position: Pescadero, California
price: $6.75 million
It took five years to get the permits to build the Pescadero Estate, a sprawling 84-acre complex in California. San Mateo County Coast, according to listing agent Patrick Ryan.
“According to the California Coastal Commission, there has been very little new construction in the coastal zone over the last few decades, especially new real estate with significant usable square footage,” Ryan said.
The house was designed by internationally renowned architect Stan Field of Field Architecture, known for its modern design that is sensitive to its surroundings.
Completed in 2001, the Pescadero Estate design includes: passive solar energya butterfly roof for seismic support, an unusual barrel pantry, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking stunning ocean views and vignettes of the estate’s beautiful landscaping.
Idyllic private estates surrounded by organic farms, local trails and beaches, several spectacular state parks, and easy access to Silicon Valley and Bay Area airports.
“The size, isolation and self-sufficiency of this property in a natural setting, within reach of all modern amenities and international travel, make this a unique offering,” said Ryan.
The 5,832 square foot home has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Additionally, the 700 square foot guesthouse has one bedroom and one bathroom. The home sits on a sprawling 84 acre lot.
The spacious estate is perfect for entertaining, with plenty of both parking and outdoor living space, and a one-bedroom guest house. There is a four-car garage and his 6,936-square-foot motor court with a 2,477-square-foot patio.
The gated estate features four water tanks holding 20,000 gallons of water, backup generators throughout the home, and vital audiovisual and security systems. There is also enough flat land for buyers to put in swimming pools, sports courts, or horse facilities, Ryan said.
Pescadero Estate sits on the dramatic Northern California coastline halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, just minutes from Big Basin Redwoods, Año Nuevo and Butano State Parks. The Pescadero Marsh Wildlife Refuge is also nearby, with several beaches, extensive country roads, and trails for biking and hiking. santa cruz mountains, according to Ryan. Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, is a 10 minute drive away.
The charming town of Pescadero is part of San Mateo County’s rural farming and ranching community. Picturesque downtown Pescadero’s main street is lined with historic New England buildings dating back to the 19th century and lined with the city’s boutiques and restaurants.
Ryan says the home is conveniently located within an hour of San Francisco International Airport, Silicon Valley, and the non-commercial Half Moon Bay Airport, which is serviced by private jets.
Agent: Patrick Ryan, Compass
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