Prepare for a slice of paradise along the California Riviera in Capistrano Beach… this beachfront masterpiece makes the most of its elevated position on a double lot set right on the sand, with white water views gracing nearly every room in the house. Drawing from 1930s Honolulu, the 2018-completed residence channels the lush oasis-like setting with Balinese-meets-Craftsman design and an exotic garden landscaping providing the utmost in privacy.
The homeowner spent five years designing and building the 6,000-square-foot home, starting with 43 caissons diving 35 feet deep. As listing agent Mary Beth Buckles of Coldwell Banker Realty, Laguna Beach, notes: “One could spend hours discovering all of the many authentic details carefully curated and then crafted to perfection.”
An enchanting volcanic lava-wrapped palm canopy courtyard adorned with rare specimen tropical plants greets you upon entry. A majestic fireplace with a “Maui Sun God” bronze inlay and cozy seating area introduces the home, as tiki torches and hand-carved turtles “swimming into Molokini” welcome you further inside. Views of water flood into nearly every space, filling the interiors with a sense of calm and tranquility reminiscent of Hawaii. The handsome kitchen is touched with exquisitely designed cabinetry and a seemingly never-ending butlers pantry complete with several fridge drawers, a teak sink, ample storage. The home is comprised of five bedroom suites (two of which are primary suites, including one on the main floor), eight bathrooms, a guest house, a media room and a home office. Added bonuses include a dream laundry with a double washer and dryer, plus eight additional parking spaces.
Exquisite architectural details throughout highlight the extent that the homeowner went to achieve an enduring vision of vacation-like serenity, from an art deco brass-clad elevator, to the generous use of African Mahogany and Teak, to a 400-gallon tropical fish tank featuring a rainbow of coral and marine life. Offered as fully furnished, the home is filled with fine art commissioned by local artisans and bespoke furniture hand-crafted in Vietnam by master craftsmen. Seven custom-designed breather panels function as both art and a natural divider between the indoor and outdoor living spaces, where a dream patio and outdoor shower with hand-painted tiles, await. All of the patio furniture and watercraft are included in the purchase. Meanwhile upstairs, the primary suite commands unparalleled views as the bath showcases a Teak soaking tub handmade in Poland. Created with today’s luxury techno-savvy buyers in mind, the home also boasts a whole house surround sound system and Lutron lighting with one-touch keypads. “It’s truly a work of art that was built to last many lifetimes,” concludes Buckles.