Single Family Residence
This is the coveted 'European Country' model at La Costa Oaks with a sloped roofline, castle turret, two front entrances, huge two-story entrance foyer with diamond pattern Italian porcelain and marble, and a stunning spiral staircase with imported Italian iron balusters. Perched on one of the highest hills in La Costa, the home has a view of a nature preserve/mountain to the east and, to the south off the castle turret room, there's a distant view of Mount Soledad, the University Town Center/Golden Triangle skyline, and the ocean off the La Jolla coastline. This is the largest model of Shea Homes' Highgrove subdivision, with five bedrooms (three of which have en suite attached bathrooms). This particular section of La Costa Oaks is only a five minute walk to La Costa Town Square stores, restaurants, movie theater, and a nearby nature preserve with seasonal waterfalls. First time on the market in 16 years (original owner). One of the largest lots in La Costa Oaks, on a quieter street, and facing a cul-de-sac and a nearby mountain for a more open feel. One of the most private lots in the community. Lush landscaping with large trees for privacy. The large purple bougainvillea near the front entrance blooms most of the year and is the star of the neighborhood. Numerous upgrades to this house. One of the few homes in the area with European-style pavers for large driveway and backyard patio, rather than cement. Impressive two-story-high entry and central corridor with a custom/added three-section glass divider to the adjoining castle turret, to let more light in (unique to this house). Two front entrances. Two garages with upgraded wood doors instead of metal (one 2-car and one 1-car). Custom Italian marble mosaic floor inlay in the two-door entry area to the huge master bedroom, which has a recessed ceiling. Two fireplaces. Four upgraded triple-locking Andersen French doors off kitchen. High-end appliances (built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, Dacor range and dual ovens). Large kitchen adjoining family room, and a separate upstairs family room/loft with upgrade of outdoor balcony. Massive approximately 14 by 6 foot imported-marble island in kitchen with custom hand-blown glass light pendants above. Italian porcelain floor in kitchen. Under-counter lighting. Two heating/cooling systems for maximum efficiency (upstairs, downstairs). Integrated Bosch security system. Two wifi and internet controlled smart Nest thermostats, and a smart weather-adjusting sprinkler system. Surround sound pre-wiring in family room, loft, living room, and master bedroom. New water heater and whole house pressure controlling valve. Whole-house recirculating hot water system (on timer) for faster hot water. Cable, CAT 5 internet, and phone wiring. Large master bathroom with his and hers walk-in closets and mirrored doors (each side of doors), and Solatube lighting. Large two-person custom marble and glass shower, separate sinks, and a large bathtub. Four high-end Hunter ceiling fans. Wet bar/wine storage area with sink. Large walk-in pantry. Kohler plumbing fixtures. Built-in reverse osmosis water maker. Dual-pane energy-saving and noise canceling windows throughout. Large laundry room with many storage cabinets and sink. Access to two large pools, thus avoiding the ownership costs of pool maintenance ($250 a month typical) and water/energy costs ($150 a month typical). There's also a gym, and other amenities included in the very reasonable and stable HOA. The home includes the original builder specs notebook with paint codes, etc., and the original brochure. With the Feds announcing on December 16th 2021 that there will be up to three rate increases in 2022, now may be the best time to lock in historic low interest rates on this large, beautiful La Costa Oaks home.