14833 Karl Ave, Monte Sereno
Listed for $5,998,000
4 bedroom • 5.5 bathrooms • 6,700 sq. ft. living space • 53,175 sq. ft. (1.2 acres) lot
900 sq. ft. pool | pavilion | extra large 2-car, one-car, and golf cart garages
LANDMARK ESTATE BORDERING THE 12TH FAIRWAY OF THE RINCONADA GOLF COURSE IN PRESTIGIOUS MONTE SERENO
Spectacular 1.2+ acre estate in prestigious Monte Sereno, beautifully set in resort-like grounds with a sparkling heated pool, outdoor kitchen and lounge pavilion, a tapestry of colorful trees and flowering gardens, flagstone patios and the 12th Fairway of La Rinconada Country Club as a backdrop. This outstanding custom home, designed by acclaimed 2019 California award winning architect, Steve Geiszler, offers exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail, quality and luxurious amenities. Breathtaking cathedral ceilings skillfully crafted in quarter-sawn white oak and pine, showcase rich architectural charm, with white oak hardwood floors, crown molding and wainscoting accents creating a cohesive warm and inviting ambiance. Multiple sets of French doors in main living rooms capture stunning views and connect indoor and outdoor venues. The gourmet chef’s kitchen boasts excellent stainless steel appliances. A lavish Master retreat offers luxurious separate his/hers en suites. An adjacent private wing is currently used as a pool-side entertaining venue with a bar, wine cellar, full bathroom, office and bonus room, with potential for future conversion to an apartment/living quarters. This extraordinary and rare high caliber masterpiece is designed to cater for every aspect of a luxurious lifestyle from personal resort-style living to grand scale entertaining.
Captivating presentation includes an exterior combining a warm-toned wood trim and stucco façade, striking slate tile roof, Arizona flagstone chimneys, paths and dwarf walls, copper gutters and wrought iron railings surrounded by vibrant, colorful gardens.
Beautifully crafted interior showcases breathtaking pine and quarter-sawn white oak cathedral ceilings, and white oak hardwood floors, crown molding, cabinetry, wainscoting and interior doors.
Decorative lead glass double front entry doors open to an impressive foyer with a Jerusalem marble tile floor and dramatic white oak vaulted ceiling crowned with a classic lantern.
Spacious office located off the main entry is generously appointed with a built-in desk, plenty of counter space, shelving and cabinets along two walls.
Spectacular formal living room has a striking, intricately detailed exposed beam cathedral ceiling and chandeliers. A grand stone-surround fireplace anchors the room, and multiple sets of windows and French doors capture garden views and connect indoor/outdoor venues.
Elegant dining room is accented with white quarter-sawn oak wainscoting and a soaring exposed beam vaulted ceiling and outside views.
Sleek, epicurean kitchen offers granite counters, large center island, Italian stone backsplash, white oak cabinets, built-in desk, adjacent casual dining and excellent stainless steel appliances including Thermador Professional double ovens and 6-burner cooktop with griddle and pot filler, GE Profile microwave and KitchenAid dishwasher, trash compactor and refrigerator/freezer.
Inviting family room with a soaring vaulted exposed beam ceiling, double sets of French doors connecting to the patio includes a wall of custom built-in cabinets complete with a bar and hammered copper sink, flanking the stone-surround gas fireplace.
Private, main level Master retreat boasts separate ‘his and hers’ en suites, with luxurious Jerusalem marble finishes, oak cabinets, custom walk-in closets and heated floors. The bedroom features a dramatic vaulted ceiling and double sets of French doors overlooking the pool area. One en suite is crowned by a cathedral ceiling over a jetted tub, also featuring an oversized shower with multiple body sprays, dual sink storage vanity and large windows overlooking a lush, private garden. The second en suite features an oversized shower, ceiling heater and single sink vanity with storage.
Main level bedroom/guest suite is appointed with a built-in closet and luxurious marble ensuite with glass-enclosed shower stall, single sink vanity and a stunning lead glass window over a jetted tub.
Rich architecture dominates the grand main staircase, with an open ceiling to the second level, and a dramatic cathedral ceiling with eye-catching windows filling the space with natural light.
Two upstairs bedrooms boast vaulted ceilings, custom built-in closets and a shared Jack & Jill bathroom with vaulted ceiling, double sink vanities and a separate glass-enclosed shower/tub combo room. One bedroom also features French doors opening to a grand wrought iron railed balcony overlooking the gardens and fairway.
Private two-story wing on the far side of the garage currently acts as a pool house entertaining venue with a built-in bar, temperature-controlled wine cellar, adjacent full bathroom convenient to the pool, and a stunning folding glass wall doors that seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Upstairs find an expansive auxiliary executive office space, highlighted by an impressive oak vaulted ceiling, built-in cabinets, space for a conference table, and balcony with separate exterior staircase entry. The design of the space easily converts to a future apartment/living quarters that can also incorporate the expansive bonus space off of the office above the 2 car garage.
Multiple French doors and balconies offer sweeping views of the home’s incredible resort-like grounds. The Indoor/outdoor flow leads to the expansive flagstone patio that surrounds the 900 sq ft heated pool with pebble-tec finish, an automatic cover and adjacent dwarf wall with accent lighting.
Complementing the pool is an impressive xx ft. x xx ft.? flagstone pavilion with a slate tiled roof boasting a gas fireplace, overhead lantern heater, speakers, built-in DCS grill, side burners, sink, and stone fireplace as the focal point, perfect for summer BBQs and entertaining.
Exquisite, manicured grounds are adorned with colorful flowering plants, shrubs, Redwoods and ornamental imported from around the world, such as Zelcova and Japanese Maple. Meandering gardens, flagstone pathways and stone dwarf wall accents offer seamless transitions between lawns, gardens, fruit trees, a fountain, entertainment areas, and a natural water feature with two waterfalls and exterior up lighting that provides a sanctuary for birdlife.
Massive paved pathway begins at the golf cart garage and leads over an impressive bridge above the dry creek leading to the pond and ends at the private entrance to the golf course alongside the 12th fairway.