Tuscany in northern Italy is the birthplace of a unique & romantic Architectural style, which can best take advantage of the fabulous Camarillo climate, Tuscan Architecture maximizes indoor & outdoor relationships. In particular, loggias & courtyards provide protected outdoor use areas which adjoin the interior. Moreover, Architects who birthed this style placed great emphasis on bringing natural light into the interiors of homes by including central courtyards, tall French doors, and high clerestory windows. Extensive amounts of arches and ceiling details are utilized.
This new offering wonderfully exemplifies the Tuscan style. Carefully placed onto a one-acre site, this home is entered via a semi-circular driveway that focuses on the arched loggia entrance, and provides abundant guest parking. An attached three-car garage is found on the eastern side - sensitively separated from the formal entry. The rear side of this home-site abuts an equestrian & hiking trail which courses through Las Posas Estates. County zoning permits two horses on this site if one so desires. Ample space exists between this and neighboring residences, assuring privacy.
The front side of this property is graced with a rose garden and fountain. Passing first through the entrance loggia, one enters a formal foyer with a high barrel vaulted ceiling. This directs users to a long gallery that bisects the generous great-room and courtyard. A high ceiling with exposed beams and an alcove flanked fireplace are found in the great room. A series of French doors lead from the gallery, library and family room to the courtyard - which features its own (second) fireplace. The courtyard is a marvelous space during day or evening time, where guests are frequently directed for a crackling fire, star-gazing and endless conversation, The gallery leads to a large family room which is open to the kitchen, and includes 12 ft. high ceilings and a third fireplace. A generous island is found in the kitchen, together with a walk-in pantry, butler's pantry, granite counter-tops, and built-in appliances including a Sub-zero refrigerator, double oven, microwave, and six-burner gas range. A gorgeous multi-windowed breakfast room adjoins the kitchen and family room, with a chandelier and garden views. High ceilings are found throughout.
Travertine flooring flows seamlessly from the entry foyer through the gallery, family room, kitchen, breakfast room, and bedroom hallway, Interior doors, as well as exterior French doors, are eight-feet tall and solid core. The plaster finish on the interior of this home is smooth steel troweled - most difficult and expensive. Importantly, at great expense - all exterior walls are eight inches thick, and windows are dual-glazed for maximum sound and thermal insulation, A concrete barrel-tile adds more sound insulation and great longevity.
The living area of this fine home is completed when one passes from the family room into a large loggia. This Italianate space is characterized by walls on three sides, with a full roof and a 14-ft. ceiling with recessed lighting - open to the garden via a massive archway. This weather protected design permits the use of comfortable indoor type furnishings in this lovely space - effectively a second living room.
This home includes a guest bedroom and bath at the front of the home, completely separated from the private bedroom wing. A library with an arched double-door entrance and beautifully windowed on three sides - completes the front wing of this residence. Three bedrooms are located at the end opposite to the guest suite for maximum privacy. A large master suite with its own (fourth) fireplace, dual walk-in closets, loggia access, and large en-suite bathroom finished in travertine with two vanities & a separate spa-tub and shower - is found at the private corner of the home. The two other bedrooms here share a double vanity bathroom, directly connected in "Jack and Jill" fashion.
This residence was designed by noted Architect Ricky Moraga, built by highly reputed Birdsall Construction, and completed in 2005. The size of this home is 4,117 sq. feet - 4,509 sq. ft. including the rear loggia (classified as "other structure" by Insurance databases), excluding the three-car garage. Ample space to add a pool and tennis court exists.
4,117 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
1 Acres lot