Mid-century modern elegance blends perfectly with 21st-century energy efficiency in this sleek, open, garden estate atop Encinal Bluffs. Exceptionally private, the approximately 1.89-acre blufftop property features majestic views of ocean and islands with resort-style amenities, including a detached guest house, sports court, solar-heated pool/spa, direct beach access, and guest parking for 20 cars. In 2009, W3 Architects stripped the original house to the foundation, reimagining and expanding the estate for sustainability and far-reaching vistas. Vanishing walls of glass open the spacious interior to gorgeous sight lines and beautiful decks, terraces, patios, pool, and gardens for refined indoor-outdoor relaxation and entertaining. Abundant natural light emphasizes the beauty of interior finishes, including stunning woodwork and cabinetry throughout. Pavilion-style living, dining, and kitchen spaces provide a harmonious setting for intimate gatherings and grand-scale entertaining. At the top of the beautiful wood staircase is a jewel-box surprise: a glass-walled loft for naps, yoga, and dreaming. The home's four en-suite bedrooms include a sublime primary retreat complete with a sitting area, an office with built-in desk and cabinets, a spa-style skylight bath, and pocket doors that open onto a large ocean-view deck. At the front of the house is a large garden, a tennis court set among statuesque trees and plantings, the pool, Jacuzzi, and spacious pool deck with a covered dining area, and the one-bedroom, one-bath guest house with a full kitchen. There is also an outdoor kitchen with a stone pizza oven and built-in dining area. In addition to an array of smart-home features, the estate is equipped with a photovoltaic array that supplies all the home's power needs, an active solar thermal water heating system for hot water and in-floor heating, plus an energy-conserving 3,000-square-foot planted living roof. A truly exceptional blufftop compound for a lifestyle of gracious contemporary comfort.
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