Sold by Zia Group
This one-of-a-kind approx 5800 SF Tuscan Villa was custom built in 2000 with no expense spared and meticulous attention to both form and function. Located in prestigious Hope Ranch and close to the La Cumbre Country Club, this 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom estate, plus separate 875 SF 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom guest house, is nestled amongst the oaks and rests on just under two beautifully landscaped acres. With architectural details reminiscent of an old world Italian estate combined with modern GREEN construction practices, like Insteel (cement, foam and steel reinforced) exterior walls, this estate offers both a luxurious and energy efficient environment.
The living room, family room and master bedroom suite all feature romantic fireplaces and French doors to an intimate central patio that looks out across the beautifully landscaped yard. The expansive kitchen boasts Viking Professional appliances, as well as vaulted ceilings, its own fireplace and French doors to a covered loggia with built-in BBQ. The master bedroom and family room each have their own wet bars for entertaining crowds or relaxing nightcaps. Several vanities and built-ins have been custom crafted from antique furnishings, including pieces from the original Miramar Hotel. A versatile studio space currently functions as a working Salon, but could be a perfect artist’s studio, office, music room or library. The main house utilizes dual water heaters with recirculation system for near “instant hot water.” A dual-zone heating and air conditioning system allows for precise and energy efficient temperature control and continual comfort. Between the private security of the Hope Ranch community and the advanced security and fire system wired throughout the home, a homeowner is afforded complete peace of mind while traveling.
Just a short distance from the master suite is a private spa, nestled amongst the oaks surrounding the spacious yard. Four fountains decorate the surrounding expansive landscape, which is conveniently maintained by an automatic sprinkler and irrigation system. The Hope Ranch Association has granted permission for both a pool and entry gate to be added to further complete this fine estate. The estate previously offered horse facilities and one could do so again to take advantage of the miles of equestrian trials that meander through Hope Ranch. In many ways, this property offers one of the most convenient locations within Hope Ranch, as shopping, dining, and entertaining are just a short distance away. The estate is also one of the closest to the prestigious La Cumbre Country Club with its many amenities, including pool, tennis courts, fitness center, and of course, world-class golf. In addition to a private security patrol and equestrian trails, Hope Ranch also offers a private beach access exclusive to residents of the community. With its convenient, yet private location, guesthouse, and nearly 5800 SF of newer construction and luxury amenities, this Hope Ranch estate is offered at an unbelievable value that cannot be rivaled in today’s market.