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.