Home Of The Week
2317 Via Cascabel
From the welcoming courtyard entry to the exquisitely landscaped grounds, this California hacienda exudes the charm, grace and stately quality of a legacy property. Completed in 2007, the estate embodies the vision and passion of the owner/builder, a master craftsman, and invites quiet comforts as well as grand indoor-outdoor gatherings.
Constructed with meticulous care on more than 10 acres of gently rolling foothills, the home enjoys panoramic views of the San Pasqual Valley, evening lights, and surrounding hills and canyons. Striking interior finishes include high, beamed and trussed wood ceilings, floors of acid-stained concrete or basket weave travertine, soft-close alder cabinetry and doors, hand-forged iron railings, and stone mosaics.
In addition to a two-story living room, an enormous great room includes a family room and lovely kitchen with with wraparound counters, breakfast bar, wine cooler, professional appliances and a butler’s pantry. There is a dining room with coffered ceilings, an office and numerous double doors opening to the exquisite grounds. The home has two master suites, one fully accessible on the ground floor and the other comprising the entire second floor, complete with fireplace, exposed beam ceilings, library with separate balcony, palatial bathroom with soaking tub, custom walk-in closet and a spacious covered balcony for lounging and stargazing. There is also a guest suite on the entry level with private access, sitting area, bedroom and kitchenette.
Surrounding the house, the grounds are truly extraordinary: a tranquil sanctuary of bamboo, palms, cycads and drought-resistant plants, a covered outdoor kitchen, huge separate building/workshop, vineyard of 800+ Sangiovese and Old Vine Zinfandel, trails, lawns and ample covered and open parking. The property is suitable for horses or other livestock. An exceptionally private estate of tremendous character and charm.