Home Of The Week
30552 Hilltop Way
San Juan Capistrano
Designed by renowned architect Edward Paul Giddings, this magnificent resort-style compound provides a tranquil, luxurious sanctuary that boasts panoramic views of gorgeous hillsides.
Giddings, who designed and developed two preeminent resorts in Mexico, left a lasting impression with this extraordinary estate, which is sited on approximately 2.5 acres featuring lush foliage, serene water features, exotic woods and imported marble and polished limestone.
The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom main residence showcases an inventive use of glass, wood and stone that unite the interior and exterior, which are connected by an indoor/outdoor pool that can be viewed from every level in the spectacular three-story atrium. Outdoor entertaining areas include a built-in barbecue, sauna, stone fireplace and multiple areas for relaxing and enjoying the beautifully landscaped grounds and incredible views. A three-story elevator leads to a wonderful viewing room surrounded by glass windows.
Gourmet chefs in the family will find all the bells and whistles they could imagine in the expansive kitchen and entertaining area, which provides three different cooking stations with a Teppanyaki grill, huge wok, Gaggenau grills, Traulsen refrigerator, multiple ovens and gas burners, plus a chef’s catering kitchen with a walk-in commercial refrigerator. There is also a fireplace, breakfast bar and dining area.
Upstairs is a fabulous master suite offering a spacious sitting room, fireplace, walk-in closet, built-in cabinets, dual sinks and a soaking tub beneath a glass-paneled ceiling.
Other highlights of this exceptional estate include a living room with fireplace, dining room, dual offices with a library, gym and multiple guest suites with private entrances. Overnight visitors will find comfortable and stylish accommodations in a separate three-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse with designer touches that offers easy access to the barn on this equestrian-zoned property.
In addition, there is plenty of parking for residents and guests, with a private gated entry and a circular driveway leading to a six-car garage.