An extraordinary Italian village-style mansion built using the finest woods, marbles, granites, plaster, stone & artistry available. Very livable w/lots of private spaces outside of public areas. Walls of retracting glass bring the almost 1/3 ac. pool to your feet w/beach entry. An in&out door living mastrerpiece. Indoor climbing wall + $250K tree house + pond. Square footage estimate only.This amazing property was built with a very generous budget completed in 2009 for considerably more than $7 M. The home uses the finest quality of materials and workmanship including arched sold hardwood doors, liberal use of peeled walnut for flooring and milled walnut risers and treads in all but lower level interior staircases. Enormous slabs of travertine incorporated in the Modena style main interior traffic areas. Numerous medallions are used both in and out of doors creating a 15th century "Medici family" family look both in and out of doors. Liberal use of colored venetian plaster, canterra stone and rare granites are used in each of the signature bathrooms, from powder to grandest bathing suites. Huge old world pegged timber joinery used liberally in the owners suite, family and even one of the powder rooms. The entry ceiling is simply stunning with world class craftsmanship that is truly wood working art.
3 different retracting glass paneled walls lead to the spectactular pool and spa area. Reverse infinity edge fountains, mosaic tile "beach entry" grey/black bottom pool with swim up table and stools plus swim up observation bar under the huge covered section. Gaze out over the cascading waterfall that tumbles for several hundered feet down a slope into the beach entry private pond/lake, that is filled with croppy/bluegil fish. Cat tails, water lillies and other natural plants surround this juxtaposition in the desert. Acres of grass and vinyards w/4 tile roofed and rock column "gazebo's" dot the rear grounds. More than 700' of Santa Clara river frontage runs across the rear property line. Cobble stone drives/streets, rock walk ways, stone columned bridges, heavy old world clay and heavy mud tile complete the era gone by look. A $1/4 million dollar tree house was constructed of heavy beams, steel and concrete adjacent to the beach and pond area. The sand volley ball court has tiny stream misters that "cool" the sand for those hot afternoon games! The garages are plentiful and spacious w/2 oversized 2 car garages as well as 2 way over sized 1 car garages for collector cars. There is also a huge generator as well as solar collection system for "off grid" living possibilities. A very large covered out door living area sits above a section of the pool with flat screen and projection TV's, full Viking kitchen, full bath and a "guard tower" sitting area with fire place. The home also feathres a safe room and hidden passageways. There are sincerely way to many features to note but are waiting to be discovered by the new owners of the remarkable achievement in one of the south west US's finest residences.