Neighborhood: Hunt Club (hc), Or - Ortega/orange County
Pool Features: Private
A one-of-a-kind legacy estate set on a roughly five-acre lot behind the exclusive guarded gates of the Hunt Club in San Juan Capistrano. Commanding majestic views of the hills below, the stately residence is introduced by a tree-lined private gated driveway. Enclosed within, a full suite of stellar amenities, including a step-down wine cellar and a detached two-bedroom guest house perfect for extended family or overnight guests. Designed by architect Gilbert Aja and remodeled by master builder Tony Valentine, the six-bedroom home hosts artisanal touches and striking elements that include custom moldings and millwork, impressive ceiling beams, recessed wall niches, wood flooring, skylights and tray ceilings. The entry level is dedicated to two sumptuous ensuite bedrooms with walk-in closets, a fireplace-warmed library, and an elegant primary suite that reveals an enormous spa-inspired bath with a shell-shaped walk-in shower, a seating area, dual-sided fireplace, two oversized walk-in closets including one with cedar lining and a large center island, and a private balcony that takes full advantage of awe-inspiring vistas. Downstairs, the gourmet kitchen impresses with a commercial-grade 12-burner cooktop, two Wolf convection ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, warming ovens, two Bosch dishwashers, and a butler’s pantry with a built-in coffee maker. Two opulent living rooms, a formal dining room, laundry room, office, and an ensuite bedroom with access to the serene backyard round out the lower level. The property's grounds offer a hedge-lined staircase that leads to an upper-level open space that is a great venue for entertaining and showcases a lawn, large-scale fire pit, built-in BBQ and ample seating. Enjoy covered patios with sweeping hill views, a saltwater pool and spa, water features and built-in heaters. Presenting approximately 176 feet of view frontage overlooking verdant valleys, Hunt Club community, and Marbella Country Club, the residence’s desirable privacy and tranquility belie its location just minutes from trails, shopping, dining and beaches.