Property Description

Imagine the transformative experience of setting foot on an idyllic Mediterranean-inspired property that is beyond anything you’ve ever dreamt of. A space that respects the need for absolute privacy and offers the serenity that comes with 360-degree views of the most breathtaking elements of nature from every room on the property while providing flexibility to accommodate large gatherings. The ideal space to retreat with access to most luxurious custom amenities imported straight from Europe with comfort and distinctive taste in mind. This was a concept born in the 1950’s by a true visionary who had absolute reverence for nature, perspective, engineering, and love for his native country. Hacienda Giannini was born through the collaboration of the highest authorities in design and planning during the mid-century modern era, and the result is a truly personal, thoughtfully designed European paradise that will transport and inspire you.Upon entering the double gates of this estate, there is a gradual ascension that leads you to the pinnacle of the pad elevation that sits three-levels high, immediately exposing the notable green sea of a 330-olive tree orchard that shields the property from the rest of the world. The height of the pad also provides majestic views of the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains from every room in the Main Villa. The entire property is surrounded, up close and personal with a large variety of signature desert flora such as Date and Bermuda Palms and mature citrus trees, and the added bonus of a rare five arm saguaro. A true display of visual splendor.

Upon entering the double gates of this estate, there is a gradual ascension that leads you to the pinnacle of the pad elevation that sits three-levels high, immediately exposing the notable green sea of a 330-olive tree orchard that shields the property from the rest of the world. The height of the pad also provides majestic views of the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains from every room in the Main Villa. The entire property is surrounded, up close and personal with a large variety of signature desert flora such as Date and Bermuda Palms and mature citrus trees, and the added bonus of a rare five arm saguaro. A true display of visual splendor.

This 9.25-acre ranch is home to the Main Villa, Guest Casita and Ranch House which offer different layouts yet are designed to flow seamlessly throughout the property. Much like in Europe, their exteriors display a carefully selected marmorino plaster shade of terracotta to show the progressive shift in color shades based on the time of day and where the Valley’s sun reflects against it. The inspiration and vision behind these collective properties was the harmonious convergence of two distinct styles, European Hacienda and Mid-Century Modern, which elevates the overall look and feel of each space.

Directly beyond the Main Villa lies an outdoor entertainer’s paradise. A sprawling, 8-foot-deep pool with scalloped Romanesque design acts as the centerpiece to the outdoor space, an ideal spot to take in the paradisal sunsets and majestic views with ultimate privacy, and on the far end lies an oversized 12-person spa, complete with back, calf and foot jets. A 20-foot long built-in fire pit lies parallel to the pool, a perfect area for socializing and mingling with a glass of wine on a cool desert night. The ideal outdoor layout also offers a sunken barbeque area which was carefully designed to meld seamlessly with the views and features a top-of-the-line Caliber grill, fridge and freezer drawer units, ice maker and hot/cold copper sink. The outdoor and pool area is also fitted with flush deck anchor mounts for the 10 14-foot wide Tucci umbrellas.

The Main Villa – the ultimate entertainer’s home – was completely remodeled from 2019-2020 and offers 3,185 square feet of living space. The entire structure was upgraded to feature 10-foot-high windows in order to provide an intimate connection to the majestic surroundings and provides a seamless indoor/outdoor feeling from every single room in the property. The layout of this property was engineered so that the full 360-degree view could be appreciated from any area in the home. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home exudes 1950’s character with the most current modern-day upgrades. The updated technology is driven by a Control4 Smart Home Integration System which provides automation throughout 7 zones and functions off of a centralized server. The property also runs off of a dedicated satellite system that enables high speed internet throughout, in addition to a private security system.

The Villa features original flooring including multicolored FreeForm poured Terrazzo, carrying through tones inspired by the surrounding olive groves. This exclusive style of flooring was strategically transitioned from the outdoor to the indoor space as a nod to the natural elements that inspired its design. The main living area features a wood burning fireplace, and clean layout meant to draw in the textures, colors and silhouettes that surround the property, all which is all complemented by the custom Roche Bobois furniture strategically designed to include restored elements of antiquity. Sitting directly beyond the main living room lies the formal dining area which features an authentic Murano Glass Chandelier and floor to ceiling views.

The seamlessly designed kitchen is a breath of fresh air, showcasing a sleek and clean design which is fully outfitted with Miele appliances and a Gaggenau stove. Custom, high lacquer Aran Italian cabinets and lighted drawers provide an abundance of storage and pulls in colors directly from the Terrazzo flooring while the custom Silestone quartz countertops add a soft visual balance to the design, and plenty of functional prep space. Custom porcelain patterned flooring adds dimension and draws all of the colors and textures together. A Pelican Water Filtration system was also added to the Villa in 2019.

Majestic double doors grace the entry way of both generously sized bedrooms with ample seating areas within the Villa. Mature trees and mountain views sit beyond the pocket doors that provide the ultimate transition to a tranquil and private outdoor seating area and adjacent pool and spa. 20 x 20 non-slip Italian porcelain marble tiles were selected for comfort and safety, and add to the fluid, soft look carried throughout the home. Both bedrooms also include smart mirror televisions that when sitting idle, accessorize perfectly with the décor and style of the home and when activated, can stream all standard programming for your enjoyment.

The master bedroom has added features including a mini kitchenette complete with a beverage center, microwave and coffee bar and two separate custom walk-in closets with elegant glass and authentic wood-built ins for ultimate organization, and a freestanding built in jewelry organizer.

Both restrooms in the Villa feature look through windows to provide scenic glimpses of the incredible surroundings. Comfort and style are elevated with TOTO luxury fixtures and bidets, custom Aran Italian cabinetry, lit/recessed mirrors and custom lighting sconces and fixtures. Custom built ins were also included to provide an ample amount of storage in both restrooms. Original sunken Roman tub-showers in both restrooms feature poured Terrazzo surround and base for a complete European feel with custom waterfall, rain and jet shower heads, providing an ultimate spa like experience.

The Guest Casita and Ranch House both carry through the same architectural inspiration as the Villa. The detached, 963 square foot Guest Casita is fully equipped and functional complete with one bedroom and one bathroom with a custom shower and a full kitchen. The Guest Casita also offers two separate entries and an adjacent 3 vehicle carport.

The detached Ranch House offers two separate areas with two private entrances. This structure has potential as a reading/game room at 660 square feet and offers the potential to customize into any visionary space with its 1950’s slant roof style and interior wood beams. The living quarters provide 1,386 square feet plumbed for a full kitchen and bathroom and includes 3 separate bedrooms plus a den.

BONUS FEATURES
* The Villa and grounds completely restored with major grounds improvements in 2019-2020
* Copper plumbing throughout.
* Roofs repapered & replaced in 2019-2020.
* Efficient underground watering & sprinkler system for up terrace landscape.
* Olive grove encompasses approx. 7.25 acres.
* Villa and Pool/Entertaining area (upper pad) sits on approx. 1 acre.
* Guest Casita and Ranch House sit on part of the lower acre.
* 12 person spa and barbeque built in 2019-2020 remodel.
* All pool & spa equipment replaced in 2019-2020 remodel.
* Massive potential on lower acre for future development of additional villas.
* 600 amp Electrical panel.
* A 650-foot deep private well installed in 2013; Pump replaced in 2019.
* Private well produces 60 gallons per minute for domestic water usage.
* 5,000 gallon emergency water storage tank.
* Canal Water Rights grandfathered into property (utilized by Olive Grove).
* Zoned as Agricultural land with Single Family Residence.
* Property has an equestrian overlay.
* 200 sq ft barn & covered tack area which is currently used as a maintenance shed.
* Mobile home perfect for onsite caretaker or management (currently used for furniture storage).
* 3 approved gated driveways on property.
* Multiple dog runs and kennels onsite.
* 1 storage container (40-foot cube container) and 4 metal construction storage sheds on the property.
* 2018 Kubota Tractor (~200 hrs & just serviced).

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USA
CA
La Quinta
92253
51555
Madison St

51555 Madison St, La Quinta, CA 92253

51555 Madison St- La Quinta- California 92253- United States

3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
6,194 Sqft
$4,900,000
Listing ID #894871
Basic Details
Property Type : Residential
Listing Type : For Sale
Listing ID : 894871
Price : $4,900,000
Bedrooms : 3
Bathrooms : 3
Square Footage : 6,194 Sqft
Year Built : 1958
Lot Area : 9.25 Acre
Agent info
Hurwitz James Company
9440 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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