Designed by legendary architect Barry Berkus in 2001 and set on world-famous Padaro Lane’s most coveted beachfront location, this 9,086 sqft luxurious beachfront estate is built on the treasured knoll top of Padaro Lane and offers direct access to the ultra-luxurious golden sands and sparkling coastline of Padaro Lane beach!
This visionary estate is the culmination of three legends: architect Barry Berkus, landscape architect Courtland Paul and builder Paul Griffin II. Featuring 66ft of prime ocean frontage and located on the original site of Major “Max” Fleischman’s 1920s Polo beach cabin, this site is regarded by many to be the absolute pinnacle of beachfront locations.
This extraordinary residence embraces the full essence of oceanfront living capturing jaw-dropping ocean and island views from the family room, kitchen, breakfast room, sunroom, primary suite and rooftop terrace.
The open floor plan of the home is designed for multi-generational family enjoyment with 3 separate bedroom wings featuring 6 spacious ensuite bedrooms with beautifully designed spa-like attached baths and spacious closets.
Premium spaces include a beachside lounge area, sunroom, pub/game room, media room, 1108-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar, a 7th full bath, a yacht-inspired powder room and a library with 17ft ceilings on the second floor.
Luxury amenities feature an oceanfront spa, exterior waterfall fountain, indoor waterfall fountain, indoor garden, elevator, 10ft main floor ceilings, 4 fireplaces and an outdoor shower on the main floor allowing easy access for beachside guests.
Fine touches are found in the ocean-themed custom tile, beautiful wood paneling, historic redwood accents from the original Polo cabin and radiant heating on both floors.
Sweeping ocean views are enjoyed from the primary suite complete with a sitting room, fireplace, workout room, his and her spacious walk-in closets and a spacious primary bath with beautiful custom tile work, walk-in shower and soaking tub. The primary suite encompasses the full width of the second floor and feels like an oasis of its own maximizing views up and down the coastline.
The main living area features an open floor plan with 10ft ceilings, sparkling ocean views, a grand fireplace and an enclosed sunroom with floor-to-ceiling ocean view windows. It’s the perfect place to relax and experience the amazing sunsets on the ocean. The chef’s kitchen and dining area are sun-drenched with floor-to-ceiling ocean view windows, professional appliances and a large pantry.
The pub/game room features an extraordinarily rare and unique feature—the Pauley Pavilion gymnasium floor on which the UCLA Bruins were coached to 10 NCAA championships under coach John Wooden—a gift from UCLA to the current owners. The bar area boasts beautiful tile and gold accents. At the basement level is a wine lover’s dream—a wine cellar complete with a tasting area, climate control and beautiful wood and stone features.
Two ensuite bedrooms located on the main level are designed to function as guest quarters with their own private entrances and doors that can separate the space from the rest of the house. Three more ensuite bedrooms are located upstairs. One offers a private entrance, balcony and fireplace and has all the amenities of a primary bedroom. The downstairs full bathroom has a separate entrance to easily rinse sandy feet before entering the home. The spacious laundry room with its separate exterior entrance allows easy renewal of towels and beachwear.
Last but not least is a book lover’s dream library complete with 17ft ceilings, 2 sliding ladders, a reading loft and warm, natural lighting from the paneled windows.
The vast .61 acre oceanfront lot is gated, private and beautifully designed by legendary landscape architect Cortland Paul who designed landscapes for the Shah of Iran, the Sultan of Brunei and Disney. This haven is complete with mature trees, an oceanfront spa and a gentle, private pathway that leads you to the most exclusive and private, sandy beachfront location on Padaro Lane.
This is the first time this elite location on Padaro has been available in 42 years; this home is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.