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A 21st Century Castle: Privacy and Quietude Amidst Spectacular Hilltop Vistas

Nestled at the top of a unique plateau with commanding 180º views of quaint villages, terraced hillsides and distant mountains; the nearly 3500 sq. ft. residential masterpiece called “Casa Encantada”(Enchanting Villa) flourishes as a green oasis for the owner or guest who appreciates fine art and culture.

Inspired by the timeless beauty of Italy’s three most famous tourist sites, this estate was brought to life by a world class designer over nine long years. The stunning residence and entertainment wings of this estate are distinctive and meticulously appointed. Magnificent vistas arise through every window and out every door. The world outside disappears behind eight foot tall hedges and iron gates. Upon entry, you will delight in possessing your own private microclimate- a ‘sanctuary of the sun.’

Stride beneath towering palms and across a veranda inlaid with a sun motif adding Tuscan charm. Step through magnificent twelve foot high leaded glass entry doors; walk through the foyer consisting of Carrera marble and a fine art collection displayed via built-in niches. Rest awhile in the classical music room; listen to pre-programmed artists like Van Cliburn playing the splendid Yamaha Grand Pianodisc™ Piano beneath Swarovski chandeliers and crystal candelabras.

Most every piece of furniture, every fabric {Hearst Castle Collection™} and each of the seven various categories of fine art placed in the themed Venetian, Portofino, and Bellagio accommodations were custom designed or produced specifically for this estate. Visitors have compared this property to being quite reminiscent of Hearst Castle.

If utilized as an income-producing, lavish bed and breakfast inn, guests may sleep in any of three themed en-suite master bedrooms. Guests may enjoy a fitness center, Jacuzzi™ spa, red cedar sauna and air hockey table. With water and power available on the lower acreage, a guesthouse or manager’s residence could be built if desired. 

The grounds may also function as a special event venue**. The orchard itself is lighted and there is a large view fire pit: an ideal enhancement to highlight welcoming evening gatherings: events including weddings, conferences, business meetings, classes, award ceremonies, promotions, fundraisers and competitive or recreational events could be staged in a private and truly lovely setting while providing a secondary income stream.

The serene castle-like ambiance transitions seamlessly to the outdoors where visitors may repose in their choice of seven furnished outdoor venues on the upper hilltop. Additionally, there are four more outdoor venues below in the boutique fruit orchard. Strolling down the charming, lantern-lighted Fairytale Lane, guests can relax and feel year -’round warmth in a greenhouse nurturing a variety of succulent plants. Sip freshly brewed tea from the flower-adorned Orchard House while wandering through the fragrant lemon and peach orchard. 

For the golf enthusiast, you will find three challenging courses with up to twenty-seven holes, conveniently located less than fifteen minutes away. Explore hundreds of wineries traveling to the south or north within a few minutes’ drive. 

Centrally located -- Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Solvang are within an hours’ drive. Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco are less than an hour’s flight from nearby airports. More than nine miles of pristine beaches and golden sand can be reached in under twenty minutes, as is California’s “drive-on-the-beach” Oceano State Vehicular Recreation Area. San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties’ beaches, boutiques, and brew houses create an incredibly diverse opportunity to explore local cultural adventures.

Written up in newspapers and acclaimed as a “Showhome of the Central Coast,” Casa Encantada truly defines an ‘enchanted villa.’ Immerse yourself in fine art, plush interiors and fairytale landscaping and indulge your imagination in this uniquely designed, built, and landscaped 21st century recreation of classical elegance.

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**Requires County permit



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