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Classic elegance Shady Canyon Irvine California

October 22, 2018
Outdoor villa design with limestone wall cladding

Defining classic elegance this custom estate home attains Old World grandeur with an unerring eye for detail and flawless designer finishes. Spanning approximately 10,000 square feet in the premier community of Shady Canyon, the allure of this spectacular six bedroom, seven-and- one-half bathroom home begins at the entry gate with a beautiful arched stone passageway – inviting you to choose one of two paths that lead past fountains and toward the residence. Sited on an elevated landing, the estate overlooks pristine hillside vistas.wood beamsoutdoor garden with limestone wall pool fountainmajestic limestone stairs and limestone biblical floorLiving room with wood beamsLiving room design with limestone flooringliving room design with limestone firepalce design and limestone flooring

The elegant foyer welcomes guests with an exquisite marble and antique limestone design adorning the floor and French doors framing the home’s focal point – an interior courtyard open to the sky yielding sun-drenched rooms throughout. Across the hall, and a continuation of this space, the stylish formal living room draws the eye to its elaborate coffered ceiling with impressive chandeliers and splendid antique limestone fireplace.

Adjacent to the gallery, the jewel-box powder room has been lavished with beautiful stonework, and a rich wood paneled executive office provides an inspired workspace. Also on this wing, a gracious guest suite opens to the gardens and is secluded for privacy.Outdoor villa design with limestone wall claddingLimestone wall cladding exteriorlimestone floorsLimestone flooringLimestone flooring with limestone stairslimestone fireplace mantel and limestone flooring

With easy flow of layout, the bright hallway opens to a grand formal dining room with high ceilings shaped by sculptural lines. Here, wine pairing selections sleep dormant in the wine cellar, and French doors offer a terrace perfect for a post-meal aperitif. Just through the well-appointed butler’s pantry, hold court in the kitchen – a gourmet suite not only designed to a chef ’s exactions but also visually stunning with abundant stone and woodwork. A sunny breakfast room is adjacent to the open kitchen.

The family room extends from the kitchen seamlessly with the coffered ceiling and patterned wood and stone flooring continued through for cohesion. Here, French doors open to an expansive loggia with sheltered outdoor living rooms, as well as access to the exceptional five-star resort quality grounds which envelope the estate and offer countless patios, terraces, and loggias for living that extends naturally to the outdoors. Shrouded in mature trees that afford privacy, landscaped with tastefully clipped privet and floral touches, antique stone fountains, ancient limestone pavers, a serene atmosphere sets the tone for relaxation among family and friends. With a well thought-out design, the swimming pool and spa serve as a striking centerpiece with spills and fountains. Extensive biblical stone hardscaping provides ample space in the rear yard for entertaining larger fêtes – perhaps serviced by the full outdoor kitchen – or cozier gatherings by the large ancient surfaces fireplace positioned on a patio above the pool.beautiful living room area with limestone fireplace and wood beamsBeautiful room with limestone fireplace

The second level hosts a sublime master wing enhanced by an expansive view terrace that accesses the courtyard and overlooks rolling hills framed by the property’s stately Cypress trees.

Conceived as a sumptuous retreat, its curved ceilings, moldings, and fireplace provide an intimate reprieve. The master bathroom is perhaps the crowning glory of the home, sheathed in stunning ruby tones, crafted of fine antique carrara marble and smooth plaster creating a pampered sanctuary where hours of relaxation can be spent. Two additional bedroom suites and study loft also grace this floor.antique old limestone fireplace with over mantelBiblical stone flooringkitchen counter top with limestone flooring

The subterranean level is dedicated to sheer entertainment with a state-of-the-art movie theater complete with bar and gaming area, and billiards room – an optional gym with adjacent full bath with steam shower, or even a seventh bedroom. For the motorcar collector, the massive nine-car garage is a rare haven. Additional highlights include an elevator accessing all three levels, laundry craft room, staff quarters, and additional main level bedroom. Coupled with the world-class amenities of the Shady Canyon community including swimming, tennis, golf, playgrounds, clubhouses, hiking and biking trails, and 24/7 guard-gate access, this estate truly has it all.Kitchen limestone over mantel stovekitchen design with kitchen counter top and limestone stone floor

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