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3600 Paradise Valley Rd, National City, CA
$ 4,500,000
Property Attributes
  • ID#230018800
  • TypePending
  • CountySAN DIEGO
  • CityNational City
  • AreaSouth Bay
  • NeighborhoodEastside
  • Zip91950
  • StyleMediterranean/Spanish
  • Price$ 4,500,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5766
  • Lot Size7.93999 Acres
Data Source:
San Diego Regional MLS (SDMLS)
Property Description

This Spanish-Revival castle is an architectural masterpiece, atop a sprawling 8 acres of private land. The Collins-Wellington Estate is a highly coveted, seldom seen, unique offering in San Diego. Built by the visionary H.A. Collins in 1928, this exquisitely crafted castle epitomizes the grandeur and opulence of the 1920s. This tranquil, light-filled, secluded estate later became the Wellington family’s prized possession, and was famous for the hosting of parties for southern California’s elite. This home is listed on the Historic Register, and enjoys significant property tax savings under the Mills Act. The gated driveway leads to a one-quarter mile drive up to your private mansion. Featuring 5766 square feet of luxury living, the castle residence is a marvel of classic architectural design and meticulous attention to detail. From the soaring high beam ceilings, to the inlaid onyx flooring and hand-painted ceiling designs, to the peg and bowtie curly oak floors, this castle is a testament to the elegance and quality of old-world construction not seen in today’s homes. Every room has its own unique design motif and personality, with differing wall, floor, and ceiling design treatments. And the genuine Spanish Castle design motifs, of repeating arches and intricate wrought iron, echo in harmony throughout. Four bedrooms, each with en-suite bath, provide spaces for additional sitting areas or in-home offices. This home’s double foyer has spectacular stone castle walls and gold gilding, and features a beautifully crafted wrought iron staircase with colorful Spanish tiles, leading to an upstairs loft that is perfect for a home office or an additional bedroom. The 35 x 25 grand ballroom/living room features expansive windows, a spectacular 18 foot high cathedral ceiling, and a balcony overlooking the ballroom, from which live musicians serenaded dancers in the ballroom below. The capacious 35 x 20 dining room boasts high beamed ceilings and an inlaid onyx floor. An updated kitchen with spacious granite island, cupboards galore, and modern appliances allows for entertaining on a grand scale with family and friends. A sunny breakfast nook (below the castle’s tower) provides a cozy spot for family meals. The oversized 10 car garage gives you ample room for your automotive collection and also clean storage. There is additional outdoor parking for guests. A huge sheltered inner courtyard provides space for outdoor entertaining. The 8 acres of private grounds offer opportunities for outdoor relaxation, the addition of a pool, added out-buildings, an ADU, curated gardens, and potential development. Perched high atop a hill, this majestic castle commands magnificent panoramic views overlooking downtown San Diego, the harbors, and the Pacific. The private drive takes you up to a tranquil retreat and a world of your own. This estate provides an unparalleled living experience and an escape from everyday cares, while still being very close to all that San Diego has to offer. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to live in a true castle, own a piece of history, and be a part of the ongoing renovation and evolution of this incredible property. The Collins-Wellington Estate is unique, above and beyond anything else on the market. More than a home, it gives you the emotional experience of living within an architectural work of art.

Price History
9/25/2023 Listed $4,500,000

General Features

Sewer Sewer Connected
Heating Fireplace,Radiant
Cooling Central Forced Air
Utilities Cable Connected,Electricity Connected,Natural Gas Connected,Sewer Connected,Water Connected
Roof Spanish Tile
Laundry Y/N Laundry Room
Fireplaces 3
Zoning RS-1
HOA 0.0
Garage Spaces 10
Pets Allowed Y/N Yes
Pool Y/N N/K
Full Baths 4
Year Built 1928
Neighborhood Eastside
Architctural Style Mediterranean/Spanish
Stories 2 Story
Topography Bluff/Canyon Rim,Canyon/Valley,Mountainous
CFD/Mello-Roos Fee 0.0
Other Fees 0.0
Terms Cash,Conventional
Accessibility Features 36 Inch+ Wide Halls
Sale/Rent For Sale
Units in Complex 1
Senior Community Y/N N/K
Price Per Sq Ft 780.44
Days on Market 183

Interior Features

Water Heater Type Gas
Equipment Built In Range
Walls Plaster
Heat Source Natural Gas
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 12x8
Kitchen Dimensions 20x20
Living Room Dimensions 35x25
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 20x18
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 20x20
Family Room Dimensions 25x13
Dining Room Dimensions 35x20
Fireplace Wood
Master Bedroom Dimensions 20x20
Sub-Flooring Slab other Story
Laundry Utilities Gas,Washer Hookup
Approximate Living Space 5,000 to 7,499 SqFt
Breakfast Area Dimensions 14x10
Bedroom 5 Dimensions 26x18
Units in Building 1
Total Bedrooms 5

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick,Stone
Fencing Wrought Iron
Water Source Public
Total Parking 20
Exclusive Use Yard Yes
Lot Size Area 4+ to 10 AC
Covered Parking Attached,Underground
Parkng Non-Garaged Spaces 10
Parking Non-Garage Driveway - Concrete
Entry: 3+ Steps to Entry Yes


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 91950

AVG $1,000K
AVG 159
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1964
AVG 73
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data

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