705 Cornish Dr, Ocean Beach (OB), CA 92107

Sold Price
List Price
Closing Date
Aug 11, 2023
Days on Market
Living Sq. Ft
Lot Size(Range)
7,500-10,889 SF
Lot Size(apprx.)
Ocean Beach (OB)
Sunset Cliffs
Fee Simple
Property Type
Single Family Residential
Year Built

Property Description

Forever Views! Don't miss your chance to own this one-of-a-kind midcentury home designed to capture the serene essence of nature, from the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean to the breathtaking beauty of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Located adjacent to the iconic 50-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, this residence designed by architects Jung & Cloyes offers unmatched ocean views that showcase the splendor of nature, from marine life to the native plants and birds inhabiting the picturesque parkland. With large picture windows and glass sliding doors, this home makes it easy to experience the majesty of the Pacific from every angle, in a space that provides a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living. It’s also a home with tremendous history.

Additional Information

1 Story
Architectural Style
Custom Built, Modern, See Remarks
Equipment Available
Additional Rooms
Heat Equipment
Heat Source
Parking Garage Spaces
Age Restriction
The original owners, who were instrumental in the preservation of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, carefully worked with architects and builders to craft a home inspired by the landscape, which translated into the characteristic midcentury combination of fluid and sculptural design, the use of natural elements like stone, wood and glass, and a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows you to connect with your surroundings while feeling completely at ease. This special property is meant to be cherished and treasured, a place of quiet respite where nature can be seen in its purest form. The true highlight of the home is the forever sunset, an experience unlike any other. As the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, creating an unforgettable spectacle that can be enjoyed right from the privacy of your new home. As feature by SDNews: A one-of-a-kind home located adjacent to the iconic 50-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is now on the market for the first time. Priced at $3,200,000, 705Cornish Drive offers an unprecedented opportunity to purchase a piece of Point Loma history. The original owners of the property, Roy and Katie Klumpp, played a pivotal role in the conservation of the parkland and Point Loma community. In the mid-1960s, the Klumpps bought the lot with a vision to build a unique family home where their children could enjoy the “forever views” and vast, coastal land just beyond their new backyard. During construction, Katie Klumpp, a passionate advocate for equality in education who would later be named San Diego’s Woman of the Year in 1988 for her efforts, spent significant time meticulously selecting materials that would flow with the home’s natural landscape. Her husband Roy Klumpp – a Korean War veteran with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics – worked closely with the contractor and Del Mar-based architecture firm Jung & Cloyes on the finest of details. Roy Klumpp personally sanded all the ceiling beams in the house so they were perfectly smooth. The architects’ vision for the house was that all but four angles would be 60 or 120 degrees, and they placed the home on the lot in such a way to capture the incredible views, which were echoed by the wood-burning fireplace, (which Katie Klumpp had the builders rehang to get it just right). The den/family room was inspired by removing all the wasted hallway walls to make a wonderful area for the children to play. When construction was completed in 1967, the Klumpps had strategically helped craft a coastal, mid century modern home as artistic as it was aesthetic, with soaring wood-beam ceilings, a floating staircase and an interior stone accent wall in the living room. Roy Klumpp used the garage as his personal workshop where he created custom pieces for the home, including contemporary chandeliers and windows. Katie Klumpp continued her social justice work, and was inspired by the panoramic, Pacific Ocean-lined view and natural surroundings she lived in every day to learn more about the historic significance of the land outside her front door. During the late 19th century, the area now known as Sunset Cliffs Natural Park was covered with fruit trees and vegetables, a place where cattle roamed the cliffside terrain. During World War II, the Army used the land and then it became utilized by several universities until it was sold to the City of San Diego as one of the few remaining stretches of undeveloped coastal land in the area. When talk arose to develop the land, the Klumpps played an active role in the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park conservation project and in 1983, the Hillside Section of the park was formally dedicated by the City of San Diego. Recognizing the land’s importance, the city designated the Hillside Section as a Multiple Habitat Preservation Area (MHPA). It has been a beloved staple of the community ever since. I can see why they selected this lot, ” “It’s just like a beacon. When you look out, nature & the ocean s

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Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Rosamaria Acuna (619-890-2828) from Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeService.

Selling Office: Coldwell Banker West.

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