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Today’s ultra-luxury property buyer isn’t impressed with the standard amenities of a $20 million dollar home. They’re seeking extraordinary luxury on a regal scale, in a setting of unforgettable natural beauty that will cause even their most jaded globetrotting friends to sit up and take notice.
Elite buyers, look no further than Castello della Costa d’Oro, a Venetian castle built for the ages on California’s pristine central coast. This 80 acre private estate is thoughtfully appointed for the luxury lifestyle with a lavish main residence, guest and staff quarters, showcase storage for exotic auto collections, helipad, and vast entertainment halls for those whose guest list numbers in the thousands.
The nearby oceanfront hotels of Moonstone Beach will house those guests, and the exciting wine region of Paso Robles, just a few miles inland, will keep them entertained with more than 280 premium wineries to visit. One of the most scenic coastal roads in the world, legendary Highway One, beckons at the end of the quarter-mile long driveway, begging for the Lambo’s to come out and play.
Life at the highest level of aesthetic enjoyment combines the beauty of nature and the imagination of man–this exclusive estate is rich in both treasures. With grand scale, lavish finishes and 31 classical and trompe l’oeil mural paintings, the Castle’s historical importance is assured, like that of her near neighbor just to the north, La Cuesta Encantada, better known as Hearst Castle.
Magnificent Venetian estate on 80 acres of California coastal paradise. Unblockable 180-degree coastline views with a half mile frontage across from pristine beach. Steps to uncrowded sandy beaches. Views south to Moonstone Beach and north to Piedras Blancas Lighthouse and Hearst Castle. Estate is located in Cambria—an artist colony and travel destination with fine dining, galleries and boutiques.
Fronting the Pacific ocean just north of the art colony of Cambria, the property features a half-mile of unblockable whitewater views, then stretches inland one mile deep, where it rises up to the foothills of the Santa Lucia range. The 80 acres is planted in Pinot Noir and olives, with the balance in open pasture, riparian corridor and rare Monterey pine forest. Paso Robles wine country, the fastest-growing wine region in the country is minutes away, with over 280 wineries producing premium vintages that are winning accolades all over the world.
A breathtaking location, and an architectural achievement fully equal to the grandeur of the surrounding natural beauty–that is the magic of Castello della Costa d’Oro. Infinite care has been taken to design a retreat at once private and expansive, restful and exhilarating.
Served by the stylish 30 ft-long Onyx Bar, the Grand Ballroom is the heart of the Castle— a glittering expanse of marble, crystal, and fine mural artwork. In the nurturing privacy of the East Wing, the romantic Master Suite will take your breath away. This serene retreat features a sitting area, fireplace, dressing area, whirlpool tub, traditional sauna room, steam shower with 12 showerheads and drench, two story walk-in wardrobe with wet bar, and a wall of French doors to the ocean-view terrace.
Additional guest suites are equally exquisite, graced with mural domes, marble baths (one with steam), generous wardrobes and expansive ocean or vineyard views.
The West Wing includes the impressive Theatre Room, the stately Executive Office Suite, Butler’s quarters, Morning Room, and a formal Family Room with fireplace, dining alcove, and southern-facing ocean-view terrace. The splendid Wine Cellar features a tasting room, case storage, built-in 3500-bottle rack system, and delightful trompe l’oeil painted ceiling.
Kitchen facilities include a professional-quality dream kitchen with Viking Professional appliances—two full-size refrigerators, wine cooler, dishwasher, 6 burner gas range with griddle and two ovens, 2 convection wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, trash compactor, immense marble-topped prep island with deep sink and 50 in. flat-screen television. An additional complete catering kitchen with butler’s pantry is adjacent to the Morning Room. Yacht mooring and guest dock are available at the Morro Bay Yacht Club in scenic Morro Bay harbor,just 15 minutes south.
Castello della Costa d’Oro’s owner invested 14 years from planning to completion, and his obsessive aesthetic passion shows in every square inch of opulence. This landmark estate stands with the finest historic homes of the world. Yours for $58 million USD.