Hidden Equestrian Estate with Panoramic Views
Located at the end of a cul-de-sac behind private gates in the prestigious Coto de Caza community of the Forest is this well-designed quality custom-built home on 4.8 acres with breathtaking views of Saddleback Mountain and valley. As you enter the long paved driveway, you are reminded of old Europe in a setting of mature California Oak trees. The totally remodeled home greets you with a two story glass and wrought iron front door and soaring high ceiling in the formal foyer with chandelier and ceiling lights. Proceed into the beautiful formal living room with high ceiling, gorgeous draperies and fireplace with hand-carved wood mantel.
Your guests will love the formal dining room with wall-sliding doors opening to the pool and waterfalls which provide an incomparable al fresco dining ambiance. The well-designed den with coffered ceiling, wood paneling and mood lighting is an excellent place to catch up on work, using the built-in desk and computer areas. The most important room in the home is the family room and this one will blow your mind: Super spacious and complete with built-in wood cabinetry with bookcases, wood fireplace, built-in bar opening to the billiard room with special ceiling fans and sliding door to a side yard perfect for pets.
For entertaining, a sliding disappearing glass doors opens to another dining or bonus room with fireplace, special copper ceiling adding to the beauty of the room, French doors to the back courtyard with old French water fountain and barbecue center with covered awnings for those occasional cold or rainy days. The heart of every home is the kitchen and this one is special, recently remodeled and fresh with a teak center island with vegetable sink and special water fluting, custom wood cabinets, French marble counters, lazy Susan built-ins, large granite farm sink, stunning electric custom fabric shades for both kitchen and breakfast nook. A beautiful backsplash in glass and stone mosaics all around the walls, built-in 6 burner gas range with grill and spice shelves for the gourmet chef, pasta water filler and a pantry combo wine cellar with wrought iron door make the kitchen complete. Adjacent to the kitchen is the nook with built-in china cabinet and windows looking out to the cozy courtyard.
The lavish powder room with Venetian plaster walls and round glass colored bowel looks like a Lalique collection. A double door entry leads to the grand master suite and retreat with built-in wall to ceiling cabinetry with flat screen, rich burl-wood inlaid bookcases, large fireplace, custom French fabric draperies, French doors to three balconies with magnificent views of Coto de Caza valley. The luxurious master bathroom offers French doors with invisible screens to the large balcony, soaking tub and large steam shower, all in limestone and marble.
The upstairs TV room with built-in cabinetry with flat screen and dual-sided fireplace offers views of the backyard and pool.
There are six bedrooms, one used as an art studio with beautiful built-in cabinet burl-wood inlay and a built-in large farm sink. All five bathrooms are large, recently remodeled with the state-of-the-art finishes and equipped with with old fashion clew tub, Swiss shower and steam shower plus stone pedestal sink carved stone, leaded glass sky lights and many other unique features.
Additional features include the custom barn-door to one of the bedrooms, large lanai, dog area with turf grass, high ceilings, custom hard ware, solid core doors, hickory hardwood floors, limestone floors, smooth walls faux custom paint, state-of-the-art security system, computerized wifi irrigation system, new roof and new epoxy floors in the three car garage.
The interlocking paver driveway leads to the 5-stall barn with a special tack room and hay storage. You can get your fresh eggs from the chicken and rooster area every morning. Follow the driveway to a large riding arena, turnouts, covered rest areas for horses and ranch style building for BBQ gatherings after rides or summer parties. The property has access to Coto de Caza’s 25 miles of horse trails.
This property is a country retreat away from the city for riding horses or carriage driving. Create your own golf course or if your favorite sport is soccer or football, it all works on the large flat land.
A one of a kind property with endless possibilities.
Offered at $8,995,000