Southern California Masterpiece
Nestled at the end of a secluded and quiet cul-de-sac in the exclusive community of North Ranch, this six-bedroom, 6 ½-bath French country estate boasts 6,390 square feet with luxurious appointments throughout. This idyllic retreat is a Southern California masterpiece, embracing the year-round sunshine and blue skies through abundant windows and skylights. Indeed, it is light and warmth that defines this ultimate refuge, where private spaces for rest and respite abound inside and out, and in formal rooms for larger gatherings. For recreation and fun, a glimmering freeform swimming pool, elevated hot tub, and outdoor kitchen are surrounded by lush, mature landscaping that provides secluded privacy with pristine views over scenic mountain landscapes.
Front of HouseHonoring a contemporary French design, the estate includes custom hardscape and flagstone walkways and an expansive stamped concrete driveway that leads to a four-door, four-car garage. Manicured landscaping features tropical variants, mature trees and bushes, and colorful planters. Gleaming carriage lanterns along a curved walkway lead to the quaint courtyard entry, which is highlighted by a raised porch and stately double lead-glass front doors.
Filled with natural light flowing through floor-to-ceiling windows, and soaring ceilings reaching to the second floor, the grand foyer is a master showcase that provides an impressive welcome. A designer crystal chandelier overhead, and a free flowing curved turned wood staircase and bannister adds to the dramatic and elegant experience. Ascending the beautiful staircase, the open, second-story bannister mirrors the semi-circular form of the grand foyer below as it leads to upstairs living spaces and bedrooms. A romantic balcony is revealed through double French doors, where a small bistro table with two chairs creates a perfect setting for quiet café au lait moments.
Formal Living Room
The elegantly appointed formal living room is steps away from the grand foyer. Highlights include plush flooring, recessed ceiling and lighting, and a grand fireplace and hearth. The pièce de résistance is a showcase of windows and double glass French doors that expands over two entire walls of the space and opens to the back terrace.
KitchenTruly the heart of the home! Surrounded by light from expansive windows and volume ceilings with skylights, the finely-appointed kitchen is a gourmet dream! Awash in natural light, it features sunken slab granite counters and backsplash in dark green hues, recessed lighting, top of the line appliances integrated into rich solid wood cabinetry, a double Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, and a huge walk-in pantry. Prep meals and snacks at the oversized island, complete with a sink and plenty of room to create a spread of favorites. Bake scrumptious delights or feed a crowd using the double stainless stacked ovens, or whip up family favorites with the Thermador Professional Series six-burner stainless gas range complete with a griddle, stainless backsplash, and vent hood.
Presidential in its design and reminiscent of The White House the breakfast nook is highlighted by four half-moon arched windows in the circular space. Peaceful views to the backyard through four expansive vertical windows; two with matching single doors that lead to the rear terrace. A charming Balinese chandelier provides whimsical enchantment, complete with figurines perched on the bottom frame, perhaps sending good wishes to all who partake in meals.
Family Room and Bar
Wired for theater surround-sound, and perfect for movie nights or relaxing, the light and airy family room is highlighted by open framework, vaulted ceilings, a second-story window, and wall of windows and double French glass doors. Anchoring the room is a corner hearth with gas fireplace and a fantastic built-in bar with wood cabinetry topped with solid granite counters, a mini-fridge, sink, and seating for several patrons.
Formal Dining Room
Intimate enough for dinner for two, or expansive to host larger parties and receptions, the opulent formal dining room features dark hardwood plank floors, recessed lighting, and plantation shutters. Ultimately suited for this French-inspired home, a fine art and designer touch can be found on the walls where a French “trompe l’oeil” painting technique provides the appearance of faux marble or stone through texturing.
Master Suite and BathLuxurious amenities in the master suite provide the ideal retreat, from its cathedral ceilings and grand sitting area, to the curved archways and double French doors that open to a glorious wraparound balcony overlooking the tropical landscaping, sparkling pool, and mountains beyond. A palatial en suite bathing and dressing room is balanced for his-and-her, and is complete with two marble vanities, a built-in makeup table, cut crystal lighting, extensive use of beveled beauty mirrors, glass and travertine shower, and a walk-in closet with abundant storage. Surrounded in marble, a jetted corner soaking tub benefits from the warmth of a raised double-sided gas fireplace that may be enjoyed from both the bedroom and bath.
Downstairs, a full bedroom with a walk-in closet and full-size bath with a tub/shower is tucked around the corner from the kitchen off the grand hall, affording privacy for parent-in-laws, household attendant, or guests. Upstairs, there are two additional bedrooms, each complete with walk-in closets, privately appointed en suite bathrooms, and fantastic window spaces with views to the front or back yards.
Bonus Room and Bedroom Suite
An additional bedroom, also with a full ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet, is directly adjoined to a vast bonus room extending the full length of the four-car garage below. Given the natural light that bathes the space through several windows, and built-in cabinets with granite tops, this secluded space is fabulous for use as a home theater, gym, play area, man cave, or even a game room with a pool table.
BackyardWelcome to your very own paradise! The outdoor oasis of this residence is an idyllic setting created for living out California dreams. Entertaining has never been better! With a built-in kitchen complete with island BBQ, it’s the perfect spot for entertaining family or guests. The sparkling freeform Pebble Tec pool is edged in hand-shaped rustic flagstone, and includes a gently sloped beach entry, raised river rock spa and fire pit. Surrounded by several varieties of palm trees, flowering planters, a grassy area, and ultimate privacy, your vacation begins the moment you step through the door.
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