The Ernest Hahn-designed home in Rancho Palos Verdes has 2,500 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, plus olive trees and fruit orchards
In California’s Rancho Palos Verde, a midcentury hilltop estate flanked by rolling vineyards and surrounded by European olive trees could turn your Tuscan dream into a reality. For a cool US$14.7 million, that is. The 1,890-square-metre home was designed by architect Ernest Hahn and sits on over five acres within the equestrian community of Rolling Hills. If you want in on the wine-making action, the vineyards themselves were planted in 2006 and comprise a bounty of 2,500 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. To date, they’ve produced roughly 275 cases of award-winning vintages. Naturally, there’s an opportunity to press your own olive oil, too.
Inside, the five-bed, five-and-a-half-bath residence sports tons of natural stonework and wood that speaks to its Mediterranean feel. Though the vibe is still super bright and airy thanks to the huge glass walls and windows. Needless to say, the highlight here is the chef’s kitchen, which is decked out with a Wolf range, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, and a wine fridge. If you prefer to do your cooking outdoors, there’s a covered porch equipped with a pizza oven, a barbecue, and a fire pit. Elsewhere, the sprawling grounds include a one-bedroom guest house, a clay tennis court, a chapel, a swimming pool, and fruit orchards. Of course, the equine-centric retreat also comes with horse stables and riding trails.
“Very rarely does a property come along that hits all the right notes—a single-story home of architectural integrity, five acres of stunning landscape with olive trees, vineyards, and vegetable gardens, equestrian facilities, ocean and city views as well as privacy and security. The moment you enter the driveway, you know it’s special,” says broker Lisa Optician of Douglas Elliman, who holds the listing together with the Agency’s Freddy Thomas and Farrah Brittany.
This story was first published on Robb Report USA