3600 Paradise Valley Rd, National City, CA
$ 4,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#230018800SD
  • TypePending
  • CountySAN DIEGO
  • CityNational City
  • AreaNational City
  • Zip91950
  • StyleMediterranean
  • Price$ 4,500,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5766
  • Lot Size7.93999 Acres
Data Source:
San Diego MLS via CRMLS
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

Interior Features Beamed Ceilings,Cathedral Ceiling(s),Stone Counters,All Bedrooms Down,Bedroom on Main Level,Entrance Foyer,Loft
Heating Fireplace(s),Natural Gas,Radiant
Cooling Central Air
Utilities Sewer Connected,Water Connected
Roof Spanish Tile
Appliances Built-In Range,Gas Water Heater
Zoning RS-1
Garage Spaces 10
Architectural Style Mediterranean
Pool Features None
Construction Materials Brick,Stone
Year Built 1928
Stories 2
Levels Two
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Accessibility Accessible Hallway(s)
County San Diego
Property Type Residential
Garage Y/N Yes
Status Pending
Directions Cross Street: 8th St.
City National City
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.500
Listing Agent David Hussain - BRE#02008317
Disclosures Historical
Senior Community Y/N No
Open Parking Spaces 10
MLS Area 91950 - National City
Lot Size Square Feet 345866
Street Name Paradise Valley Rd
Property Condition Repairs Cosmetic
Virtual Tour
Days on Market 183
Standard Status Pending
Occupancy Description Owner
Property Sub Type Additional Single Family Residence
Buyer Agent Compensation Type %

Interior Features

Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Total Stories 2
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Laundry Features Washer Hookup,Gas Dryer Hookup,Laundry Room
Total Bedrooms 5
Entry Level 1
Room Type Bedroom,Basement,Den,Entry/Foyer,Foyer,Guest Quarters,Great Room,Loft,Retreat
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Total Baths 5

Exterior Features

Fencing Wrought Iron
Parking Features Concrete
Water Source Public
Total Parking 20
Lot Size Area 345866
Lot Size Acres 7.94
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Great Room
Guest Quarters


  • 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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