The Stone House

A nondescript, 1980’s box, with views from the Queen’s Necklace to Channel Islands, was taken down to stud, reconfigured and made smaller in order to enlarge the oceanfront deck. The resulting 3000 square foot house was clad in hand-hewn limestone to create a residence reminiscent of the south of France. And, like The Sandcastle, a 15’ X 50’ weed-covered parking berm was given new life as a mini-vineyard planted with Cote de Rhone grape vines. The new owner is a wonderful hostess and her yearly Stone House Pinot Noir debut party has become legendary!

FEATURES: Three bedrooms/3½ baths; two hundred year old iron and glass entry door from a mansion in Buenos Aires; powder room with one-of-a-kind infinity fish-tank; great room with wood-burning fireplace and chef-designed kitchen; ocean front deck with exterior kitchen, firepit, built-in seating, sunning area and outdoor shower; club room with 500 bottle wine closet and bar; full-floor, beach-front owner’s suite with woodburning fireplace, private 20’ deck, antique French shutters; ocean-front tub and steam shower; guest suite with separate access and salvaged wood barn doors; fountained, gas-lit courtyard landscaped with a 50 year old lemon tree, lavender, and antique French iron gate. Throughout: French white oak flooring; disappearing pocket doors; custom cabinetry; audio/video, security and internet.

The property sold with multiple offers over its asking price, establishing the high price-point for its location.