Friday June 26, 2015 This estate has been passionately designed to portray the charm of Parisian elegance blended with Milanese minimalism and Tuscan legacy, set high on a private cul-de-sac with a view to the ocean, the valleys and the hillside.
Parisian Elegance, Milanese Minimalism, Tuscan Legacy…
4540 Los Pinos | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 | $7,999,999
The magic and allure of this over-the-top renovation is dazzling! After hundreds of hours of research and three trips to Paris, Florence and Milan this estate has been passionately designed to portray the charm of Parisian elegance blended with Milanese minimalism and Tuscan legacy. This grand, gated property is like no other with a fresh, timeless and exquisite flow, finishes and attention to the finest and most intricate of details. Set high on a private cul-de-sac with a view to the ocean, the valleys and the hillside beyond.
Acclaimed lighting expert John Christianson spent hundreds of hours meticulously placing complementary accent lighting throughout the entire estate’s to achieve numerous layers of shadowing and prominence to the home’s arches, columns and pillars. With 3’X2′ limestone floors throughout most of the home, each room has a special sense of stye and wonder including a lounge inspired by the world famous Hotel Costes, FLorence’s Medici Palace, George V and Pershing Hall. The bar’s cabinetry was hand carved from Venetian glass and assembled on site. The quartzite bar is truly unique featuring hundreds of opaque gems which run throughout the natural veins of the backlit bar top. Each of the 3 chandeliers were custom built for a European Church using only the highest quality lead crystal. Outside the stately dining room is a 250 year old fountain that was reclaimed from a Tuscan Palazzo.
Secretly tucked to the side of the dining room is a china room with a Brandy closet and cigar humidor. The kitchen is phenomenal with cabinetry knobs that each have 48 Swarovski crystals encircling them, Wolf appliances, Sub Zero refrigerator, dual dishwashers and a hand laid backsplash that dances with the changing light of the day! Never seen before is a cabana room with a hand-made custom-upholstered, designer-lit day bed which overlooks the classic pool and spa. The absolutely grand master suite is welcomed by two tremendous doors which were completely hand built to impress with elegance and grace. The master suite houses a gracious retreat area, refreshment and beverage area, two fireplaces with White Birch wood, balcony and marvelous lighting. The masterThe bath boasts 18 slabs of the finest quality Calcutta marble which were painstakingly matched into a diamond design and laid throughout the bath’s floors, shower, baseboards and countertop. There even is Calcutta shower bench and three additional chandeliers from the European church!. The design and building team truly pulled out all the stops to make this property an international triumph!