La Jolla Fixer-Upper Available for $14M

Revelle's home is up for a cool $14 Million

By Lindsay Hood
|  Friday, Jul 9, 2010  |  Updated 12:45 PM PDT
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$14 M Home is Up for Grabs

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The home of University of California San Diego founder Roger Revelle is up for sale for a cool $14 million.

According to the story in Friday's La Jolla Light, if the walls could talk, quite the story could be told about the rich history of La Jolla, UCSD and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Built in 1922 by Rex B. and Grace Scripps Clark, the 4,165-square-foot home named the Vista Del Mar houses five-bedrooms, four-baths, a swimming pool, a fish pond and a deck that overlooks the Whispering Sands Beach in La Jolla. Roger and his wife, Ellen, a great-niece of San Diego philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, inherited the house in 1947.

The Revelles hosted several dignitaries at their home, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Jonas Salk and many Nobel Prize winners.

Revelle, a world-renowned scientist, was the director of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography from 1950-64. According to UCSD historians, it was his drive and effort that led to the University of California to open a San Diego campus.

For more on the Revelle home visit our media partner the La Jolla Light.
 

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