Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
A quick Google search for “the California lifestyle” yields results that include “active,” “health-conscious,” “easygoing,” and “outdoorsy.” This unique gated estate in the community of Royal Hills seems designed to make many of those terms manifest, with sophisticated living and entertaining spaces centered around an expansive yard with swaths of environmentally friendly artificial turf, a distinctively shaped infinity-edge pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, an alfresco lounging area with a daybed, and an impressive collection of covered and open-air patios and balconies. Nearly every vantage point enjoys a view of dramatic sunsets and the sparkling downtown skyline.
The generous interiors display a dedication to infusing sleek contemporary spaces with Mediterranean and Old World flair. Barrel roof tiles, vaulted ceilings, sturdy columns, wrought-iron railings, detailed woodworking, earthy stonework, Porcelanosa tile, and rugged antique doors meet an airy open floor plan with oversized windows and glorious light and a welcoming chef’s kitchen outfitted with stainless-steel appliances—including a Viking range—marble countertops, and a walk-in pantry. Of the home’s five bedrooms, three could be considered primary bedrooms, and each features a warming fireplace, a luxurious bath, and a balcony. Walls throughout are ideal for the display of art.
Because visitors are to be expected in a locale this desirable, “easygoing,” and “outdoorsy,” the roughly 0.4-acre property includes a guesthouse. In addition to a gym and an office or studio, it offers one bedroom, three baths, a full kitchen, and laundry facilities along with a singular style and exceptional views of its own.