitchen with designer appliances, and a full load of smart home technology — the home’s lights, sound, and security cameras can be operated remotely, from the touch of a handheld device.
Perhaps the property’s most impressive feature, however, is not the blufftop views but rather the massive attached garage, which can accommodate up to 10 cars, something practically unheard-of in tightly packed Del Mar.
Maris, who has a son with his ex-wife, singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman, once owned a Palo Alto condo next door to the longtime home of Apple CEO Tim Cook. And back in 2014, he paid $2.9 million for a modern home in L.A.’s Beverly Grove neighborhood that he subsequently flipped — after just four months of ownership — for exactly $3 million.
Rande Turner of Ranch and Coast Real Estate held the listing; Ryan Gad of Heritage West Realty repped Maris.
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