39250 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92562 | MLS #24354217 | Willis Allen Real Estate
 
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Immerse yourself in the rare luxury of this Tuscan-style villa near historic San Juan Capistrano. This magical 1200-acre estate offers sweeping views of foothills and mountains, creating an idyllic retreat. Formerly owned by celebrities like Bruce Brown and Dick Marconi, this property exudes California luxury, embraced by nature's beauty and enriched by the storied ownership of iconic personalities.The compound, surrounded by lush greenery, features over 23,000 lemon and 1,200 olive trees. Imported bare root from Italy, these olive trees belong to a 3000-year-old strain, adding a touch of ancient elegance to the landscape. Enhancing the sense of tranquility, a private 2-acre lake and four ponds grace the landscape. Exquisite stonework, with each stone quarried from the property, effortlessly blends with the botanical beauty. The entrance courtyard features a bronze statue of a wild boar Porcellino from Florence. At the edge of the pool stands a 15 ft statue of Poseidon, while multiple bronze and marble statues, along with a full-size terracotta Chinese warrior statue, contribute to the opulence of this extraordinary place.The main residence offers over 5,000 sq ft of living space, including 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The loggia overlooking the lake creates a serene atmosphere. The rustic kitchen, equipped with a Viking range and an oversized Sub-Zero fridge, combines functionality with style. The primary suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, walk-in closets, and a spa-like bath with a step-up tub and a large shower. The second master, guest bedrooms, and den seamlessly blend into the character of the house.A special ventilation system ensures a perfect environment in the wine and cigar lounge, with a 3,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine storage room for connoisseurs to savor the finest selections. The private chapel holds a replica of Michelangelo's La Pieta, in the 2,000 sq ft office/library and museum. Natural light floods into the north-facing floor-to-ceiling windows of the art studio, offering over 2,000 sq ft of space dedicated to creativity. Complete with a bathroom and storage area, this studio is a haven for artistic expression. Adjacent, an equally large art gallery features museum-quality lighting, showcasing artwork in its finest form.Exceptional amenities like a helicopter pad, short and long-distance gun range, a two-bedroom guest house, and a fully equipped fitness center add a unique dimension to the property. While stargazers explore the skies from the observatory, the wine gazebo offers a tranquil setting to savor exquisite vintages. The 12-car garage provides 2,200 sq ft of space for prized automotive collections. A well-equipped over 2,000 sq ft workshop caters to hobbyists and craftsmen alike. The employee triplex ensures 2,100 sq ft of living quarters for the staff.Thoughtfully designed to harmonize with nature, a 70-acre wildlife sanctuary provides a haven for diverse species such as llamas, eland, zebras, and a giraffe. Equestrian grounds feature a 6-stall barn, a horse riding arena, and a network of trails that wind throughout the expansive ranch, providing a picturesque setting for horseback adventures. Spacious dog kennels and an aviary add to the diversity of animal life on the property. Lakes and ponds throughout the estate may be stocked according to preference.Embrace unparalleled peace and tranquility within this private oasis. This extraordinary estate, surrounded by nature's beauty and thoughtfully designed amenities, offers a retreat from the outside world. Whether savoring the exquisite architectural details or immersing yourself in the diverse animal habitats, every element has been curated to provide a sense of serenity. The allure of California luxury is palpable with panoramic views extending all the way from Mexico to the Channel Islands. Experience the epitome of refined living, where each day is a celebration of life in the embrace of Mother Nature.

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Revel Real Estate

Source: CRMLS, MLS#: 24354217

  • Property Type
    Residential
  • Lot
    1225.00 Acres
  • Price / Sq Ft
    $1,439

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  • Median Age
    37
  • Population Density
    595
  • College Educated
    41%
  • Estimated Median Monthly Income
    $95,156
  • Estimated Total Home Owners
    13,832
  • Estimated Total Renters
    6,139
  • Owner / Renter Divide
    69% / 31%
  • Estimated Average Household Size
    3
  • Total Population
    65,159
  • Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

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Life at 39250 Ortega Highway


Schools

4
Antelope Hills Elementary
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Public
3
Avaxat Elementary
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Public
4
Cole Canyon Elementary
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Public
3
E. Hale Curran Elementary
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Public
2
Method Schools LA
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Public
4
Murrieta Elementary
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Public
4
Tovashal Elementary
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Public
2
Method Schools LA
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Public
4
Shivela Middle
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Public
4
Thompson Middle
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Public
2
Method Schools LA
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Public
4
Murrieta Mesa High
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Public
4
Murrieta Valley High
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Public
School data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.
Ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest rating and 1 being the lowest rating.

History

Date Event Value Agent
2/29/2024Source: bridgeMLS Added to Database
February 29, 2024
2/29/2024Source: CRMLS Added to Database
February 29, 2024
2/29/2024Source: TheMLS (CLAW) Added to Database
February 29, 2024