MLS # 194825 & 13-931
This custom-built, modern Mediterranean residence sits with understated elegance amidst a season-round display of garden color framed by dramatic mountain views.
Casually chic, the home flows flawlessly from room to room, with a sunny, open feel and lovely recessed niches for paintings and sculpture to be displayed. Fine finishes are found throughout the 4,000 sq. feet of living environ. These include granite counters, custom cabinets, Douglas fir beams, hardwood maple floors, Murano-glass light fixtures and heated stone floors in the bathrooms and in the skylight-studded sunroom.
A selective display of custom tiles in various rooms adds to the artistic design feel. Fireplaces warm both the spacious and stately living room and master bedroom. Wood beamed ceilings add further elegance to each. A coffered ceiling adorns the custom tailored office. King-size closets and pantry, plus built-in cabinetry provide ample storage throughout.
Framing the golden stucco exterior walls are hand-crafted barrel tiles and copper gutters and downspouts. French drains empty into a dramatically landscaped dry creek, which can be admired from its own secluded sun deck.
A lushly landscaped flagstone patio is framed by the home and features a flowing fountain. A few steps away, a grape arbor provides the perfect outdoor dining spot, complete with mountain views. French doors open onto this and other private patios off sunroom, bedrooms and dining room.
A profusion of iris and roses, lavender and sages, poppies and ceanothus color the landscape. The orchard bursts with fruit from summer through fall and multiple raised vegetable beds provide ample organic produce for family and friends. Lovely Sycamore, oak and locust trees shade and enhance the 5.5 acre estate.
Solar panels, hot water on demand, well insulted walls and 4 foot overhangs make this an efficient, green home.
Rancho Estates is known for its abundant, pure and inexpensive water and is the gateway to Happy Canyon and the Los Padres National Forest beyond. Enjoy a truly marvelous property and a dream retreat.