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Dr. Seuss’ $19M hilltop estate lists for the first time in 75 years

“You are off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so … get on your way!”

That quote from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Theodor Seuss Geisel — also called the nice Dr. Seuss — is becoming, contemplating his sprawling California estate has hit the market for the first time in practically 75 years.

Located in La Jolla, the residence the place Dr. Seuss thought up the whimsical worlds of “The Grinch” and “The Cat in the Hat” has been owned by the University of California San Diego over the previous couple of years.

The property was gifted to the college in 2019 by Dr. Seuss’ late spouse, Audrey Stone Diamond.

Proceeds from the sale are anticipated to enter the newly created Geisel Fund of the UC San Diego Foundation for use for campus initiatives decided by the college chancellor, a spokesperson stated.

Comprised of 4 parcels totaling greater than 4 acres, the non-public hillside compound boasts 270-degree ocean, shoreline and mountain views of Southern California, the itemizing explains.

The home is situated on four plus acres.
The house is located on 4-plus acres.
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The pool overlooks the ocean.
The pool overlooks the Southern California ocean.
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Any potential purchaser has the choice to buy all 4 websites for $19 million or independently, starting from $4 million to $12 million.

Jason Barry of the Jason Barry Team at Barry Estates holds the itemizing.

“This is arguably one of the most spectacular 4+ acre sites on the West coast boasting breathtaking 270 degree coastline and Mountain views,” Barry instructed The Post. “Ted Geisel could have chosen anywhere in the world to live and he chose this hilltop estate in La Jolla. This is a once-in-a-generation property; it has not been available in 75 years and when it is gone, it is gone.”

Interested consumers ought to submit their bids by Wednesday, Aug. 17, by 5 p.m. and are anticipated to pay all money, the itemizing states.

A map shows three lots for sale, which were part of Dr. Seuss' four-acre home on Mount Soledad.
A map reveals three heaps for sale, which had been a part of Dr. Seuss’ 4-acre residence on Mount Soledad.
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Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904 - 1991) reclines with his Irish setter Cluny and some proofs of his work by the edge of a swimming pool at home in La Jolla, California, April 25, 1957.
Dr. Seuss along with his Irish setter, Cluny, and a few proofs of his work by the fringe of a swimming pool at his residence in La Jolla, California, on April 25, 1957.
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A map shows three lots for sale, which were part of Dr. Seuss' more than four-acre home on Mount Soledad.
American writer and illustrator Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) works in his La Jolla residence office on April 25, 1957.
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Dr. Seuss and his first spouse, Helen, constructed the four-bedroom, four-bath residence atop Mount Soledad on an outdated commentary tower on Encelia Drive in 1948. Following Helen’s loss of life in 1967, he married Audrey and the two lived collectively in the residence till his loss of life in 1991.

Audrey died in the residence in 2018. Having been an avid supporter of UC San Diego, she donated $20 million to the campus for the college’s library, later named Geisel Library after Dr. Seuss.

The library now homes the also-donated Dr. Seuss Collection of sketches and drawings and different Seuss memorabilia.

Dr Seuss points toward something in the distance while his wife Helen prepares to take a photo outside their home in La Jolla, California on April 25, 1957.
Dr. Seuss factors towards one thing in the distance whereas his spouse, Helen, prepares to take a photograph outdoors of their residence in La Jolla, California, on April 25, 1957.
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In latest months, “cancel culture” has tampered the legacy of Dr. Seuss. Six of his kids’s books had been yanked from publication due to what some known as racism.

The company that oversees the publishing of Dr. Seuss’s works stated it scrapped the six books — “If I Ran the Zoo,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “The Cat’s Quizzer’,” “On Beyond Zebra!” and “Scrambled Eggs Super!” — as a result of they “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”

“We believed that it was time to take action,” DSE instructed The Post in a press release.

“We listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field, too, as part of the review process.”

Additionally, it was introduced {that a} collection of unseen sketches drawn by Dr. Seuss can be edited by an “inclusive” group of writers and artists from “diverse racial backgrounds” earlier than they’re revealed for the first time.

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