A Pink Castle on the Sand Built for Architectural Digest's Founder

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Location: Del Mar, California

Price: $26,500,000

Just steps from the sand in Del Mar, California, this Mediterranean-style beach house was built by architect Bob Ray Offenhauser for none other than Colleen Knapp, the founder of Architectural Digest. The half-acre compound, dubbed Seven Arches, measures some 6,550 square feet, with, as you might have guessed, seven arches, all arranged around the swimming pool, five bedrooms, a two-story great room, media room, gym, and gourmet kitchen. Picking up the former home of the "international design authority" founder was never going to be a cheap proposition, but is $26,500,000 a terribly steep price to pay for a pink castle on the sand?

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/10/a-pink-castle-on-the-sand-built-for-architectural-digests-founder/246072/