Catalan-inspired getaway of Custom Estates in North Ranch
This expansive home provides grandeur as well as comfort, and features 5 bedrooms, 5 fireplaces, and 7 baths, in 6,900 square feet of luxury on just under a half-acre of paradise. One of the most prestigious and beautiful neighborhoods in all of Southern California, North Ranch's gently rolling terrain creates painterly landscapes punctuated by the hundreds of mature oaks that give the area its fame. ADT wireless security surrounds the property, and a comprehensive intercom system accesses every room. The home is subdivided into 3 zones and 1 subzone for ultimate heating and cooling efficiency. There are 3 dedicated air conditioning units and 3 separate furnaces. A drought-tolerant irrigation system has been installed in all planting beds, and all windows and doors have been recently updated. Come home to a paver designed driveway that lead to the solid oak-door 4-car garage.
Formal foyer, living, and dining
The oak front door leads to the foyer where you'll step onto the wood-designed porcelain floor tiles leading you into the formal living and dining rooms. The artful geometric shapes of these crown-molded rooms, mirror the vaulted and beamed ceilings above. These spaces provide the perfect setting for casual entertaining or more formal social events. Contrasting tiles delineate the rooms seamlessly. Bluebell's most dramatic feature is the elevated octagonal redwood ceiling over the central chandelier in the dining room. The filtered daylight adds greatly to the home's warm ambiance and dignifies the grandeur of this central space.
Great room with wet bar, and family room
Just off the kitchen is the estate's great room with it's own central fireplace and well-placed wet bar, perfectly situated to present the best possible party flow. And for those stay-at-home nights, the family room beyond provides the just-right coziness for an evening of popcorn and a movie.
Gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook
The layout in the similarly shaped kitchen is perfect for the novice or gourmet chef. An expansive, durable Quartz island opposite a glowing raised-hearth, kitchen fireplace, provides plenty of space to prep or serve. The kitchen houses new high-end, built-in professional appliances - Dacor double ovens, Sub Zero refrigerators, U.S. range with indoor grill, and stainless steel dishwashers. The total effect is not only efficient, but is harmoniously tied together with soft-close cabinets, a monochromatic Wave Glass backsplash, and efficient, warm, under-cabinet lighting.
The master suite is your own private retreat. A roaring fire in your floor to ceiling stone, wood-burning fireplace will warm the coldest winter night. Electric shades installed over numerous ample windows are guaranteed to keep the sunlight out… or can be raised to let the warmth of the day in. The en suite master bath features a grand marble tiled floor with a geometric tile focal point. Surrounding the inlay resides a sumptuous jetted tub, dual-sink vanity and an oversized steam shower with 3 shower-heads. Bull-nose granite steps lead up to the tub. The huge walk-in his-and-hers closet is accessed through the master bath.
Primarily a single-story residence, this happy story has a surprise twist – an upstairs guest suite! Self-contained with a bedroom, bathroom, and extended retreat, this secluded space is a perfect appointment for young adults, in-home caregivers, housekeeper, or guests. Two guest bedrooms both feature step-up sleeping platforms, two double-door closets, pitched wood beam ceilings, an arch of windows,ceramic tile flooring accented by contrasting designer tile, a private en suite bathroom appointed with a separate tub and shower with glass enclosure, travertine and glass touches on walls and floors, wood cabinetry, and recessed lighting. The two other bedrooms that complete the home's private northern aspect are mirror images of each other in size and shape, both have double closets, soaring ceilings, arc-shaped windows, and private baths with highly polished dark walnut doors. At the front of the home is an office with a half circle of nine vertical windows that provide an outstanding architectural focal point. A raised castle ceiling crafted of wood and open beams, and a raised, red brick fireplace add to the romance of the room. Other uses to consider for this amazing space might be as a library, sun or media room.
Backyard with pool, tot lot, and extra living
It's a perfect setting for a pool party! The great room and master bedroom open up to the backyard with its inviting saltwater lagoon and hot tub, while floor to ceiling windows in the family room showcase the outdoor fun - stone steps and pavers lead to a barbeque island and bar, and a more formal seating area with a Trex deck beyond. The pool and spa enjoy a Pebble Tec finish for elegance and durability - the perfect choice for a more natural environment. Mature oak trees screen the back of the yard and grant the utmost in privacy, while LED lighting provides a dramatic atmosphere for your family and guests. Not many homes are built with exclusive appointments that include an optional bedroom area with so much flexibility. Providing additional live-in space for a housekeeper, college student home on break, as in-law quarters, or a home gym, this one-bedroom, one-bath suite has direct access from the attached four-car garage, and from the exterior of the home. Set away from the main home, yet under the same room, it is a private space with views of the interior courtyard.