A magnificent resort-style equestrian compound with ocean and canyon views, this stunning Mediterranean estate is extremely private, exquisitely updated, and ideally designed for lavish entertaining. Built on a grand scale, with exceptionally high ceilings, arched doorways, classical columns, and beautiful limestone and hardwood floors, the light-filled residence exudes quality, grace, and comfort.
Sited on a knoll at the end of a long, gated drive, a large fountain motor courtyard leads to the home’s portico entry. Here, huge French doors open onto a grand chandelier foyer with limestone tile floors, double-height ceilings, and spectacular sight lines through the house and across the pool to the ocean. The foyer steps down to the majestic living room, with coffered ceilings, a fireplace with a deep mantel flanked by tall, built-in shelves, and wide bow windows onto pool and ocean views. Across the foyer, where French doors open to the back yard, is the chandelier dining room, also with bow-window ocean views.
The kitchen is a harmonious blend of classic cabinetry, lovely tile work, and very high-quality appliances. It has an island, granite countertops, a breakfast area, and a separate pantry. Through a wide arched doorway, an additional dining cove opens to a spacious family room with a fireplace, wet bar, and French doors to the back yard. At this side of the house, there is also an en-suite bedroom, a laundry room, and steps leading to a large rooftop deck and outdoor living/dining area over the four-car garage.
On the opposite side of the main floor, there are three en-suite bedrooms, each with French doors to the back yard, plus a spacious office with vaulted ceilings, very tall arched windows, built-in shelves, and a cast-iron gas stove. From this wing, steps descend to a large bonus/media/game room. There are also two powder rooms on the home’s main floor.
On the upper level, at the top of the graceful curved staircase, are two more en-suite bedrooms, including the gorgeous owner’s suite, with beamed ceilings, dual closets, a sensational spa-style bath, a seating alcove with a fireplace, and French doors to a large view balcony with outdoor seating. A hallway, where a Juliet balcony overlooks the foyer, leads to a fitness room complete with exercise equipment, mirrored wall, en-suite bathroom, ocean views, and French doors to another balcony.
The grounds are every bit as impressive as the residence itself. Patios and gorgeous landscaping wrap around the house, with numerous areas to dine, relax, play, and entertain. The back yard, which commands breathtaking ocean views, is designed around a resort-style Pebble Tec infinity pool and spa with a swim-up bar and firepit seating. There is an outdoor dining area with a built-in table, kitchen, and barbecue, plus a heated tiki hut, batting cage, grassy lawns for play or entertaining, and an olive grove with drip irrigation.
The estate’s equestrian facilities include a barn with five stalls and a tack room; an additional structure with a tack room/workshop space, laundry, and bathroom; corral, riding ring, hot walker, and easy access to riding trails. The property also includes four water tanks, multi-zone heating, and air conditioning, a sprinkler system in house and barn, a security system, and generous guest parking. This is a compound of rare quality and beauty, designed for a lifestyle of exquisite ease.