Located in a close in private valley in the heart of Aptos, behind this gated and fenced property, you will find a one of a kind, spectacular, custom-built, 7,000sf, 5 bedroom, 5 bath Mediterranean estate.
Surrounded by ocean and valley views, pastures, and distant ocean views…The pinnacle of elegant country living…13 acres of open rolling hills, oak trees and golden fields, mostly usable, perfect for horses or vineyards.
This architectural masterpiece was inspired by 17th century Spanish farmhouses and combines state of the art features with old world charm. The sweeping driveway entrance offers plenty of parking and three oversized garages with storage.
A circular stair way, with custom iron railings, leads down to a spectacular wine cellar on the lower level, reminiscent of early European Abbys. The home is extremely spacious, yet very liveable and comfortable at the same time and is rich throughout with extraordinary character. The breathtaking entrance brings you into the expansive grand living room that features tumbled travertine floors, wood beam ceilings, a stately fireplace, custom wood doors and windows and exquisite chandeliers.
The fabulous gourmet kitchen and family room is everything any serious chef could ever imagine and is the perfect gathering area for family and friends. Multiple preparing and serving islands have beautiful green granite counters and custom cabinets along with all the top of the line stainless steel appliances
A bank of French doors from all lower rooms, open to the large central patio, enhanced with an outdoor fireplace and separate barbeque area with pizza oven. The separate pool house includes cooking and full bath facilities. The inviting natural stone infinity edged pool is complete with central spa and waterfall. A large croquet lawn adds to the fun. The 23K Watt solar panels speak to the environmentally friendly feeling that this home exudes and is very kind to utility bills
The massive lower floor master bedroom suite opens to the patio area and includes a cozy fireplace, reading areas, spectacular bath and closets and a private walled garden with hot tub. There is also another large bedroom or office with a lovely bathroom on the ground level.
Up the dramatic travertine staircase with custom iron railing you will find 3 more spacious bedrooms, 3 baths and an office. All rooms support magnificent balcony views of the distant Monterey Bay, forest and hills, which open from private balconies and an expansive upper floor terrace.
This is a rare opportunity to find a home and property like this in Santa Cruz County and could not be replaced for the offering price.
•7,000SF ON 13 BEAUTIFUL ACRES, •GREAT ROOM OPENS TO CENTRAL PLAZA, •STATE OF THE ART GOURMET KITCHEN, •INFINITY POOL AND POOL HOUSE, •FABULOUS INDOOR OUTDOOR LIVING.
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