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Early California Hacienda
Del Mar, California
This 5-bedroom early California Style Hacienda is in Del Mar, California, on the plateau of "The Preserve at Del Mar." It covers 7,000 square feet and is surrounded by 80 acres of permanent open space, offering stunning views of Southern California's beautiful coastal terrain. The home faces westward, providing incredible vistas that extend all the way to the Pacific Ocean and its captivating sunsets. Additionally, the residence benefits from gentle breezes from the canyons below, creating a refreshing open-air living experience.
This home embraces a sense of tranquility and surprise and is designed around a central courtyard, reminiscent of the private outdoor living spaces found in early California haciendas. Upon entering through a grand, intricately carved wooden gate, one is greeted by a lush garden including a native rock fountain and a stately olive tree. A path with large flagstone pavers leads to covered loggias, providing a graceful transition between the interior and exterior spaces. Purposefully designed low-lying roof overhangs offer respite from the sun-drenched southern California climate.
The design philosophy is casual yet sophisticated. The residence revolves around private rooms that branch off from the central courtyard, while expansive living areas effortlessly connect to the exterior through generous pocketing doors and windows. The great room opens to the rear yard and pool, inviting the beauty of the outdoors to merge with the interior. The wet bar opens to the pool and entertainment area, while the dining room offers a sheltered dining experience within the private courtyard.
Harmoniously blending with the surrounding landscape, the exterior materials are natural earth tone colors, locally sourced rock and cobble, and native plants. The stone used in the exterior construction was sourced from the local terrain, creating a rich and complementary color palette. The stucco finish was intentionally aged by incorporating exposed gravel, matching the hue of the native stone, resulting in an exterior finish that emanates an old-world aesthetic.
Inside, the interior finish materials are an exquisite assortment of natural slate, limestone, granite, and unique hardwoods, each carefully selected to enhance the ambiance of each section of the house. This combination creates a warm and contemporary atmosphere imbued with timeless elegance. All amenities are state-of-the-art to support a modern and sophisticated lifestyle.
In a mesmerizing symphony of beauty and serenity, this beautiful early California Style Hacienda dissolves boundaries between indoor and outdoor living spaces, giving rise to a sanctuary that gracefully melds with the surrounding natural landscape.
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