Home of the Week: Enchanting Spanish Colonial Compound in Fairbanks Ranch, CA

Antique terra cotta tiles from Italy, reclaimed church doors imported from Mexico, and plaster walls painted by a team from San Miguel de Allende are just a few of the authentic finishes in this irreplaceable estate. Details abound from stone grating on windows, hand carved pillars, ornate wood work, hand painted tiles, and elaborate ceilings. Multiple French doors allow for indoor/outdoor living as do two covered spaces featuring fireplaces and opening on to the large terrace delineated by a stone balustrade.

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This unique 13,000 square foot residence has five bedroom suites plus an upstairs bonus room with two additional bedrooms and a full bath. Accommodating both intimate gatherings and extensive entertaining, the floor plan includes a show stopping front entry, a dramatic formal dining room, and a classically elegant living room as well as a comfortable family room with adjacent 7-seat theater.

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The kitchen features exquisite cabinetry, dual Viking appliances, separate catering kitchen, and a breakfast bar. It opens to a hearth room with a lounge area, fireplace, and wine refrigerator and expands out to a charming, trellis covered patio. A true retreat, the master consists of three spaces including a sitting room, wood paneled office, sleeping area with fireplace, and a well-appointed master bathroom with separate amenities.

 

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Strategically designed grounds begin with a long driveway leading to the four car garage and a one bedroom, one bath casita with kitchen that serves as a working office with conference room. Tucked away privately by the tennis court is a detached two bedroom, two bath guest house with a full kitchen and living room. The game or exercise pavilion has his and her restrooms with sauna and steam room and serves both the tennis/sports court and the pool area which includes a spa, waterfall with grotto, and full outdoor kitchen. Located in a guarded, gated community on two acres, this rare offering will impress and inspire.

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Offered  at $7,800,000-$8,300,000. For more information or to schedule a private showing of this property, contact Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, 858.775.6511 or cathy@ranchosantafeca.com

 

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