Spectacular Custom Home with Stunning 360 Views
Serenity, natural beauty, and custom craftsmanship come together in a one-of-a-kind home with panoramic views. Situated on 4.46 acres in Pauma Valley near Palomar Mountain, this 3200 esf custom home provides comfort, style, and many unique and special features. With open concept indoor/outdoor living, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths including a sprawling second story master suite, this home offers an ideal functional layout perfect for a primary residence or vacation getaway. Through impressive custom wood double doors enter into the great room with expansive 25’ cathedral ceiling, exposed post and beams and a grand masonry sunken fireplace woodburning or gas with conversation area perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. The airy kitchen and dining area offer a spacious pantry, custom built-in breakfast nook, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, electric convection stove (convertible to propane), large island, built-in pot rack, and a Dutch door. Two comfortable bedrooms off the living room have pocket doors and can also function as an office or studio. The master suite boasts a sitting area, walk-through closet, breathtaking views in all directions, large spa tub, walk-in shower with rain chain, beautiful mosaic stone tiles, redwood sauna with electric heater, and a private balcony. A special feature of the home is the radiant heat throughout with 5 individual zones – 95% efficient stainless-steel Polaris 50-gallon water heater for hot water and radiant heating. A utility room with a large sink, gas dryer, and all the controls for the radiant heating is conveniently hidden behind charming barn doors. There is great attention to detail throughout including many storage areas which blend seamlessly and invisibly into the overall design. This is demonstrated in the large bonus room off the main living area that has overhead storage spaces hidden but easily accessible.
A truly desirable feature of this property is the outdoor space which celebrates the natural beauty of the area while offering opportunities for all kinds of recreation. This property offers 360-degree mountain views with Palomar Mountain to the north and to the south, a westerly ocean view on a clear day. It also offers many outdoor entertainment areas and activities to enjoy. The kitchen and front porches overlook the mountains and surrounding naturescape. The spacious back patio features: a 16′ x 28′ pergola sitting area with a custom fireplace & pizza oven, impressive rock waterfall with pond and awe-inspiring views making this is a fabulous entertaining spot with plenty of room for family and friends. The outdoor fireplace with pizza oven allows you to easily cook four 12″ or more pizzas while at the same time roasting marshmallows, hot dogs or just cuddle up next to a roaring mountain fire. Large pathways for lovely walks around the property reveal stone gardens, birdbaths, benches for enjoying the serene setting and fruit trees, including apples, mulberry and pluots. There are also vegetable gardens, well-constructed dry stack rock walls, a large greenhouse, and an open-air garden tool shed for the gardening enthusiast. For the outdoor enthusiast, enjoy a skeet shooting range, archery, and a small driving range too.
One of the most unique and beautiful features of the property is the “Hummingbird” meditation chapel that has to be seen to be truly appreciated. Located a pleasant walk down the hill from the house, the chapel is built of stone with stained glass windows and double cedar doors. Here lies a peaceful retreat within a retreat.
Of note of this home and property are the construction details and attention given to overall safety and fire prevention. There is underground electric (no telephone or electric poles on the property), the house has natural stone from the property 4 ft high around the entire house, Hardie cement siding from the sills to the roof, Pacific Post & Beam construction with a raised foundation, 2 ft crawl space, exposed post and beams, and mortise and tendons held together by oak pegs enclosed with stress skin panels. The asphalt roof is tongue and groove with thick ridged foam insulation, and the shingles are rated for 120 mph winds. Fire sprinklers are throughout the inside of the house with a built-in alarm system and hardwired smoke alarms with battery backup.
This stunning, serene and beautiful retreat is situated in a wonderful neighborhood and also has easy access to the freeway system. Close to amenities and in close proximity to San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties.