There is something special about a property that knows you better than you know yourself; a place that understands those details you are looking for before you even knew you wanted them.
When looking for your slice of paradise, what do you imagine? Is it a modern home with a clean, crisp interior? Is it a separate, updated guest house to help out of town guests feel comfortable? Does is have a pool and other amenities to enhance your California lifestyle? Maybe it’s the property itself. Do you find your solace in nature, what exists beyond your walls, unique outdoor gathering spots and groves of trees and fields of wildflowers? What if all of these aspects of your dream home can be found in one location? At 10177 Westside Road, the beauty is in the details and in all the “extras” that come with this uniquely wonderful property. There are so many surprises around every turn, your imagination will never tire!
The Pool and Poolhouse
The open-air pool house designed by architects Joe Kennedy and Claudia Cleaver has a full kitchen, covered sitting area with fireplace, infrared dry sauna, shower, changing room, and attached deck. The in-ground saltwater pool with flowing water feature and stone work perimeter exudes a spa-like retreat. In addition, there is a pizza oven and storage room.
The Wine Cellar
Some homes have wine racks, others have small wine refrigerators, but this property boasts its own wine cellar. Capitalizing on the natural cooling properties of underground spaces, this cellar is as energy efficient as it is expansive. Whether your wine collection is for fun or for investment, this cellar has plenty of room to help you reach your collection’s goals.
The Gathering Places
Some of the most magical locations at this home dance the fine line of functional and artistic. Adjacent to the pool house is the “gathering circle” with pebble mosaic sunburst stone floor and overhanging oak limbs, making it an enchanted place to sit and gather. This gathering circle is one of those places. Stones are placed perfectly in the center of the circle, drawing your eyes and conversation inward and toward those with which you are seated.
The Guest House
Just steps away from the main residence is the studio with a full bath, high ceilings and a wall of windows allowing abundant light to fill the space. There are many flexible ways to use the space. It has its own private patio with stone accents nestled in a manzanita grove. If you like to keep your guests a little closer, you can always use this space as an office or artist studio.
The Green Upgrades
Solar energy allows for freedoms that are increasingly desirable. In addition to some financial benefits, the ability to be partially “off grid” can help you expand your property without needing to add to the grid. The solar industry is booming and with the sun we have in California, home solar panels are a great way to gain comfort in the renewable energy sector.
This secret place is located a short walk away from the pool house through the manzanita grove. The round structure with screened windows, front door, bamboo floors and attached deck is a magical place to meditate, spend the night in nature or as a yoga space.
It is easy to unwind and look out over the vast property at the home’s many outdoor living spaces. While some of the outdoor seating draws you towards those you are gathering with, others beg for your gaze to turn outward. These spaces allow you to unwind and find a peaceful calm only found in those quiet spots in nature.
As you walk through this home, and the grounds, you will be surprised at every turn. There are so many details to fall in love with. This is your own slice of paradise that has enough to keep you enjoying your space for years to come.